random weekend shots

It’s a gray and quiet sunday morning with rain hammering against the windows (again), perfect for recapping a quite eventful saturday.
My friend Dana and I had made plans to go thrifting and met up at her mom’s place about an hour’s drive away from us. At least it would have been an hour’s drive if I hadn’t gotten stuck in a traffic jam on a blocked autobahn. But I made it there at last and settled down for a cup of tea in her mom’s cozy kitchen.

I love her apartment, it’s simple and so comfy with all the handmade and thrifted items in it.

We usually get to the thrift store with fuller cars than when we leave, because we always donate stuff. I’m a big fan of decluttering and getting rid of useless or unused stuff (I’m actually planning a post on that) and since our family and friends know that we make these thrifting trips regularly they often ask us to take some of their stuff to donate as well.
I’m always planning to take pictures of our full trunks or of the thrift store itself, but once I get there I forget. I’m just too eager to get started treasure hunting! We were quite successful again this saturday and when the endless rain lets off I hope to get some pictures of the stuff we bought.
Dana’s mum has a sweet (and newly pregnant!) icelandic horse, which she keeps at a nearby farm so we stopped by there and met some very cuddly goats.

That farm also has my dream veggie garden. They even planted a few of my tomato seedlings (not pictured) under rain cover and I was amazed to see how huge they had grown. They were as tall as me and laden with fruit. Especially the green zebra and yellow ones looked just so healthy and different that I realized that these really weren’t types that would thrive in a container.

We then drove on to another barn and watched Dana’s mum have a riding lesson, which was quite different to the lessons we’re used to, since icelandic horses are ridden so differently.

We met sweet horses and dogs and then went on to yet another barn in the neighbourhood where a speed rodeo was being held. Some of the people and horses from our barn back home were participating and we went to see them ride and cheer them on.

Just about as perfect a day as it gets for me. Filled with simple pleasures like having a cup of tea in a cozy kitchen, spending the day with wonderful, warmhearted and uncomplicated people, being around a variety of friendly animals to cuddle and play with and just taking the time to enjoy the rare bits of warm sunshine.
After a week in a dynamic and exciting but also challenging and at times hectic work environment a day like this is what grounds me and what makes me realize again and again what it is that makes me happy (it’s easy to forget sometimes isn’t it, getting caught up in day-to-day routines.)

11 thoughts on “random weekend shots

  1. Sherrie

    I am absolutely with you on taking more things to donate than I buy. It feels so good to get rid of things! That garden is gorgeous – exactly what I’m imagining I will have (hopefully) before too long. What a sweet goat! My aunt and uncle have an organic blueberry farm, and they just got two new goats, who I will be taking the boys to meet very soon. Expect pictures! And I can’t wait to see some of your thrifted finds!

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    1. tidytipsy

      Thanks Sherrie. Until I started decluttering regularly I never knew how good it feels to have less!
      I’d love to see pictures of your aunt and uncle’s goats. I really love goats, such funny animals (who give great milk as well). The ones we met at the weekend were totally cuddly too, they were at the door begging to be petted!
      I haven’t posted thrifted stuff forever, so I should probably stop being lazy and just photograph it all at the weekend🙂

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  2. RosaMaria

    makes me remember that i need make a clean in my closet and give away stuff that is only getting dust here😉

    your photos are so beautiful, as always!! close to my home there is a place with many horses and always love see them and dream about two of them are mine… why I didn’t take photos of them? I dont know, but I love your shoots!

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  3. Ana GR

    I love all and every of your posts. This one is so lovely: all your pictures are so beautiful and inviting to participate in your day!
    Thanks for a great day in photos!
    By the way, here in Spain we are reaching 40ºC, too sunny and too hot, longing for some of your rain!, yes I sent you some sunshine for your Indian summer…

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    1. tidytipsy

      Thanks so much Ana! Woah, 40°C is way too hot for me, I can imagine you’re longing for some cooler days.
      We got your sunshine yesterday, thanks🙂 But it seems to have lasted only one day, it’s already cloudy and grey again.

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