Saturday, 7 July 2012

Comma House, Daylesford

Happy Saturday night blog friends.

I thought I would do a personal blog tonight seeings it is not a work day and I am not supposed to be thinking about work (despite just texting Simone for updates on our stall today)...

As mentioned last week, my family took a few days break to stay at The Comma House in Daylesford. My mum organised this and treated us all to a couple of days of bliss. It was so much more than that for me though....

My mum and I catch up in rushed bursts these days. She has recently retired and at the same time I have seen my last child off to school and am throwing my every spare minute into work. We mostly chat on the phone or via email.

My brothers, despite one living in Melbourne and the other living in Bellingen, NSW all use the same method of catch up mostly.....calling each other whilst in transit. Generally if I am on my way home from Tyabb (The Vintage Shed) I will call one of my brothers for a catch up....and they tend to do the same thing.

My husband and I have both been so busy this year with our respective work and trips interstate and overseas, we have almost forgotten what the other looks like.

And then there are my sis in laws and neice  (I don't have any sisters (or daughters)  so they are special to me)....we rarely get to spend time together and so a couple of days together was lovely.

The Comma House was the perfect mix of modern, vintage, comfort and functionality. It seemed to be perfect for our family too. A childrens bedroom with 3 single beds, adorned with fluffy doonas, cross cushions, old wooden pond yachts and story books, just perfect for Will, Sam and Charlotte.

3 double bedrooms also upstairs, lovely old wrought iron beds and woolen blankets, the odd distressed chair, bird cage, writing desk.....

The barn had an upstairs retreat (perfect for my brother and sis in law that are younger) that included a 4 poster bed, freestanding bath and chaise.....aaahhhh lovely.

The open plan kitchen, dining was the hub of activity for the duration with my dream table (long and narrow) and lots of chairs - room for everyone to interact with eating, reading, chatting simultaneously.

The lounge was dark with charcoal walls, large snuggly sofas and chairs and very soothing with a open fire.

Bathrooms were lovely- an attempt at a relaxing bath was short liveed...and turned into Samuel and Charlotte standing by the bath discussing my breasts (but thats kids really isn't it)...I vacated and decided on a wine instead.

We visited the Mill Markets, walked the main street, walked around the Lake with a pitstop for coffee, pots of tea and hot chocs at the lakehouse cafe...

We went to Cliffys (providore to die for), took turns in cooking up a storm, discussed politics, laughed, sang, snoozed......it was the mid life version of bliss.

And here are some photos....


The 4 poster bed over the barn..

the freestanding bath in the barn..

the kids all chilling in the bay window day bed

Comma House version of a map of Daylesford.

All the boys busy in kitchen....

the hub....

front porch

the garden

the would be hub for summer...
a quiet corner...
the barn...

the entrance and my fave bit of vintage (no mum, not you...the display thing to the left) and my gorgeous mum to the right


us....all the ones i love....

Comma house was lovely. Just one complaint really-for people who like to cook up a storm..more than one fry pan is required please...

We believe the Comma House has just been sold but will be still rented out as is...do yourself a favour and spend a few days down there....It was gorgeous.













2 comments:

Shabby Vintage Junk said...

Sounds like HEAVEN Bec....Aside from the 'mammary critique' that is....hahahahaSNORT....!!!!!

Cheers,
Tamarah :o)

Retrobabes Vintage said...

That's just what I need. I hope they were kind about your bodily bits.

Jules