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Bringing the Outside In: Tea Gardens

Outside In_Tea Gardens

Hi All,

This week’s Outside In is from earlier this year when I went home to Australia for the summer (Australia’s summer, that is).

My family and I packed the car and headed North to a place called Soldier’s Point. The natural beauty of the place was astounding and almost every house backs onto the cove. My brother-in-law brought his boat and we would hop in and decide where we would drop the anchor once we found the right place. We had no plans and we would always choose the most secluded spot. White sand, turtles swimming, dolphins, pelicans- you name it and it was swimming or flying past us.

As one does when you’re on holidays, we decided on fish and chips (no mushy peas in Oz) and a walk which took us to Tea Gardens– a little harbour village full of pubs, fish and chips shops, hemp stores- you know, all the essentials.

This picture is of the wetlands where all the colours are like you imagine seeing in the Scottish highlands- heather, lilac, green in various shades and white from the trees that died during the drought and had turned into the colour of driftwood.

If you haven’t been to the NSW North coast I definitely think you should put it on your bucket list. Especially since it got up to about 27 degrees there this week and it’s winter!

If you want to bring a bit of Tea Gardens into your home, then take a look at the inspiration above!


1. Manzanita branch, C Best | 2. Aalto Savoy vase, numbered limited edition, Iittala at Skandium | 3. Stoneware bowl set, Home Address | 4. Iron petals pendant light, Anthropologie | 5. Velvet Orianna sofa, Anthropologie.


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