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Ironing Diva's Stories. A Slice Of Life. From Pam. ~Carol❦

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Ironing Diva's Stories. Tips & Tricks. The Magical Cleaning Power Of Old Fashioned Borax. ~Carol❦

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Ironing Diva's Stories. The Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover. Essential Ingredients. Number Four. ~Carol❤

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The Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover. Essential Ingredients. Number Five. ~Carol❦

From Joan

“Hi Carol and Victor,

Just had to let you know I received my ‘Fitz’ at 8.45am this morning, less than 20 hours after placing the order!

I am impressed with both the service and the wonderful product.

Also the dried lavender was a nice touch, I feel I have met kindred friends”.

Joan

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Good morning! It's (Minus) 1C in my rural patch. It's been a wild night. 40kph winds. And driving rain. Lashed our farmhouse for hours. Then. Poof. Out went the lights. Twice. The abundant rain is also producing wild vegetation in abundance. These giant mushrooms are popping up everywhere. Just like Jamie Oliver, I can't tell a poisonous mushroom from a safe one. And without his friend Gennaro guiding me, I look. But don't touch. To a happy Saturday. ~Carol❤
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Ironing Diva's Stories. Weddings. They Are Over The Top In $$$$$$$! ~Carol❤

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Good morning! It's 1C in my rural patch. The sun. Finally bursts through. To a happy Thursday. ~Carol❦
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Good morning! It's 2C in my rural patch. Today, Mr Sunshine showered us with his largesse at 9am. And not a second before. The front door of our farmhouse is flanked by two large urns of geraniums. Given to me as cuttings in 1970 by the then 69 year old mother of a friend. This is winter's solitary salmon flower. Booming like it's summer. In a sun trap. Warmed by the brick wall of our farmhouse. The wonderful thing about plants as gifts is - if nurtured - they live on as a memory bank for the giver. These geraniums always remind me of Florence. To a happy Tuesday. ~Carol❦
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Good morning! It's 1C in my rural patch. The sun didn't rise as promised. At 6:58am. It still had a hangover from the rain overnight. So it was another dismal morning. With nothing but grey photos to show for it. So. I waited. To see if the sun would come out from under its doona. It did. Very. Briefly. At the same time as I grabbed my camera and headed out again, a solitary Crimson Rosella was taking a stroll through my side paddocks. The only bright spot of colour in yet another dour day. To a happy Monday. ~Carol❦
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Ironing Diva's Stories. Love Letters Number 29 . . . From . . . Bruce ❤ ~Carol❦

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Good morning! It's 11C in my rural patch. And the weather is ever changing. The dirt road to our guest house. Meadow House Getaway. In this morning's light fog. To a happy Friday. ~Carol❦
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The Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover And Other Goodies is the hook I hang my business hat on. My beautiful rural property in the picturesque Central Tablelands of NSW is the hook I hang my heart on. ~Carol Jones, Ironing Diva❤ Beverley rings to place an order. To replace the …
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Loves writing stories about her rural lifestyle for lovers of her Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover.
Introduction
Greetings from rural Australia,

In 1992, my partner, Victor Pleshev, an architect, and me, Carol Jones, an ex-pat New Yorker and a market research consultant, lose everything in Paul Keating's 'recession we had to have'.

Our induced state of poverty dictates we escape the city lights of gentrified inner Sydney Balmain.

Which has been our home for 22 years.

And where we can no longer afford to live.

For the much more affordable life in the Central Tablelands of rural NSW.  

Which is a complete unknown to us.

We are entering uncharted waters.

In 1994, Victor designs The Fitz™ Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover for his mother, Margarita.  To help her with her ironing when she is recovering from a stroke.

It is the 'light bulb moment' that changes our lives.  It gives us the hook to hang our business hat on.

We travel 60,000 kilometres every year for 14 years, exhibiting our wares like gypsies at field days, home shows, agricultural shows and markets.

Anyplace we can set up shop and spruik.

We meet hundreds of thousands of people.  

Listen to countless, woeful stories of the fruitless searches by men and women who hanker for a good ironing board cover.  

And discover we have stumbled across a need in the market place that isn't being met.

We have the makings of a very good business!

The humble ironing board cover, that everyone hates, is the catalyst that drags us out of the darkness of despair.

And creates for us a cult following.  In what is a very small, select market.

When the internet knocks on the door of our rural village in 2001, we go online.

And today, to our utter amazement, we have 300,000 customers around the world.

Secure in the knowledge we have very loyal customers who love their cover.

And our warm and friendly personal customer service.

So much so they want to return over and over again.  And buy new products designed by Victor.

We make the decision to focus on the customers we already have.

And to acquire new customers by cultivating the art of word of mouth.

And investing time and energy in our online presence.

So in 2008 we hang up the car keys.

And the wheels of our car do a little jig!  

As a high profile, stiletto wearing, designer dressed business woman in Sydney, I never give up my love for glamourous dressing.

I simply trade in my stilettoes for boots polished to a mirror shine.

Designer dresses for crisply pressed jeans and shirts and blazers.

And add an extensive wardrobe of Akubra hats.

And still start every day with make-up. Bling. Perfume.

An Ironing Diva is born! 

Today I live a very tranquil, genteel life, working from my beautiful 54 hectare, remote rural property in the hills of the picturesque Central Tablelands of NSW Australia. 

My little village is tucked between the hills of historic Bathurst and the sprawling vineyards of Mudgee NSW.

My dogsx3 get to run free in our 54 hectares of sloping paddocks. 

And every morning, I become a 'Paddock Paparazzi'  when I take my camera with me to take photos of my walk through the paddocks of my 'Wild Blue Yonder' at sunrise.

And post a photo on this Google+ page each morning to share with my friends all over the world.

My hectare of garden is a wildlife sanctuary.

100+ species of birds fly in and fly out during the year.

In 1996 we plant 110 trees to surround our farmhouse.  They now shade us from the hot summer sun and many provide us with dazzling colour in autumn.  Like shining jewels in the fading autumn light.

My 200+ old fashioned fragrant roses drape my fence line.  Along with honeysuckle and star jasmine.

Thousands of fragrant shrubs and understory provide shelter for wildlife.

And the perfume that wafts throughout my garden all year long is intoxicating.

This is the hook I hang my heart on.

All the best,

Carol❤

This is the link to visit my Google+ page for the Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover

And for my Google+ page for Interface Pty Ltd