Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Whimsical Necklaces

I'm an Alice in Wonderland fan from childhood and I just adore these necklaces from Bethtastic - they would make a very cool little gift don't you think?

Pretty Book Covers

Ooooo, I just came across these gorgeous book covers on Rachel Ashwell's blog and had to share them.  I have MANY more at home that I will photograph and post for your enjoyment :) 

P.S The cornflower blue of the book in the background is one of my favourite colours of all time!

Black Bird Tuesday

Black Bird Tuesday

I have a love/ hate relationship with this photo that I took a few months ago...  I find it slightly depressing yet I'm continually drawn to it.  I really love the depth and colour of the sky and how the crow stands out in contrast against the dramatic backdrop... but I must say, I do find him a little sinister and a little malevolent for my taste.  I considered getting it enlarged and framed but thought I might spook myself out at night - I'm a child I know!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Today's Love

This photo sums me up in a nutshell..... it might be a bit old hat and not remotely hip and happening to admit, but I do love a good piece of sanded back furniture!  The two little prints over the green chair make me sigh with longing - I want to run to the hardware shop, buy paint and sandpaper and start attacking anything wooden!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Vintage Type

This vintage typewriter is up there with my best bargain finds of all time....  I talked the shop owner into giving it to me for $50 because of the crooked 'D' key - to this day I can't believe I pulled it off!  I often wonder what stories it has produced in its long life.  I hope so much that it was owned by someone wonderfully eccentric who smoked cigarettes through those funny, ornate cigarette holders and drank whiskey cocktails while tapping away into the wee hours of the morning...

Friday, June 26, 2009

Friday Photos

To celebrate Friday, here are a few of my favourite things....

One cold, rainy day this old suitcase came into my life and claimed me as it's own.... I found it at the Sydney Antique Centre amongst a whole pile of junk.  It was supposed to be for a job but I couldn't part with it so I brought it home with me instead - it has become my 'Suitcase of Love', housing all the little bits of loveliness I find around the place.

As I have mentioned time and time again, I adore seashells and coral..... I can't explain it so why try!

Old bottles are another quite serious addiction - I now have so many, I really have nowhere left to put them... except maybe lined up against the wall down the hall!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Today Must be Someone's Birthday

It's kind of a funny thing (and a very lovely thing) that despite today feeling quite ordinary to me, it must surely be a special day for all those people whose birthday is 25 June :)

Monday, June 22, 2009

Happy Days

Photos courtesy of I See The Moon Photography

Some days you just want to be a kid again, kicking around in the long grass with sun in your eyes and silly thoughts in your head.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

I Want to be on HOLIDAY

I took these photos while on holiday in Nantucket....  For a girl who loves white paint and sea shells, you can imagine how much I adored every aspect of this island.  From the understated beauty of the grey and white buildings to the relaxed grace of the local style, it is a tiny haven of coastal perfection.  Sometimes if I close my eyes I can transport myself back there, riding a lemon yellow bike down a bumpy cobbled street, dodging huge white pots of fuchsia geraniums and feeling the warm sea breeze sweep over my sun-blushed cheeks.... ah, happy days kids x

Home Beautiful Story

The story I wrote for Home Beautiful came out this month and was featured on the front cover.  The home is owned by the very talented Bree Oliver of Oliver Interiors.  As you can see, she has a unique style that creates serious impact.  Check out Bree's blog apaddingtonperspective.blogspot.com.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

White Floorboards

White floorboards seem to cast a strange spell over me.  Because the concept of a white floor seems so ridiculous on so many levels (cleaning, maintenance etc), I often wonder whether you would have to be certifiably mad to ever have one.  But the look...... my goodness!  

Monday, June 15, 2009

Pearl Pinkie & Sea Greenie

I found the book!  Amazingly I unearthed it amongst a whole pile of old stuff at my Mum's house.  Brings back so many lovely memories.  It was given to my brother and I by our next door neighbours and is inscribed "A favourite story for favourite children".

Thursday, June 4, 2009

A Little Bit of Sunshine

Here are some shots that bring a little bit of warmth and summertime loveliness into my very chilly world.  The water shot reminds me of a book I owned as a child called 'Pearl Pinky & Sea Greenie' about two beautiful rock sprites who lived in the ocean....

I am a little bit obsessed with inspiration boards and walls - I love the idea of an entire wall covered with polaroids of pretty snippets.

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