Monday, January 31, 2011

Look What I Found...

Retro Fan

While out walking on Saturday afternoon, Andre and I spied this great retro fan in amongst someone's rubbish pile... amazingly, it works! Something for nothing - my favourite kind of acquisition! What treasures have you unearthed in unlikely places?

Photos by me

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Today I Love... Vintage Tiaras

Every so often I come across something so heavenly that I'm overcome by a desire to reach through the screen and touch it... these tiaras are so incredibly beautiful that I'm convinced any girl would be transformed into a fairy princess just by wearing them.

Image from here

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Mint Green

I'm loving the combination of mint green and white... so wholesome and fresh!

Images from here

Monday, January 24, 2011

Lucky Me!

About half way through last year, I stumbled upon a gorgeous blog called A Beautiful Space, the online home of a very talented decorator by the name of Sally-Ann. This morning I was very touched to discover that Sally-Ann had nominated me for a blogging award!

As a recipient, I must reveal 7 things about myself. Seeing as though you can tell the obvious by reading my posts (that I'm a lover of vintage stuff, jars, cameras, pretty fabric, the colour pink, pegs, silver cutlery, cotton reels, buttons...), I thought I should tell you things that you might not already know:

1. My first pet was a lamb called Flopsy... I grew up on a sheep and cattle property in north-west New South Wales (Australia) so we were forever taking in orphans. Not many of them survived but we did our best, keeping them by the wood fire in the kitchen wrapped in old blankets. One of my earliest memories is of standing at the back gate, giving Flopsy her bottle.

2. Last September I became a mama to the most beautiful little boy God ever put breath into! He is just a bundle of fun and yumminess... I didn't think I could have children, so his arrival was particularly sweet.

3. I meditate every day. I have discovered incredible inner peace, calmness, freedom and self-belief by spending fifteen minutes every morning in a state of conscious spiritual awareness. If I could have one wish, it would be that the whole world could learn to meditate... I'm convinced it's the one true path to happiness.

4. I married my true love and together we have made a home that is founded on the phenomenal connection of our souls... each day I have to pinch myself... I literally can't believe I found him.

5. I'm a cat lover but sadly don't own a cat. Andre and I dream of owning a British Blue called Daphne but will have to wait until we can afford a little house of our own before we can introduce a cat into the equation.

6. When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a ballet dancer so I could wear a pink tutu ALL the time. Sadly, I had all the grace of a baby elephant so I never even made it to classes... you'll be pleased to know that didn't stop me from wandering around our farm dressed in a leotard and ballet slippers for much of 1981!

7. I'm mildly obsessed with washing... the buzz I get from seeing a full line of clothes flapping about in the sunshine is like having a double shot of schnapps followed by a tequila slammer. To see a line of pretty aprons would be almost too much for me to handle!

So now comes the fun bit... where I get to nominate 3 extremely stylish bloggers to pass on the award to:

1. Maria from Dreamy Whites for creating my online nirvana
2. Holly from Holly Mathis Interiors for having such a stunningly presented blog
3. Tracey from My House of Giggles for continually posting such adorable, original photos


Images from here

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Lovely stuff for a Saturday

Yummy things I found today...

This chair... (sigh)... I wish I owned it!

A lesson in how to make your ordinary bits and bobs look special...

So casually chic... I adore it!

A beautiful composition to finish...


Photos from here

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Plantation Shutters

Out of all the window treatments, Plantation Shutters remain my favourite. I adore their simplicity and casual elegance. Did you know that installing Plantation Shutters in your home will instantly add re-sale value? To find out more great facts about shutters, see my article, Window Treatment Ideas.

Images from here

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Pink By Nature

Look at these gorgeous flowers I spied while out walking yesterday:

Above: Australian Gumnut Flower

Above: Hydrangea

The colours are so perfect - what a beautiful addition these flowers would make to a lovely white interior!

photos by me

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Chandelier Idea

Beside Lamps

What a gorgeous, alternative way to incorporate chandeliers into a bedroom scheme... the trick is to choose small, delicate pieces that can be hung low. I adore the look achieved in this image - so Parisian and so effortlessly chic!

photo from here

Saturday, January 15, 2011

A Perfect White Interior

I just love the feel of this gorgeous house in the UK - what a perfect canvas to add little personal touches to. My favourite space is the lounge room below... the geometric shape of the architectural detailing surrounding the bay window is stunning.

photo from here

Friday, January 14, 2011

Sugar & Spice & All Things Nice


Back from holidays and hoping that 2011 will be as sweet as these little packets of sugary wonder that my husband gave me for Christmas ( play with, not to eat!). How fortunate I am to have found a man who understands my need to photograph EVERYTHING!


photo by me
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