Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Beautiful Bedrooms

And so we are well and truly in the throws of the silly season. I must confess I was a little the worst for wear yesterday after too many glasses of vino in the sun on Sunday and spent the entire day praying for it to end so I could get to my bed last night

 Doubtful it will be the first or last of these long days this holiday season,
and so some gorgeous bedrooms to get us through...

coastal living

 home and decor

house beautiful

Monday, December 12, 2011

An Aussie Christmas Lunch

 I guess I had better start thinking about planning Christmas lunch. I can't believe we've only two weeks left till Christmas.
I adore this table setting above and the use of table runners. 

So far we are having lunch outside on the deck, that is depending on the Melbourne weather which could go either way.
Seafood's on the menu and plenty of bubbles. Mangoes and prawns. Pavlova and strawberries.
Good friends and Family
Then hopefully, it will all fall into place...with a bit more planning!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Tiffany Blue

All I want for Christmas is....Tiffany

 Santa came early to me too this year. My old Tiffany sunglasses broke and although they were out of warranty by just a bit Sunglass Hut honored my warranty and replaced them with the new Tiffany Charm Sunglasses that come in a Tiffany Blue case! I think I was almost more excited by the case than the glasses and let out a squeal in the store.

I love Tiffany blue...

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Finished Fireplace

I'm so happy this is done and turned out OK. It was a little hairy in the beginning and it looked more like a Halloween prop than all the gorgeous pics I'd posted before. I thought I may be up for a new mantle.

So after three coats of under coat and two of top coat plus black semi gloss on the timber surround I'll be modest and say,
I think we can keep it :)

It's finished!

Laundry Before and After

 Oh how I hated that old laundry, if you could even call it that.
It was the most nonfunctional space and a horrible colour.


OK so I'm pritty pleased with the result but
 this is what I really really want...

So much space for all the gorgeous jars and bits and bobs

Monday, November 14, 2011

Boys Room

 This is my next project. My seven year old sons room needs a serious overhaul. How do you keep it age appropriate and tasteful at the same time? How great are these wallpapers?

Feeling Blue

I've been busy finishing my fireplace and  slowly getting through all the painting we have to do. I needed some inspiration and it came in the form of my fav decorating mag in the post this morning with an article that included my friends beautiful home from last Christmas's issue. 

Friday, November 4, 2011

Summer Strawberries

The sun came out this afternoon in Melbourne and with it I found the first strawberry of the season in our garden. Yeah my favorite time of year...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

House by the sea

 After spending yesterday at Mount Martha on the Mornington Peninsula it has me thinking of homes overlooking the Ocean. Oh how I'd love a house there...The second house is on the market for $US23 Million 
in case anyone has a bit of change.

How amazing is that kitchen window and view. Imagine having breakfast there or sipping a glass of wine after a long day at the beach.....

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Cup

How pretty is this Hydrangea table display. Perfect for a Melbourne Cup lunch. 
Have a great race day everyone.

Monday, October 31, 2011

White fireplace

 Project fireplace begins today...
 I'm sanding back the old varnish and giving it a coat of white paint
 If it turns out a fraction a beautiful as these I'll be a very happy blogger

 Just what I need on a cold Melbourne day...