30.6.10

Globe Art ...

How pretty and definitely a perfect gift for a grounded world traveller like me ... that's not a hint, not at all xx

29.6.10

Blossom and Ticking ...

Nothing beats a giant urn of blossom casually popped next to a vintage ticking couch ... nothing ...

Can't wait for Spring and all the gorgeous Hills blossom to open! A midnight trip to snip branches from the side of the road is a favourite sneaky task of my Mum and I!

28.6.10

Yes Please ...

This is how I would LOVE my living room in my new digs to look... I can probably forgo the huge topiary, and I have the chairs ready to cover, and the antlers, I have the natural light, the lamps and the art ... just need that gorgeous rug!

I know that rug is very popular but I just can't help loving it to death ... any Aussie bloggers know where I can get one?

25.6.10

Sleepy Snout ...

Not sure how well this would keep your airway open for a whole night, but it sure is a cute photo! Looks just like our ratbag Henry ...

Happy weekend dear friends xx

24.6.10

Book Loft ...

Take a close look kids... this is one beautifully detailed loft! I love the books everywhere... aren't books just the most fantastic decorating tool?

New Victorian Ruralist (loving this blog right now xx)

23.6.10

More Bedrooms ...

I'm getting a bit excited about moving into my downstairs bedroom suite at my parents... yep, am nearly 30 and am back with the folks! Bless their cotton socks for letting me take up 2 rooms so I can stretch myself out in full on creative studio mode...

As usual, am plotting furniture arrangements and colour schemes but I can't help returning to the comfort of vintage nautical with a touch of museum thrown in...

Divine picture above from Domino is a perfect example of what I love (missing that magazine hard!)
And this shot, seen over at the ever gorgeous Greige is so pretty yet still seems quite grown up... eyes will be peeled for anchors at auction from now on!
Another fine example, this time from Dan Marty Designs... I bought a gorgeous old jib a few months ago with the words Lighsart Enterprise beautifully embroidered onto it, perfectly sun bleached of course. Am dying to upholster something in it!
And the ever timeless Matt Albiani beach house featured in Domino all those years ago... can't beat those white washed planks... sigh...

Will keep you posted on how the move goes ... before and after shots to come!

22.6.10

Nailed ...

Loving this nail head mock up of an ornate console... giving me many ideas for my new room..!
And don't get me started on the everything else so beautifully styled in this shot! Oh, that blossom ... so good...

Seen over at the ever divine Habitually Chic xx

14.6.10

Puppy Tuesday ...

A puppy for Tuesday because I got all caught up about the long weekend and forgot!
Happy short week friends xx

10.6.10

Mapkins ...

Mapkins are just so sweet! Kim my dear, you have quite simply outdone yourself in the hunting for gorgeous products game!

Get over to Brown Button Trading dear friends... it is all utterly adorable and completely irresistible xx

9.6.10

Woolly ...

Can't beat a woolly mammoth carcass on the wall ... and oh, how I love those exposed beams!

7.6.10

I'm Back ...

Hello again! I'm back from India.
Very long story, but I will say that the job wasn't what my organisation or I thought it would be - needless to say I cut my losses earlier rather than later and made my way home.
Not an entirely bad experience as I did buy a lovely Ganesha made of alabaster....!

So, the predicament now is what to do with myself? As was the case before I took the job, I am definitely still intending to merge my way into the decorating field full time but I need something to tide me over while I reassess the situation. Does anyone know of an interesting nursing type job, or perhaps something completely different (like working in a little home wares shop) I could do?? Open to all suggestions right now!

Thank you for all your messages of support dear friends - I am trying desperately to listen to Ganesha's stomach and be positive about the new chances that will present themselves soon enough ... xx