Friday, 1 April 2011

I just might be rubbing off on my 6 year old son...he came to me last weekend and asked if we could eat our dinner outside on the back deck. So after much cleaning and scrubbing of said deck he then decided that it would be nice if we set the table and had a special dinner ready for when Dad got home...this is how he set the table for us. He picked some roses from the garden and I supplied all the items.

I think he did a pretty fabulous job.

Friday, 25 March 2011

My husband looked at me strangely when I whipped out the camera to take this photo...but they just looked so cute sitting on the sideboard I couldn't help myself.

Look who is on the to just go and make the house baby friendly!

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas and New Year...January is just flying by and I am determined to get a few of my many projects done!

I have had some time recently to get back to my favourite blog reads and the before and afters have especially inspired me to get a move on with my own projects.

Yesterday I discovered a new nursery over near my parents that has a small decorating section. They had 50% off and I picked up this lovely little teapot, creamer and sugar set. They are porcelain but made to look like old enamel cute.
I really need to get some curtains...maybe a trip to Ikea next weekend is in order!

Whilst out and about today we found a huge garage sale where I picked up this cute little children's chair which looks similar to a brentwood chair. Just needs a little clean up and will be added to my ever growing chair collection!

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

With my mother-in-law's 60th birthday in November I thought I'd try my hand at making some cupcakes...well the cupcakes I've made plenty of times before, but wanted to try something a little fancier for the frosting on top...this was my first attempt at piping and I cheated a little with store bought pre-made icing roses. I was really happy with how they turned out but will keep practising (and not give up my day job just yet!).
This cute little cupboard, which I'm thinking is a medicine cabinet (although have not seen this style & size before), was given to me by my mother's best friend...I am storing my ever growing collection of doilies in it for now.

And because I know I will not get back on here before Christmas, just wanted to say I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe Christmas and New Year and thank you to everyone that comes to visit and for the lovely comments left.

Maybe my New Year resolution will be more often!!!

Friday, 5 November 2010

5 months old already, someone please find a way to stop time.

On a totally unrelated note, just want to say how thankful I am that my Dad came through some pretty major surgery recently (he had a quintuple bypass) and is doing really well...Love you very much Dad xx

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Took myself, Zoe and Mum off to the markets on Sunday morning early. I hadn't been to these markets for years and was imaging all the lovely things I'd find however we were sadly disappointed. There doesn't seem to be as many "junk" stalls as there used to be, mostly plants and clothing. I did find this cute little man just staring up at me and felt sorry for him so decided he had to come home with me. A little clean up and he now looks happy up on my wall...I wonder who he is??
I looked up the studio on google and discovered that the studio only operated from 1908 to 1913.
Mum has finished off the cot quilt for Zoe's room and has almost finished off the bed quilt as well. Hard to get a good photo, but looks lovely in person.

Another quilt my Mum made for me recently, this one will go in the guest room/office/playroom...the last room in the house to get renovated and probably the most difficult.

Anyone with some good ideas that will incorporate all these functions would be appreciated...even better...if you know of anyone that would love to come over and actually just do it would be appreciated even more!

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

It is finally Spring here and there is nothing like flowers picked from your garden to brighten up the house. My son keeps picking these beautiful Camellias and I've put them all through the house. I'm loving the red against all the neutral.

We recently had a family photo shoot that my sister did and these are 2 of my favourite photos from the day. Of course Zoe slept the entire time and only woke as we were leaving.

Just look at the hair!! Hard to believe she is 3 months old tomorrow. We also have another new family member...Silver. Ryan competed in the recent Mounted Games at Terrey Hills and received a fourth place ribbon for his efforts.

Bit of a family post today. Must get stuck into crossing off some of my Maternity Leave List, as of next week I have several things to paint so will put up some before & after shots.

Monday, 9 August 2010

I seem to be acquiring a little collection of jugs...isn't it funny how collections have a habit of sneaking up on us.

On the subject of collections, whilst playing house, I've also realised I have a chair collection happening or more like a little obsession...can't seem to go past a lovely old chair without wanting to take it home.

The chair below belonged to my husbands grandfather which I saved from being thrown out.
The chair below was my grandmothers and has a lovely waratah & flannel flowers carved into the top panel.

Sunday, 11 July 2010

I would like to be able to say I've been extremely busy thus no updates on the blog however I'll confess I have mostly been sitting around watching Zoe sleep in my arms. What an absolutely wonderful time waster!
Hard to believe she is already a month old.

I did take some photos for you from around the house. Whilst I'm on maternity leave I do have grand plans and have written out my list of things to do...mostly getting stuck into the front gardens which have been neglected of late.

And of course have to include some photos of little Zoe Grace. The second photo is of my Mum (although she will probably kill me...but I love this photo).