Saturday, June 2, 2012

TuTu Much.

Just wanted to say thank you so much laydees for all your much appreciated kind wishes and support ...your lovely messages have really raised our spirits as we move forward.


While the rest of the world is now enjoying Summer.... here we are downunder, hurtling headlong into grey days, slushy puddles and umbrella jabbing....bbrrrhh.... though Winter is my least favourite of seasons it does have SOME good points, like snuggling up in bed with the electric blanket on, a free hour (or 2) and a STACK of mags....and the days when the fire's going and you can layabout watching a movie cos it's just too nasty to go outside....



l've been inspired by ballet forever.... so it's no surprise that l'd drool over  Laurence Amelie's tutu paintings, (l featured one a couple of posts ago) so l pulled out the paints and splashed it around on a canvas....hope you like the results which l've shown in the pics above.






It's really hard to find pretty floral doona covers so this was a lucky vintage find a few weeks ago, especially with the matching pillowcases....l gave it a long soak in a mild bleach and hung it out in the sun to dry......lovin' it's pretty faded blue.


l've been buying roses from Aldi's....only $5.00 a bunch all year round and they may last a month if you change the water every day or two and cut the stems a little a couple of times a week. They come in gorgeous colours too.....


Found this commemorative jug a few weeks ago, and thought it rather apprope since it's the Queen's diamond jubilee year. It was produced in 1937 and features the Queen's mother and Prince Albert.....when l wiki'd the queen mother l found out that she refused prince Alberts' marriage proposal TWICE before she agreed to marry him. He told his mother that he'd marry no other and proposed to her a third time....and she FINALLY agreed.







Spring fresh dining area.reasonstobreathe. via pinterest.



Til next time.........hope you all have a wonderful weekend wherever you are and whatever you're up to.

Bron.

8 comments:

  1. Gosh Bron, the painting is amazing! You are so talented! Do you sell your paintings? you should.

    It is getting quite chilly here now, but no where near as cold as last year. I love a good book and a snuggle too. Hope you enjoy your weekend also, its always nice to catch up with you, take care, Tam x

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  2. l'm rapt that you like the painting Tam, and yeh l do sell them if people want to buy them...but l'm totally hopeless at the marketing thing.
    It's been sooo cold here, frosty this morning but at least the sun's out now...hope you have a lovely weekend too, thanks for popping in.

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  3. I had no idea you could get roses at Aldi's, and they are quite beautiful.

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    1. Thanks for popping by Brandy and for becoming a member...it's lovely to meet you.

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  4. I pray all is somewhere on the upswing with your sister and family! :) It's so strange to think we are in the beginnings of a hot season and you will be snuggling up. I kinda wouldn't mind being snuggled, especially in those gorgeous linens you found. Gasp......and I'm eyeing a headboard (or two), and MUST know, or see, more. Looks absolutely lovely! Your painting, is spectacular!!! I think I actually am drawn more to yours!!! Not just saying that either, I really mean it! And, last, it seems, through your bit of history, the royals actually have true love and relationship longevity--how wonderful! Hope your weekend has been going well, Bron! xo

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comment Shelly...yes the headboard was bought off ebay and reupholstered....and thanks also for the HUGE compliment about my painting, that's great. Enjoy the rest of your week :-)

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  5. Your tu-tu painting is gorgeous bron ... I love how you've been inspired by amelie but it's still your style and colours. The colours are glorious. I really love image 3 with the painting in the background.
    The floral doonacover ties in beautifully with all your pretty things.
    Many thanks for sharing, you've brightened my day.
    x michelle

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    1. Thanks so much for popping in Shel...and thanks also for the lovely tutu comments...l'm so happy to have brightened your day..

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