Thursday, January 1, 2015

Twenty Fourteen, The Year In Review.

Happy New Year 2015.

I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas celebrating and noshing with family and friends:-)
A few days ago l went through all the previous year's posts and selected some (a lot) of my favourite pics to share, although l really felt like it'd been a bit of nothing year, l see there's been a few positive changes and improvements:-)

The New Year had me creating a white day bed in the spare room...Just cos :-)
l DO love a Summer post... and it's worth the effort just to  remember these warm days in the midst of Winter. Temperatures are quite wide ranging here where we live.....from -5 (Celcius) in Winter to over 40 in Summer.
Also in March hubby and l celebrated 30 years of marriage which was quite the milestone....and they said it wouldn't last....haha.
Lots of furniture got makeovers including this TV unit which began life as the base of a dressing table. 
A 1950's prom dress pattern found at an antique fair was used it to make this ruffled tulle number.

Red lipstick music bunting celebrated Valentines Day.
A vintage wooden side table got a blue makeover.
Found lots of  lovely old china to both sell and to add to my collection.
Around Easter l opened my stall for business at the Mill Markets, there's been some serious culling around the house since then.....which was needed, though l have to say also rather painful.

The main bedroom is forever linens always create impact .
From pink to blue.....

and new wall shelving too.
Sewed some Winter velvet slipcovers...changed up the tables and wall décor.

New paintwork on the dresser in the dining room.
Chosen to compliment the new paintwork in the adjoining kitchen...

 From orange/brown timber to fresh, light and white with a few coats of Antique White U.S.A.
Now a calming cohesive space....

Visitors arriving meant a do-over for the guest room. l painted some new artworks as well.

After a long cold Winter, Spring finally arrived and l wasn't about to miss a minute of it. The house was awash with flowers....

 Whether from the market, the garden, or snapped from trees along the side of the road, flowers are forever inspirational.
Sewed more cushions and created new vignettes...always chopping and changing, an endless process.

After years of searching for a new dressing table the right size and style for this corner l finally gave up and decided to repaint the one l was already using.....Made my own chalk paint colour and was happy with how it turned out.

l wish you peace, love and happiness for the coming year. Thanks so much for popping in to visit over the past year and for your kind and encouraging comments.
If you'd like to see last years New Years post you can check it out here and
the year before that here

Til next time,


  1. Lots of fantastic changes you've made in you house during whole year! Thanks for your wishes and visiting my blog:) I wish yoy all the best in 2015! Hugs Ala

  2. Wow, such beautiful eye candy!!! I love your botanical prints on the wall, that's something I've been wanting to do but haven't found the right prints yet and can't bring myself to tear any out of my old books!

    How wonderful that you and hubby have been together for so long! Congratulations!!! Kyran is my 2nd husband but I call him my forever husband because I can't imagine life without him:)

    I'm really, really, really trying to get myself motivated to do a blog post today! I keep saying I'm going to then I don't. My brother and SIL bought beds for our guest room so I really need to do a post about that. Happy New Year and I look forward to seeing more of your treasures!

  3. Happy New Year dear friend !!! xoxo ♥

  4. Happy New Year Bron... your Home and all that you'd accomplished this past year was a Feast for the Eyes! One of the nice things about Blogging is it Journals our Progress and reminds us of our Accomplishments so that even our seemingly Nothing Years actually reveal we did have an impact and got a lot done! May 2015 be all that you Dream... Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian