Saturday, July 25, 2015

A Touch of Spring In Winter.

Happy Weekend Everyone.

While many of you are sunning yourselves around beaches, lakes and pools all over the Summery Northern Hemisphere spare a tinsy thought for all of US freezing our butts off here in the land of Oz.....l've been totally OVER grey days so l set about doing a little something to lighten and brighten things around here.....l tied ALL the drapes back from the windows, and if l'd had the be-bothered's l would have cleaned them too, but that was just a little TOO ambitious:-).....l lit the fire and then some candles....l covered those old burgundy couches with white linens and added comfy cushions and pillows.... The flowers  had to come from the supermarket but what can you do when there's nothing much out in the garden worth picking.....anyway it was nice to have things looking like Spring even if it isn't:-)

lt's also hard getting light, non wobbly photos......lucky these days we have photo editing:-)

Don't you love these soft drink cans l found at the supermarket last week, just a few dollars for 12 cans....Now creaming soda's ok on a stonking hot Summer's day, but these cans were bought solely for their awesome pink and white graphics....l confess to tipping most of the drink out, though l did save some to put the roses in.......Roses in pink bubbles....l love that:-)

MUST paint that armoire in Spring....

Beautiful old German jug which has a crack in it..... but "problem solved" by popping a small jar inside it to hold the water for the flowers.

Spiritual books are amongst my favourite things to read and l couldn't wait to get Proof of Heaven home (by Eben Alexander) was a fascinating read since Eben dies and goes to heaven and then lives to talk and write a book about it:-) 

 Also thanks so much for your kind words regarding Mum's recovery from brain surgery .....she continues to do great and has been walking the kilometre or so from her house into town and back most days....even though we'd rather drive her this weather she insists the exercise is good for her and helps her sleep at night, which l guess is fair enough!!
Here's hoping you get to have plenty of fun whatever you're up to......thanks for stopping by.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is. Albert Einstein. (1879-1955) From Eben's book.


  1. Beautiful pics,love your roses-they have amazing pink color !!! Enjoy weekend,xoxo

  2. What a lovely space you've created to cozy up and read! Here in Florida, we don't really get much of a winter...maybe a cold snap but otherwise, it' warm all year round. Summer is our rainy season tho, we've been getting buckets of it the past couple of days but I love it and it's still warm out:) It's always funny to realize you guys are having your winter right now!

    Hah, I'm guilty of buying things just because I like the container they come in! Those soda cans are too pretty:) My husband saw a little jar of jam the other day so he bought it because he said he thought I'd like it for flowers! Glad to hear your mom's doing well!

  3. Pictures are wonderful! Pillows are fantastic! I love powder rose and white:) All the best! Also for your Mother! Hugs Ala

  4. Such pretty pics. Glad your mum is improving.