Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Daylight Robbery.

Hi there, it's been a while hasn't it....you may have guessed that l've been struggling a bit with my blog of late....many reasons, however l do want to persist through these not so easy times....l really enjoy being part of the land of blogs, it's such a creative and inspiring place.... somewhere too l can record this journey and hopefully be somewhat inspirational along the way.

l purchased some new living room drapes a few weeks ago and though l would've loved roller blinds and sheers.....for me they're just not a practical option during our chilly Winter's, being that the windows make up an entire wall of this room.... so heavy duty drapes it is.....l was happy to get 5 sets alike, in a light neutral. l made some tie backs to hold them away from the windows to allow in as much light as possible.

Each tie back was sewn from hessian (burlap) and then decorated with tulle and vintage millinery flowers....all in varying shades of white.

 l fell a little bit in love with this cane table which was bought at a country garage sale, even though it's headed for my stall at the Mill Market. My guess would be that it's 70's. The previous owner said it came from Bali with a matching side table, couch and two chairs... sadly none of which were for sale. 

Of course this fabulous wedding dress had to come home with me.....the gorgeous lace and pearl button detail are totally my thing. 
A new/old Buddha, what a face....with "peace" mother of pearl earrings. 

(Adult) son and l were walking yesterday and these gorgeous hydrangeas were growing through the fence, spewing out onto the footpath, it was a huge bush.....so come on, who wouldn't......well l picked a couple of blooms much to son's horror....l had to laugh at him taking off up the road like l'd kidnapped the Queens' corgis....and it took some convincing to get him to walk with me again....struth... aren't we the one's meant to worry about them embarrassing us:-)
Anyway hope you enjoy the pics of my ill gotten gains...haha.
That's it for now. Hope your life's going well whatever you're up to....
Til next time,


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 changing...new 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,