Thursday, September 30, 2010

Thursday Garden

These pictures are from a beautiful garden I have visited  not far from where I live.  This garden was part of the open garden program.  We had a lovely afternoon out with devonshire tea/wine being served out on the patio under the grapevine.  We even shared afternoon tea with Malcolm and Tammy (sitting opposite us on the other side of the patio).  

The garden was full of surprises, lots of hedges, a grove of silver birches, vegetable garden with an old wooden gate, all overlooking the vineyard.  And as FF would suggest I have to try hard to walk calmly around the gardens and not run.

Love  pink geraniums in summer.

And of course pink David Austin roses, I have just planted 25 various David Austin roses, they have all got new growth on them already, so far so good.  Lots of work, but I love fresh flowers everywhere, especially picked from the garden, and my goat Isabella loves the rose cuttings when I do my pruning.

Friday, September 24, 2010


This bed is from Home Ideas uk.  I love the fabric panels and bedside tables. 

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Beautiful Rooms

Some beautiful images from
Sasha Waddell interiors in the uk.

  In these beautiful pictures there are no signs of toys, electronic bits and pieces or shoes, basketballs or even remnants of something the doggy has chewed up, which can also add to making a house into a home.  Enjoy the holidays.

Saturday, September 18, 2010


Time for some gardening today, had a busy morning at Bunnings.  One of my favourite places.

Blue berry bushes.

Snow peas

Cherry tomatoes.

String of Pearls Lobelia.

These are the two puppies (now fully grown, not much bigger) that I will work very hard to keep out of my vegie garden, they really love to dig in the garden with me.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Thursday at Home

Room from Ideal Home Magazine UK.

Easy-to-live-with look, using shades of soft pink and blue. Go for faded duck-egg blue and delicate shell and rose pink with lashings of pearly white.  So restful.  From Ideal Home Magazine UK.

Laura Ashley couch, just imagine the fabrics you could use, or just keep it simple.

Laura Ashley cushion.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Wouldn't you love to have a glass house just like this, very hard to find.   This one is from the UK of course.  Hartley Greenhouses.

Garden Path.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Theres a cow in my trampoline

We had some wild weather down here last Sunday, we didn't notice that our trampoline had gone missing at first, we later found it in our neighbours paddock. 

But now it looks like it may be a bit difficult to get back, with the cow having taken up residence (no animals were harmed in this picture).

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Happy Kitchens

I just love this look, this lady is a very tidy worker. Four stools neatly and evenly set out.  Order in the kitchen.

Now, I think this is the same lady in her other house in the kitchen.  Kitchen stools look a bit like lounge chairs though.

Photos from Southern Accents.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Garden Inspiration

Garden picture from Country Homes and House to Home.  Adding them to my project list, which is rather long.

From House to Home

Saturday, September 4, 2010


Photo from Southern Accents, with all the rain we have had down here I can only hope my driveway trees will be as big as this.

 This is a picture I took from a garden not far from us.  A lovely private nook.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Completed projects

A Small cabinet, with a single drawer and cupboard.  I sanded it back and painted in Antique white USA and added a few new glass handles.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Welcome Spring

Welcome spring, although this is New York in Autumn.

A rose from my garden last year.

Country Living - garden party.