Monday, January 30, 2012

Dream pool no.1


image from Elle Decor


What a busy, busy week preparing for school and birthdays.  We have actually had summer weather down here in Melbourne, loving it too.  I would love it more with this gorgeous pool. Have a fabulous Tuesday. X

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Lemon tart


I made these lemon tarts last week, and I found the recipe at taste.com.au. 


I bought the bases from the supermarket, and added a raspberry on top, aren't they gorgeous.  I even amazed myself.

The recipe does say to stir the mixture in a heat proof bowl over simmering water, for 25 minutes.  Who does that.  I did try it.  So after a minute, I poured the water out and popped it into the saucepan and stirred with a wooden spoon for two or maybe three mintues.  It started to set beautifully, they tasted delicious.


I used one of Marthas tips for storing my christmas tree lights (all 300 of them).  I wrapped each set around some cardboard, I'm already looking forward to next christmas when I unwrap them, and how civilised it will be.  Thanks Martha.


Have a fabulous week.xx

Friday, January 20, 2012

Outdoors


This shed is gorgeous with its wisteria, it looks happy.


and this table setting would be so nice for breaky,


table flowers in the silver, so sweet,

all images from countryliving.com

and a tea party for three.

Have a gorgeous weekend, we are having date morning tomorrow at Bunnings.  I can't wait.xx

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Sofa shopping


I would truly love a new sofa.  These are from Matt Blatt furniture.





and just a few extra pieces too


and add some colour with some gorgeous cushions too.x



Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Gorgeous Designers Guild


I have been having a look around on the Designers Guild website and I have found some beautiful bedrooms and living rooms.  I just love their bright fabrics, they are so happy and uplifiting.







Have a fabulous Wednesday everyone.x

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Dream house no. 1

This home looks a bit on the smaller side from the front, but that side view is gorgeous.

image from dreamhouse.com

I love a relaxed country home, with its informal living areas and gracious sense of elegance.

A charming Country home plan can be easy-going year-round living or as a holiday home in the country or by the beach, and we would all love one of them.  Spacious porches extend the living space to create a seamless transition between indoors and out.

Country house plans can be one or two stories, most commonly featuring a gable roof with at least one cross-gable or a dormer window. 

Country floor plans offer big kitchens, informal living areas, and plenty of room for families to spread out.  This is just one of the homes I found.  Goreous isn't it.


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Powder blue

image from Decorpad

Powder blue room with painted timber floors, could come in handy, with a beautiful antique dresser, and a gorgeous well behaved dog.
Enjoy your Wednesday.x

Sunday, January 8, 2012

image from Ciao Interiors

I love this couch, today this is my favourite


image from Decorpad

and this ceiling is fabulous,




image from Decorpad

Have a fabulous Sunday.x

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Sheers




Hi everyone, these pictures are of my sheers, I love them.  The fabric is goregous, so soft.  No matter what I did I couldn't get these pictures any lighter.  Sorry about that.

image from Decorpad
Mmmm, I don't think anyone lives here, I love the couch with those cushions though,


I also did some baking this week,  just a simple quiche lorraine, but the eggs are from my chickens, and the tomatoes from my garden.  I know, I can hardly believe it myself.


This is my lovely giveaway I won from "The Distressed Mother", thank you so much.  If you haven't already visited    pop over now.xx


Monday, January 2, 2012

Baling and polishing the silver

I love this time of year when all the tractors are running around, slashing and baling the paddocks, those machines are amazing, I wish I had one.


I found this silver rose bowl at a local antique store.  It looked a bit sad, I polished it up a bit on Christmas Day would you believe, well before guests arrived and after the big present event,  very soothing, destroyed a few tea towels too.


this is how it turned out, isn't it lovely.  I celebrated with a bunch of roses from the garden. I love it.  Enjoy your holidays everyone.x