Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Bus Scrolls

I absolutely LOVE the bus scrolls which appear in just about every magazine at the moment! I looked in to purchasing one and even wholesale they were way out of my budget. I was lucky enough to stumble upon Bus Roll Tea Towels!

They had a wonderful Adelaide version seen above. I purchased myself one (a little reminder of home) and will be framing it and putting it on the wall in my kitchen. Same look and a fraction of the price! I have also seen them stretched on canvas and this also looks fab.

I am very excited to have have placed an order for my shop today and am now going to be stocking them!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Topiaries & Urns, Apples & Pears!

I LOVE topiaries! Especially in urns. So when I was planning my 30th earlier this year, (a garden party at my parents home in the hills) I wanted something that was unique and reflected my style.

I came accross the beautiful work of Samone Shepherdson of Melbourne Based Design Studio, Red Letter Studio when sourcing unique cards for my shop. I was thrilled to learn that Samone did custom made invitations! She completely captured my style and personality to come up with the invite above! I LOVE them! What a talented lady!

Another favourite of mine are the apple and pear cards which I stock in my shop.............good enough to frame Samone!!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Front Covers!

My lovely friend Sally K sent me a text today letting me know she had just bought the Australian Country Collections Magazine and that my dining room was on the front cover! This January we had the lovely CC team come over for a day and shoot us, our house and my shop for the magazine. It was such a great day and very interesting to see how they style and shoot! I wasn't sure when it was coming out so thanks for letting me know Sal! Funny to see what the pictures look like as I have changed my house so much since the shoot.

Also this week another friend and fellow Yorke Peninsula resident Kathryn of Pink Apple who makes beautiful jewellery, clips and headbands (which I stock in my shop) got a picture of her beanies on the front cover of the Studio Bambini Magazine Directory modelled by more local girls Olivia and Lily......stunning girls and a great pic by their Aunty Kelly as always!!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Kitchen Stools?

I bought my current stools for $24. Not what I was after but for that price they were worth getting even temporarily! I have been searching for the right look for ages and still havent found anything that takes my fancy. I also keep changing my mind about what I want! Opinions please and if you have seen anything that you think may suit please HELP!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Bureau Makeover

Well I may have gone a little crazy with the black paint lately and I have done it again! My lovely mother gave me this cute little bureau and after trying to decide what to do with it for I paint it or have the wood restored, my darling little Tommy decided to hang off the door and snapped it completely off! In order to repair it it needed glueing, so my decision was made for me, paint it to cover up the glue! I have added some nice little accessories on the top (probably the last of my David Austins for the season) and I just love the new look.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Polkadot Canvas

This beautiful canvas for the shop arrived yesterday. Perfect for a girls room any age! I just love it! Also available in blues, reds etc for boys. It would look amazing hung above a single bed. Painted by wonderful Stansbury artist Georgie Rankine.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

The house we built

I have just realised that it is nearly 4 years ago that we moved in to our brand new house. I remeber our first night so well, we felt like we were in a hotel! Carpet in the bedrooms, central heating, an ensuite and a TV in our room! It took us 2 years to design and what seemed like forever to build! It was at times extremely frustrating, but so worth it in the end. I know I could have been their most annoying client ever, but I like attention to detail. Things like toilet roll holders and door handles DO matter! More inside pics to follow later.

My beautiful boys!

Being the very proud mother I am I couldn't resist putting on these gorgeous pictures of my two boys Oliver (Ollie) nearly 5 and Thomas (Tommy) 3 and a bit! Photos were taken on our farm again by the talented Kelly, they are dressed in my favourite children's label by Adelaide Mums Freyr Lennon and Luise Geddes, Tiddles and Chich

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


After never really being happy with my bedroom I have been playing with it a little lately. I made the bedhead/headboard by cutting out some board (well actually made Paul cut it out!), bought some wadding and stapled it to the back, then used a beige top sheet I wasn't using to cover it. Quite happy with the result, but I think one day I will wad it a bit more and cover it with a beautiful fabric!