Tuesday, July 27, 2010

French Doors

What is it about French Doors? They seem to scream at you .............'open me up!'

We have a five sets of French doors accross the front of the house, two sets side by side at the back and four sets internally.

As I walked Ollie down the driveway to the school bus this morning it was freezing but as soon as it warm enough I opened up the back doors!

They dont have fly screens as I think this completely ruins the look but somehow we manage. I am looking forward to many a spring day and summer evening sitting outside at the back table with the doors open! x

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Made Over!

I would like to say a huge THANKYOU to the very talented Katrina Chambers for completely making over my blog! When you don't know what you are doing call for a professional. Still finding my feet with this blog thing though. x

Friday, July 16, 2010

Totally Inspired!

You absolutely wont believe this but this beautiful home is tucked away at the end of a pub!

Yes, it belongs to my darling friend Georgie and is located at the end of the hotel accommodation at the Dalrymple Hotel in Stansbury, SA. This proves that you can do anything with any space.
I just love it when Georgie comes to lunch, beautiful food, wine and home style discussions and tips inspire me to change/paint something every time!

I love Georgie's style and all of the artwork you see is done by her. I am very happy to share with you that I will be showcasing some of Georgie's work at a special winter shopping evening next Friday night............I can't wait.
Also her amazing home has been photographed today for a homemaker profile in an upcoming edition of Australian Country Collections Magazine! Also very proud to see lots of lovely homewares from The White Shed featured in the photos. xx

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Sunshine Award

I have now received two Sunshine awards thanks to Jenny at The Five Year Project and Christine at Sunshine & Lollypops ........thanks girls!
Well it is time for me to tell you 7 things you may not know about me!

1. I am an Adelaide girl born and bred. Grew up in the lovely beachside suburb of Glenelg!

2. Met my gorgeous husband Paul when I was a mere 18 years of age.

3. I have two beautiful boys Ollie nearly 5 and Tommy nearly 3 and a half who I absolutely adore and make me laugh every day..............especially Tom!

4. I bought my first house (a stone villa) at the age of 22 and this is where my love of decorating started.

5. I ran a small ballet school when I was younger and still give the odd private lesson.

6. LOVE musical theatre (dance, drama, singing excite me) and have been in many shows. Favourite role Nellie in South Pacific.

7. Favourite wine Shaw & Smith Sav Blanc.....beautiful Adelaide Hills wine!

I would like to pass this award on to a lovely girl, the 'queen of frills', Kate at The Polkadot Pantry!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Time for the white paint ........again!

I have just spent a glorious week at my parent's house in the Adelaide Hills. I had a fantastic time with my lovely husband, went out twice for dinner with just adults (anyone in Adelaide go to Chianti it is amazing) and took my boys to see Toy Story (in their cowboy hats)! On the work front I put in 3 huge orders of beautiful stock and met with my web designer about my online store!

I have come home refreshed and with a new outlook and am going to get painting............again!

Above is a picture of my formal lounge room now and I will post another after shot later! I plan on painting my wine rack white and getting a studded linen ottoman. We are quite limited with the layout of this room as it has three sets of french doors in it, but I will have a little play and see what I can come up with!
Also huge thanks to Ange at Chair Up http://chair-up.blogspot.com for the lovely mention on her blog! xx