Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

Hi There!
I hope that you had a seriously wonderful Christmas. I certainly did... hence the lack of posts...
the 10th Christmas together for B and I!

Tonight is New Years' Eve... ALREADY! Where has the year gone?

We'd hoped to spend tonight somewhere cold and in the Northern Hemisphere but instead we'll be here signing off the past decade and bringing in 2010 41 degree Celsius heat! We're off the the Adelaide Convention Centre Ball and this will be our 5th. It's so much fun! It's black tie or dress to theme and tonight's theme is the Flamingo Club. B and I are going as Mr and Mrs 1930s... I can't wait to "frock up" with feathers, lace and beads... poor B will be in a 3 piece suit, hat and gloves... not really dressing for the weather but well the theme is more important!

To other matters...
I don't really make New Years Resolutions...
but we have big plans for 2010;

1. Renovate the House
2. Go to Japan during Blossom Season {hopefully} and then spend time in Italy, Portugal and Spain {I like to say on the way home... clearly it's not haha}
3. Get a PUPPY! Not sure what type, something medium sized and with a poodle mix so that SHE doesn't shed.
4. Keep Searching for Sporadic Surprises

Anyway, it's been really nice getting to know you out there in the blogosphere these past few months. I really hope that you have a fabulous evening tonight and that 2010 is a healthy, happy, prosperous and fun year for you all!

Talk to you next year then...
I'm off to PAR-TAY!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Merry Christmas

Dear All,
May you have a very Merry Christmas.
May it be everything that you'd hoped and planned.
May you share good food, wine and company,
May the whole thing be grand!
May your stocking be filled,
May your tree shine with star light,
May your Christmas be Merry
And filled with delight.

I really hope you {and those close} have a wonderful day on both on
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!
{Jingle Bells}

Monday, December 21, 2009

Oooo Look What I Won...

I love this so very much...
"Wash the dishes, Dry the dishes, Turn the dishes over!"
Remember that rhyme...

Makes drying the dishes fun!
And, I've just found out that I've won one!
Just in time for Christmas...
Right here {Thank you Tania!!!}

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Lovely Illustrations...

I think these are gorgeous!
I've tried to pick the "Christmas-y" looking ones for this post;
Green and Maroon Angel Inspiration...

{images here via here}

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Today was a very hectic day!
Everyone wants everything right now or yesterday and definitely before Christmas!
Tomorrow night is the Work Christmas Party!
I am really looking forward to it!
I'm going to wear this dress (which I've still not actually worn if you don't count the 100s of times I've tried it on) and my gold stiletto pumps (well it is Christmas time!)
So, I do hope that you have a happy Friday!

PS Last night we started and finished our entry in the Living Edge Inaugural Gingerbread Decorating Contest.
I hope to share our entry with you over the weekend!

PPS the lovely image above is from here

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Wooden Christmas Trees

This tree I
love because...
-How very festive-
--How very tasteful--
---How very "green"---
----How very shapely----
----How very architectural----
------How very "flat packed"------
How nice would it be in 2-packed white?
How lovely that it's made right here in Australia!
I'm going to order one for the office for next Christmas...

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A beautiful table...

All set...
for a casual Christmas breakfast perhaps?
Delightful, I think!

Looks perfect with boiled eggs!

Christmas Wreath

Oh I wish I had the time to make this...
Perhaps next year...

Monday, December 14, 2009

Four Sisters

Zuster is the Australian company of 4 sisters {zuster is dutch for sister by the way}
Generally, they specialise in beautifully crafted timber furniture
{I particularly love the stella tables}
I didn't know {until I received their newsletter today} that they also stock Christmas accessories!
Here's a little sampler of some of my favourites...
see these and more decorations here

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Wonderful Wall

I think this wall is wonderful, don't you?
The grey wall behind the timber, the black accents, the grey floorboards...
I think this light would fit right in!
With it's walnut bent arm, red electrical cord detail and cast concrete shade and base
I think it's quite fantastic actually!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Cardboard Couture

Lulamae's amazing temporary shop in Melbourne Central

"The entire fit out of the store is constructed from 100% post-consumer waste recycled cardboard, which despite how humble it may sound, has been transformed into a boutique fit out fit for a king.

The pre-cut panels turned up flat packed, folded and were slotted into place on the spot for the stay.
Drawn-on classical columns provide an elegant neoclassical streetscape to the exterior design of the casual commercial space.

Cardboard tubes held in place by beautifully cut brackets provide the much-needed rails for showcasing the Lulamae clothing range on their hangers, whilst a cardboard cabinet with doodled detailing displays folded items.

When Lulamae’s time comes to ‘pop-down’, the streetscape will be folded up neatly, packed away to provide a regal re-incarnation elsewhere."

Friday, December 11, 2009

The last post's palette...

reminds me of this... {madelaine}

Thursday, December 10, 2009

When next in Melbourne

Fancy a cup at Outpost?

Yes Please!
This is why...

And also because
I love
the vintage cash register...
~and the tartan floor~

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Just because...

I like it...

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A nice spot to work!

What a fabulous spot for an office!
I think I'd like to work in a forest.
I especially love that the building has been photographed in Autumn; for the colours and the brown dry leaf carpeted floor outside.

Oh and because of the yellow floor!

Monday, December 7, 2009

pretty placemats

Oh dear...
I feel the need to place an order for a pack or 6 of these!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

lovely lodge

This is Fjall Lodge in Falls Creek
What a perfect place for a getaway...
I wish I could pop over for the weekend for a rest prior to Christmas!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

indoor plants

It's always interesting trying to integrate plants into a fitout.
I think Teracrea is onto something here...

Thursday, December 3, 2009


Kingsbrook in Currency Creek is a hidden gem.
E took B, S and I there last summer for a gorgeous summer, but rainy, long lunch
{thank you E xx}
I was reminded of Kingsbrook today

The Old Inn and Stables
The Pool
The Vineyard
The Cricket Pitch, Bocce Green and Walled Vegie Garden
The Long Lunch at the Long Table!