Sunday, January 31, 2010

The colour of my weekend...

Hope you had a lovely one too!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Engraving History...

"To acknowledge the property's history, the couple pressed the names of every owner, from the Algonquin people beyond, on the south side of the structure... The original floorboards accompany the stamped list of property owners."

Friday, January 29, 2010

I want to tip toe...

through these tulips!
Have a fantastic weekend

Thursday, January 28, 2010

A new motto to live by...

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Smily, Happy People

The sporadic surprise
here is that the faces all started with the same person's fingerprints!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Happy Australia Day!

Happy Australia Day!
I hope you had a BONZA day!
We celebrated by sitting at the beach and eating an Aussie BBQ in the gorgeous sun
and I feel rested now after 5 fabulous days away from work!
So I guess I'm now ready for a 3 day work week!

So, to celebrate the last few hours of Aus-Day I thought I'd post this image...
It looks like a comfy bed to rest your head!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Down the shack...

I'm on holidays for 5 glorious days!
We're going to the shack again
This is the view from our balcony

And this is where I'll spend quite a lot of my time...
So just in case I'm not back on here before hand...
{images by me from this time last year}

Thursday, January 21, 2010

What a ceiling!

I love timber battens, especially on the ceiling.
Check out this place...
I love the warmth the timber gives,
I love the organic shapes the timber forms,
but most of all
I love how the air conditioning, the lights and the sprinkler heads have been concealed!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A way to sleep and search...

Aviator maps on bed linen...

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

One Small Satellite Room...

One of these for the home office perhaps?
Yes Please!

Monday, January 18, 2010

The Chair Alphabet

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Down the shack...

Well that was a relaxing weekend!
Went shopping yesterday
Went to the Star of Greece for a delish dinner with friends & family last night
Went to Hector's for lunch, Kingsbrook for the afternoon and Little Bird for a shop today

{our jetty photos above by moi}

Hope you had a great weekend too!
What did you get up to?

Saturday, January 16, 2010

We're off to the shack...

Hope you have a great weekend!

Friday, January 15, 2010

I don't have littlies {yet} but if I did...

I'd get them one of these
{just as a sporadic surprise}

Thursday, January 14, 2010

If I didn't already have a calendar...

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Art on the street...

Another place to visit when in Melbourne...
This is the sporadic surprise that you can find on the corner of Brunswick and Victoria Streets

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Great Crates!

I think these would make a lovely gift. These crates are made of FSC {Forestry Stewardship Council} timber and are personalised to suit to recipient. They can even come with castors {for rolling around with ease} and would make a great gift when supplied with plants, soil, gloves, tools and other gardening paraphernalia.

Monday, January 11, 2010

A little "Tin"y Dress Set

Quirky and Cute!
and with turquoise!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

PANTONE® 15-5519 Turquoise

Pantone unveils Turquoise as colour of the year 2010!
“In many cultures, Turquoise occupies a very special position in the world of color,” explains Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “It is believed to be a protective talisman, a color of deep compassion and healing, and a color of faith and truth, inspired by water and sky. Through years of color word-association studies, we also find that Turquoise represents an escape to many – taking them to a tropical paradise that is pleasant and inviting, even if only a fantasy... It is universally flattering, has appeal for men and women, and translates easily to fashion and interiors. With both warm and cool undertones, Turquoise pairs nicely with any other color in the spectrum. Turquoise adds a splash of excitement to neutrals and browns, complements reds and pinks, creates a classic maritime look with deep blues, livens up all other greens, and is especially trend-setting with yellow-greens.”

I've seen some turquoise around...
oh and there's a fair bit of it in yesterday's post

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Aren't these cute!

Now... to other matters,
Don't forget to check out Her Library Adventure's latest giveaway right here
Have a look at this tutorial so that you can make these;
I've finished the House Renovation Drawings!!!
Now I've just got to complete the Schedules that go along with the Drawings...
And all in time to go back to work on Monday!

PS - It's going to be a hot one here in Adelaide - 40 yesterday, 41 today, 43 tomorrow and 43 on Monday (degrees celcius that is!)

Friday, January 8, 2010

Just Because...

I love pears, I love GOLDEN pears and I love vintage tea cups...
A lovely name tag don't you think?

Thursday, January 7, 2010


cute stockings
cute chair
cute pattern
cute hair!
+ I love the yellow and the grey!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The 3 Wise Men have Arrived...

It's the 6th of December, the 12th day of Christmas, so I'm taking my tree down and packing up all the Christmas decorations for another year...
this job always makes me a little sad...

This years theme was white, red, string and brown paper
{brown paper packages tied up with string...}
The personalised stockings were made by my friend as a Christmas gift a few Christmases ago

{images: taken by me with my old camera because *sporadic surprise* we have a new Pentax K7}

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Black, White...

And a couple of birdcages...
{images: 1, 2, 3}

Monday, January 4, 2010

It's lovely and warm here.
B is back at work but I have another week off!
No holidaying here though...
Today will be filled with the following tasks;
1. Tidying
2. Trying to find and organise the finishes for Dad's New Showroom
3. Reviewing the quotes for Dad's New Showroom
4. Planting the Iris and mini agapanthus bulbs that our neighbour across the road gave us whilst thinning out her plot
5. Filling out my diary for 2010!
6. If I finish that before picking B up post-work and then going to dinner with
his brother + wife + our little niece,
then I might just go back on line to have another look at this...

What are you doing today?