Monday, January 31, 2011
to have a little fun with the alphabet and so I thought I'd feature every letter in a separate post throughout the year. The posts won't be in alphabetical order - I wouldn't want to be too predictable - but I will get the ball rolling with the letter "A".
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Antlers seem to be quite the decorating trend at the moment. I love that they lend themselves to so many different looks.
They can be light and contemporary -
From left to right: Dear Deer Humane Antlers, Bookshelf by Antler & Co, faux taxidermy by Bornanoldsoul, lovely cross stitch cushions from Wallflower Cushions, very cool wall tatoo from The Made Shop, Nice wall clock, a beautiful antler basket and a gorgeous drawing from the very talented Kari Herer
a little more warm and traditional -
for boys -
or girls -
From top to bottom: Planet Fur's felt mounted deer head, White Wood Dweller brooch by Sweet Bestiary, "Girl with Antlers" mixed media painting by the wonderful Mary's Granddaughter, super cute Antler alphabet print by rachaelanderson, life size moose antlers, "These Girls" print by Prettylitttlethieves - I just love their work., "Roosting" print - seriously sweet- and Dooreh no. 3 by Doubleparlour
They can also be fun and whimsical -
|"Things with Antlers" Print via here|
Something for everyone don't you think? So what are you waiting for? Time to get a little "Antler Action" in your life!
Friday, January 28, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
|Images via: L'uccello Miss Pen Pen All Things Lovely Linens and Royals Miss Pen Pen Lark A Beach Cottage|
It's a public holiday here. It's hot and sunny and I'm listening to Triple J's hottest one hundred with a cold drink in hand. We are heading into the city a bit later this evening to see Amanda Palmer at the Opera House. All in all, not a bad way to spend the day methinks!
Happy Birthday wonderful country of ours,
Monday, January 24, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
And in very exciting news, Britta has not only received but has nominated me for the -
Once I have received the award, I have to:
* Link back to the person that awarded me.
* Share 7 things about myself.
* Pay it forward to 15 recently discovered bloggers.
* Contact those bloggers about the award!
So here goes...
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I originally trained as a scientist and am a qualified agricultural chemist.
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I loooove cupcakes. We have a great local bakery and I am there way too regularly!
The older I get the more curly and frizzy my hair gets. I think I need to -
|from Etsy seller Funnelcloud|
and not get so stressed about it all the time - although I know that this is easier said than done!
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I have never, ever seen snow. It is on my "To Do" List.
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I am a big Dr Who fan. I love the daleks - they are so cool. My husband actually bought me one.
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I buy cookbooks for the pretty pictures and usually never cook anything that's in them. Cooking really isn't my scene. I would rather make the table look nice!
I would leave my husband for Colin Firth. Don't worry, he is well aware of this.
As I have only been blogging for a few months and many of my favourite reads have received this award already, I have the following nominations -
- City Cradle Design
- Helmi Coenders
- Design Elements
- Madam Beleza
- Kickcan and Conkers
Make sure that you check them out when you get a chance!
Here's to a stylish Wednesday,
Monday, January 17, 2011
We have an old Ikea TV trolley which I set up as a drink station. I covered the shelves in some pretty pink wrapping paper and added some large cardboard hearts to the sides. I used a beautiful glass basket that I had picked up in my travels a few years back, filled it with hydrangea from the garden and made a "Happy New Year" tag. Finally I added some thrifted pink wine glasses (these are so pretty and had never been used) and some flowery napkins and my mobile bar was ready to go!
Happy Monday to you,
Friday, January 14, 2011
Here are a few of my favourites -
Simple and to the point. Available from here.
"High Hopes" jar from the amazingly talented Dottie Angel. I love it!
It isn't hard to get moving if you have this lovely reminder!
So simple and beautiful, as is all of her work. Available from Paloma's Nest.
My mum always told me that Scrabble was educational! Get your special message from here.
Proof that repetition can be fun -
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this one just makes me smile! Available from this great Aussie shop, Blacklist Studios.
Some wonderful messages I do believe. I hope that there is something there that inspires you.
As the great Muhammad Ali said -
"It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen."
I am going to put this in to practise myself this year. I hope you will too!
May your weekend be full of belief in possibility,
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
2011 A6 Graphic Diary from Kikki K. This is such a great brand - really stylish home office and organisational products. It can be very dangerous for your wallet though!
2011 Weekly Planner from Nico Papergoods.
Aaaah! Frankie, how I love you! Daily Journal available here. They publish a great magazine every few months and their books are beautiful with such attention to detail. Well worth a look, especially the new Spaces publication.
Assorted animal journals from Heroes and Criminals Press.
"Ordinary notebooks" from Jen Fries. Not a diary I know but there is a great story about the inspiration behind these. I think a set of these for me might be in order!
Custom cover 2011 Diary by Miss Meg . There are a few options for the cover but I am quite partial to the typewriter myself.
So there you have it, my 2011 Diary Roundup. The only excuse now for me not getting a new diary is that I don't know which one to choose!
Monday, January 10, 2011
Just select your images for each month -
print them out and trim them -
put them together in order -
add a pretty clip -
and your calendar is done!
I am really happy with how this one turned out and in case you are now feeling inspired, you can download your copy here or click on the "make my own owl calendar" icon in the sidebar.
Friday, January 7, 2011
From left to right:
Yes, "Life is Beautiful"! Available from here
Love (Closeup) print by AshleyG
"Make Do and Mend" by Bold and Noble. Good advice in these economic times!
"Ditto on the Love" print by Etsy seller Gingiber. She has a pretty cute Owl Calendar too! Actually all her work is pretty cute!
How sweet are "Madame and Monsieur Optimist"? They'd look great in my bedroom methinks
Of course, EVERYONE needs a bear of some description in their life and this pink "Bear of Few Words" print by Kerry has my name on it. She also has a pretty awesome "Bigdrop" Print - I suggest you go take a look!
I don't know why, but I love this "Snap, Crackle, Pop" print. Maybe it's because it reminds me of one of my favourite childhood breakfast cereals. Available from here
So here's to the end of the first week of a new year and a new decade. I have really enjoyed featuring pink this week and have loved all of the wonderful feedback I have received - many thanks to all of you! I think that this is enough pink for a little while but, be warned, pink will be sneaking into my posts now and then for the rest of the year. I hope that this will be OK!
In the words of my friends, Mari and Bibbitybob
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
"tickled pink!" to be guest blogging for the lovely Ana of Rearranged Design today. My post features interior decorating schemes which incorporate, yes, you guessed it, pink. I hope you will pop over and take a look - it's the first time I've done this!
To tie in with this I thought I would take a look at using pink outside. First up in bold tones-
|Images via:ApartmentTherapy Decorpad Real Simple Velvet Brown ArhDeco Human Flower Project Singapore Bikes dreamstime|
I've got to get a Vespa methinks, or maybe a Volkswagon?!
and then in something a little more pastel -
|Images via:Flickr We Heart It Adirondack Resource Guide The Sweetest Occasion Old Fashioned Pretty You and Your Wedding Maggie Moon Interiors|
I just love that little caravan - I could live in it until that little pink house becomes available!
So there you have it, some pink for the great outdoors. I quite like it. What do you think?
Monday, January 3, 2011
is the colour of the year. So...
Now anyone that knows me well knows that I have a bit of a thing for pink. I really don't need any encouragement when it comes to using it but I know that there would be those amongst you who are not so convinced. Since, at this time of the year, it's all about parties, I thought I'd start the week looking at using pink to celebrate!
It can be bold and fuchsia
thepinkcart, Flickriver, My Biggest Day Martha Stewart vi.sualize wanderfuls feelgoodstyle Sugar Siren
or pretty and pastel
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bellarosa antiques MarthaStewartWeddings
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or just simply a pretty afternoon tea or picnic
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Country Living shoponline amazingbridalshowers StyleMePretty Kaitlyn
Whatever your preference, it's time to find your inner pink and enjoy.
See you on Wednesday with some pink decorating and some exciting news!
Hope your New Year was rosy,