Saturday, February 14, 2009

Love .... Love

Image 1 - Eddie Kuligowski , Image 2 - Jeanloup Sieff (Paris 1954) , Image 3- Jeanloup Sieff (Paris 1959)

Friday, February 13, 2009

It's the Weekend - A Good Time for a Picnic

Well maybe not this weekend as rain is forecast, but wouldn't you just love to pack your picnic basket and rug into this gorgeous old car and head off somewhere beautiful - clear skies, good food and perhaps a nap in this wonderful tent .... mmmm, lovely.

Images - Homes and Gardens Magazine

Love .... Magnolia Umbrella

Image - Grandiflora

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Favourite Finds

This old chair was very sad when I found it at the Everything Shop in Sutton Forest - it was really only good for firewood! But with some clever repairs, a coat of paint and new cushion cover, voila - the funny old chair is now the beautiful chair!

I found this lovely old croquet set on eBay, USA - it took a very long time to get through Customs but was well worth the wait.

I spotted four of these Chippendale chairs in a secondhand shop - they were stained in rosewood and had ugly pink velvet seats. I re-painted them black and re-upholstered the seats in linen. A fabulous find!

Love .... Beetles and Moths

Image - Country Homes and Interiors Magazine

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

African Farm House - Zimbabwe

I just love this beautiful farm house. Built in 1995, it is based on Australian colonial design - wide all round verandahs and tin roof. The thatched ceiling in the bedroom is wonderful as is their collection of antiques, lamps and rugs.

Love .... Lizzie Buckmaster Dove

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Heartbreaking Bushfire Tragedy

However long the night, the dawn will break.
(African proverb)

Love .... Suitcases

Images - Country Style

Monday, February 9, 2009


These succulents are on an old table on the western side of the house and get the hot afternoon sun - they love this spot and are very low maintenance so not only are they lovely to look at they're also very easy to live with.

Love .... Wild at Heart Flowers

Images - Wild at Heart

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Hamptons Beach House

What is there not to love about this simple but elegant house - the timber floors, the pale colour scheme, the beautiful collection of antiques, the all white upholstery, the linen curtains, the sisal mats. Perfect!

Images - Inside Out Magazine

I Want One!

These gorgeous creatures are made to order by Animals in Wire so you can have one done of your own animal - I think a collection would look lovely in the garden!