Sunday, February 13, 2011

simple things

the weekend. love going a little slower. pottering around in my pj's. taking the time to pop some geisha girl blossoms in a simple little glass vase.
we had friends over for dinner last night. while i tidied and did some very simple decorating, Mike made a scrumptious Jamie Oliver vegetarian curry and onion baguettes from scratch. and boy, was it good!

love the greenery and Cath Kidston polkadot napkins for just a hint of colour.
after months of browsing all those gorgeous American blogs out there, i have been on the lookout for some metal baskets. i finally found one at this morning's markets. not as industrial looking as i would have liked, but cute all the same.
i'll keep it blue for now, but i'm sure it will eventually get the white treatment- although i will still want a little of that lovely bright blue peeking through.

not only is my home filled with market finds, but at least half of my wardrobe is filled with market finds too. and i'm not ashamed to admit it.
a good wash with a yummy smelling fabric softener, and you wouldn't know the difference between it and a store bought item.
i search for (and often find) soft, vintage inspired pieces, large leather belts, floaty, sheer, lacy and loose tops, pretty cardi's as well as pretty pieces of costume jewelry. and i know that i'm likely to be the only one wearing what i find.
i found this powder blue scarf and vintage-look lace top this morning.

a big welcome to all my new followers, thanks to the lovely Pam over at Bayside Rose! i am so happy to have you all along for the ride!
i'm off to finish a makeover i have been busy with this weekend. hopefully i will have it completed to show you all tomorrow :)

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  1. You have a beautiful home, the pictures are so peaceful and restful. Love your new top to, i buy mostly all my clothes from the chairty shops and vintage shops, except the ones i make myself, there great places to find unique items for yourself ;-)) Have a lovely week, dee x

  2. Kate,
    you do have a lovely home. And I absolutely love your metal basket. I'd leave it blue! I think it's a nice contrast to your white table ... and the magazines look wonderful in it.

  3. Thanks for sharing a little bit of your home with us. Your wire baskets and vintage clothing buys are lovely.
    Anne xx

  4. I didn't realise that Geisha Girl came in white. It is really gorgeous.

    Yes, your home is lovely.

    Pam x

  5. guess what Kate? YOU WON MY RAMSIGN GIVEAWAY!!!!
    CONGRATULATIONS. Could you contact me with your email details please?
    Yay. This is the first time I have been to your blog and it is gorgeous.
    Ness xx

  6. Hi Kate I just found you through Ness and am now following you, too. I agree with Carmel - I'd keep the blue ☺. J x

  7. Found your blog this morning. Lovely, just lovely. I am now a follower. Can't wait to see what your makeover is about.

  8. Just found you here in blogland. I just love your home and all your lovely finds. It looks like I should get to Brissy way more often! You are now in my favourites!

  9. Hi Kate...pretty table you've set! I love all things vintage too...and am starting to appreciate vintage clothing finally!