Saturday, May 14, 2011

doily lampshades & a new mirror

hi everyone. hope you have all had a lovely week.
here's my 'laundry' cupboard in it's new spot in our house.
i'm really enjoying having it out in the living area. it makes this corner feel a little 'country' but i'm not minding that for now.
(you can see that our birds live to the left of the cupboard)

i wrapped some doilies around a couple of my shades.
it gives them a softer more romantic look i think.
the shade below is wicker, which was a bit too harsh looking for the ceramic cherub base.
the doily pretties it up perfectly.
a 'new' old cushion found in an op shop.
love the aqua colour and ruffles.

here's my new mirror. the girls and Mike gave it to me for my birthday.
the cockatiels live in this corner of the house, so the birdy mirror is very suited here.
and so is this cute owl bought for me by Emily.
i really have a thing for birds at the moment!
the baskets up on the cupboard are so useful for picnics, BBQ's etc.
we use them all the time.
i have a few people picking eBay purchases up from me today, then our girls are off on playdates late in the afternoon, so Mike and I get to enjoy dinner out tonight! yay!
happy weekend to you all!
Kate x
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  1. Love what you did with the lamps. I have a couple of vintage lamps that I picked up at a thrift shop that I need to do something with.The shades are too harsh. Thanks for sharing your idea.
    I'm visiting from show and tell.

  2. Hi Kate
    I love what you have done with the lamps!!
    I also love your make over and I hope you had a wonderful dinner night out...ENJOY!

  3. Love that aqua pillow. I have a white table like yours, and I like that bit of lace edging around it. Cute touch. You have so many fantastic ideas. I'm glad I found your site. It's so refreshing!!


  4. Love the doily lampshades, so pretty!

  5. Your doily lampshades are so pretty and unique!