Monday, January 9, 2012

chandelier find, flowers & painting

hi everyone and happy weekend to you all!

i picked these pretty yellow centred lilac flowers that grow
every so happily over the rockery near our pool,
popped them in an old silver plate vase with a few leftover lisianthus,
and took a couple pics against the crisp white of my kitchen hutch.

there's been a heck of alot of painting going on around here.
Mike has been painting more floors and walls, and i repainted my kitchen hutch
as well as some champagne bottle candle holders you will see further down.

for some reason, every school holidays, we spend the majority of the time living
in absolute chaos while making changes around the home!
the outcome is ALWAYS worth it, but the process drives me nuts!
it's all good though, renovating always helps me to have a good chuck out along the way,
as well as getting jobs done such as washing curtains, windows & lounge covers,
& cleaning out cupboards etc.
fingers crossed we get it all done before school goes back!!
i couldn't wait to get to the markets this morning, as they haven't
been on for the last 2 Sundays because of Christmas and New Years Day.
ARG! nearly killed me!!
and, they didn't disappoint.

found this beauty. glass drops too :)

another mirror. hmm, a bit different i know.
i figured i should take it home seeing it's the 2nd time i've seen it
and it being only $2. Beverley obviously doesn't want it anymore!
a copy of Little Women. bought it soley for the teal cover
and care of instagram, here are my painted champagne bottle
candle holders. My lovely MIL had them cut off and made into holders.
She also gave me a full bottle to enjoy ;)) Being a little too green in colour for our home,
i painted the bottles and then sanded them around the metal detail.

another instagram pic- loving this free app.
can't wait to come back show you our finished dining & lounge rooms.
hopefully very soon!
Kate x
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  1. love the book cover too - teal and red are two of my faves! ... sometimes even together :)

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the follow. I am happy to follow you right back. I love your market finds - the mirror is especially interesting. Never have seen anything like that and for the price, it is perfect!

  3. It's all so lovely. You are one talented gal. Love the chandelier find, the flowers and the mirror.

    I happened to watch Little Women while we were away in Melbourne and it madde me cry....such a wonderful story.

    I can see why you missed the market. Your finds are fabulous.
    Carolyn xx

  4. PS You've been on my blog roll for ages but I just started to follow you as well. Can't believe I wasn't already. Love your blog!!!!

  5. thankyou DallyGirl and Carolyn for coming along for the ride! i have had some "commenting" issues with blogger for a long time, and have a new found freedom in bloggy commenting now!

  6. Your bottles are amazing-love them.

  7. I love what you did to your champagne bottles... but that copy of Little Women is awesome! :)

    Nice to meet you! :)


  8. Hi Kate, I love the flowers, gosh, it has been so long since I saw a flower growing in its rightful habitat, or at least it seems that way, we are in the middle of winter here in Canada. You did a fabulous job with the bottles. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris