Monday, September 19, 2011

holidays & finds

school holidays have arrived and boy do we have a great 2 weeks planned!
off to Sydney tomorrow to stay with my brother, sis-in-law, nephew and
brand new neice Indiana. looking forward to lots of baby cuddles, chilling out, shopping at
many of Sydney's outlets, op shops and markets, and spending quality time
with family.
we then head to beautiful Noosa for a few nights before heading home to organise and
pack our almost 10 year old off to school camp!

here are a few of my most recent finds.
above, a hobnail milk glass candle by MOR,

this great little vintage inspired brass clock,
(perfect in the study)
a chunky timber vase that i've already painted in a
soft grey white,
another lidded glass jar (great for holding shells, lollies for parties, soaps etc)
and a pretty English Rose ROYAL ALBERT cup.
vase before....
i hope to be back to show you lots of great finds from our time away!
Kate x

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

so much to love about Spring

while the girls were playing out the front of our house after school this afternoon,
i took a few snaps of the new colour that is popping up everywhere.

love how you can see the bottle brush flower unfolding here. they look like little
pony tails :)

a pretty posy of plumbago

Friday is just around the corner ;)
Kate x

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

shabby old rocking chair

good morning!
the count down to school holidays is on here!
the girls are very happy to only have 4 days left before a nice
long 2 week break.
we have a great holiday planned too!

here is my lovely old scrolly rocking chair. all done!
i just love her. she is now so feminine and pretty.
fits right in here!

Kacey my youngest rocks away in it all the time.
well she did, until i came home from the markets on Sunday morning
with a $40 elliptical rider! most of us have at least one child that NEVER stops.
and when i say NEVER, i mean never stops moving, talking, jumping and bopping around the house!
i would love to have just a handful of her energy!
for some reason my photos are a bit BLAH this morning.
LOOOVE the curves and scrolls.
sanded to show a bit of her original colour.

pretty fabric was cheap as chips from Spotlight.
wishing i bought more now!

my staple gun died half way through the process,
so she sat like this for a few weeks


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Sunday, September 4, 2011

painted filing cabinet

this weekend,
i painted up our old 'mushroom pink' filing cabinet and the mirror on top.
even the key got the white treatment!
now that the hedge has been trimmed right back outside the study window,
the light is streaming in.
even on this cloudy afternoon.
it feels like someone has turned a light on in the corner of the room.
i love it's new chalky white appearance.

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Friday, September 2, 2011

SpRiNg Is HeRe!

Spring has arrived.
The warmer weather is here.
I decided to change the outside linens.
there's a bit of a lilac theme going here!
found this metal punched bowl in Target.

another perfect day in paradise :)
Kate x

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