Friday, April 30, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
From an early age my overly romantic self therefore leaped to the conclusion that I must truly belong to another time. The time varied depending on what stage I was at. For example when I fell in love with musicals and inparticular Fred Astaire, when I was 9, I felt I must be from the 1930's.
When I fell in love with Mr Rochester and then shortly after Heathcliff, when I was 12, I must belong to the 19th Century
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Today I went to visit the wonderful WAC...that is The Woollongabba Antique Centre. As you know I love suitcases and I have a huge range on offer at Shop 17 at the moment. My favourites are the Gladstone Bag and beauty case pictured with the cute green bakelite clock. The last photo is my favourite lamp, it is such a great colour. I thought I would also show you all how fun the cafe is there. The food looks so wonderful and check out those cakes...almost too pretty to eat...emphasis on the almost, haha. Sarah Jane and Megan, picture 4, the creators of the centre were busy at work but took time out for a quick snap. The centre is open from 9am till 5pm Tuesday to Sunday.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Some new pictures of theoldboathouse at The Cottage Garden Nursery, 999 Stanley St East, East Brisbane. The last photo is my favourite plant at the Nursery at the moment, Paul or Russ will pot up any plant for your garden and there is many lovely new and vintage of course pots to choose from. When I visited on Saturday morning to restock, the cafe was very busy and the air was filled with the most wonderful fragances as flowers, coffee and breakfast foods mixed. I resisted...just... the yummy Chocolate slice, pictured above. New stock includes the wonderful large Bench seat, the cute cast iron fish candle holder which can hang or sit in your garden. But my favourites were the folding metal industrial style stools I placed at the end of the large trestle table and the bottles which are fun to display your collections of shells, buttons etc. I can imagine the large bottle with the green lid filled with bickies...
Friday, April 16, 2010
I have been really looking forward to the new series Grand Designs Revisted which has recently started airing on The Lifestyle Chanel on Foxtel. Presented by Design Expert Kevin McCloud this new series returns to the homes to see how the designs and homes have progressed. I love seeing the transformations. The first episode revisted the Shaws who transformed a crumbling shell of a Castle in the Yorkshire Dales, called Hellifield Castle, above, into the most beautiful home below. It is now a B&B to help pay for its upkeep.... Imagine staying in this beautiful place. Can't wait for the next episode!
All images are from the Hellifield Castle website. If you click on the photo you can see the whole image.