Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Black Beauty- Beach cottage

A beautiful little black (or is it navy?) beach cottage perched on a cliff overlooking the ocean, white trim, tongue and groove vertical paneling indoors, beautiful decor...sigh...

all images via sanctuary

Monday, September 28, 2009

Little Wise Owl

Aren't they just too cute? - made by Becky from Little Wise Owl (love the name!) on madeit.com here.

I want want want that gorgeous bag made from vintage noahs ark fabric. I can so picture my mazie carrying her books in it or wearing it flung over her shoulder teamed with her new apple green smock dress and funky coloured fabric necklace or fabric broach...
Becky's items really have me inspired to get stuck into my stash of vintage sheets, pillowcases and fabrics and get some sewing happening around here!

all images via little wise owl on madeit.com

Friday, September 25, 2009

Weekend Wishes

image via audrey hepburn complex

Sunshine, fun and love...

Plus for me, lots of painting and sewing. It will be the first time I have pulled out my sewing machine since the move and I can't wait to get my crafting on again!

Enjoy your weekend!

Sex and the city 80's style

pearls, lace and leggings...very a-la madonna like a virgin

a little girls just want to have fun meets flashdance?

charlotte, preppy as always with bobby socks and a knotted sweater and a flick of her hair...

you gotta love miranda, especially that bowl haircut!

samatha does punk like no other...

I am a total die hard SATC fan and just had to post these images I stumbled upon from the sequel.
I love Sex and the city and I love the 80's so the two combined = simply fabulous!

all images from here

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Chalkboard Walls

image via my sweet savannah

image via the estate of things

image via desire to inspire

image via my sweet savannah
image via desire to inspire

image via a beautiful living

image via my home ideas

image via the stylefiles

image via desire to inspire

To chalk or not to chalk, that is the question!
I have a narrow blank wall in my kitchen that just begs "chalk board me!" but I am still not sure... does anyone have one in their home? I am wondering if the chalk rubs off propberly or if it leaves marks you cannot get rid of. I dont think I could handle a messy chalkboard with swipes of old chalk marks everywhere...
Are they a little "done" or still going strong? What do you think?

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Outdoor setting DIY

image via marley & lockyer

image via Brabourne farm

image via dress design decor

I decided to do a bit of DIY on our outdoor setting as there is really nothing wrong with it structurally, it is just faded out and the timber is sun bleached. Plus, I would much rather be spending my money on some other prettiness instead of outdoor furniture. Surprise, surprise I am painting it white and I am also making some very nautical/Riviera style navy & white striped cushions for the chairs.

My goal is to finish it this weekend so fingers crossed I will have some pics of the finished project next week!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Ice-cream parlour deliciousness

Isn't this just the sweetest (pun intended) dessert bar for a party or even a girly wedding?

I found this on Eat Drink Chic and was immediately smitten...they even have free downloads for the labels and Amy Moss, the designer and blogger, also descibes what items she used and where she sourced them from...SCORE!

I do love ice-cream and when you throw in pink, stripes and a vintage theme how could anyone resist!

All images via Eat Drink Chic

Monday, September 21, 2009

A Room with a view

via tatielle on tumblr

via Ilouvreyou on tumblr

Oh to have a room with a view such as these!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Weekend Wishes

image via don't foget to fly - tumblr

So very busy trying to get into a working routine here at the moment...hopefully more time to blog next week...
Have a fun weekend!