March 27, 2012

Inspiration Today:
Soft Table Setting Colours
Flowers in recycled glass jars have to be one of the easiest and cheapest ways to add flair to your set table next time you empty that pasta sauce think before you throw that jar away....gorgeous!!
and i do love the simple table place setting below - neutral napkins with a single fresh flower - paper or fabric flowers would be beautiful too!

Top image Lucia and Mapp
and bottom by Steve Steinhardt via my Pinterest

March 21, 2012

Etsy picks of the Week - Simple Chic

Details are meant to be subtle. They should be noticed, not gawked at.

I saw this the other day on someone's tumblr page - yes!! totally... i love beauty in simplicity...i hope you enjoy my Etsy picks of the week.

Illustration Inspiration

Yesterday i was guest blogger over at Epheriell Designs sharing the great illustrations of Danielle Kroll.

have a look if you like
and check back for more great Guest blog posts whilst Jess is off on her travels....

image by Danielle Kroll

March 18, 2012

Bairro Portugues
Last weekend we headed on down to Petersham, Sydney's own 'Little Portugal', for their annual food & wine fair.
The sun was shining and it was such a great turnout - people everywhere!
Delicious food, folk dancing, sweet treats...
Lunch was grilled sardines served with garlic peppers on rustic corn bread....can i just say 'Yum'..
we also treated ourselves to sweet custard tarts and doughnuts - perfect with a strong coffee!

here are some of our favourite places to eat in Petersham
' Silva's' - both a busy take away and sit down restaurant - great food everytime!
'Gloria Cafe' - serving home style Portuguese meals for over 20 years....for sweets head on over to 'Honeymoon Patisserie'
- yummy baked goods, the custard tarts are amazing!!
'Sweet Belem Cake Boutique' across the street is delicious too!!! worth checking out next time you're in Sydney.

* all photos by me and there's my Neo enjoying his custard tart *

March 14, 2012

Vintage Style Icon
- Grace Kelly

I love this image of a young Grace Kelly...
such a lovely capture.

Happy Wednesday everyone! (its midweek yayyy!)

*photographer unknown

March 11, 2012

Etsy picks of the Week:
Field Day
Lets head outside this week...for some beautiful etsy finds!

Top image by Prue Ruscoe

March 9, 2012

I havn't been done much paper crafting lately... I think I'll blame distractions (Pinterest, reality TV...) but there's also a crafty mess happening in my home right now.

Ive moved all my papers and 'stuff' into a new room and they've been in neat (ha!) piles waiting patiently for me to pack away...everything is everywhere! where did all this 'stuff' come from??
I think I need a professional organiser - now that would be super!

I also managed to get sick this week - i'm so run down, sleeping late and absolutely lifeless...
i've been craving sweets and baked goods and I have no idea what my body is trying to say to me?!
Tomorrow, I plan to make a batch of vegetable soup - i need some nourishment!

images of my Crafty WIP

March 6, 2012

some bright inspiration via Pinterest....

Screen printed textiles by
Rachel Eardley via Decor8

Yellow Kitchen (would you??) BHG online via The Inspired Room

Blue Bathroom - i really like the painted brickwork against the modern sinks from Traditional Home via

what have you been Pinning lately??

You can see all my Pins HERE!

March 5, 2012

Classic Me
...a few of my favourite things...

*ballet flats ( i do love heels too!)
*silver 'Longines' watch, a gift from my hubby (I will love it forever!)
*cheap silver bangles ( tinkle noise)
*leather and silver bangle from street market
*dark pearl ring (bought in
San Francisco whilst on honeymoon 12yrs ago...)
*Blue sandals - i bought these handmade ones from Cyprus last Summer but with all the rain I havnt worn them much.
*White gold cross - teeny tiny & sweet!

but as Suze Orman says...first people then money
then things....

oh i spotted this free Mini online class by Alicia Burke
check it out!!

March 2, 2012

Inspiration Friday: Dark Blue + white prints
Happy Friday everyone!
Im home today and Ive been sorting out, organizing and de-cluttering the house as well as my usual housechores - what fun! what fun!
Taking a little break to check my emails and blog - Im going to try and update my blog a little more much inspiration to share!

today Im loving dark blue & white prints - that skirt is divine!!! (another view here) this skirt shape a favourite!
The pattern is tres chic as are the adorable teacups!

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