Monday, December 7, 2009

December Love: Snail Mail

Ahh...The near extinct snail mail. The written word. So personal, tangible and so old fashioned (?) It's such a long way away from hitting the 'send' button on your computer but oh so much nicer to receive! The decision on the card, the proper and neat handwriting (sans abbreviated slang eg. LOL, LMAO, ROFL - you get my drift), the stamp, the postage, the effort. It's one of my most favourite parts of Christmas. So much nicer than an email don't you think?

Images via: We Heart it, A Pretty Trip

Friday, November 27, 2009

Let's Celebrate!

Let's Celebrate! Because:
A: It's Friday
B: It's Friday
C: It's smokin' hot here (In Australia anyway)
D: Tis' the Season (well it's really close)
& E: You know you really want too especially after seeing this mouth watering, thirst quenching post!

Well I am off to make some white choc, hazel nut & coconut truffles and also some rum balls for a Christmas party I am attending over the weekend...
Hope you have a great weekend!
Images via: Flickr, This is Glam, Mary Ruffle, Shannon Fricke

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Bits and Bubs Online

Floral Notty Necklace - Natural Bead
Floral Notty Necklace - Coral

Spotty Notty Necklace - Turquoise

Spotty Notty Necklace - Christmas Red

Check out my sisters website for these gorgeous vintage Spotty & Floral Notty Necklaces. They are priced well at $9.95, come lovely packaged and make a great Christmas gift. My favourite is the one in coral of course. Go to her store here to purchase or peruse online. Oh and aren't my nieces just beautiful?

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Today I...

........ am decorating the house for Christmas! Is it too early? Nah, never too early for Christmas decorating, especially with a child in the house. But I must ask am I a mean momma for not letting my daughter help me? Well I did technically let her help me but whatever decorations she put up I had to quickly re-do them without her noticing otherwise I would've had all the decorations on the one branch. Cute. But I could'nt cope with that.
Image via: Weheartit

Monday, November 23, 2009

Thou Shalt Not Covet!

"Thou Shalt Not Covet!" Wise words from a wise source....but why o why Lord can't I have one of these? Preferably an Hermes one so I can be just like Olivia Palermo from The City? (My current pop culture addiction). Lately I have found myself obsessing over round trays to put on my coffee table, and since deep down I know that no little elf or Santa will be tossing one into my Santa sack come Christmas this year I will have to settle with this daggy one from Ikea and paint it....Reality bites. I think I prefer to covet. Forgive me Father.

Thursday, November 19, 2009


Ahh what I wouldn't give for a EuroSummer! *sigh*. I am trying to make up for it by purchasing a nice big, bright umbrella for my Australian Summer. The Europeans seem to be the most stylish when it comes to bright beach umbrellas, however Suboo do a mighty good job as well. Now I just can't quite decide between the Belize, Amalfi or the Santa Monica. Which one do you think?

Monday, November 16, 2009

Handmade with Love...

The beautiful view of "Balmoral Plantation"

The Shed draped in fabric..

Well the wedding was wonderful and we had a great time as expected. The wedding and reception was held at the couples macadamia farm "Balmoral Plantation". With such beautiful wide and green sweeping views of the valley below it was the perfect backdrop for the ceremony. Later the reception was held further down in the valley, in the shed. Yes the shed! I was so impressed - it really is amazing what you can do with 2km of white fabric! And speaking of fabric I wanted to show you my dress that I made for the wedding. It is kind of special to me because it is actually (one of) the tablecloths we used for our very own wedding and it was a cinch to sew, even for me! I folded over the top, dyed it my favourite colour (coral/apricot) and added a brooch for a better style and fit. So what do you think?

Friday, November 13, 2009

Weekend Bliss...

Ahhhh the weekend is here....nearly! I am off to a wedding this Saturday - don't you just love weddings!? I will be back here Monday to show you a dress I have made to wear to the wedding. See you then and have a great weekend! x

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Whiteness...

Aaah white....Am absolutely loving that kitchen above...I can imagine myself wrapping all of my Christmas pressies up at that lovingly large kitchen bench....and that pool house is just gorgeous. (If that is what it is?).... Well I am off to do some Chrissy shopping since my little poppet is in "Kindy" today so I may actually achieve something today!
Images Here & Here

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Deshabille Sleepwear Summer 09'

I love Deshabille sleepwear. Their catalogues which you can download here are always styled so pretty....So here are a few of my faves from the Summer 09 range. It's quite the tradition in our family to make a pair of Christmas pyjamas to wear for the month of December leading up to Christmas, so this year I will post what I have come up with!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Ahh..beautiful desktops...wishing mine was clean at the moment...
Images via: Here, Unknown & Here

Monday, November 9, 2009

Joyeux Noel!

Oh dear! This year I fear I am a little behind the 'eight' ball in regards to my Christmas decor. Normally at this time of the year my theme is sorted and the wrapping paper decided on. So I seem to be biting back panic as I type this and think I better get started soon and this post over at Beach Vintage is what spurred me on to really get me thinking about Christmas decor. Because it really just won't do to have an half-assed dressed Christmas tree. Tis' the season...So how will you be decorating your abode this Christmas?