Monday, December 6, 2010

Did I mention we are having Christmas at Euphemia this year? It's a quiet sit down dinner for 19. We've got quite a bit of work to do between now and then.
While I have some quiet now I thought I'd post some pictures of the old girl as she stands today....just a few snapshots.

Our frangipani, which we assumed was on its last legs, has flowered beautifully. We were giving it one last Summer to prove its worth before being replaced, but as it turns out, it's a gorgeous (albeit lopsided) keeper!

We have very special guests visiting on the weekend, which I'm excited about.
This week I'm going to try and get some befores, during and after photos to post, and I'd like to include a debrief of the whole process thus far!
If you've been wondering anything about anything, as far as what I've been banging on about, then now is the time to ask.....


  1. Hi Madame Restora, I'd like to know what items/ areas are you glad you spent on? And what items/ areas do you wish you had saved on?

  2. I think bathrooms and kitchens are worth the money because they are so expensive to replace if they don't wear well. Spend on taps, but light fittings seem to be something you can find less expensive and good looking alternatives for. Get lots of quotes on everything. At first you probably won't know the right questions to ask of tradesmen, but after a while you'll be able to ask for exactly what you're after. You don't need to get the most expensive tradesperson, just someone you feel is honest and knowledgable in their area. Have pictures of what you want so you can show tradesmen and take into shops to hunt down everything you want.

  3. I love the tree and your view is divine. Your house will be lovely for Christmas can't wait to see the photos x

  4. Just wondering where you've purchaced the rock edging to your garden? Thanks!

  5. Hi Anonymous, the rock edging is actually sandstone rocks which you can purchase by the truckload-ful. We got ours from