Monday, July 14, 2014

Peacocks, palms and shellfish

I'm not a good blogger and I won't make any more promises I can't keep. When I have something to say, or have the time, I'll write a new post, if I don't, I won't -how's that for an arrangement?
The weather has been quite cold, especially for those in old timber houses on hills. It is honestly warmer outside than inside for us usually. Even our security detail has had to done extra fur.

She's a real head turner isn't she?
Our latest project has been the laundry, which up until recently was a hole behind a door. Now it has advanced and really only needs a paint job to be finished.

It's going to be a handsome laundry, although it's been put together on a shoestring. The benchtop is a piece of two-packed timber. The sink is from Ikea. The cupboard underneath is a Kaboodles cupboard from Bunnings. The laundry is off the downstairs living area, so we already had the floor tiles. The splashback tiles were leftovers from the kitchen, and the shelves are solid timber pieces. It makes a refreshing change for something to come in way under budget.

Speaking of the downstairs living room, I am about to get some cushions made for this room. I'm yet to zero in on exactly what I want. Rather than leopard print cushions, I will more likely have a leopard rug instead. I'll also more likely have real palms rather than a palm print.

These two grey fabrics will come in handy.

When it comes to kitsch, nothing tops peacocks, unless it's lobsters. These fabrics will be fabo cushions and I'll use the scribbly fabric in the middle as the backing.

The bookshelves in this room are filling up also. I love a good set of bookshelves - no house should be without them. Write that down.

A lot of people have their go-to places to buy flowers. Mine is, without fail, either the corner store at Rosalie or the gold-plated shop (a.k.a Rosalie Gourmet Market). There's nothing like competitive flower selling if you're a customer who loves flowers. Look at those colours, they're almost supernatural.
Here are some things I love about winter:

Having a good excuse to cover the tops of my arms
Being able to put my make up on in the morning without it sliding off (as it does in December)
Sleeping under a pile of warm blankets with the window open
Red wine
Vivid sunsets
Tax returns
Toads and snakes are hibernating
Bed socks

Well, that's 10 minutes you're never going to get back. Til next time.


  1. Love it when you have the time! Your laundry looks chic and fabulous, and I am sighing with envy. Really. Mine is C**p. Your cushions are going to be perfect, tying in (not by accident I'm sure) with your blue and white china pieces. Lovely! Cheers to the fur-bedecked security detail :)

  2. Always a thrill to see a post by you. Would be nice to see some outfit shots from you if you feel the inclination?

  3. I agree with Anonymous. I love to see a post from you. You are, without a shadow of a doubt, the funniest blogger I don't know! I hate winter. I do love bookshelves though and am thinking of getting some made. Yours,

  4. Bless that furball
    Pics look great Love!
    Where are you...somewhere over the rainbow lately?
    X A

  5. Que bonito post, me he paseado por tu bloc y me ha encantado, te invito a ver el mío, esta semana las mascotas son las protagonistas, nos hacen compañía y sacan lo mejor de nosotros mismos. Si eres un amantr de los anima les no te puedes perder este. Deseo que te guste y si es así y no eres seguidora espero que te hagas, gracias por visitarme.

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  7. I like the chevron tiles in the laundry! Nice chance from the normal all white.

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