Saturday, October 15, 2011

A little mishap

The sun stayed out again for most of the day and Harry and my dad replaced the other half of our roof today… with just one little mishap. 

Harry’s foot went through the ceiling in the bathroom. Luckily he didn’t fall right through and wasn’t hurt. The ceiling is rubbish and needs to be replaced anyway, I guess this will just save a little time when we get to the demolishing work later.

Weekday Carnival

This morning I discovered a new blog to follow. Weekday Carnival is the blog of a Finnish photographer, mother and creator of beautiful objects. Her photography is lovely and so is her home.
I was originally drawn to the blog by this photo via Pinterest.
I love the quirky mix of posters and postcards. I would love to get my hands on some of those colourful Pantone postcards.
Above images via this post on Weekday Carnival
Also, check out the Weekday Carnival shop for super cute jewellery, posters and other bits and pieces.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Proxy jewellery tree

I have been trying to find a practical and nice looking jewellery tree for a while, to store some of my most frequently worn accessories in one place.  I have not had any success, so today I bought a bamboo mug tree instead.

It was only $9.95 from Howard’s Storage World.   I like how the bamboo contrasts against my white wall and mostly black and silver jewellery.
Above: Kate Spade ‘Date Night’ ring, necklaces by Mimco and Kate Spade, bracelets by Oroton
Above: Naomi Murrell flower ring, Kate Spade heart ring, necklaces by Mimco and Kate Spade
Above: black heart necklace and white bow necklace both from Mimco, bracelets from Oroton
I still need to find a way to store some of my longer necklaces.  For now they are hanging on a belt hanger.  How do you store your necklaces?

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I like boring things…

It’s been a while since I shared a Swedish home tour. It’s the smaller details I love in this home… the Andy Warhol poster, the Eames rocker, the red bows on the otherwise black & white art, the Marimekko curtain…
Above images from Hemnet

Monday, October 10, 2011

A cute combo

I love this cute sofa and coffee table combo.

Above image from

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Hello sunshine

I apologise in advance that there are no glamorous pictures in this post.
I am so excited, the sun stayed out for most of today and we managed to get half of the back roof done. Goodbye horrible rusty reddish brown corrugated roof and hello sleek new woodland grey colorbond steel.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Midnight in Paris

Tonight I watched an advanced screening of Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris. It was a nice romantic comedy and one I would recommend if that is your type of movie. Personally, what I loved most were the flashbacks to 1920s Paris and the gorgeous fashions of that time and the scenery which was amazing. I can’t wait to visit this beautiful city.

Above image by Felix Doaz via Pinterest

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Elkington Park

Harry and I took an extra leave day to make this 3-day long weekend into a 4-day long weekend. Due to bad weather for the past 3 days, our weekend didn’t quite go to plan and it wasn’t as productive as we’d hoped.
But the sun was shining today and we took advantage of it to get at least one thing ticked off our to do list. We rode our bikes around to every park on the Balmain peninsula and we have decided on a venue for our engagement party: Elkington Park in Balmain.
Above image from joemills2 via Flickr
When we first moved to Balmain around 3 ½ years ago we rented a house across the street from Elkington Park and I would take our dogs there for a walk every morning before work.
The views from the park are amazing…
Above image from joemills2 via Flickr
...but the main reason we chose it as our engagement party venue is the rotunda.
Above image by Kerrie via Flickr
I have seen many wedding ceremonies held in the little rotunda and the surrounding rose garden. I think it will be a lovely place to serve food and drinks and provide shelter from the harsh January sun.
We also designed our engagement party invitations over the weekend and bought all the supplies we need to make them. I won’t share them just yet, but watch this space.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Neon pink

I love this neon pink faux bedhead, which may be painted onto the wall or a decal, and the cushions from la cerise sur le gateau.

Above image from VT Wonen's Facebook page

Here's another image of the same room, but this one shows the width of the whole bed, giving us a better look at the bedhead and cushions.

Above image via Style Files from a VT Wonen blogger event
Those screen printed toile cushions are just gorgeous aren't they.  I have my own screen printed la cerise sur le gateau cushion, which I absolutely love (seen below with my little Rascal).

Saturday, October 1, 2011

A fresh new look

I had planned on spending today helping my Dad replace the corrugated iron roofing on the back of our house, but the weather report said it was going to rain and thunderstorm today, so I told him not to worry about coming over.

No rain fell from the sky until late in the afternoon, so we could have installed the new roof after all.

Ah well, instead I decided to give my blog a fresh new look.

I really like that it's much simpler and lighter than the last design.  What do you think?