Thursday, 30 April 2015


You see - sometimes being indecisive bites you on the arse.

I blew up the kettle. Woo hoo! A great opportunity to buy a new (read here stylish!) one. So I was pondering what to buy. Do I go with colour? There was a nice SMEG one which I liked. Then I thought perhaps a glass/clear one. Because then I might not burn it out like the last one.

I was still pondering this crucial purchase when Sean got sick of not having a kettle so went out and bought a one. A $20 Coles special.

Our new kettle

So there we are decision made. Not quite what I had in mind. Wonder how long I have to keep it before I can 'accidentally' burn this one out?

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Bed Head

So the bedroom has needed a bedhead for quite some time. I have been looking at various options, so was delighted today when something suitable presented itself. So I ordered it - and then I realised that it really just was not tall enough on the wall - it would look a bit like a pimple on a pumpkin.

The original one I ordered and then cancelled

So I looked around and found I could have something custom made quite inexpensively. But now I can't decide which I like the look of most. I am leaning 60% towards one, but 40% towards the other. Sean is, of course, absolutely NO help - although out of the 10 designs I showed him he did manage to pick these two as his top likes which is kind of amazing as they were mine, too!

Can't decide whether I like this style in
Oatmeal with brass studs

Or this one in Oatmeal as pictured
and brass studs

Also in two minds about the height. I do like a tall bedhead, but since European pillows give Sean the irrits, I'd probably only put them out when I style up the bed when we're entertaining. Am wondering if I get 10cm shaved off the height (currently 85cm from top of the mattress).

Sunday, 19 April 2015

A bit of silver

As promised, here are the new additions to the master bedroom. 9 years on - finally a wedding pic (of sorts). It's actually a picture of the back of the wedding car as we leave the church and drive just around the corner to the reception. I've also added a recent pic of the kids. When I finally get around to styling my bedsides I'll add a little more silver. For now I'm happy with the direction this room is heading.

Hanging on the wall between
our WIR and ensuite - a picture
from our wedding

Added a little frame to the chest of drawers, too

I need new bedlinen for the master, but nothing has so far presented itself. It's not urgent, so I'll wait to find something I like the look of.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Globe West Warehouse Sale

Decided to stop by the Globe West warehouse sale today. What a treat! Bought a chair (pics to come) and plan to go back tomorrow for another look around because they're restocking overnight. I was not there until late afternoon, but it was standing room only at 9 this morning apparently.

Just some of what was on offer

I thought the prices pretty good

Edited to add: went back today and picked up this nice little cheese platter. It's been on my list of wants for a while - and it was a good price so I thought 'why not?'.

New cheese platter

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Pottery Barn Part 2

Another visit to Chaddy today to visit Pottery Barn. Made a few purchases - one wall and one photo frame for our bedroom, plus some stemless wine glasses. We chatted to ages with a lovely fellow that works there and I am so tempted to put in a job application! I know the money would not be great - but the staff discount might make it worthwhile.

Used here for punch, bought a set of these
stemless wine glasses

So tomorrow I'm off to print up photos for the frames and to finish the invites for Oscar's birthday party. We're doing a pool party, so I've done an invite which reflects that.

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Easter Bunnies

So my two little bunnies got Easter eggs today :) However as they were collecting them I noticed the front garden really needed weeding. So we're having a gardening day today. Will feed the plants, do some weeding, sweep the paths, use the cobweb brush and generally tidy up the front of the house.

In the meantime, here's a few pics of my little bunnies celebrating Easter!

Happy with their haul

Happy to start collecting

Unimpressed - someone is
still tired after watching the
lunar eclipse last night

Friday, 3 April 2015

So another not a house post

I guess this is becoming less about the house and more about a day-to-day life sort of thing. And I don't care that no-one reads it. It's more for me!

So I just had to share the latest pretties I've bought for Adelaide. Because I just LOVE having a girl! And I am so grateful that I have a princess who likes dresses and wearing new things.

Like this for Autumn

Can see this for Winter

Adore this for Spring!

It's going to be hard once she goes to school and needs about 1/4 of the clothing :o

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

I have my eye on...

We don't truly need it - but I'd like a seat of sorts in the WIR to sit on while doing up shoes etc. The problem is, the furniture in our bedroom is vintage and it's hard to find an original seat which is in good condition and suitable. Because even if it's in a wardrobe, I do like things to match!

But then I came across a lovely little ottoman which could be just the ticket! Similar styling, same sort of delicacy, slim enough to fit into the robe etc. Am still considering it, but I do think it might be just the thing.

These are the drawers in our master room.
We have matching side tables

I thought this might be a suitable enough match
for our walk in robe?