google blogger on Sunday, February 28, 2010
google blogger on Friday, February 26, 2010
from Kate at centsational girl (in her beautiful kitchen refresh) I knew what I had to do with this mirror
which I have had and loved for a long time but will no longer fit in with my
But lest you think I have made no progress at all (a little faith please), here is one of my bedside tables which were once a very ordinary beechy colour and I think are now pretty spesh in their new black and white livery. Decorscaping still to occur!
I've also painted the ugly bookcase and another of today's jobs is to line the back of the shelves with the lovely IKEA fabric seen in this post.
So I'm off to the hardware store, and I just might make a quick pit-stop into the Salvos and Vinnies to see if there are any treasures just waiting for moi.
But one thing I won't be doing is popping into the Canberra Show...that I'll leave for others!
Hope you all have a lovely weekend.
google blogger on Wednesday, February 24, 2010
I was reminded how nice it was to be up among the leaves when I saw these pictures in the March edition of House and Garden.
Who wouldn't want to have a lazy afternoon or a romantic night in one of these?
google blogger on Tuesday, February 23, 2010
I believe that heroism and real bravery are about sacrifice and giving; often about everyday people doing extraordinary things and you don't bump up against it all that often...well not in my experience.
But in my circle of volleyball friends there is one very brave woman; a heroine by my definition. Someone who is making a real sacrifice, though I suspect she wouldn't describe it that way. Denise is giving up one of her kidneys for her brother today in a hospital in Adelaide. She is, by her own admission, an intensely private person, but she said it was ok for me to write about this as long as it was about promoting organ donation...and it is organ donation week after all. So please take some time to think about this. There's a good website Donate Life with loads of information. And if you're not on the register, please think about that as well. If you want information about live kidney donor transplants there is information here. Apparently at least 30 percent of willing, and otherwise appropriate kidney donor-recipient pairs are incompatible, and currently can't proceed to live donor transplantation. Thankfully this is not the case for Denise and her brother.
So Denise, you heroine (oh yes you are!), here's blessings to you both xx
google blogger on Monday, February 22, 2010
I'm not quite sure what to do with them yet, although I do know that a couple will end up in my black and white themed bedroom, somewhere, somehow! (yes, they're meant to be backwards!)
google blogger on Sunday, February 21, 2010
I finished painting the pergola...and got a very sore back and shoulder as a result, but I'm pleased that the Mission Brown has gone to its maker! Can you spot the Vampire Slayer in the photo?
I undercoated two bedside tables and the ugly bookshelf in the bedroom...this one...yuck...can't believe how much better it looks already...photo when project is done.
and framed my very kitsch but oh-so-lovable heavily beaded Taj Mahal cushion cover I bought in India a few years ago.
and, oh yeah...bought these gorgeous Eiffel Tower paper clips yesterday...too cute, from Typo...now there's one dangerous store to hang about in.
...so, to use the great Australian vernacular...I'm knackered and off to watch Dr Who.
Will leave you with this lovely study in lieu of a photo of mine which, despite the shelf is still a work in progress!
Enjoy the working week.
google blogger on Friday, February 19, 2010
Despite what some people say, Canberra has an awful lot going for it...except a major omission in the form of an Ikea. Which, I do concede, is probably quite handy for the wallet. I usually rely on the wonderful people at BringitHome (a fantastic Ikea pick-up service for Canberrans) when the Ikea bug hits, but not today (sorry guys)...today (ok yesterday) a wonderful friend Chris did an Ikea run to Sydney with her son's ute and said son's girlfriend Alex in tow (not literally of course although the ute did get a bit full!) and bought me back this red Lack shelf destined for the study...
google blogger on Thursday, February 18, 2010
I opened the postpack and saw...
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