Friday, January 30, 2009

Just a quick post to show you what I was talking about yesterday.

Very exciting.Thank you to all the lovely ladies who left such nice comments .It is so nice to be supported,and I hope I can do the same for you all.



Thursday, January 29, 2009

Hi everyone,

I'm very excited about the latest issue of Country Home Ideas as it has a little feature on my website.I have already received some orders and enquiries and it is only just on the stands.

So I have been busy making sure it is up to scratch.

I was going to show you but my battery just went flat on my camera.Typical!I will show you tomorrow.

I'm loving these new goodies that arrived today.I probably should'nt have photograghed them on pink,but anyway on the right is organza bags filled with rose soaps and on the left is little bath soak jars tied up with ribbon and roses.Sweet!

They are from Helen White and smell glorious AND are Australian made.

Ooooops! I forgot to rotate!.........These are a set of 3 cupcake teatowels for $9.95.Bargain! You would'nt want to get them dirty would you?
Have a fab weekend and stay cool.

Monday, January 26, 2009

What are little girls made of?

Love the illustrations in this book by Sandra Kuck.They are so girly and gorgeous!

I was just flicking through it and came across this little verse:

'Tis the greatest gift from heaven,

little arms that hold you tight,

and a kiss so soft and gentle

when you tuck them in at night.

Is'nt that beautiful.I think it is so easy to be busy and take for granted little things like that.They grow up sooooo quickly that I think they are only on loan. haahaa

These are new hooks that would be great if you were renting as they just hook over the door,no need for screws.And of course you have to have a little bling!
Till we chat next time!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Love these crystal topped teaspoons that have just arrived.Makes you want to sit down and have a little tea party!

And these glam salad servers are cute too.

It's hard to see but on the end they have a diamond shaped crystal .Bling!

I've had these heart shaped mirror hooks many times but dont think I have shown you before.I am putting them on my website .

Also love these maple leaf shaped ones as well they are so pretty.

Had a little graffiti attack on the shop onite.Luckily I was able to scrub the bright purple scribble off with some turps.Makes you wonder what people are thinking when they are defacing someone elses property.Thank goodness that was all they did!

Thought for today: "Love is a little haven of refuge from the world" Bertrand Russell

Till next time!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Thought I'd show you what I did yesterday.Before Christmas I had ordered some wooden birdhouses with the idea of decorating them.First I painted them white,then I stuck some rose decals on(seeing as I am not clever enough to paint ) then put some pink crystals and ribbons on them.To my astonishment they look half good and I even sold one yesterday, AND I even remembered to take a before photo,amazing!

I was also given a basket so thought I'd pretty it up too and it could hold some of my laces.I painted it cream then hot glued some velvet roses and hydrangeas on it.
This blogging thing is so much fun and checking out everyones blog certainly keeps u inspired.I am continually amazed at how clever some people are.
Here's my thought fot today:
I agree, have a good day!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

I am back again..... I forgot to mention that Kerryanne from Shabbyartboutique tagged me.

So here goes....I think you are supposed to post the 4th photo in your 4th folder and tag 4 people.I think i can do that.

Okay so this was my 4th photo.It is a pic of a shop I started in Lismore NSW(Abode Gift and Homewares) about 5 years ago.The pic shows the little display shed(that was already there) and back then I was a lot more into country.I sold the shop a few years ago to my friend Helen, and she is doing a fabulous job at continuing to grow the business and make it look even more beautiful.It's great to talk with her and share our worries and great finds and basically just support each other. The only thing I have to convince her to do is join the blogging world!!!
So I would like to tag:

Cant wait to see their pics

Wow another week gone, looks like this year will pass us by quickly too.Hopefully we will get a bit more time to stop and smell the roses, which is what I did yesterday.It was a gorgeous day here yesterday so I spent most of it outside tending to my roses, they are looking fab at the moment.Then later in the day I sat on the verandah with a cup of tea and a mag and actually had time to study each page in detail.(country home ideas of course)

Here is a pic of some of the roses

I have a few new Gail McCormack prints in the shop.I cant

seem to keep enough lately.I can understand, they are stunning.It takes all my strength not to take them home.

Love the girls only sign,it's such a sweetie!
Leave you with a thought for the day

"let us not hurry so in our pace of living that we lose sight of the art of living" Sir Francis Bacon
Have GREAT day!!!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Hello again, I have just been inspired.A lovely lady Vicki has just joined the blogging world.She and her husband owned a gorgoeus shabby chic cafe that tragically got burnt down last year.If you have time pop over to read her post

,very inspirational and great to see them on a mission to enjoy the best of every day.Which I think all of us need a little reminder every now and then.What's that saying "dont sweat the small stuff",very true.

When I came back to work I was determined to move things around a bit and get a fresh look for the New Year.After moving the bed into several positions(on an angle,against the wall,at right angles to the window) I ended up putting it almost in the exact same position.Does anyone else do that? WHAT A SILLY DUFFER

Anyway I have decided that I might give the bed a break and make a display window instead for a while,but will probably need a cupboard or hutch or something.Now I will be on the prowl for one.

I have been having fun playing with my new camera.It has so many more features than my old one.I absolutely looooove these tassels.They make me happy just looking at them :)

These are a little dearer than normal.$11.95 (all my other tassels are $9.95) but well worth it I think.

I am looking forward to my day off tomorrow, my beautiful mother is going to work 1 day a week for me until they go away travelling in April.Is'nt she a saint.Words cant express how much I love her and my dad, I only hope I can be half as good a parent as they are.Ohhh I'm getting all mushy now hee hee.
Hope you have a lovely day and see you next time.x

Monday, January 12, 2009

I'm back.........I can't believe my last post was early December!!!! After a very busy Christmas in the shop, I had a little 2 week break.My mum very obligingly worked in the shop for me.What an angel she is.So I got to spend some quality time at home with my treasures and also got to spend some time with visiting friends and family.Lovely.

So back to the grindstone.....well it's not really a grindstone.It's always a pleasure to be surrounded by pretties!

My friend Helen will get a laugh from this pic.I have had these pretty painted ducks in the shop for a while ,but was planning to give one to Helen for Xmas and as she reads my blog,I could'nt put the duckies on the blog.So now I finally can.Are'nt they lovely.

Coming up to Christmas I had these sweet little tic tac toe sets.Hopefully I can get them again.They are little fairies and dragons.
This was an old photo,I have a new camera and tripod, so am hoping my photography skills may improve??????Maybe!!!
Well that's all for today,I promise to keep you updated from now on.
Happy blogging!