Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Last weekend we managed to take the family away down the South Coast for a nice break.We have been so busy working on the house every Sunday that we thought it was time to get away and have some fun!!

Here is Nick jumping off the rock into the pool

And Sarah feeding the Rainbow Lorrikeets on the back deck of the cabin we stayed in.It was hillarious watching the antics of 'who's the boss'?

My boy's checking out the surf

But before we ducked away I had a quick look at the local markets and manged to pick up a few goodies.I got this lovely chair, already painted and upholstered, the cane waste paper basket that I added some roses to and another basket that I also added roses to.So that was a nice start to the weekend.

One of Gail's lovely prints.
Some of the soaps that I decorate

Here is a cute little mini cup cake dome.Is'nt it sweet?

Gorgeous heart shaped cup and saucer is new in this week.Would'nt you feel special drinking out of it?
Well that's my news for this week........till next time
Lucinda x

Monday, November 16, 2009

Hello again........another busy week has flown by.

Last Saturday one of my lovely friends Heidi decided to hold a Hume Cottage party at her beautiful home.What fun we all had and my pretties looked fabulous in her home.We enjoyed some yummy afternoon tea and some bubbly.I took a few photos(should have taken heaps more) but it was hard to get a clear pic without someone in it.So these just dont do it justice but you get the idea.Next year we will hold in-store parties after hours , where the hostess organises a few friends to come to the shop and I will supply tea/coffee and a few nibbles, and the hostess will get the benefits.Sounds like a whole lot of fun to be had!

Today I have been out and about and am very excited to pick up an old standard lamp made from iron, for $25! Bargain....and these guys are so hard to come by.Will post some pics of before and after soon.
Before I go thought you might like a chuckle .Here is a pic of my shop the day before we opened.....it seems soooo bare.It is nice to look back and see how far we've come.
Have a great day!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

another quick post before I start my days work in the shop.

Last Sat we enjoyed another sucessful hightea.Some ladies went all out and got dressed up fo r the occasion, with one lady wearing a beautiful antique lace dress.Nice to see them going to some trouble.

Next one is 5th December and we will have a Christmas theme.We already have some bookings for that one, should be fun.

Betta go and open up ,short and sweet these days but better than nothing I guess!
Have a great day!
Luicnda x

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Hey all , thought I would show you my Christmas display in the shop.Still a work in progress.I could'nt believe the customer pressure to put it out ( I did'nt want to put it out toooo early) , then the other day a customer groaned "oh no...you've got your Christmas things out too!!!" Cant win! I must admit that until I did put it out I was'nt feeling very Chrismassy.

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I managed to take some pic's of our extension yesterday, bare with me as the lighting was'nt great but it will give you a bit of an idea how things are coming along.

This is our bedroom ...looking from inside the ensuite.How lucky was I to be given the bench seat at the end of the bed.I have'nt decided what colour I will re-upholster it yet.I love it!!

Another pic of our bedroom.And a little peak at the ensuite.I got the vanity off ebay and it's one of my fav things.The frames on the wall I got from the markets and spray painted white

Another one of my fav pieces, my plate rack full of old china and crystal.

And the lovely mirror shelf I was given last Christmas from some beautiful friends hangs pride and place in our family room with some pretties.Can you see a bit of my chandy in the reflection?

betta go, will post pics soon of the rest of it.have a nice weekend
Lucinda xx