Saturday, July 23, 2011

Shoe Wall Art!

How cool is this? Couldnt go past it in the latest "The English Home" I bought last week. Such a clever idea. The article said that she liked to use ladders as works of art (and storage) and I love the idea
Then I found these metal shoes as wall art in a display home

And I thought "What about using really pretty shoes instead?"

What do you think?

Monday, July 18, 2011

La Brocante Pour Passion part one

I dont know much french but I was able to decipher that this gorgeous French home was decorated using a passion for Brocante in FranceSo many gorgeous elements to enjoy and inspire! Use french quilts on coffee tables and couches, silver tea sets with white china, screens or panels as works of art, lots of simple greenery

Mouldings or crowns above doorways

Curtains instead of doors

Furniture in soft greys, creams and whites

Louis style chairs and lots of candelabra

Natural stone coloured ornaments

(All pics from Maisons de Campagne)

Dont you just love it!

Friday, July 15, 2011

French Style Shopping In WA

When in need of a French fix I love to go to this gorgeous Florist/Gift shop called


As you drive past you realize you just have to stop and see what magic is hiding inside

Dont you just love the topiaries?

It's just "Stunning"!
(Love the three chandeliers)

The perfect front door

Adore the red geraniums

But also my favourite hand lotion

(Perfect excuse to drop by)

The most beautiful selection of real and artificial flowers

Wrought iron, cane ware, french style china

I'm in heaven!

If you come to WA you simply must stop by

You'll be glad you did!

You can visit online here

Or head on down to 208 Cambridge Street Wembley

Linking to Beach Cottage "Good Life Wednesday"

And French Country Cottage "Feathered Nest Friday"

Monday, July 11, 2011

Elegant French Style Fireplaces

For those of us right in the middle of winter there is nothing more enjoyable than gathering near a fireplace
Everyone can't help but be drawn to the magic a fireplace can bring

A perfect place to arrange something special


In my next house it has to be on TOP of the list!


But which room or in how many rooms?

I simply love, love, love..... the shape of this one

And it's at both ends of the room! Both in the dining and sitting ends of one large room.

Oh how decadent!

(But I'd love it)

(simplified bee)

Perhaps in the kitchen

(I'll take the whole kitchen please!!)

Or the bathroom.

Another gorgeous surround

Dont know if Id go this one?

Oh how luxurious to have one in the bedroom

(Savio Firmino)
Especially in pink marble!

How about you?

Where do you enjoy your fireplace(s)?

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Winter's Sweet Sentiments

Victoria magazine had a stunning Winter Wonderland dinner setting

That I used for inspiration for my own Winter Dinner party

It was called Winter's Sweet Sentiments

So this is my version

Couldn't resist the touch of pink from my pink icebergs

Beautiful candelabra

Lots of candlelight

Was a beautiful night with fellow teachers from my school and their wonderful partners
(also teachers)
Warm memories!