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My daughter doesn’t think so!!!
Love you Kell xoxo
We have a couple of little nooks in our lounge room – one houses the TV and the other is home to the “doiley cupboard”. It’s a little cabinet that I inherited from my Nan . . . and it was filled with doileys!
Hanging above the doiley cupboard is a typesetter’s or printer’s tray. In its previous life it was filled with Helvetica Bold 24 typsetting sorts, but now it’s filled with the faces of the ones I love! It’s a bit of fun to see these little snippets of reminders of our family hanging on our wall. I was inspired to create this a couple of years ago after seeing a project by Ali Edwards. The whole process was enjoyable for me – starting with scouring antique shops to find a suitable tray, to sorting through and reminiscing about 10os of photos to the actual “cutting and pasting”. There are still a few blank spots, but we’ve still got a whole lot of life left yet to fill it! I love that this is such a novel way to display not only photos, but other little pieces of memorabilia too.
And then there’s the wall! There’s been some discussion in our house this week of ideas for re-decorating and “the wall” was on the list. I should point out that this was an already existing feature of our house when we bought it – and it’s quite a polarising aspect of the room. Some people like (don’t really know about love) it and some people definitely don’t (the word hate may have been bandied about!). It’s a silver wallpaper, chosen many years ago by the daughter of the previous owner. I actually don’t mind it (it’s not particularly well hung, with joins overlapping etc) or at least the essence of it – it reflects light nicely and I don’t find it that offensive, but the ideas man is in no way enamoured by it! I suspect, in the end, that it will go, but for now it’s the backdrop to some of may favourite furniture/decorating pieces.
What corner of your home is making your heart sing today?
How’s this for a feast of colour?
This little critter was making quite a meal of our grape leaves . . . and given that it turned out to be an ornamental grape vine (which was somewhat disappointing – seems we have an ornamental plum as well, so no real fruits for us!) I’m glad that the leaves can be put to good use!
And how fantastic are the markings along its body? Isn’t nature a spectacular thing?
The colours remind me of my Tropical Delight quilt.
Funny, I’d always thought of this quilt as a summery one, but I guess it crosses the seasons . . .
Last night we made our way to Lake Burley Griffin with about 130,000 other Canberrans for Skyfire 2010 (it’s the 22nd annual event). It’s a fireworks display put on each year by our local radio station. The display itself lasts about 20 minutes and is synchronised to music. We usually take a picnic dinner and try and find ourselves a good vantage point. I think we did pretty well this year – good view, easy to get there, easy to get home, great weather. Good night had by all!
There was a family sitting behind us with small children and they had the best time ever . . . I just loved hearing their absolute joy at the whole thing – the oohs and aahs and wonderment. Oh that we should all remember to just find the pure joy in whatever we do . . .
This is what I see from my bedroom window (here in Australia we’re getting into the cooler weather).
How I love Autumn . . . it’s my favourite season .
Sure spring is great.
And summer and winter each have their own special kind of loveliness.
But Autumn . . . the colours . . . the crisp evenings and glorious days . . . so welcome after a hot summer . . . a gentle reminder that I’ll be needing to get out the flannel pjs soon . . . the season that most reminds me of the passing of time and reminds me to make the most of it.
Which season do you most look forward to?