Sunday, September 18, 2011

An 18th century apartment in Strasbourg

How was your weekend? Mine has been nice and relaxing… lots of lounging and eating, a couple of bike rides and a bit of time in the park lapping up the sun. We decided to spend this weekend unwinding as I spent last weekend in Melbourne with my mum and we’re planning on spending next weekend working on the house.
Whilst lounging I stopped by some of favourite inspirational websites and discovered this lovely home in Strasbourg in north-eastern France on Marie Claire Maison. I especially love the bedroom with its mix of grey and white and that little splash of bright pink in the fireplace.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Currently coveting...

...Lanvin ballet flats.  I'll take a pair in every colour please.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Black and white stripes in Linnéstaden

I love the black and white striped wallpaper in the living room of this apartment for sale in Linnéstaden, Sweden.  If only I was brave enough to attempt something like this in my own home.

Above images from Alvhem Mäkleri & Interiör

Friday, September 9, 2011

Something old

If you read my Melbourne posts, you will know that Harry popped the question while we were away. His timing was perfect as we were having such a lovely weekend, at a time when I have been a little down with so much to do at work and at home.
My ring belonged to my Godmother. It was a gift from my Godfather and she gave it to me when he passed away years ago. My Godmother also passed away earlier this year and it made sense to use this beautiful ring with so much sentimental value rather than spend a lot of money on a new one.

I’m not sure of its exact age, but I know this ring is older than me. I guess I have my ‘something old’ sorted for our wedding day.

Don’t cry because it’s over

I love this image: the gilded mirror and the handwritten quote. I thought it was appropriate to share it today after attending my Great Aunt’s funeral.
Above image from Rue magazine

Sunday, September 4, 2011

New items in my Etsy shop

I have been home all weekend looking after Pixie. We have set up a child’s playpen so that she has enough space to do what she needs to do, but not enough space to run around and hurt her leg. Despite her comfy little space, she is not happy about being confined. I can’t blame her, but at least she has an open window and fresh air, which is more than I can say for my workspace.
I decided to make it a productive weekend by continuing to sort through my stuff and listing more vintage items in my Etsy shop.  If you love retro pink 1950s kitchenware, there is plenty to choose from and more to come.
Above: 1950s Nally Ware spice canisters (these have already sold)
Above: 1950s Nally Ware stacking canisters (I have suspended the listing to get a postage quote for an international buyer)
Above: 1950s Lustro Ware kitchen canister set
Above: 1950s Lustro Ware waxed paper / paper towel dispenser
Above: 1950s Lustro Ware salt & pepper shakers
Above: 1950s Kromex bread bin

Friday, September 2, 2011


My poor little Pixie had surgery to repair a torn cruciate ligament in her right knee yesterday.
She is doing very well, but is a little sulky… understandably so, as she is obviously in pain and uncomfortable with that giant bandage.  The bandage will remain on her leg for a week and she will be confined to a playpen for 8 weeks while she heals.
She is getting lots of cuddles for reassurance that it will get better and her little world isn’t ending.