Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Keeping spirits high

Last week I had some surgery and have been feeling miserable staying at home. Not to mention guilty that I have missed more work than I thought I would. My days are a haze of painkiller dozes and bad daytime tv...  

Though here are some of the parts I have been trying to make the most of, while (pretty much) house bound.

Pink paddy cake from a local bakery on pretty china

A sweet 70's beach chair found recently during roadside collection - hubby thinks it is hideous but wasn't going to let that stop me! 

Beachy new Havaianas.. very impressed I was that I ordered these from General Pants online one morning and had them at my door the same time the next day! (and free postage I might add) PS: falling into online shopping is easy while house bound...

Dogs dropping the act that they don't like each other! 

Saturday, October 29, 2011


Peach tea cordial

Vintage sign found at an antique shop

Pretty organisation

Silver & white

The abundance of herbs since Spring hit

My current guilty pleasure.. American Pickers
I find myself quoting the show while op shopping, searching for 'rusty gold'! 

Sunday, October 23, 2011


It was not my intention to leave it so long between posts.. but alas, better later than never right? Here is a recap of the goings on.. at least the goings on caught on film :-)

Finally discovered music festivals (it's only taken me until I was 28) and rocked out like we were teenagers at Parklife. I think we could have been the oldest people there, but hey, still loved every minute!

Chilled out at Qpac's Greenjam Sessions whilst wondering where they bought all the cool cushions & rugs...

Was charmed by an antique trunk and decided to make it our new coffee table

Gave our laundry area a freshen up with a coat of paint for our vintage laundry cupboard and added a pretty plant on top

Watched our jasmine keep creeping in all directions! 

Celebrated our anniversary

And was spoilt rotten in the process

Escaped the city and enjoyed some much needed rest by the beach

And spotted a super cute wild bunny rabbit! 

Watched as talented truck drivers played tetris with fancy cars in the lead up to Indy

Gave ourselves a 'masterchef like' challenge.. no buying our weekly fruit & veg from fruit and veg shops.. instead only from roadside stalls.. Potato & avocado salad anyone? 

Admired tropical produce.. and broke the challenge to buy one chocolate pudding fruit. Yes. You heard that right. Nom noms.

Enjoyed the sunshine! 

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Red, White & Blue

I didn't plan it this way but it turns out most of my weekend op shop purchases followed the red, white and blue theme.

Dresses, $5 each. 

Top: $4 / Skirt: $5 / Top: $4 / Shirt: $6

Yep... And I found another bike.. even fit into my theme! 
A bit more practical than my other bike, it has gears. It was like Christmas riding it over the weekend.
At a grand total of $39 I have to say, not bad! 

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Lemming - Fleur Wood

I have decided I am well and truly over Winter and thus, my thoughts keep turning to everything Spring.

I have always loved the simplicity and the vintage tones of Fleur Wood's designs and that they aren't too trend orientated. I also adore the designs of her dresses, they always have an unrivalled sense of romance for occasions such as a wedding or daytime date.
The Spring 2011 Collection is no exception. LOVE.

Images: www.fleurwood.com

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Today was the last public holiday we will have for the rest of the year, well until Christmas anyway, the 'Ekka' holiday. Every Ekka holiday I come over all nostalgic remembering the great times I had as a child visiting the giant carnival that is the Ekka, with all the animals, showbags, rides, dagwood dogs, strawberry ice creams and fairy floss. Despite this, rather than brave the crowds I do favour taking the day to relax and spend time with family mid week instead!

Over the weekend, family welcomed a new addition: Locky. Locky is a Beaglier, that is, a Beagle x King Charles Cavalier. Evidently having spent time with our two crazy Beagles hadn't completely put them off the breed! He is so cute and tiny and excitable and we just couldn't resist visiting today to have a play and cuddle!

Dress: Vintage / Ring (right hand): Sportsgirl / Nail Polish: OPI Barefoot in Barcelona

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Night Lights + Laneway Bar

Last night we ventured out after work and had dinner at Jellyfish (yum!) followed by drinks at The Laneway.. to celebrate, well.. we were toasting "nothing at all". Which was kind of nice because we have made a point to not make too much of a big deal of our birthdays and anniversaries when they come around nowadays, unless they are considered, well, 'milestones'. Brisbane is definitely trying to create the hip-ness of Melbourne in creating laneway type 'precincts', I have to say, this place was pretty cool...
Excuse poor pics, night-time and a phone camera do not make for epic photography!

Shadows on the ceiling

Shadows were created by this..

Hard earned Sem. Sav. Blanc after a long week..

Gone with the wind.. projected onto the laneway wall!

City lights..

Dress: Vintage from op shop / Jacket: Vintage Fletcher Jones from op shop / Belt: Country Road / Booties: Novo / Tights: Ambra (If you haven't worked it out by now I am kind of obsessed with their tights, super thick and warm!) / Bag: See by Chloe / Glazy expression: courtesy of several glasses of wine combined with a long, busy week!