Friday, August 28, 2009


Well here is some more of the images of these roses in all her glory, I had taken so many images and couldn't decide which ones, as they are all beautiful,
We as you know in my last post I had rang HQ, to find out what the name of these roses are, so I could grow them in my own garden, well when I get a garden, maybe I'll have to grow them in a pot first, until I get one,
They are such a very pretty pale creamy pink........


So there you have it...... one pretty rose, for all! hope you all find one or two or three to grow in your garden.......I think when my time comes and have a garden I will be growing a border of these roses along the front of a white veranda........hmmmmm I wish, I wish for a white house with a wide long veranda.

Dreams can come true!!!!!!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

How Pretty!!!

Ok ladies today I have sent and email to HQ where I bought theses beautiful roses, they told me that they will ask there supplier the name of them, once I find out I will let all of you know what they are called!!!!

and this is my lounge room looking through to the dinning room, I was meant to show this awhile back, actually I think I took this a week before the big fires we had here in Melbourne, I remembered because of the flowers on display here, dried out in two days, which was amazing, I never thought flowers could dry out so quickly....I kept some of them and they are still on display today, I'll show them another time. But I also must admit there room has been changed around to since. Please don't enlarge you see all the yukky stuff down through the back door where I store things for my shop......LOL and hubby is not happy about that either.....heehummm sorry honey.

Oh my beautiful millinery hats, love them whole, bought them to pull apart to get the flowers, but can't bring myself to do that....there just toooooooo pretty. Oh I just realised I have forgotten two other shades of pink millinery hats, hmmmm where is my head lately, I would forget my head if in it wasn't screwed

Pretties taking a bath, I just loved the whiteness of the soapy bubbles with beautiful colours of the teacups, looks gorgeous don't you think?

And now to the perfect Shabby colours, I went to my local paint supplier, with a little drop of this and a little drop of that we came up with the perfect Shabby Chic colour pallet.
Soon as I got them home I couldn't wait I had to crack the cans open to have a look and take a photo, ok the image was taken at the wrong time of the day, to get that right sun light, to show them of better. But arn't they beautiful!!!

I hope there was lots of eye candy there for you, as it was for me.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and find loads of Shabby treasures!!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Pretty In Pink.......

Well this is only going to be a quick one today, need to dash off to pick up cherubs from school,

I took these images back in June, as that's when I finally found my own Little Adeline Dress Form, so I got to work dressing her all up for a photo shoot, some many vintage treasures I have found along the way, originally I bought all these lovely vintage necklaces to sell, which I still might but at this stage, I'm loving Miss Adeline wearing them.

I thought about trying to clean and get some of the stains out of her but once I dressed Adeline, I loved how the different toning of the vintage fabric she stays dirty.....naughty have a
with this dress form there are holes in the front and sides so you can turn and in large the form to the size dress you want to make, at first I didn't like that idea....but dress forms are very hard to find so who am I to complain.....

I put a peony rose in the hole to cover it up for this shoot....

And finally I added a vintage apron that I found at an opp shop, (thrifty shop) gorgeous colour don't you think....I think I'll be keeping this one....

And I still haven't found out about my favorite rose, I am determined to find out what the name of this rose's driving me crazy.... I want to grow these but how can I when I don't know what to ask for....All the shop could tell me is that they are STANDARD ROSES but surely they have a name.....Does anyone know!!!!!!!!
Ok told you it was a short one!
Hope you have a wonderful day.

Friday, August 14, 2009

House Hunt

Ok today the girls and I decide to go to a couple of house inspections, as we are thinking about buy a house, the street we went done OMG this street was full of cottages, ohhhhhh, arrrrrrr, they where all just stunning, all I could here from the back seat, "I want to live in that house, no this house OMG to many to choose from" I had a little chuckled to myself, think gee I thought I was, now there is only one of these we went to inspect, the rest are dreamers. This one here you could only get glimpse of it through the tree's, beautiful white cottage, loving the hint of pink blooms, while resting in the lush green surroundings,

Loving this one little miners cottage, mind you every one of these houses bar 1 are mostly all in a row,

Now this I could live in, loving the wrap around veranda, the fact of it being cute and small looking from the front, then you notice that it is a two storey.

Now ladies the worst house in the best street this is the house the girls and I went to inspect, now I looked passed the old smell and the dirtiness of the inside and not to mention the original furniture that every shabby girl dreams of finding I wanted to take it all home, anyway I pictured it all painted white on the inside and out, it had the old original doors and handles, the kitchen was like stepping way back to your 1960's and very small almost like the size of a small bathroom, the whole house was painted in a cream, and as I said before very dirty, I wish I could have taken images, to show you how much work that needed to be done, not to mention the bits that can be turned into gorgeous shabby items. If I get a chance I'll go back for a second look and see if I could take some images,

Now this GOORGEOUS is this little treasure she was hiding around the corner, while waiting for the inspection to start we drove around to see other houses in the streets near by, when we drove up the street OMG we all said, "HELLO I LIVE HERE" I said to my girls, I noticed there was a gentleman in the front painting, so I said to my girls I'm going to ask if I could take a photo of there house, so I called him to the fence and asked if I could take a photo, then explained how I would like to put it on my blog, also asked if he knew what a blog was, and much to my surprise he said yes, his wife blogs, he called for his wife, well we had a wonderful chat exchanged blog addresses and here I am posting about it, NO seriously what are the odds of that happening, finding a co blogger, by stopping at there house to take a photo, well I must say
Lesley the owner of the house has not been blogging long, but my goodness her blog is beautiful you must stop by and read everything, I loved everything and added her to my Pantry straight away. Make sure you go and visit, Life At Number 10 you wont be disappointed.
Now my image here dose not do this little Cutey any justice, All the house is pure white, and beautiful magnolias trees in bloom set the setting, of what's to come on the inside.

Just another dream home behind all the garden.

and this one teal and pale blue, this one is another keeper.

and my list of dream homes keep getting bigger,

Now this one I think for me I'd need to remove some of those trees from the front and open it up more, and I probably change the colourway to a soft cream with white trims/highlights to match the fence of course.
Well ladies must get going, house work before going out to dinner tonight with some loved ones.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Natasha's Cuff Bracelet Swap

OMG, OMG, JUST A QUICK ONE!!!! today is a wonderful day I came home to find sitting on my door step a parcel, I was in a Cuff Bracelet Swap back in June, that Natasha was hosting, my swap partner was Zita from Mlle Magpie in Canada, well I finally received mine, Zita honey you where right about how long it takes to get here, but boy what what a wait!!!! waiting on the edge of my seat with, when is mine going to come!!!!!! Well it arrived today.....Yeah!!!! I'm can't believe Zita how beautiful everything is, loved the muted colourway, and even those darling scrabble letters spelling out my name, I used the key you sent as the T, love all the vintage pattern making parcels, to the gorgeous vintage buttons, the dried flower, and silk flower, the vintage lace.....ohhhhhhhhhh! where do I stop.

I just love how simple you have made it, Thank you Zita I'm just loving every little detail you have made and put together.

Ps: Ladie why don't you pop over and give my friend Merina a warm welcome to blog land she has started blogging and done her first post.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Magicial find and a gifted post.

I thought I'd share my little vintage lace find I came across at an opp shop, they where all displayed in the one clear container stashed in the back on a shelf, it was the pale pink that caught me eye, when I brought the container down I could not believe my luck, the perfect shabby chic pallet, I said to the lady I will take the lot, much to her surprise, "oh dear what would you be needing all these for" she asked, "oh nothing or maybe just a little craft project and I just love the colours of them" I said to her. I was so excited I couldn't wait to get home to put them in a little photo shoot. But in the images I have just noticed, the blue and green are much more muted then what I have shown you, the blue looks more like the soft green lace, and the green is a lot paler..... well now that I'm thinking about it the sun was beaming through the window the morning I took them.
Now I also wanted to share with you a little something that came in the post today, I had order these beautiful treasures from Karla last week and I can't believe I've got them in my hands already, gorgeously wrapped, I think I waited about 20mins before opening them as I didn't want to destroy her beautiful, Oh Karla don't tell Sugerwings I have got one of her little super lollie sticks, see down in the bottom left corner the little blue lollie.....hee, hee.

Nah! can't wait any more I have to open it, WOW even more beautiful then what I thought it would be, all I can really say is breathtaking, from the colourway to the vintage wallpaper, and vintage buttons ooohhh to the vintage flowers, oh and Karla I would so love a whole roll of that vintage wallpaper to do a feature wall in, ohhhhhhhhh!

but wait the res more! and this is what other treasures are in side her craft pack, vintage overload, wallpapers, music paper that's been embossed and much, much more oh Karla you have done me proud. I love everything thank you.
Well must go, need to get cleaning, hubby comes home from his work trip tonight after 3 days and the place looks like a whirl wind has hit it, have a wonderful week ladies and gents
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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Vintage French Grey Armoire

Ok I decide to give my new laptop ago, and do alittle post, I too have many PC problems, like my dear friend Natasha, but I decided to bite the bullet and buy myself a few new toys of my own, PC and this little baby, I have been trying to find my way around with the new programs, as they are so much advanced then my Vintage PC, and not to mention the my pictures program, HELLO!!!!! I'm a little folks are dump here, so many more buttons to click and play with, whooooo!!!! so now that I've have worked my way around alittle here I am , to show off some things and what I have been up to......well I don't know if I will tell you what I've been up to, I think you would be reading into the next week, a novel I think not, I would fall asleep typing it and you, well you would fall asleep for a weeks, and maybe wouldn't come back because of boredom and putting you to share more later but for Now lets get started with The Armoire,

I painted this Armoire in French Grey, highlighted the trims in warm white, and inlayed with a 1930'S French Vintage Floral Grey wallpaper, I left the hardware and painted it, then just added a green crystal cut door knob.

I just love how it turned out, don't you? and don't know how I'm going to let it go but I think I will, I'll keep you posted when I do. Oh how beautiful is that pink Vintage Nightie, Inside this Armoire is full of Vintage Nightie's and they all are just beautiful hanging together, show the rest at another time, a small peek of a vintage green potty cupboard and a pink L/Loom chair, sorry ladies chair has been sold.
Well as I said just a small post, chat soon and feel free to comment, I'm feeling alittle bit of a SCOTT you know "scott no friends"
Ps: I'm sorry I have'nt added any more of my teacup candle to my boutique, all images are on little miss vintage PC, they will be coming soon!