Sunday, 28 June 2009

Flickr faves Sunday

Flickr faves
I love Flickr. It's what got me started on my blog, so I wanted to highlight here some of my Flickr Favourites (view them all here). I will endeavour to bring you four of my Flickr Faves every Sunday from some of the most inspirational photographers on Flickr.

Pretty! Oh, so pretty! Some beautiful shots that I have favourited (clockwise from top left):


Saturday, 20 June 2009


I recently helped to organize a tea party for my friend who is getting married in a few weeks. To decorate outside we made bunting to match the outdoor tableware that we were using. I designed and printed out different triangle patterned pieces, cut around the edges, punched holes in the top corners, and threaded them onto rick rack tape. Voila! Matching bunting.

Please feel free to use the bunting patterns below for personal projects. Just click on the pics below for a larger version ready for printing.

Blue polka dot bunting
Pink polka dot bunting
Red polka dot bunting
Green polka dot bunting
Blue gingham bunting
Pink gingham bunting
Red gingham bunting
Green gingham bunting

Friday, 19 June 2009

Bird door stop

Cast iron bird door stop from Anthropologie in the craft room
The above cast iron door stop is from Anthropologie and has a really lovely weathered vintage effect to it. Sadly, they don't sell them anymore but Cast in Style sells them unpainted (see cast iron door wedge in rust effect finish below).

Cast iron bird door wedge

Friday, 12 June 2009

Curio Cabinet

Curio cabinet in the craft room
Open curio cabinet in the craft room
I have finally got around to completely filling my curio cabinet and blogging about it. I always loved the print trays that my Dad used to hang around my parents' house and really wanted one myself. After seeing this curio cabinet on one of my many internet searches I had to have it for three reasons. One, because it has a door; two, because it is deep enough to hold a variety of nicknacks; and three, because of the vintage weathered look.

Here's what I decided to put in it:

Curio cabinet top shelves in the craft room
Curio cabinet middle shelves in the craft room
Curio cabinet bottom shelves in the craft room

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Alfresco dining

Alfresco dining table
I like to make the most of dining outside in the summer months. Over the past couple of years I've collected everything I would need for entertaining outside in a colour palette consisting of pale pink, pale blue, green and red.

In the picture above, the dip bowl set was from Tchibo, the colour coordinated pink and blue cutlery from Cath Kidston, and the blue ribbed table runner from Casa Domani. The small glass green votive contains lemongrass scent from Restoration Hardware.

Alfresco dining close-up
In the picture above, the striped red and white bread knife is from Tchibo, the bread basket is from a local store, and the bird print napkin is from Cath Kidston.

Alfresco dining Cath Kidston style
Great for summer garden parties or everyday eating (not just for kids!), I went for these large and small floral and bird melamine plates from Cath Kidston on the bottom and top, with smaller dotty melamine plates in the middle from Green Gate. The salad bowls, small bowls and red spot salad servers are also from Green Gate.