Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

"The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight"
O Little Town of Bethlehem

Nothing could be more true....Thank you Lord

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A Salute to "Sam" - Victory Salute

It was only just this last weekend that Nikki at the Highlands Equestrian Centre
showed Izzy dressage clips from You Tube of Victory Salute 
Such a huge loss

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Thank you - InsideOut

Thank You InsideOut Magazine & David Harrison
for highlighting the gorgeous 
Dash & Albert Tote bags
these totes are available at stockist nationwide
just send me an email quoting your post code
and I'll head you in the direction of your nearest stockist

Monday, December 5, 2011

It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas

I love Christmas!
For so many reasons, 
My Saviour's Birth, Family, Food, Decorating, the Joy of Giving & the list goes on.....

This year I've purchased divine Christmas scented candles from 
Bella Bee Wax Candles
Filomena Berkman can be contacted on 0415 131 162 or email

I purchased my vintage sledge from the USA but they are available in Australia through
Crowley & Grouch Imports
Jane Crowley can be contacted on 02 4862 1511 or email

I made our Santa sacks while we lived in the US after reading an article in the 
Australia Woman's Weekly, they still need their pom poms!
My Santa with glasses was purchased by Geoff after I gave birth to Isabella, while all 
my girlfriends got Dallas Diamonds as push gifts, I got my Santa

Our tree is covered in memories of our travels over the last, must I say it, twenty years!
A Christmas decoration from a destination is always on my purchase list while on vacation.

Enjoying the Season but need to get Wrapping 
before the school term ends!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Thank You - SA Homes & Interiors

Thank you, SA Home & Interiors magazine for highlighting both the Stone Soup cotton woven 
and the Gypsy Rose woollen hooked rugs in volume 3 - out now!
The rugs look fabulous! 
If you don't live in SA but would like to purchase a 
Dash & Albert rug please email me 
and I'll head you in the direction of your nearest stockist.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Giving Thanks

 Happy Thanksgiving
I really believe this should be an international holiday.
We never had Pilgrims sharing their first harvest with the Native Americans 
here in Australia but we have plenty to be thankful for. 
So, take a little time and give thanks for all you have.
Missing you today, Natalie....

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Gorgeous French Chandelier Cards by Belinda

My wonderful and talented Brisbane girlfriend Belinda 
has just released her first set of custom designed 
French Chandelier gift cards
they come as set 4 
with an introductory price of just $10.00 until 30th November 2011
What a fabulous teacher gift, Christmas gift, Hostess gift 
or a little gift to self.

Belinda can be contacted on 
0416 300 878

Congratulation Girlfriend!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Travel Trunks, Blanket Boxes, Glory Boxes

Apartment Therapy
Antiques & Interiors
Auction Decorating 
Decor Pad

House to Home
Transformed blog

During the 1980's my family did the whole US country look, my parents built a house from the Southern Living architectural plans books  and surrounded it with cottage gardens.  Our home was filled with braided rugs, quilts, checked and plaid fabrics, travel trunks as side tables, coffee tables, as blanket boxes at the end of beds.   Mail boxes, decorative pieces and American pressed brass and tin lights were purchased and rewired. Even though most of that is gone now, a few things have stayed in our homes.  Us kids have travel trunks/blanket boxes and the old quilts are still used on cold winter's nights.
Looking at theses  images above just reminds me that practical, functional furniture will always find a home  in my house!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Vivid Colour

 Blog in a Bottle
Ritas Outback Guide
 Lily's Quilts
 Lonely Planet 
 Rylo Design
Pure Travel
 Dash & Albert
Igo Ugo

 Dash & Albert
 Travel Images

Living in vivid colour!

It's been a tough week for Geoff with his eye surgery and his visions still isn't 100% 
It will take putting a contact lense back in for vision to be restored.

It's had me thinking about how fortunate and blessed I am with my vision.

Feeling thankful for the gift of sight!