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! 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

White Hot

I was in Sydney yesterday because Geoff  has recently had eye surgery 
and we had to return for a post op examination. 
It just so happens that the the Vision Eye Institute is in Chatswood, 
right opposite The Chase - perfect opportunity to get some Christmas shopping done!
We had coffee at Pattison's and walked past Pearsons Florist to get there -
the flowers were divine!
Row after row of beautiful colours and assorted varieties. 
If it wasn't for the fact that it was 39c/ 101f, 
I might have arrived back in Bowral with bunches of flowers.
Instead, I got picking.....

First four images from Pearson's Florist 

Monday, November 7, 2011

Sweet Temptations - Dash & Albert New Additions for 2012!

I can't contain myself!  I just had to share....

These a some of the Dash & Albert woollen micro hooked rugs 
that will be added to the Australian collection in 2012

Dash & Albert rugs just make you smile!