Monday, February 26, 2007

Latest Ebay Finds

After the huge purchase of the quilt my auction buys have been pretty tame the past two weeks!

This is another Josef girl for my collection. Just loved the colours of her dress.

This is a Royal Vale plate I bought to complete a trio. I need to find another plate as I have another cup and saucer in this pattern.

Another piece of my beloved Alfred Meakin "Elegance". It comes in six colours and this is my FIRST piece of green. I have them all now except lilac which is as rare as hens teeth.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Random Post

We are feeling much better today and the kids are FINALLY back at school. Also, I identified the little toerag that passed on this hideous illness. I know that it is not the kids fault - in my opinion the parents should get their kids to wash their hands more often.
Still, I felt murder in my heart as I gazed on the one that caused me to vomit more than I did in both my pregnancies. Combined.

I moved my beloved raggy ebay quilt to the other couch. Much better as it is the first thing you see when you walk into the room! The pale green euro pillow case was also a recent ebay buy. It is made of the softest velvet with a sweet ruffle.

Another page from one of my interior decorating scrapbooks. Isn't the old kitchen dresser to die for? Same Cath Kidston mugs as mine and I would love to have that Kidston wall paper! It would make a wonderful backing for a china cabinet or dresser. Wish they sold the wallpaper by the meter.

The Josef Originals collection has a new member, the pale blue dressed blonde with the white hood on the second shelf. If you click on any of my pictures you will get a much larger view!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Still A Bollywood Chick

I love the bollywood look, my last house was very much in this style. The bright colours are gorgeous - fuchsia pink and turquoise blue were the two I mostly used. Here is a page from my scrapbook circa the mid to late nineties.

I found this oriental chintz statue which has the same pattern as the large vase next to it. Just a touch of bollywood for my shabby chic home!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Easter Inspiration

Whole family sick with gastro, a horrible weekend! I did manage to crawl into work yesterday and bought some Easter decorations at Bed, Bath & Table next door. They also had some pale green with pinkish roses tableclothes. I bought a napkin to trial it in the room, see if it works.
Anyway, still feeling nauseous so here are some pretty pictures that have inspired my Easter decorating.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Favorite Colour Swap

Favorite Color Swap Questionnaire

1. What are your top three favorite colors? Pink of course! Then pale green and aqua blue.

2. What crafts do you really enjoy? Art more than craft - I like to paint.

3. What products do you really covet? Anything vintage and pink for the home, particularly the kitchen. Bonus if it has roses on it!

4. What other activities do you enjoy besides your favorite crafty things? Thrift shopping and home decorating.

5. Is there anything you collect? Enesco Prayer Ladies, Josef Originals Girls, various china patterns.

6. What is your zodiac sign and/or Chinese zodiac symbol? Virgo

7.What are your favorite…

…scents/smells? Babies, coffee, cut grass, rain, money, new car.

8.…animals? Birds and cats

…places to shop? Thrift shops

…season? Spring or Autumn

9. Are you allergic to anything? No

10. Do you have any pets? What are they? One cat - Tom.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Got My Quilt!

And it is to DIE for!!!
It is big enough to use as a bedspread but I have it on my couch at the moment. As you can see, I also have a pink sari tucked around the seats as my kids are absolutely wrecking this couch!

I got the gold scrolly coffee table from a church op-shop for $15 last Tuesday.

Here are a couple of the cushions I received with the quilt. All of it was lovely, am very happy with this purchase!

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Pink & Brown Swap

Here is the parcel of pink and brown goodness I got from Rebecca in our fab pink and brown swap.
Even the tissue paper and ribbons wrapping it all were pink and brown with cute polka dots!

Two cool tablecloths from Baltimore.

The kids used them as a cubbyhouse! Tom is stashed under there somewhere....

Rebecca made me a gorgeous crocheted bathroom set but I am thinking of using the face washers as pot holders so I can hang them on the wall!

I love the pink glass bauble with a cameo inset. I hung it from the bottom of one of my living room chandeliers. Too nice to put away!

Tom loved playing with the ribbon the parcel came wrapped in. He got quite vicious when the kids wanted him to share!

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Working Girl

Well, not THAT sort of working girl lol!
I want to say a big THANK YOU to Rebecca for her gorgeous parcel in our Pink & Brown Swap.
I will be blogging about it later today. Rebecca, I couldn't comment on your blog, don't know what's up with that.
Anyways, thought I would show some photos of the merchandising I did on the weekend. I love working with Villeroy & Boch as it gives me an excuse to play with pretty china and I get paid for it!
Sadly, I don't know how much longer I can work for them as I am just not getting enough hours. I will enjoy it while I can.

I liked putting the green glass pieces with these two. These are bone china, I don;t have these at my ususal store.

Very popular pattern, "Audan". So fun to put black accessories with this one. I just had to add the black glass candelabra and candlesticks we just got in.

Another newish pattern, "Flow". I put it with red glass for a bit of a Valentines feel :)

"Florea", this used to be my fave. Wish I could find pink accessories to display it with. Green looks really good with it too.

"French Garden", this is my favourite. This is one section of a huge wall of this pattern.

"Cascara" plus a new range of vases and candle holders. I love these!
If you click on any of the pictures you will get a larger view.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Ebay Auctions

Well, here are all seven of my listings for this week. I have one of the enamel ware platters for myself, I want to put it on my kitchen wall somewhere. The only problem is that I am running out of wall space!

Friday, February 02, 2007

I Covet

OK, I wasn't sure if I should reveal this as I have heard of people getting fired because their companies saw their blogs and didn't like their revealing photos or whatever. I don't really show "people" photos so it probably will be ok.
Anyway, the china company I work for is Villeroy & Boch. They make gorgeous, stylish things and I love working for them and "playing" with the china.
On the weekend I worked in one of the big city stores and visually merchandised most of the shop. That was fun!
While dusting and rearranging I fell in love with these plates. Part of a dinner set called "Aureus." I would love them as wall plates on my green feature wall. These plates are kind of sage green in real life.

I also fell in love with this bee cover, isn't it cute?

Thanks so much to all of you for your good wishes towards my cat, Tom. He is feeling a lot better and is back to stalking my kids. I'm sure he will be attacking the mail man in no time!