Wednesday, August 17, 2011

So another long time between visits! I admit, I totally lost interest in blogging and even decorating over the last couple of years. They have been hard.
Recently though, I have started to feel a little more inspired, especially after watching "The Block" and "Selling Houses Australia."
I got my Diploma of Accounting in July and am doing some work with a bookkeeping agency.

This gorgeous TV is coated in rose coloured platinum and pink diamonds and is worth millions!

A table from work made of fruit wood. I would like it as an outdoor table. Not sure how the aluminum legs would go outdoors.

The ultimate iphone, it is worth 7.8 million dollars! Pink diamonds and rose platinum.

Just love this bathroom, especially the mirror.

I saw this on another blog recently. You can buy this phone off the internet but I'm not sure if it will work in Australia (it is from the US.)

Friday, December 17, 2010

Catch up

Long time no see! A lot has changed in my life since my last post.
The job that got me out of retail was a total dud. It was presented as a bookkeeping position but was in fact just data entry. I have never been so bored in my life!
I am not doing any bookkeeping work now, just the furniture shop. So still in retail.

The photos here are all of a gorgeous house in Adelaide. The house prices in Perth are so ridiculous that this same property here would be at the very least, a couple of million. It is $800k in Adelaide.

A lot of Perth people are fed up with how expensive everything is here now. It's not just housing, it is food, utilities - combine that with our weird trading hours and daylight saving issues. I wonder how many residents leave every year?

I am now studying for my Diploma of Accounting which I will hopefully have by mid 2011. Then I will finally be able to get out of retail for good! (until I open my own shop LOL!)

Friday, July 16, 2010


Just a quick catch up. My news - I finally got a permanent bookkeeping position so I am out of retail! I have told my boss at the furniture shop I am happy to work casually because I want to keep the discount! But we will see what she says; she is being told to keep cutting hours, I think I got out at the right time.

I came across this photo and it reminded me of how I had wanted to do the same thing with my pantry door. You need to be an organised, tidy person to pull off this look! But it would so open up the kitchen - and would look fab lit up.

I bought this off Barnowl Primitives on etsy. It now has pride of place above my oven. This talented lady does lots of wonderful designs.

This is from the furniture shop and why I need to keep that discount! Would look great over the dining table!

Friday, June 18, 2010

More Photos and I Got the Table!

Yay, I got the barnacle coffee table! It looks perfect (in my opinion). Of course, I got a lot of grief from Jon, but who cares? I have the table and it is here to stay!

More has been added to the bakers rack. I have been unpacking more boxes and come across pieces that I just had to put out!
I have tweaked the display on this dresser as well.

I love this stand. I got it from this quirky little lighting shop that always has other interesting bits in it. I think it makes a great lamp stand.

Someone asked me for photos of my kitchen in my last post so here are a few. The shelves are above the oven and hotplate. Note the range hood. All the appliances are a delightful shade of brown. I will definitely replace these some day when funds allow.
I have tried to keep with a blue/white/silver palette. The only colour is in the food in the jars. The "Cote Est" teapot is from Riviera Maison.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Finally, Some Pictures!

This is the newest member of our family, "Hunter". She is half burmilla and very fluffy! I myself don't call her Hunter. To me she is "Kitty Purry", sometimes "Kitty Furry" and also "Kitty Wee Wee" because of her tendency to wee on my rugs!

My blackboard wall in the kitchen. One of the few spots in the house that has my old style of decorating, shabby chic.

Our "puppy" Ted - getting bigger every day!

Still searching for a coffee table for this room. We have the perfect one at work but Jon hates it. It is in the french provincial style - oak top, distressed white legs with spots of paint splashed across the top. Jon says it looks like it is covered in barnacles.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Some Eye Candy

Well, I finally took some pictures of our new house but can't find the SD Reader to put them on the PC. Doh!
I am ashamed to say that I probably have at least six more boxes to unpack, and I have no idea what is in them. Hopefully, the SD reader!
So in the mean time I have some eye candy for you to look at. I am not thrilled with the kitchen here. The bench tops are a weird teal colour and then boring cream laminate cupboards with no knobs! Gotta have a few knobs to brighten things up LOL!
I have been saving these pictures for ideas.
There was a lady who commented on my last post about where to buy shabby chic. I can't afford the shabby chic homewares and furniture stores myself but three lovely ones are Chandelabra in Subiaco and Trilogy and Veranda in Claremont.
Most of my stuff has been bought from the following places;Early Settler & Recollections in Innaloo, Ikea, Freedom Furniture, Target, eBay, etsy, and many, many op shops and swap meets.

I bought this for the pantry door in the kitchen to bling things up. Hubby quickly removed it. I will outwit him yet!

I have started this look in the open shelves in the kitchen. The clear glass jars filled with various food staples gives a casual yet pretty look.

What I liked about this kitchen was the unexpected use of art (the ship painting above the sink) and the bead boarding. The dishwasher in this kitchen is the same hideous brown as my stove.

Isn't this kitchen to die for? LOVE the blue subway tiles and the contrast of the rattan blinds.

This chair is from Shabby Chic. We have the EXACT same one at Early Settler for only $129! I am considering changing what I have for these chairs, I love them so much!

Monday, January 18, 2010

It's A Miracle...

Two posts in a week and I am even listing on ebay!*pretty_in_pink*/

At the moment I am obsessed with light and plumbing fittings.
I want a traditional style mixer tap but they cost an absolute fortune here, around $500. Recollections had some ok ones with lever handles but the chrome is discontinued.
The one above is from ebay. It comes from China so I am little dubious but am willing to take a punt for less than $100.
The flush light fitting bellow is from "Beacon." I would love this in the kitchen. They had very similar lights on the Titanic! Jon has given a firm NO but I am hoping to talk him around!

Below are the items I have listed on ebay. Two issues of "Romantic Country" and an Aubusson rug.
I bought the rug for our new place but it does not suit it. This house quite firmly rejects anything too girly!