Monday, December 31, 2012

All the very best for the upcoming year

Garden roses

Sorry its been a while since my last post, we have been really busy getting creative in our front yard (pics soon) Today Im going to share some roses from my yard with you. 

 Pretty David Austin Windermere Roses sitting in an old French mustard pot.

White Meidiland roses from our front rock wall. These remind me of the stunning French Sombreuil rose but sadly they do not have the same scent.

Tamora has pleased me very much. I expected warmer tones from the blooms but I seem to be getting pink tones at the moment.

Once again Tamora in a pinker shade.

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year for 2013

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

To all my friends, 
I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas filled with love, happiness and joy. 
May you have a wonderful holiday season with your loved ones and create long lasting memories. 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Ready for Christmas entertaining!

Back again with another treasure....two days in a row posting my treasures now! :) I found this old trolley stand last week at a market and wasn't sure of it so walked off to do some more hunting. All I could think of was the old timber trolley so I decided to go back and grab it. I don't know what I was thinking holding off on the purchase!!! Sometimes I just get overwhelmed with all the treasures and possibilities that I hold back to see what else I may find and then go back to grab it and its gone. I am just lucky no one beat me to purchasing this beauty as I think its simply perfect in its new place. 

All ready to host Christmas lunch :)

Have you ever held back to think about a purchase only to find it sold by the time you went back for it?

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Unusual treasures

Don't you just love finding unusual treasures? Well I surely do! Last week I found some great pieces...I wont show you all of them but I will show you one of my fav pieces...who am I kidding? All the pieces were my fav this week lol. 

This was the first think I laid eyes on and I knew it had to come home with me. It is a candle holder but I think it could be used to hold a number of things. I have one of my faded David Austin Mary Magdalene roses resting on it at the moment. I think it reminds me somewhat of a birdcage don't you? My fav part would have to be the old crystal bloom on the side of the stand and the rust...perfect!

Faded David Austin Mary Magdalene rose

I hope to share another one of my treasures with you the next few days...

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Creating Vintage Charm winter giveaway

Just wanted to share a quick post with you all on a fantastic giveaway happening over at Creating Vintage Charm who is giving away TWO...thats right...TWO Vintage by Nina Christmas books! 

You can enter by visiting the link below or clicking on the above image.
Good luck! 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

An Old-Fashioned Christmas ~ Creating Vintage Charm Winter 2012

Just received my Creating Vintage Charm Winter 2012 magazine and am so honored to be featured in Sonia's lovely magazine among so many talented ladies.

Here is a sneak peak...

You can see more of 'An Old-Fashioned Christmas' and other fantastic articles by purchasing a copy HERE

Monday, December 3, 2012

Back to the market

Good morning! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Saturday we done a bit of prepping for the next stage to our garden and Sunday I went to market. Things have been kind of busy the past month and I haven't been attending so it was nice to get back into it.

I found these super cute mini white glass baubles that have been painted white from the inside giving them a lovely unperfectly perfect look. Great for my little trees!

A pair of white cast iron urns

So perfect for my David Austin Abraham Darby roses

Don't you think?

A yummy and I mean 'YUMMY' vintage eiderdown. Pics do not do it justice!!!

The cutest candle holders

I have chandeliers all over the house except for my linen...things are going to change after finding this tiny French basket chandelier!

And last but defenatly NOT least is my favourite treasure of all...

In ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ with my vintage scrolly crucifix!

I hope you found some great treasures this weekend.
Thanks for dropping in. xo

Saturday, December 1, 2012

On the first day of Christmas...

Happy 1st of December everyone! I hope you are ready for the festive season ahead of us. 
Today being the 1st day of Christmas I thought I would share a few pics that I snapped in our bedroom with you all. 


David Austin Abraham Darby roses fresh from the garden with some of my old favorite decorations.

On another note the Winter 2012 issue of Creating Vintage Charm Magazine featuring The Vintage Dormer on the front cover is now available and can be purchased HERE

Bye for now xo

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

A rose for my arch...blushing pierre de ronsard roses

We have been working away on our yard and I am pleased to say my roses are now in the ground! We have had all our iron powder coated including my vintage arch which I have been so looking forward seeing in its new home.

My French Sombreuil rose

Sadly it has been brought to my attention that the white rose I wanted to use may end up being dangerous with its huge thorns and over grow my arch so I have settled for another. Although my heart was sold on the French beauty Sombreuil I have decided to go with Blushing Pierre de Ronsard and be safe. Blushing Pierre is a sport of the popular pink variety but is creamy white.

My Blushing Pierre de Ronsard roses

 So with all this said, my Blushing Pierre's are now in the ground ready to be trained up the arch...I am so looking forward to having masses of roses covering my arch in a few years time!!!

How lovely it will be.

But till then I will encourage new growth by bringing the blooms inside to enjoy and letting the canes stretch up and over my archway.

Oh how I ♥ my roses.

Bye :)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Christmas feature

Sharing a preview of the upcoming Christmas issue of Creating Vintage Charm Magazine. 
It was a nice surprise seeing my image on the front cover! A special thank you to Sonia ♥

The Christmas issue will be available at Creating Vintage Charm.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Re-purposed dressing table

I found this dresser a few months back at a market and just couldn't say no to it. I brought it home and just didn't feel it 'fit' with my decor. I thought about painting the timber white and distressing it but personally I rather the genuine chippy boards. So I lived with it for a little while...till I could spring my idea upon my hubby. I told him I would love to find chippy timber planks and redo the table top and the drawer, also adding a little vintage glass knob (found a few weeks ago also at a market) He agreed it would be a nice little project so we went for it. After searching high and low to find chippy recycled timber planks we finally found a few pieces for us to start our reno. 

And the finished piece...

A special thanks to my hubby as it wouldn't be so unperfectly perfect without him. <3 xo