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

Sunday, November 4, 2012

The driveway is finally more mud!

Last week has been a HUGE week for us finally getting our front driveway started. We have been living in our house for 10mths with mud so its a big deal being able to get this out of the way.

Loads of prepping

Crush rock and mesh

Driveway poured

Our driveway is finally finished...a bit hard to see in this pic but we ended up getting aggregate concrete. Lots of little beige, white and grey pebbles showing through. Love it! 

Now to start on the garden works. First on the list is to send off my water feature, garden arch and letterbox to get powder coated.