A quiet week here but I did finish my 70s light box side table with more of my vintage bus roll fabric. Still have to hang artwork, make the roman blinds for the window and put the finishing touches to my “cupboard office”. Almost there. Wish I had more time. Maybe I should blog less or quit my job? If only!
Sorry to everyone facing an oncoming winter. It wasn’t very nice of me to flaunt my subtropical beaches. Here’s a wonderful Dalmatian on a Swan chair as an apology 😉
It’s Saturday here now and I off to vote in the national elections. I love voting, not just to exercise my democratic right but because most polling booths are in schools. What is so good about that? Fundraising cake stalls. Yum!
Katie Ridder can create the most wonderfully traditional rooms but they still have that wow factor. Texture, colour, pattern all play a part. This former decorating editor from House and Garden and House Beautiful is equally at home with antique crystal chandeliers or midcentury sputnik lights.
Have you noticed that house plants are back? Not just your designer orchid but potted plants. Even bunches of flowers are being replaced by leaves and branches. I haven’t seen this much greenery inside since the 80s and it’s a trend I’d love to see continue. I’m currently tending three maiden hair ferns in my bathroom and all four of us are loving the group showers. OK too much information.
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P.S. Why this post now? I came home to find that my body corporate had cut down a 60 year old tree that overshadowed my courtyard. Why? Because we are suffering a very serious drought here and the tree roots had found their way into the pipes. Sad that the cheapest option was chosen. It’s an ugly scar now. Bye bye tree.