Thursday, 29 November 2007

Lots going on

Will have to catch up on a bit in this post...first things first...we have finally moved into our new family room!! are few photos of the room so far which I'm very happy with...just need to get a rug and a few other bits and pieces and need a lamp for that little table in the corner. And of course I want to get plantation shutters for the big window behind the lounge. The thing hanging over the chair below is a christmas wall hanging that mum made me which will go up this weekend along with the christmas tree and lights.

Hubby has bought my christmas present...early...these are 1872 antique prints from Alice in Wonderland. Thought they would look lovely in black frames for the new family room.

And my new collection has begun...I am collecting old books! I especially love when they have inscriptions in the front covers with dates. A lot of these old books don't seem to have publishing dates so the only way I have been able to date them is by the inscriptions. My oldest is the Robinson Crusoe. It is in excellent condition considering it is 130 years old! Although not a very good photo but you can just make out the date Christmas 1878. They are so interesting and will look lovely in my new book shelf.

I have finally got my laundry powder tin and will try and finish off some more of the laundry this weekend and post some photos. Just need to paint the shelf and hang a few things up. Although STILL waiting for the tiling to be finished!!

And, because I know that my Nan dosen't get on the internet (or any computer for that matter) I can show you the necklace I made her for her her favourite colour of course...purple.

Well that will have to do it for now...

Saturday, 17 November 2007

New hobby

I have started going to beading classes of a Wednesday evening with my mother-in-law and, just recently my sister-in-law so thought I would show off my first creations...although not very good photos and they do look so much better in real life (even if I do say so myself!! he he). This is my very first one and you can wear it with or without the is made with grey pearls and little silver spacers in between.

This one I made with jade and swarovski crystals, the second photo shows up the crystals better.
and this one was using 2 different shades of purple pearls with crystals and silver beads and spacers in between
Today I discovered a beading shop in Richmond, I could have spent hours in there. This is the little stash I came home with.

On another note, I received my free shaggy quilt last week. This is it on my bed and also a close up. I have been looking for a queen size one to go in my new bedroom (when it is finally finished). I absolutely love these quilts. Am thinking of doing my room with a feature wall behind the bed in a deep beige/caramel the rest in white watsonia and then pinks/florals on the bed.

Well I must fly, off to a BBQ at the in-laws then home to bed ready for a lovely day tomorrow in Windsor at the markets and the new Shabby Chic shop, Oh Faux Real and fish and chips on the river with Mum & Dad.

Wednesday, 14 November 2007


Ok so I thought I would post some photos of my purchases on Sunday (so seeing I ranted for so long yesterday and had no photos to show) so far and also a photo of my very very expensive chandelier (a whole $18.00!!).

Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Warning...big rant about Ikea ahead...

Well where do I start about Ikea! Was so looking forward to getting my lounge and other stuff and even planned a big day out with the whole family, mum, dad, sister, niece, husband and son. So before I left I just thought I would check with Ikea to make sure they did have the lounge I wanted in stock and the lady said sorry it would not be in the warehouse till next weekend. So a little disappointed there, rang Dad to tell him not to worry about the trailer and that we would just get the other stuff that would fit in both cars.

So off we went had a lovely look around and picked out everything I wanted and Dad suggested I ask about the 3 seater lounge being out of stock. Well I asked and....guess what....they had 5 in stock!!! The sales person said that they are told to tell customers that if they have any less than 5 in stock that they are "out of stock" - get that!!! I even told her I was going that very day to pick it up. So poor (darling wonderful) dad went all the way back home and got the trailer.

We got over that and went on our merry way (which was lovely I must say) through the rest of the shop and down to pick up the self serve you can guess - both items I was after were not in stock!!! So another disappointment but we moved on through the check outs and went down to the warehouse end put the order in and were told 20 minutes wait. By this time Dad had arrived back but they would not let him park so he had to keep driving around and around.

After 25 minutes (yes getting a little impatient) I went to enquire what was happening and how much longer and they said that they picked the wrong lounges and so had to wait longer. Dad ended up sweet talking the security guy to letting him park which was a small blessing. In the end we waited about an hour! Finally got everything out and hit the road back home.

Quickly organised a BBQ for everyone (lunch at 4:00pm!!!) and had our first meal out on our new deck and table & chairs, which was really nice. And after all that, then forgot to give mum her necklace I made!!!

So there you have it...our wonderful Sunday Ikea trip. And we still have to go back and get the rest of the items that were out of stock!!! arrgghh....