Saturday, May 29, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
Today I thought I would share one of my all time favourite designers, Maya Hansen.
Corsetry Extraordinaire. Absolutely adore her designs and her styling of photos, always glorious.
"The most important concept in which I work with is the idea of an independent, strong and feminine, sweet and sexy, elegant and a little trashy, but always personal and unique kind of woman". Maya Hansen
images courtesy mayahansen.com
Thursday, May 27, 2010
In amongst the pillow fluffing and cupcake frosting yesterday, I rearranged the flowers. Plastic flowers there's something so comforting in their kitsch. They remind me of my grandmothers house, they even smell the same that old plasticy smell. Years ago I bought the large vase from the local opshop and decided some plastic flowers would look great in them but couldn't find them anywhere until I searched ebay. Seems there was a rush on plastic flowers that day because I ended up paying a ridiculous amount of money for this bunch. But I love them. A good mixed bunch with even a gladioli or two. They arrived in the mail in a rather large box with $3.00 the lot written on it. Hilarious, I so didn't pay that!
So my bright blooms sit on my grandmothers dresser with its blue chippy paint which I love and reminds me of her every day. As I type this SQ and EB are winging their way home not long now. Thanks for the lovely comments yesterday xx
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Pillows need to be fluffed and copious amounts of food needs to be prepared. SQ is coming home for several days with English Boy (EB) who sounds distinctly like Jude Law. They have requested "Mum" food. I will happily oblige. Can hardly wait. There's a buzz in the air and the 1980's song Celebration keeps playing in my head. She's kind of a big deal around here. Doesn't matter how old they get, I'm at my happiest when my bambinos are under the one roof x
Image courtesy of Google.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
5. Follow up interesting contacts met at networking functions with either a hand written note, a phone call or an email
thanks Patsy, you're a star x
images courtesy wehearit.com and last one had it so long sorry can't remember
Monday, May 24, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
I've been following Sophie and the girls at flea market finds for a little while now and so excited to be playing along for the first time today.
Finds from my recent road trip with my mum.
Love a good road trip.
Suitcase and red port were sitting together, you always know you've got a find when the opshop lady says "Oh those just came in this morning" and a selection of old hats, love the pink one especially, it looks brand new and a little peek inside the suitcase the pattern is divine. I think I'm going to use it to store my shoes.
For some fleamarket oohing and aahing you can go here.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
After a long conversation yesterday with SQ it was decided that we do indeed possess the naughty gene, for me being a secretary for many years I guess it came with the territory, they do after all have a club for us and for SQ well lets just say her teenage years, apart from being very character building for me, have left me with plenty of examples. So next time you have to drive 30 minutes to go hire a movie because every video shop within a 10 kilometre radius has overdue late fees remember these wise words ....
"Well behaved women rarely make history" Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
"Be naughty, save Santa the trip" Gary Allen
and my all time fave by Mae West "I used to be snow white, but I drifted"
That naughty corner, never looked so good x
images courtesy weheartit.com and google
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
of one day having my walls adorned with fabulous Florence Broadhurst wallpaper. By all accounts she was quite the character which makes her all the more appealing. Anyone who insists on wearing a red dress to a strictly black and white Sydney social event back in the day has my vote.