Saturday, November 27, 2010

Flea Market Finds

Found these necklaces, each with the name or initial of Ursula, huddled together at an oppie recently. So I did a little research on the name and discovered it was most popular from the 1880's to 1940s. I found myself wondering about this woman and her interesting name...

Who was she? 
Did Ursula own horses or was she just a horse lover? 
Who gave her each piece? 
Did she get rid of all her named jewelery soon after she changed her name by dpoll because she was embarrassed at constant references to the overweight octopus sea-witch in The Little Mermaid? 

Head over to Sophies for more finds!
ps Sorry if your name is Ursula hehe xx

Friday, November 26, 2010

lounge room inspiration

Hooraaah! We finally got rid of our dark brown leather lounges. We are totally over it's stickiness in the warmer months and coldness during Winter.We're now awaiting on the arrival of a more comfy and larger modular sofa in an oatmeal coloured fabric.  Anything that leads me to planning a researching something is always exciting. Plus creating a nicer lounge room space which makes us happy is a perfect opportunity to waste copious amounts of time on home decor blogs and flickr. This place has beautiful photos of more living rooms. These spaces below are calm and fresh but little splashes of colour pop out at you.

design*sponge / Stacey Sargent

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Being a total chairoholic I am liking this installation in Istanbul a whole lot - by Doris Salcedo, found via sweetstation.

buzz buzz buzz

 Buzzing bees are noisily pollinating our front garden. This photo was the nicest of 20 odd I took hehe. I'm playing Macro Monday this week over at Lisa's Chaos :)

Friday, November 19, 2010


I will always love my vintage cotton reel collection, and one day intend on doing something spectacular like put them all stacked in columns in a deep photo frame. Just one of those things on my big long list of things to do before I am 30.

The Boy's special birthday tomatoes are growing bigger and bigger (he is looking after them well Ann). We are beginning to plan a little vegie garden, I feel so excited by the prospect of growing our own fresh vegetables (and fruit... shhh) that I have spent all my spare time at Bunnings, Mitre 10 and Stratco. All recent conversations seem to revolve around different types of vegetable beds (hay, corrugated iron sheets, sleepers...oh my!), garden sheds, paving and the best thing - to scale grid plans. Scale plans might be my new favourite thing to create ...i  love measuring the lengths, widths, areas and volume of spaces, and drawing everything up on its own perfectly scaled little paper land is fun (for the time being anyhow hehe). 


Tuesday, November 9, 2010


I spotted this industrious little beetle this afternoon while on the swing. Too sweet not to share x

Friday, November 5, 2010

apricot roses

This week I am loving one little corner of our garden - it is awash with smooth milky shades of apricot. Pretty.