Monday, 8 December 2008

Back Again...





Hello, I'm back again with lots of inspiration and a clearer head and a to do list which doesn't look all that bad! It has been a very productive week in my world! Thanks for all of your lovely comments while I took a week away from the blog to catch up on things!

Last week it was my son's last week of his first year at school and whilst installing lots of pre-Christmas jobs at Black & Spiro my little family and I had to move out of our house as our floors were being painted. As I sit here and write this post at my new kitchen bench {with the most beautiful pink peonies I just picked up from my florist} our renovation is almost at an end....phew! I must say we are actually very lucky as we started this renovation only 2 1/2 months ago. I've had the most amazing team of men working here at the house and all have just been so wonderful, obliging and surprisingly on time!

This week is going to be another crazy week as we install more jobs at Black & Spiro and also as I prepare for a little 5 {turning 6} year old's family Birthday Party at home this Friday afternoon! But don't worry I will be here with lots of lovely things to share!

It's lovely to be back!
xx
Anna

28 comments:

Serialstyler said...

The stool cover colour is spectacular againt that benchtop. Love it, can't wait to see more!

mamta p said...

please, please share more pics. of your house, it would be so nice to see your interior design in your own house.

Vintage+Chic said...

wow, what a beautiful place!! so white, so calm, so inspiring. You're really lucky to have such a place at home. My son is also turning 6 this month!! Happy Birthday from Spain!

ness lockyer said...

You lucky thing!!! We are still at the begining, weather and Builders have held us back, but never mind I will enjoy your delightful Peonies instead of our mess!
Ness xx

glad your back

Sharnel @ The Cupcake Company said...

Oh Anna, this little sneak peek is gorgeous. I can't wait to see this rest of it!
xxx

Tina said...

gorgeous ceramic pots teamed with beautiful pink peonies, it can't get any better than this!

also loving your cute laptop & pink chair covers!

kirbydog said...

Welcome back Anna! The pictures are lovely. :0)

Kasey said...

lovely!!

la la Lovely said...

Welcome back. Missed your posts last week but glad you were able to get a lot done!!!! Your kitchen looks lovely (hope you'll post more pics) and those flowers in the those vases- mmmmm - gorgeous!
xx Trina

Porter Design Company said...

Hi Anna,
Welcome back...I was wondering if you could tell me what that window treatment fabric is in your 'my work'photo....pink with navy floral fabric next to a white built-in.
Thanks! Lauren

Karena said...

Anna, what a beautiful spot to work at. Peonies are one of my very favorite flowers, and of course I love the blue and white Chinese jars.

Abbey Goes Design Scouting said...

beautiful!!! So glad to hear that things are settling down after such a bout of busyness!

TheDecoDetective said...

How lovely to be finished before Christmas! It looks beautiful. I want painted floorboards as well...

Heather B. said...

Welcome back. I missed my daily dose of "Absolutely Beautiful Things".

My son will be turning 6 this week too!

Take Care,
Heather B.

annechovie said...

Anna~
I SO love your stool covers and kitchen bench - gorgeous! Glad your wek away was productive, but so glad to have you back again also. A very happy birthday this week to your adorable little boy!

pve design said...

You have a way with pink!
Absolutely lovely to have you back!
Love to see the b-day party....

Mitt Empire said...

Glad you're back. I read your blog regularely, but have changed my blog's name and adress.
Greetings from Norway.

thevintagechair said...

I'm so glad to see you're back! I'm also glad to hear that your rennovation is nearly complete. Those projects can be sucha hassle. It's nice to have a team that shows up to work on time and acts in a courteous manner (it's also rare! haha)
Have a great week, love!
-chels

The Steel Magnolia House said...

Love the pink and white - so fresh and clean!!

vicki archer said...

Lovely peonies and lovely pink chairs Anna, xv.

Kwana said...

Welcome back!

Kimberlee said...

so good to have you back Anna, I have missed you and your gorgeous posts xx

Porchlight Interiors said...

Wow Anna, that looks like a very inspiring spot to do some blogging! Love the pink slipcovers too! Tracey x

Anna Spiro said...

Thanks Everyone, it's great to be back and yes I promise I will share some more photos of the house later in the week!
xx
Anna

Velvet and Linen said...

2 1/2 months? That is quite impressive.
Beautiful images of the white, blue and pink. Those peonies are lovely in the blue and white vase.
Happy Birthday!

xo
Brooke

Belinda said...

Hi Anna
I drop by your blog every once in a while and each time I do, it makes me so happy. It is simply beautiful! Just wanted you to know how much I appreciate the effort you put into it - your passion for beautiful things is inspiring. Have a wonderful day :o)

coco+kelley said...

your fresh peonies are making me quite jealous! love the pink on the stools as well! fantastic little shots of the everyday.

Cote de Texas said...

Hi - you painted your floors? i am going to be doing that soon! I'm so scared though!!! I've lived with dark hardwoods for 14 years now and the switched to gray/creamy/idontknowyet is a little scary! What did you use - latex or what? just wondering.