Sunday, 22 March 2009

Sunday at Mum & Dads




Today we went to Mum and Dad's house which isn't unusual for a Sunday. We are a very close family and we tend to gather at my parent's house at least once a week for a family lunch or dinner. My mother is the most amazing cook and host. She loves entertaining and having her family around her.

I thought the house looked so lovely today so I took a few photos of an area outside their kitchen where we all gather when Mum is cooking. She is always arranging flowers from her garden in table vignettes and potting up her large flower pots on the deck which keeps the house looking so fresh and pretty. She constantly inspires me.

30 comments:

Regni said...

Oh, I love your mum and dad's outdoor area. Just how I picture my own outdoor area to look like when we eventually return to Brisbane. Thankyou for sharing!

MelsRosePlace said...

Hi Anna, your parent's house looks beautiful..it must run in the family. Did you get my email re Straddie..not long now!! I love all the details in the photos, Mel xxx

my favorite and my best said...

so pretty. i have to ask..have you influenced your mom or is it the other way around?

mary said...

As my friend says "Bluebirds don't have blackbirds" Now we see that you were born with "IT".

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

Your mum & dad's home is lovely. It made me miss my parents today. My mom is exactly like that. Set's a lovely table & was a constant entertainer. Love's her family. She is miles away now (we have moved from WA to TX) & is suffering from cancer. How wonderful it is to have a mother who continues to inspire us!!
Love your blog (:

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

What a gorgeous way to spend a Sunday. What a beautiful room!!

Jade Creative said...

Beautiful Blue.
Happy Sunday!
Darlene

The Giftress said...

What a lovely place to spend your Sunday! I'm a big fan of all things blue and white! Love your blog! ~Jennifer

Tamerie Shriver said...

It looks very warm and inviting! I can see why your mum inspires you.

Tamerie

Karena said...

So beautiful, I see excellent taste runs in the family!

VictoriaArt said...

Now we know where you got it from.....

Such a lovely place to come back to and count your blessings to have your family close at heart and hand....

My husband and I are oceans apart from where we grew up and as we get older, we miss it more!

All my love!
Victoria

Baron's Life said...

Lovely post and pictures. Shall be back for more. keep up the good work and thanks for sharing

timelesshome annika said...

Tell your mother she got good interial taste.I hope you hade alovely time at your parants house.
Annika

Cote de Texas said...

I love her house - all the blues and whites - it IS inspiring, to say the least!!!!!

J ..de Santa Fe said...

Such a lovely & inviting home ---- -
but, mostly, what a lucky Mum to have such an appreciative daughter!
Jjj

WELCOME TO MY WORLD said...

Loverly!

Serialstyler said...

Hi Anna! Just thought I would say that I read the article in the Courier Mail (????).I hope it brings in some new clients for you. You parents house is great!! Love the floor in particular, a real stand out.

madeleine brown said...

Wow Anna, no wonder you're an interior designer! It's obviously genetic. Those pics are gorgeous- so fresh and pretty.

Her Preppiness said...

The house is gorgeous

Anna Spiro said...

Thanks for your kind comments!

My Favourite & My Best - I defintely am inspired by my mother. I have learnt so much from my mum and I have a lot to be grateful to her for...

Thanks so much!

Have a great week Everyone!

xx
Anna

Jolie Morgan Musick said...

I love those blues and whites together. It's like nautical meets fine china.

la la Lovely said...

so beautiful and serene... love it and do hope you post more pics of your parents gorgeous home!
xx Trina

Katie said...

Anna - Have just returned home from 2 weeks in Noosa & feeling a little low, on a whim I clicked on your bookmark & was thrilled to see that you are back up & blogging! Love your Mum's home & wondering when I can move in? So happy that you wethered the storm so that you can bring me a little bit of joy every now & then. Take care & look forward to the Black & Spiro website being up & running.
Regards, Katie

Kimberlee said...

All that blue and white? I'm in heaven! And those cushions? the cushions! Love! x

Sarah said...

What a beautiful and relaxing place. In addition to spending time with family, I can see why you'd want to be there!

ALL THE BEST said...

So lovely Anna!!

MT said...

What beautiful taste you both have!

ness lockyer said...

and I can see why!
I just love all of the blue and white. Your Mums home is lovely Anna. Thanks for sharing,
Ness xx

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

This just looks so comfy but chic. Love the crisp blue and white palette!

pve design said...

Would your Mom like to adopt me. I could paint for her. yowza, she really is awesome!