Sunday, 13 March 2011

The S.A. Crowd & Home on Sunday







Hello!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I must apologise as I didn't get a chance to post before I left for Adelaide a few days ago.  I am working on a house in Dulwich which is such a beautiful area in lovely Adelaide.  Whilst visiting I had the absolute pleasure of catching up with The S.A. Crowd Kimberlee from Brown Button, Emma from White & Wander, Kate from Polka Dot Pantry, Pippa from Tres Dodgeois and Alex from French Navy Stationery.  What a lovely group of positive, happy, inspiring, funny, encouraging and creative girls.  We had a fantastic dinner at Sparrow Kitchen & Bar on Friday night and then went out and hit the Antique shops on Saturday together.  I was amazed by Adelaide's history, wonderful food, pretty tree-lined streets, old stone houses and fantastic Antique shops.  It really is a place worth visiting and I can't wait to head back down there mid-year to catch up with the girls again.












After such a busy few days away, today I loved being at home.  I spent the day with my boys pottering around the house and the garden.  We recently put in a kitchen garden or Potager as the French call them.  Our lettuce is growing beautifully.  I picked one today to make a salad with tonight along with our tomatoes which just seem to be sprouting up everywhere in our garden.  Although all of this rain we've had has done some horrible things to our state, our garden is just so green and full of flowers which I have been picking and placing in vases in the house.  There really isn't anything which makes me happier than arranging flowers from my own garden to place around our house...simple pleasures!!

xx
Anna

13 comments:

First House on the Right said...

Love the porcelain macaw :) Nicolex

House of Dust and Fur said...

Oooh - I'd love to know which shops you went to?! Dulwich is a lovely area of Adelaide, it's on my 'dream home in a dream suburb' list :) B.xx
PS - how fab is it that your work is so well known around Australia!

Sarah Woods said...

You had me at 'Antique shops!' Lucky girl, I can't wait to go back to Adelaide.

-Sam I Am- said...

I'm obsessed with your photos!! I'm studying in Wollongong for a few months and I would love to venture up to Brisbane to see some of your amazing sites :)

love love love!

pve design said...

just stunning! enjoy all the fresh lettuce and flowers and family~
pve

The Decorator said...

Those lettuces look great!
And I do love that pretty, fireplace vignette!

Natasha said...

Simple pleasures indeed, Anna! My mother always had a lot of flowers in the garden, and while growing up I never quite got the facination, but now... totally different story!!! I think I got my love for flowers from her, and at all times I try to have some in my little house. I totally appriciate your little mantle bouquet, looks like what I grew up with!!! Enjoy your boys :-)

Northern Light

My Beautiful Life said...

It is so nice to hear about flowers, and gardens, and warmth. I was thrilled to see little purple crocus in bloom despite the chill in the air.

Glad you enjoyed a lovely weekend at home.

Emma said...

Oh Anna, thankyou thankyou for your lovely words! I had a fabulous time at Sparrow and next time I'll make sure I have no little sisters around so I can hang out with you for longer... It was so great to make a new friend and I can't wait to get up to Brisbane and visit in the near future xx

Kimberlee said...

Thank you so much for your visit Anna, looking forward to the next one! xxx

Kate Lewis said...

oh, i agree. one of my favorite things is to pick flowers from my garden to put in vases around the house. pretty soon, flowers will be coming up here in chicago. :)

Savvy Gab said...

Missed you in Adelaide! Would love to know where you shopped! I'm sure you've got secret spots that I've yet to discover!!

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

I really love your style. So refreshing.