Friday, 27 May 2011

Fresh as a daisy


You might notice I have a new look.  I think it was well overdue.  This little vignette was one I put together at home last Summer.  I was inspired by it's fresh and happy vibe this morning and I thought what a perfect picture to post for the start of a new era here at ABT....

image - elouise van riet-gray

74 comments:

Beth said...

It looks great! And I'm coveting that lamp!! : )

RYLO said...

Love the new look Anna! GORGEOUS! xx

Margaret said...

Yippee!!

Alecia @ Tchotchkes etc. said...

Love the new look Anna! Great banner and lovely fresh background.

EL at home... said...

Bravo Anna!! Love the new look, very fitting! Can't believe your lovely blog is 5 years old, wow, well done!!
EL xx

Emma said...

The lampshade... sigh! It is gorgeous!

Heidi said...

Love the new look, and the pretty vignette - the shade for the lamp is just beautiful.

Anna@MyDesignEthos said...

I've been reading your blog forever but I thought I'd actually say hello and let you know I love your new look (the header is gorgeous)!

Roxanne said...

LOVE the new look--so beautiful--so you.

Vic Bibby said...

Hi Anna, I love your new look - very cool. You are a real inspiration to me, I hope to make another trip to Aussie soon so I can visit your store. I featured you on my blog recently - cushandnooks.blogspot.com - and also fell for your golden retriever (Sam is our 2nd golden retriever, I wouldn't want any other kind of dog!). Have a fab day xxx

Treadgold said...

Absolutely gorgeous new look, you're profile pic is stunning too. So lovely to see an entrepreneur such as yourself doing so well and inspiring us all.

Karena said...

Hi Anna I adore your new look and love, love that lampshade!!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Jenica said...

Love your new look Anna!! Colourful & classy - just like you! x

Claudia Lane said...

Anna, I love your new blog look and you look gorgeous in the new picture, glad I can see your lovely smile :))
The vignette is lovely and yes I agree with you, it's perfect for a fresh new start. Wish you all the best for the new era - your blog is such a great contribution to the blog world that I just could not imagine one without your bright and beautiful interiors xo

Annie Loveridge Interiors said...

LOVE the new look! The pink background is so pretty and what a fab header. Can't wait to see what's next. Have a lovely weekend. Annie x.

Peta said...

Anna!!!! Oh WOW!! I absolutely love it. It looks so amazing and suits you to a tee! Well done xx

Sarah said...

Anna, its fabulous and so pretty! thank you for the daily inspiration!! :))

beachcomber said...

love the new look! i mentioned you in my blog today.
cheryl x

pve design said...

lovE it! BeAutiful!!!
pve

Hello*Lucky*Holly said...

Looks beautiful! Was secretly wishing you would have a super spiffy looking blog some day :-)
xx

la la Lovely said...

Absolutely LOVE, no Adore the new look! Gorgeous!
xo Trina

Bron said...

Anna! I love this new design. Fresh, fun, absolutely beautiful!

hat on said...

Hello Anna
I look at your blog almost daily, I really enjoy it and your attitude to colour! So I feel it's about time I made comment, I adore the new look, it is lovely!
Kind regards
Emma

Tiffany from HOLIDAY said...

love your new look!

Tiffany from HOLIDAY said...

love your new look!

Sweetina said...

Absolutely delightful!
The color is gorgeous and Happy Chic, addind a fresh factor while remaining very classy.
I'd say job perfectly done!
The vignette is yummy also~especially that divine lampshade.
Tina xox

Rajee Sood said...

love the new look Anna... lovely start to our morning.

The Fine Life said...

Love the new look. It's very fresh, and I love the photo of your store!

Amber Interiors said...

It's fantastic! Can't wait to read all the new posts. Been a follower "for like ever" and I think this may be the first comment I have ever left.
xoxo
www.amberinteriordesign.blogspot.com

Keren - The Brown Trading Co. said...

Oh I love it! Clicked on this morning and it looks wonderful. My blog is currently undergoing an overhaul too - exciting times.

Love the green colourway of the previous post curtains too by the way.

Keren
xx

Anna Spiro said...

Thank you so much for your comments. It certainly has been a long time in coming! Next is the Black & Spiro website!!

Anna
xx

pam@pixelimpress said...

it's gorgeous! i love the new look! pam

BeachVintage.com said...

LOVE LOVE that photo of you Anna.

meenal bishnoi said...

love the new look of the blog and your profile picture too..so fresh and bright..and the vignette is pretty too!! have a lovely day, anna, do visit my blog when you have a moment..i would love to have your opinion on the direction i am going in with my dining room..xx meenal

Marina said...

Just beautiful Anna ... I love the freshness and cheerful colour!!
I so enjoy reading your blog every day ... looking forward to the dawn of your new era.
Have a lovely weekend.
xx

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Your new blog look is smashing, Anna! Congratulations! I also adore that little vignette above...the colours in the lampshade make me smile.

L´Atelier de Sarajevo said...

Love it that the pink is back in the background and the bright colours of the banner!

Gild and Grace said...

Love the new look Anna! Looks gorgeous :)
Abbey x

Chelsea said...

LOVE this photo and I adore the new look, Anna!!! xo

Angeline said...

So fresh - Love the new blog look! Great job!

Mahala said...

The new look is delicious! So bright and cheery. And your new, larger profile photo is darling.

Rachel @ Little Bits of Lovely said...

LOVE the new look Anna! That lamp is so lovely too!

Louise (Table Tonic) said...

Oh, it just feels so happy, Anna! I love it.
Bring on the next colour-infused chapter, I say!
xLouise

Whitney said...

Fabulous switchup. The new banner is so crisp and happy, and the background is adorable. The picture of you is stunning. Love the vignette, too. Bravo, all around!
- Whitney
Consider Yourself At Home

Melissa Lewis said...

Anna, it looks so pretty! Love the vignette and the new blog look. Go you:)

paula said...

beautiful new look! Love the vignette too. so happy.

Natasha said...

I saw this last night (US time) after you had just posted it... now I came back for a second look :)

Very cheerful and it reminds me so of your style, of what I know from the blog. I am glad you brought back some of the pink in your background again, really nice job in your re-design!

Looking forward to your website debut!

Northern Light

Lorna said...

Looking good :)

pavlova said...

LOVE your new look...thank you for sharing your
multitude of talents with us.

Irene said...

Lovely in a colourful-chic spirit, just like your work!

Dianne said...

No body does color like you do Anna. You are simply the best!!! I am loving your new look. :)

Samantha Kay said...

Loving the lamp shade!

samanthakayjewelry.blogspot.com

Kate Lewis said...

love the pink lines of your background pattern...may have to use that one in a painting. :)

annie said...

Stunning as always and has completely inspired me to add more color! And I'll say it again...love the new look of your blog...perfect!

Debra Turner said...

All the photography is beautiful, including this picture.

Miss Silver Spoon said...

Oh my goodness, the site looks STUNNING! Well done Anna!

annechovie said...

What can I say? I LOVE it, Anna!! xo

beth said...

Congratulations on the new look!
Beth x

Brilliant Chic said...

I ADORE this new look! Jennifer www.brilliantchic.com

Carol said...

The new look is wonderful & colorful! Love it!

LatteLisa said...

I like that styling and your new look ;-)

Mirka said...

Voted for ya !! Best greetings from the Netherlands !!

Emma @ White and Wander said...

Love it Anna! Can't wait for my renovation to come through as well - spring cleaning in winter seems to be on all of our minds xx

A-M said...

Beautiful. A-M xx

abataba said...

We've just discovered your blog and it's absolutely wonderful!! :)

Porchlight Interiors said...

Love the new look Anna...very chic! Tracey xx

Sketch Book said...

What a gorgeous piece of furniture (the antique sideboard) Timeless and goes so well with the found objects and Mexican textile.

Catarina Almeida Santos said...

so nice ! :)

santiroyalhome.blogspot.com

TeaButterfly said...

Congrats on a fresh, new look! LOVE IT!

-Vic from TeaButterfly.

hana said...

anna, it's beautiful! thanks for inspiring me to live a colorful life! xo

Nikki said...

I found a sterling silver, vintage pitcher that I display atop a wooden/metal industrial cart and I love putting fresh, colourful bouquets in it! It's so fresh and fun. I love the contrast between the femininity of the flowers and the boldness of the lamp shade --- it rocks!

www.cositabella.com

Xanthe said...

Where on earth can I get that awesome lamp?

Mélanie A. said...

LOve love love your lampshade with your mexican fabric

jeminah said...

I really like the checked fabric - where is it from?