Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Random Snippets


I arrived home last night to this arrangement of flowers from our garden on our fireplace mantel.  A little fairy had been to visit.  Gosh they were a lovely surprise.  As I've said many times before, there's nothing like flowers to bring a smile to my face...



I thought you might like to see some photos of our new bedroom display at Black & Spiro which we have just finished decorating.  It's so nice having our back rooms looking beautiful again.



We've also had an influx this week of some beautiful new cushions and a few vintage treasures which is always very exciting but they don't seem to last long!!



This vintage blue and white lamp is one of my favourite pieces at Black & Spiro at the moment.  I found it covered in dirt at an auction a few months ago.  You couldn't even see that it was blue and white.  We wiped it back to reveal this beautiful vintage lamp base...divine!

23 comments:

Concrete Jungle said...

Clever woman!

French Heart said...

So reminds me of my best friend of 25-yrs who has a terrific beach house on the water. Everything is brilliant white with gorgeous stone flowers and then all the colorful arty accessories as pictured. She also has outstanding taste.

Just beautiful!

FunFunkyBaby Team said...

Colorful cushions! I love them..they always brighten up a room! These are all lovely pieces!

Naturally Carol said...

You are very talented with your displays..I love the way you've shown off the blue and white lamp and the bedroom is divine..who'd a thought that a white wicker bedside table would look great there!

Faux Fuchsia said...

that bedroom is 11/10. The wall paper is divine. Meanwhile am looking forward to tripping the light fantastic with you on Tuesday x

Hannah said...

The lamp transformation is amazing! It almost has a British flag theme about it.

Love the mix of colours in the bedroom- especially the throw.

Magical Day Dream said...

Love the cushions & vintage treasures picture!

x

Marielle

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

I really like the lamp! It's very unique!

The flowers are so lovely! They made me smile.

Hope everything is great with you.

xo

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

Whitney Cosgrave said...

What gorgeous items! I wish I lived in Australia so I could visit your shop!

whitney
seeshopeatdo.com

the modern sybarite ™ said...

Congrats on the refurbished store. It looks quite amazing and VERY colorful!!!!

Vickie H. said...

You have the most breathtaking interiors of anyone in the blogosphere! I am always so titillated by the colors you choose! Your combinations are exquisite! And I LOVE the blue & white porcelain lamp and the shade!

Yoko said...

Beautiful flowers & I love the yellow on the bed!! Reminds me of Turkish or east european style, no??

Vic Bibby said...

Gorgeous! Your bedroom photo has gone straight to my inspiration folder. I love the wee owls in the 2nd photo. Please put them on your next online store vignette. xxx

Con amore Bella Rose said...

absolutely divine, I'm a big collector of blue china, especially vases. I love this light and the aztec style fabric really is beautiful. I love your interior design, and I tip my hat to you for your talent, It is a talent not many people can master. Best of luck in all that you do.

AJannajackson said...

I live just near New Farm park, thus I drive along Brunswick street everyday, and every time I drive past your shop I just love to look at your window display. It really is the most beautiful shop. I only just discovered that you have a blog - It's beautiful too.

The bedroom display is amazing, and I love the blue & white lamp.

Anna xx

Vera said...

I love how you mixture color and patterns!!!!!!!!!! Big hug from Brazil!

HouseOfDesignLove said...

Your Blog really is my absolute favourite of all the 20 or so Blogs I follow. I think I my just have to nip up there to Brisbane (Im in Sydney only just started my own little Blog :) ) and see your absolutley beautiful, inspirational store for myself. Lilly x

Dianne said...

Everything is just beautiful and so happy! I would love to be able to walk around your store and chat with you. I am an artist and I can tell you that no one does color like you do. Perfection!

annie said...

The lamp shade suits it to a tee! And I always love to see what you have on your table. Gorgeous as always!!

pve design said...

I love how you see the possibility in so many things!
You see the beauty in everything and I love that about you.
pve

The Penny Pinching Preppy said...

LOVE the ikat lamp shade! and in orange... my absolute fav color :)

PenelopeHome said...

Hi Anna, this is the first time I make a comment, I am from Argentina living in Oslo pretty far from where you are but very close in taste, I love everything you have and do is so pretty! so colorful! I just love it! Congrats! If I ever go to Australia, I for sure will go and buy something in your store :), congrats again, and I love your blog!
Cheers.

Mars (www.penelopehome.blogspot.com)

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Added you to a guest I did yesterday! Love your work!

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