Thursday, 30 September 2010

Parasols and chandys

I was walking past a shop today,  and noticed they have hung parasols from the ceiling.  I thought I would love to have bought the white one and used it over my light in the bedroom above my bed!  Aren't they pretty!!

My son is on an Adventure!

My son is going on every man's dream adventure,  (and most mothers' scary bit, even when he's forty!!)  I will be keeping track on his blog:
I did some research into my family tree,  and most of the men on my mother's side were seamen,  as far back as the 1600's so I suppose it is in his blood.

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Tablemats a la Francais, and china cakestands!!!

Galerie des Fleurs tablemat from CSN Stores

Victoria and Albert Brocade
Victoria and Albert Brompton Rose

Victoria and Albert Chinoiserie

Victoria and Albert cake stand with hatbox
 When I was asked to do a review for CSN Stores,  I looked through their online catalogue and was immediately drawn to the pretty china cake stands,  they satisfied my love of china and my love of old fashioned pretty roses etc.  I can think of plenty of ideas for the cake stands other than placing cupcakes on them.  For instance,  arranging jewellery on them in the bedroom.  Especially on the black Victoria and Albert 'Brocade'. Or in the bathroom,  with cotton balls and little soaps.  There are endless possibilities!

The fact that they come in 'hatboxes' makes me happy too,  as I love boxes, especially round ones.

My attention was drawn to the tablemats which are so shabby chic/French.  I love them,  and might just buy them myself!

Have a fantastic weekend.  Autumn is definitely here,  a nip in the air,  falling leaves, an anticipation of Winter.  Like life,  all is change.................

Friday, 24 September 2010

CSN Review

I am pretty sure you have all heard of CSN stores by now,  on both sides of the pond!  They stock everything from wardrobes  to kitchen gadgets.  They have asked me to review one of their products,  so pretty soon I will be doing that. Hope you are having a really cool Friday!

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

I am amazed at this!

Brassy to Classy: My Free Chandelier

Friday, 10 September 2010

I love getting things in the mail!

This week I acquired two things which made my heart sing!!  A little cushion for my bed, and a pretty little decoupaged table.  Can't decide whether to put the little table in the bedroom or the lounge!  Have a wonderful weekend ......

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

6 year old's artist board!

My six year old grand-child has her own board in my kitchen where she puts up/takes down her daily art.  This pic I took was during the world cup,  when she soooo carefully copied a South African flag.  I really should make a proper board (this one is polystyrene) but one that she can easily lift and 'do her thing' with.  Any ideas from you creative ladies?

Have a wonderful Wednesday