Thursday, 25 November 2010

Christmas 'Mantels'

Better Homes and Gardens have produced 32 ideas for decorating mantels this season!  I like four of them a lot,  what do you think?

A rich burgundy inviting mantel, or an etherial light one? mmmm?  Or even one, using a garden gate (look carefully!)  And the candles give the last one a very intimate glow.

Where I come from wreaths were only used for funerals,  so I am thinking a heart shaped twiggy affair with some red roses,  maybe.....

Have a thoroughly happy Thursday!

Sunday, 21 November 2010

It's lovely to be Home!

I have been away for a while,  and it was so lovely to walk in my front door yesterday!!  Back to my little piece of peace and quiet!  I think my chalk board says it all!
Have a wonderful week all of you!
Now to catch up on all your blogs........

Friday, 5 November 2010


I have seen so many lovely blogs including starfish in either a bathroom display or on a 'beach cottage' type of table display.  I have been on the lookout for a few of these,  and sourced them locally.  Pretty soon will be buying some.
There are two reasons I like starfish.  Firstly,  they look beautiful  Secondly,  in South Africa they represent a society that looks after orphaned children suffering from aids.They therefore represent hope.

Have a fabulous Friday!!

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

A.W.O.L!! and my Birthday!

Hello all you lovely bloggerettes, and bloggers!  I have been away for some weeks,  and am now catching up on all your lovely posts.  My humble offerings today are my new corkboard for my mini-office,  which is already filled with magazine articles and pictures.

Also it was my Birthday,  and I received the dandiest mittens and scarf from my Daughter.
Have a wonderful Wednesday!