Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I Heart Smiths Beach, Yallingup, WA

I thought I would share a few pics from my recent week-long holiday in Perth. Ok, so I was there to attend my cousin's wedding, but since we were travelling so far for so much $$ we figured we would make it into a holiday and check out more than Perth itself...We decided to head (3 hours drive) south to the famous Margaret River Wine Region to a place called Smiths Beach Resort, Yallingup. So of course, we visited a few wineries...think Vasse Felix, Watershed, Cape Mentelle, Evans & Tate...yum! This is the Watershed Winery...
And again.. This is the gorgeous Smiths Beach, Yallingup, where we stayed...ahhhhh Another beach shot...
And here is the stunning Smiths Beach Resort - I highly recommend it! Especially outside of school holidays/peak times!!
The pool...
Another pool pic...
The world-famous Margaret River River Mouth surfing spot!
This is the National Park just near Smiths Beach...(@ the headland)
And again...
And again - it was so beautiful!!
Aren't you jealous?!?!?
Mez x

Friday, November 20, 2009

Bring on Summer!!

Who doesn't love Summer? To me, Summer = the beach, lazy afternoons, relaxing, holidays, time spent with family and friends, and of course, Christmas! If you're not already looking forward to the warm weather (which seems to have come a little early this year in QLD!), then these pics should have you geared up for some Summer Lovin'!! How comfy does this hammock look? And the view? Ah bliss...
Why not "Summer-ise" your home? You could always try some Magnolia Gray hand screenprinted cushions :)
Lazy afternoon drinks on the back deck as the sun sets? Yes please!!
You could even give your Christmas Table Setting a Summer theme!!
Mez xo

Wrap Me Up..

I'm one of those people who likes all my presents to be wrapped to a theme, so they look pretty under the tree! Not that I've completed my Christmas shopping yet, but already I'm thinking about how to wrap all my presents! What colours? Ribbon or string? Cards or gift tags? The possibilities are endless...Here are some pics for inspiration for your Christmas wrapping!! Mez xo
pics sourced from Real Living and Home Beautiful magazines

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Christmas LOVE

With Christmas only weeks away I am looking for the perfect table setting! Some inspiration to get us started...

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Vogue... Mag LOVE

This caught my attention instantly while shopping yesterday. Fresh linen, simple ceramics and a summery blue.
The Nov/ December issue of Vogue Living is now on sale and showcases stunning hand made ceramics and glassware from local artists. The homes within instantly make you feel like creating an open and airy space for entertaining. If only I could have a water view.
Take a little sneak peek at a couple of my favourite shots. Court xo

Summer means Peonies!

If you're like me and have fallen in love with this flower you will share my excitement over its imminent arrival...Summer is fast approaching and with Spring departing this beautiful flower is about to bloom. Courtney xo

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Furniture Refurb - Part 2!

To keep you updated on my chairs/furniture refurb... Almost done... Ta da! Refurb complete!!
Mez xo

Thursday, October 8, 2009

My Old Bottle!!

Just thought I'd show you the old bottle that I was given by Court (and Tim). Thanks guys - I love it!! Mez xo

Friday, September 25, 2009

Furniture Refurb!

I've always liked the idea of furnishing my house with a mix of old and new pieces. In particular, I like the idea of finding old furniture pieces and bringing them back to life/up to date myself. A few months ago (ok, be honest Merrin, perhaps a year??!) I bought a few pieces to refurb...and they've sat under my house collecting dust ever since!! Since it is Spring, I've decided to get stuck into the Spring Cleaning (that will be another story!) and get to work on my furniture! I've decided it's all got to I will be selling all pieces once I'm finished (I had to write that here so that I can't go back on my word and keep any of it! My hubby, Matt will be happy!!). So...I thought I'd let you all see my progress! Here are some cane chairs (pair) that I bought off ebay.
Here they are stripped back...
And spray-painted black!!
Now I've just got to get some fabulous fabric, make some time to cut it out to fit, and re-make the cushion covers! I'll get back to you soon!! :)
Mez xo

Friday, September 18, 2009

Magnolia Gray Summer Cushions

More of our Summer range for you to see! These cushions are hand screenprinted and sewn. The perfect addition to your summer daybed, lounge or feature on a crisp white bed spread. Court xo

Digging up Old Bottles

You see a few people decorating with old glass bottles and I absolutely love it! My boyfriend Tim stumbled across a great find at a local junk shop full of big brown medicine bottles recently. After he came home with one I sent him back on a mission to get for mum, one for Merrin and another hmm 3 for me. For $1.50 it would have to be the cheapest vase I now own, and more recently my absolute favourite.
Some bottle inspiration for you all! Court xo

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Home Beautiful

I confess that I have an addiction to all home magazines...they always leave me feeling creatively inspired. The latest Home Beautiful (Oct '09) is no exception! One look at the front cover and all I could think about was SUMMER!! Love love love that umbrella and could think of nothing better than lazing on one of those couches by the pool on a Summer if only I had a pool, I could set this up for myself at home :)
This house...I love dark floorboards and white/neutral walls - a great foundation for displaying artworks and textiles - perhaps Magnolia Gray artworks and hand-screenprinted cushions?!?!
Oh...If only Court and I could have our own studio!! Dreaming...
Kids rooms! I love looking at cool kids rooms!
Ahh! More Summer time relaxing by the pool... can't wait!
Go buy HB for more amazing pics and inspiration for the Spring/ Summer season ahead! Mez xo

Friday, September 11, 2009

Spring Flower of the Week - Ranunculus!

I absolutely love these flowers and they are currently sitting pretty in my home. I have only ever seen them in bright vibrant colours, but how beautiful are they in neutral, pink and white! Court xo

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