Friday, 25 February 2011

the bare bones

It feels like an age ago that i did anything but sand & paint....paint & sand
but finally it feels like our new house is becoming a home.

One of my favourite parts of the house at the moment is the stairs & hallway....

painted stairs

originally I painted it white but with 3 children & various animals rushin to & fro
 i could see that grubby marks would be a constant
& it just didn't suit.....
so i took a leap of faith with a slosh of 'downpipe' a wonderful farrow & ball lead like grey

i think you would agree it is rather dashing

eglantine i love you

I also love my sanderson 'eglantine' curtain & have a plan for a doily chandelier....
& a bit of this 'n' that for the walls
but that's another story for another rainy day

Thursday, 24 February 2011


macarons, originally uploaded by ted and agnes.

i have been obsessing about these little beauties lately....mine are not so perfect

everything is peachy except i can seem to cook them without browning the lovely colours...

its a tragedy but practice makes perfect & my backside is growing by the day!

yesterday's attempt...


Tuesday, 22 February 2011

inspired by....

with the definate lack of inspirational ponderings (or utter rubbish) from myself lately sharing what sparks me into action seemed like a good plan

inspiration china style
1. Mood Board for Tearoom, 2. tea for two, 3. Cake stand, 4. Tea

Now funny enough i love china...never...gasp....really never would of guessed seemed like such a sensible sort!

I have no idea where this comes from, I suspect that it is something to do with the dodgy picture plates my dad used to rescue from all manner of junk shops & hang on the wall much to my mothers disgust!

1. Selina Lake - More Peonies, 2. roses, 3. forsythia, 4. Wild Flower Bouquet

I am also inspired by a few floral treats & am definately looing forward to getting stuck in to my new garden this year

I keep promising my progress shots with the house & even have a new camera but being a bit of a chaotic slacker have made all manner of excuses to myself to why I've not shared them yet...I will at some point get my arse in gear & get snapping!

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

wouldn't you just believe it...

sewing nook
sewing nook, originally uploaded by ted and agnes.
just typical isn't it that I get into the swing of writing my blog again & the camera breaks....thank goodness for next day delivery as a new one wings its way here...

storage solution

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

spring in my step

chair done good, originally uploaded by ted and agnes.

Best made plans & all that malarky but I guess packing your camera away somewhere 'safe' & then unable to recall that place is not always the most productive for recording your journey in the new abode...
Anyway its been found & hopefully I shall commence with my blogging after all no one want to read pages of ramblings they want photo's...or is that just me.