I love to decorate.... whether it be one style at a time or all at once...

Sunday, April 10, 2016

pink shaggy rug...

It's funny how just one new (or not so new) element can make a difference to a room.  One of my most favourite rooms in my house would have to be my bedroom because I have tried to give it that shabby vintage feel that I love so much.

So when my sister offered me a pink rug that she used to have in her prior home I was quite happy to take it off her hands.

I knew that it would look good in my bedroom but it ended up looking much nicer than I expected and the fact that it was used and a little worn was a bonus and added to the feel of the room.

My room is nearly finished but I need to add more details to the wall behind my bed and I need to paint the chest of drawers but it's getting there.

                                                      take care, Maryann xx

Friday, March 4, 2016

Dreams do come true...

I suppose if you hold on to a dream long enough never losing the passion or desire to do this one thing that for some reason you feel you must do.. then some how the universe makes things happen that eventually it's inevitable.

So after many years of wanting to have my very own brick and mortar shop.... it's finally going to happen.

I am so excited and to say it feels surreal would be an understatement. I am also petrified that I may fail in my endeavour but as my son so eloquently put it.. better to die trying and fail than to die never trying at all but I am hopeful that it will succeed beyond my expectations ( a little positive thinking there).

So I have found a spot not far from my home which is ideal but won't be open for a few weeks yet as I am learning  as I go how to get it all up and running and the owner is fixing a few things up first also.

A few new arrivals going in soon..

 Loving this last lot of shabby items...

So that's it ...just goes to show you though you never know when or how a dream of yours will come true and that you are never too old to follow your dreams!

Stay tuned.
Take care, Maryann xx

Saturday, November 28, 2015

summer garden 2015

Hi girls, well it's definitely been a while! It's Summer here in Australia and I have been enjoying my garden and especially my roses.

I had put this new arch in the front of my home last winter and it was full of roses in spring.. the climbing rose I planted either side is called Renae and it was so pretty and did really well for it's first season. 

If you look in the background of the photo underneath you can see another climbing rose..this one is my Pierre de Ronsard.. which I am in love with!

I have been very busy also trying to build my little shop up and I am very thankful it is still going. 
I would love one day to turn it into a brick and mortar store but for now I only sell online. 
 If you haven't popped over please do. I am having a sale at the moment..

These pretty pink poinsettias are for sale in my store..(but they are darker than depicted in this photo)

and if you'd like to follow me on my fb page.. which is where you will find me more often, here is the link..

Anyways girls I am going to try and get back into blogging more often and also see what you have all been up to aswell!
So take care,
Maryann xxx

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Ballerina Cot Quilt Nursery Set

Hi girls, ever since joining fb I seem to be neglecting my blog so for those of you who don't have fb I thought I would show you what I have been working on. A complete cot quilt nursery set for a customer.

It consists of a Quilt, cushion, pillowcase, lamp, bumper and nappy stacker. Luckily I still had some of the pretty Henry Alexander ballerina fabric! Just click on the pics for a larger version.

I mailed them to her today so I hope she will be happy with them.
I really need to get into the garden for a few days now as with winter upon us everything is looking dead and messy.. and all my roses need pruning!
take care, Maryann 

Friday, April 17, 2015

what's been happening these last 5 months...

I can't believe it's been 5 months since my last post. Not much has really happened though apart from my daughter getting engaged to a lovely young man Ben. She got engaged on the first of January but the party wasn't till the 7th March so I was pretty busy organizing things with her and I also did a lot of the cooking including her cake....

we also made up all the bomboniere

cake in progress

we bought all the tablecloths and chair covers on ebay and this is how the hall looked the night before.  It looked so much prettier in real life. We hung fairy light all round the hall, along the stage and on an arch that we purchased and decorated with faux roses.

Lisa and I

It was a great evening.. she had her heart set on an outdoor party .. under the stars with fairy light etc.. but the weather had been so unpredictable for a few weeks leading up to the party that we had to hire a hall instead. Which worked out to be great as it was a historic hall with high ceilings, vintage wall sconces and pink curtains! 
We also purchased an onsite caravan not long ago at a great fishing spot down the south coast, which I am in the process of making over slowly. I'll have pics on that when it done.
so take care girls,

ps If you haven't already I would love it if you checked out my fb page

Monday, November 10, 2014


I'm so glad I decided to put a few more roses (well about 30 actually...) in my garden 2 winters ago. I am enjoying the fruits of my labor with gorgeous roses greeting me every morning.

I went to visit a friend this morning and cut the most beautiful bunch to take with me. I was running a bit late so I didn't have time to snap a pic.. but she loved them! 
take care girls, Maryann


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