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

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Back to school.. and a lovely surprise!

Well today James, my youngest, starts highschool. So I thought I'd take some quick snaps of him with Lisa who is in year 12 now. Sort of brought back memories of his first day at kindy, I was a bit emotional as you know your last baby is growing up too now!
It was a bit hard trying to get a decent photo of them though....!

Finally a decent one of James

It feels a bit too quiet here now ... yay!! I think I'll make myself a cuppa and just enjoy the silence..

For a while now I have been on the look out for a full length mirror for my bedroom so when hubby turned up with this mirror out of the blue I was so surprised. Apparently one of his work mates' wife had this in her bathroom, but because her house is modern she gave it to me as she knows what my house is like. I only ever see her at Fred's work xmas parties, so how nice was that of her!  thanks Sue! I love it!

Ok better go and do something productive..... ! take care, Maryann

Friday, January 22, 2010

these are a few of my favourite ~pink~ things..

With having 3 boys at home at the moment, James and my 2 nephews not alot is getting done, so I thought I'd post a few of my most favourite pink things that I just love!

My most fav teacup trio... isn't it the most shabbiest thing you've seen!

My favourite lady (apart from my mum!)

Vintage dressing table set..

Vintage pink and roses napkins..

My pink vintage meat safe... got this from a garage (yard) sale for $3!

This little pink hobnail dish, with a pretty cupcake that I won from Shannon (Paint Mine Pink)

My fav pink and roses glasses...

My pink orange squeezer.. this isn't vintage, actually got this from BigW, just had to have it anyway...

and my pink crystal grapes...

I had more pics but the photos came out blurry so will have to do part 2 next time... to be continued.. .... so, have a great day! take care, Maryann

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

How many chandeliers are too many chandeliers???

I am in a bit of a dilema at the moment about my light fittings... is a chandelier in every room too much? Would it look like a chandelier shop... as my family have put it?  Does any one else have trouble convincing their family that they know what they're doing! (atleast I think I know..??)
 I am having a chandy in my formal lounge, my bedroom and lisa's bedroom. I also have the cherub one over my dining table.  I really need your help on this one. I was planning on putting 2 small chandys in the family room  but since the ceilings aren't high I have opted for fancy white dome light fittings( when I find them). so I was thinking of putting the small chandeliers,one either side of the cherub one. That is, one will go in the kitchen and one will go in the other section  of the dining room (where my buffet and hutch is) What do you think, do you think it would be too much and should they be matching?
 Here is a pic of the one I'm talking about.. I have 2 of them and I'll be painting them white.
 Now, just one thing please be HONEST, you don't have to be nice, I'm a big girl, I can handle it... lol.

One will go here, as you can see my dining room is fairly long and is separated by a beam.

and the other one will go here in the kitchen, so the cherub chandelier will be in the middle so to speak.

So what do you think? I'd love to hear any suggestions you might have, maybe I've missed something.
see ya all soon, Maryann

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Reno update- painting almost done!! Yeah!!

Well ladies, we are surely into the new year now! Hope this one's a good one for you! We went away for 2 weeks over the holidays down south as we have a van at a caravan park and it was great not to have to do anything but eat and sleep and fish and walk. The kids love going swimming and going on the biscuits! For those of you thinking.. what the? that's when you lie on a big rubber tyre or doughnut and get pulled around behind a boat! I tried it once and that was enough! Being dragged behind in a straight line is not so bad but when they go from side to side trying to get you off is another. Nope, I'd rather read my mags!

Anyhow, on to the fun stuff... lol! Here are some pics of my house where I have painted.. no more yellow,  just white and am loving it.

After I took this next pic I wasn't quite happy with the look, this corner has me baffled abit on how to decorate it as it has no purpose really. This was where the window used to be so now it's more of a reading nook I thinking.

so I put the camera down and after shuffling and adding a few things it now looks like this....

So there you have it. I am slowly putting everything back where it's supposed to go and giving everything a good clean as I go.  At the moment I am getting ready to do Lisa'a room. Today my 2 nephews are coming over for a few days so won't be getting that much done...   Hope you have all been well, take care, Maryann


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