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

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

new curtains...

Hi girls, this pretty bunch of roses sitting on my kitchen window is what greets me every morning.. I only planted it last year near my vegie patch and it's doing really well..yes, I do love spring!

I managed to hang my curtains up.. and have to say I'm pretty happy with them!

they are sort of a sheer open weave linen with a very faint beige checked pattern on them .. exactly what i was looking for..

at night the pattern stands out more. They have sort of a shabby french feel which I'm lovin' and I scored them from Big W if anyone is interested here in Aussie land.

I also changed a few things around on my sideboard and stuck to a white and silver theme with just a few touches of pink..

my hutch is still simplified from before and I'm liking the look too.. i think I might keep it this way. As you can see I have a lot less roses but I still need my fix of pink here and there.
 bye for now,
take care,
Maryann xxx 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

thank God it's spring!

Hi girls, I know it's been a while since I posted but about 7 weeks ago my dad went into hospital with pneumonia. He spent 2 weeks in intensive care and another 4 with other complications. I can't tell you it's been nothing short of a roller coaster ride with days of improvements and days of setbacks. He'll be 77 come next month and due to the fact he already has liver cirrhosis, where his liver is only 50% functional, things were pretty much touch and go at times. I spent most of those 6 wks at the hospital going nearly every day, bar a couple, to be there by his side and be available to see the doctors. It was an hours drive there and back and come the end of the day I used to be pretty exhausted. He is on the mend now, or as good as it gets for someone in his condition, and is at home, with the physio guy coming out every second day to give him some therapy to get him walking properly again.

The only thing that used to put a smile on my face through all of this was my garden, the glimpses I would get before I left my house and after when I came home. It was the beginning of spring and I had colour everywhere. I wish I had time to take some photos then as some flowers have come and gone, but I managed to take some now. It's cloudy and a little rainy today and thank God for that as we need the rain or my garden does that's for sure!

At present I'm doing some much needed spring cleaning and yesterday purchased some new ready made curtains from BIG W from all places, for my dining and family rooms. Funnily enough these are EXACTLY what I had envisaged in  my mind. Anyhow..better go clean those windows and blinds first!...will show you once they're up. I just hope they'll look good.... take care girls, Maryann


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