We hosted a mini family reunion this past weekend with my husbands brother (Graeme) and his family visiting us from Sydney's Northern Beaches. My father-in-law is also here at the moment, living in Zimbabwe most of the year. My mother-in-law lives with us on our property in a separate home.
It was so lovely to have everyone together for three days. It doesn't happen too often with Graeme and Samantha having just moved here from California. They have just purchased a home at Bigola overlooking the Pittwater. The view is stunning.
Anyhow, the kids got on so well and the adults chatted, sipped wine and ate some amazing food. Thank goodness Graeme & Sam love to cook.
Here is a photo of all the children the morning they left to head back home.
I just can't stop looking at this beautiful bedroom. It's so restful looking, classic yet just thrown together looking. I adore raked ceilings and I'm lucky enough to have a ceiling like this in my own bedroom. That chair is screaming out to me ...... take me home with you! And those flowers ..... ahh it's just too divine for words.
and it includes masses of lavender in my garden. I'll share with you some progress photos as the plan unfolds.
UPDATE - i've been emailing The Lavender Assoc of Australia trying to find out the best type of Lavender for Brisbane. Seems Lavender and Brisbane don't mix well. And on top of that, they love a well drained soil. Which we do not have. We have clay. Thick clay. So my thinking cap is on. Oh i really want to plant this all the way down our driveway. It would look amazing.
So I managed to get all my errands completed AND a trip to the florist as well.
I purchased some beautiful natives. I love them. And they will last a little longer than the usual fresh flowers I buy.
Image by me. Table found on eBay and repainted white. Pale green folded timber chair given to me by my Nana. Ihave two green and two coral coloured chairs like this. They are fabulous. And they are from my Nan. She used them on family camping trips, how cool is that?
I don't even know where to start. The lines, the fabric, the cockatoo. It's just beautiful. And the best/worst part is it would look absolutely perfect at the bottom of our staircase. Perfect. I tell you. Perfect.
Here is some additional info about the chair:
This chair was sourced during 2006 when the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, CA went through a major renovation. Ty Warner's ( the owner) girlfriend oversaw the selection of all of the furnishings. Each cottage is furnished with different antiques that she primarily sourced from in and around the Santa Barbara area. I believe that particular chair is one of the fabulous pieces she found.
Great place to step out of the sun and relax by the pool. Handsome dogs too!
Lovely neutral palette.
I've always had a soft spot for this Martha Stewart Signature bed.
Just received the latest Coco Republic catalogue in my inbox and thought I'd share with you my favourite images. I absolutely adore the last image. I even have that same fabric that has been used on the scatter cushion on the far left on my chairs in our Summerhouse. The fringe detailing on the ottoman is lovely too. And those flowers.... divine.
Dreamy bedroom - I adore the drapes and deep buttoned chair
LV "Olivia' scarf
Pretty party favours
Gorgeous guest room - you can almost smell those flowers can't you?
Image 1 via my brain is numb and can't remember Image 2 via LV Image 3 via Lily-G Image 4 i can't remember! Image 5 by Hugh Stewart Image 6 Better Homes & Gardens via This is Glamorous via Apartment Therapy
I am so looking forward to this long weekend. I've just finished baking and frosting 180 cupcakes and I'm waiting for my lovely customers to collect.
Here is a little snippet of the baby shower cupcakes I created. They are for the lovely Judy at Lily-G. She is hosting a beautiful baby shower for one of her friends. It sounds like it is going to be just gorgeous.
Hope each and every one of you have a relaxing weekend too.
Welcome to My Life My Loves. I am a wife and mum of two with a strong passion for entertaining, creating dessert tables, beautiful interiors, flowers and travel.
I'm known to break out into song and dance at the most unexpected times.
I'm a high ponytail girl. Makes me look more sporty than I really am.
I hope you enjoy the ride!