Friday, December 30, 2011

Have a fabulous New Year


Photo Sharnel Dollar Designs

Monday, December 26, 2011

How we celebrated Christmas Day

Here is a little peek into how we celebrated Christmas this year. It was just the four of us so we opted for casual fun!

Christmas Day

The kids woke at 5.45am and managed to play with Santa's presents until 7am then we all gathered around the tree and exchanged gifts.

Our lunch was very relaxed. Ham, moreton bay bugs and salads. Dessert was so delicious, a simple banoffee trifle.

How did you celebrate the day?

Friday, December 23, 2011

Glitz and Glam and NYE

Earlier this month I designed a festive New Years Eve table for the ezine produced by My Little Jedi. Thank you to Amy Atlas for featuring it today on her blog.

The gorgeous cake, cookies and cupcakes where made by the super talented Coby from The Lemony Cupcake here in Brisbane.


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Photography by Sharnel Dollar Designs

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Traditions - Gingerbread House Decorating

Only 2 more sleeps until (in the words of Michael Buble) the big fat man with the long white beard arrives.

We have been busy doing nothing really. Lots of visits to the park, Manly Esplanade, kite flying, swims, morning teas with friends and sending off the last orders before Christmas.

One of our family traditions is building and decorating a gingerbread house. There is something so magical about it isn't there? Like you are in your very own version of Hansel and Gretel.

Here is Olivia and William's finished house. Absolutely no help from Mum. One year I will do my own. I dream about it. What lollies to decorate with, where I would place them. What sort of roof I would make. Maybe next year?

Gingerbread House

I hope everyone is enjoying the lead up to Christmas. We are having a very quiet day here. Just the four of us enjoying each others company. Lunch will be ham and seafood (bugs and prawns!) and salads. Perry has requested a trifle. Easy. Trifle is such an unrated dessert in my opinion. It's up there with pavlova. Dead set winners in my humble opinion.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Mini Picnic Baskets

Our miniature picnic baskets are now available and are making quite an impression. From a small garden picnic to a sophisticated garden wedding. They are sold in a set of 6. Available here now.

Picnic baskets

Holiday Cheer


Thursday, December 8, 2011

Ivy & Piper Christmas Drinks

On Wednesday night I had the pleasure in attending the Ivy & Piper Christmas Cocktail Party held at their beautiful newly refurbished showroom.

Thank you Mel and Liz for such a lovely evening. Here are a few iphone pics from the night.


Divine blooms everywhere!

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Judy from Judy Elloitt Interiors, moi and Melinda from Lily G.


Thea, Judy, Melinda, Jessie and Lauren.


Love that middle cushion!


Peach Bellini's for all


What's a party without a cupcake?

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All the fabulous people where there


A little (and gorgeous I have to add) little parting gift from the Ivy & Piper girls.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Vintage Wreath update

So you might remember back to this post a few years ago where I posted about the vintage bauble wreath I had made. Well it's taken a few years of collecting but I'm finally really happy with how it looks. A few more baubles next year and we will be done and dusted!

wreath blog