Friday, October 29, 2010

It's ok, I won't be offended, you can say it....'s too early!  It's still October!

Yes, I know it is, I know, I know, I know! 
But I bought some decorations this past week (thanks to the lovely Mel) and I stashed them under the stairs.  But then I brought them out to show my daughter and then they just sort of stayed out (too pretty to put away in the dark lol) and then I bought a Christmas tree yesterday -( just a little one mind, even I know it's too early to get the "big one" up) - and then I thought I'd better put said tree together to make sure I liked it, and well then.......

And look at this shell I found down on the Spit this week, ready made for hanging on the tree - if only I'd found 20 of them!

Have a lovely Saturday :)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Mary Mary quite contrary, how does your garden grow?

Very well thank you very much!
I know I'm supposed to be blogging about falling in love with my house and I seem to have moved away from that of late,  (normal transmission will resume shortly!), but I just have to have a quick skite about our vegies! 

                                                                      Cherry toms.

Look at that, it's like magic.  Nothing tastes as good as a tomato from your own garden, picked proudly by your two year old and still warm on your tongue from the sun!

Cucumbers! Can you believe it?!?  I can't!



And this is a Lychee tree, I don't know if it's going to be successful or not here - we just get so much rain and I believe that they don't like wet feet, but time will tell I guess!

Ok. [/skite]
Have a great day!
Cheers x

Sunday, October 24, 2010

I still love it - best movie set ever!

I had to stay up last night, even though I was so very tired, but Something's Gotta Give was on and oh my, do I love love that house!  I've seen it maybe a dozen times but it still gives me pleasure and the 'I wannas", I'll never be tired of it.  The quintessential Hamptons Beach House!
I roughly know the story line, but can give you every detail of the living room and kitchen lol!
Just so much to love. Best movie set ever!
eta - I was just reading that after filming, the producers sold all the furnishings and decor items on Ebay for charity - oh gosh, can you imagine!

Have a lovely lovely day x

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

 Sunshine Beach, this afternoon, after school.

                   Some treasure collecting..
          Some brother chasing...that's what big brothers are for after all!
                Some dune jumping (we do love a good dune jump!)
                                      Some wave watching.

Now .....look just below the horizon, squint your eyes a bit, now a little bit more, maybe close one eye a little lol - see that white splashy bit?  It's a whale!
Thank you whale, you made our afternoon.

Have a great night x

Saturday, October 16, 2010

The sun is out (insert startled look here) so we're off to the beach, yay.
Thanks for your thoughts on my oars, I took it all on board (haha) and they are staying as they are in their lovely weathered look - and I even found a print this week to match with them perfectly.  Thanks for commenting - I really did appreciate your thoughts -  x

Have a great Sunday!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Row row row your boat....

...I'm starting to wonder if we might have to soon - so much rain here, local flooding and so on.  I don't mind a bit of rain normally, but this, this is crazy.  Please stop.  Soon.

Which brings me to these :D

There's a beautiful homewares shop here in Noosa that has these sets of gorgeous vintage Noosa River oars mounted on the wall (some painted white, some a la natural) and I had lusted after them for so long but knew I would have trouble justifying their purchase to husband, so I just coveted them in wishful longing silence . 

Anyways, to cut a long story short, I was dropping some old clothes and books off to the Salvos a few months ago....and could hardly believe my eyes - oars, beautiful, gorgeous vintage oars that the guy who helped me carry them out told me came from an old shed on the Noosa river that was being pulled down. They'd just come in that morning.  And the grand price for these beauties - $15 - *gasp* - and that was for the set!
I could hardly get them in my car fast enough lol. 

I was intending to paint them white (mainly because nearly everything downstairs here is white and a lot of oars I have seen have been painted white and they look stunning) and mount them on the wall, but still can't decide - they are old and original and I sort of want to do the right thing by them if you know what I mean and maybe painting them white would be taking something away from them.
Here they are -

I think they would have come from a boat like this one, a lovely old wooden Noosa River boat - there used to be loads of these along our river, but you are hardly ever see them anymore.

So, what to do, what to do.......

Monday, October 4, 2010

I can't find the charger for my camera *sniff* so the blog has been a bit neglected this past week, plus it's been school holidays and with that comes even more chaos so no time for looking at my own blog let alone anybody elses - I'm off now for a quick peek though!
Before I go, here are some pics I took last year of this just stunning holiday house we stayed in on the NSW coast.  I booked purely for the decor lol - I'm sure you'll understand!!