Monday, 26 April 2010
I am having friends over for tea later & when I was grocery shopping I saw these lovely tulips which I couldn't resist! I got home & couldn't decide what vase to put them in & as I was feeling like a mini project I decided to make the vase myself!
I'm going for the easy option tonight ie using ready made sauce, (gotta love Uncle Ben!) & I decided to use the jar the sauce came in for my little project...
I emptied the contents of the jar & washed it out & got to work with my ball of string ... winding it around, gluing as I went...
I added extra glue around the top so it wouldn't become loose.
The finished product:
I'm REALLY happy with how it turned out & it was oh so easy to make - took literally 20 minutes!
While on the topic of alternative vases, I played about with my little rose plant last week...I wasn't sure whether this idea worked or not?!
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Wednesday, 21 April 2010
We were in a garden centre a while ago & saw a beautiful arbour seat & fell in love with it... but not with the price tag!
As the weather has been really nice of late & he was looking for a project my husband offered (yes, offered, no forcing necessary) to build us one as it would be about a quarter of the price and it could be made to a size we wanted...
So the deal was, he would build it and I would paint it :) That lattice was a nightmare to paint so I think the work load was shared equally ;-)
Here it is in various stages of construction ...
I found these cushions & although they are a little small, I think the colours work really well so I'm looking for something larger to go with them..
Perfect spot for catching up on my interior mags I reckon...? :)
Now, all we need is for that warm weather to come back ... :)
Hope everyone is having a good week!
Wednesday, 14 April 2010
Well, my favourite place is a little hideaway hotel in Bel Air which we stayed in while in LA. We only stayed there for two nights as it was a special treat to ourselves on our honeymoon so I don't know if we'll ever get to stay there again;) The hotel is classical in style but understated, and the gardens are insanely beautiful & so was our room!
I just have to share these pictures cos they brighten up my day whenever I look at them! Hope you enjoy them too :)
Swan LakeMain hotel building
Path which links rooms
I just loved this little orange tree :)
All of the rooms rooms are accessed through corridors like this..
Where is your favourite place? :)
Thursday, 8 April 2010
Entries close Tuesday 13th April, so hurry on over now to enter! :)
Best of luck...
Wednesday, 7 April 2010
The Fabulous window display:
The yummy macaroons and cute bag & box they come in, did help ease the pain of not going to Rachel Ashwells shop & for my next trip it will be top of the list of places to go!!
Saturday, 3 April 2010
I adore this little date stand/ink well ~ and a vintage family album ...
And finally, my Grandad was a jeweller & these are his weighing scales ~ lots of the weights are missing from the box...
Hope you are all having a great Easter!