Monday, September 01, 2014

Weekend happiness



Sunshine, home and stripes. Weekend Happiness.

This happened


It is safe to say that I am not a baker but this weekend, I decided to put that aside and test my cake-making skills and use my beautiful pink kitchen aid. I made a cake! It was only ready by 8pm on Saturday evening, in time for my sister and I to eat huge chunks over hot tea, but, it was done! I felt I had achieved a little personal goal and my weekend was productive!
 
Watch this space...



Friday, August 29, 2014

Neutral Hues and Textures

 
I found this home on my morning trawl from, My Scandinavian home. It feels like a happy, cozy weekend to me.
 
Happy Friday.
 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Orchid Happiness



A few weeks I visited a good friend of mine's (Lauren) new home on a beautiful farm in Paarl. I arrived back to the burbs with these 2 sprigs of wonderfulness- brightly coloured, home-grown Orchids.They remind me of my youth and happiness by representing my late Grandfather's much loved greenhouse where he housed his carefully nurtured Orchid Pride. He sometimes gifted my mom and soooometimes myself and my sisters with the a length of beautiful buds that he had so lovingly nurtured.
Now, I am a huge Orchid fan (aren't we all) and have spent far more than I would like to count on those elegant white slipper twirls, that beg to be bought and placed in prime positions in one's home at the Woolworth's check-out gauntlet. They have sat proudly next to me on car drives home, as I drive (like a pensioner) to avoid bumps and turns so that they arrive in their new home in the only way that they are accustomed, in pure comfort and style.

Yet, these 2 lengths of buds from Lauren, hold a magic that is different. They have been home grown and seem to glow with more colour and vibrancy because of it. They have a hardiness that is not found in their delicate "slipper" shopping centre cousins that I can only attribute to good old farm fresh-air.
They have now secured a prize place in my otherwise very white and neutral home and they are proudly displaying their beautiful colour above their pale looking counter-parts.
The next time I am tempted to splurge on a a bewitching Slipper Orchid, I might think twice.

 
 
 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

My new Interior look love

 
These are interiors that are currently inspiring me. I have been working on a project that is celebrating them and I have fallen in love. Contemporary furniture and art against a background of white paneled walls, pressed ceilings, latte coloured herringbone floors... I am in love and (obviously) dreaming... 
 



Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Jar Collections

 
One of my pet hates is coffee jars and tea packets with their logos left on them on kitchen counters. I am a proud decanter.
My Coffee is housed in beautiful jars and my tea is kept in vessels with paintings reminiscent of China on them. I am far happier looking at these on my counter than being reminded of the marketing savvy of bigger brands.

Because of this, I seldom walk past a beautiful jar and choose not to have a quick look at it's price. Most of my collection I have been given, I have found, or I have bid for... All of them have had a proud position somewhere at home, have held what I love, and hidden what I don't enjoy. These are a few of my favourite.
 



Monday, August 25, 2014

Tea Cup collection

I have always had an obsession with white d├ęcor . Beautiful, calm, simple white. This has lead me into collections of white happiness, be it collections of porcelain white vases, soft neutral white blankets or heaps of wonderful white linen. I collect it.
 
My latest growing collection is my set of white tea cups. I love a cup of tea and I have huge appreciation for a tea cup, mine just need to all be beautiful and white. I bought a simple tea cup at one my favourite little shops this weekend and I wanted to share it.
 
 

 

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Drawings of Home


Part of a little series I am doing, called Drawings of Home.
Love doing these when I have the time.