The fastest thing to ever happen around here was the cutting down of a hideous palm tree in our front yard.
From the first phone call to him packing up the ute to leave was about 2 hours.
So happy to see that thing gone. It get dropping it’s big branches on our lawn and the neighbours car. We didn’t know what to do with them and it was as ugly as anything.
We finally got our Christmas present! Our steel security door. She is a beauty.
This little porch requires so much work, so much beautification!! I am constantly looking for a nice bench to go where that chair is (there is 2 of those chairs there) and soon we are replacing the door bell button with a brass one.
So much action has been occurring in the nursery, but I best leave that for another post entirely. I have written part one of the nursery posts!
Baby clothes washing has been happening constantly!
(It better be a girl, it better be a girl, look at all that pink!)
I bought a coffee table at the Laura Kincade sale. It is from my favourite furniture makers. The Hickory Chair Co in North Carolina US.
I have been looking for an oval coffee table since 2009. When I was living in my apartment. Both my apartment and this house have long and narrow living areas where a long and narrow coffee table was required. And I always wanted an oval shape as then there were no sharp corners to jab mine or anyone elses legs on for that matter.
When my favourite shop in Sydney announces they are having a floor stock sale, I am right there. (If you are a long term reader of my blog, you know that most of my furniture is 2nd hand or floorstock, it is the only feasible way that I can furnish my house in the style I would like with the money I have and it doesn’t bother me one bit)
I see a stunning oval coffee table near the door, I can’t see a tag, I assume “Gah it is so beautiful, of course it is already sold to someone else” I keep browsing and look at it from another angle, I see a tag. I mentally prepare myself for heartbreak or cardiac arrest as I slowly turn the tag over to view the price. “Hey now, that is not bad. That is reasonable. . . . . . . . day dreaming . . . . . . Oh shit, what will my husband think? . . . . . . . . I can’t, I just can’t walk away from this. I will kick myself forever. How many coffee tables have I seen in the past that I actually want to buy regardless of price, hmm that would be none. . . I’m getting it, because if I don’t get it now, I will come back in a year and buy it full price, so it only makes sense to buy it now, right?”
Does anyone else have full on internal dialogue with themselves?? Please, fess up?? I can’t be the only one.
Laura Kincade wrapped it so nicely and offered a very humble and personable service to me. They even thoughtfully put it in my car in the rain.
It is a wooden table with a bevel glass top and antique silver leaf finish
I bought this table at the same time I bought the sconces for the fireplace
I love wall lights
Just a refresher! The one circled is what I chose!
Can’t wait for them to arrive.
Husband was busy this past week. He painted the architraves around the doors of 3 rooms (our bedroom, the nursery and bathroom 1)
The doors have been removed and he is painting them this week hopefully!
Yesterday was my Birthday!!! I turned a quarter century!! Arghh, wait a minute, wasn’t I 21 just the other day. Here I am married with a baby on the way. What a freak out.
Because there is a baby on the way, I suspect that is the reason I scored such awesome pressies! I was very spoilt!
I love pastels & polka dots, I made no omission of this in my baby shower posts.
Wedgwood polka dot collection.
Obviously my mum picked up on that and I received 2 sets of these plates
As well as the creamer and sugar bowl.
I also got some parfait spoons and cake forks!!!
Now for our kitchen to be renovated and a nice oven, I will bake a nice cake and serve it to you with tea? Who is coming over for afternoon tea?
My sister bought me a beautiful cardigan and TONNES of baby clothes!! They nearly took up a whole clothes airer when hanging them out to dry this morning.
I also got generous gift vouchers, can’t wait to go shopping and buy some expensive stuff I have been going with out.
Husband is getting me the fireplace. I used the baby as bargaining tool and succeeded, little did I know, the poor guy had already bought my birthday presents. He is an organised fellow!!!
He bought me some beautiful new white sheets with the 50cm depth on the fitted sheet (hard to come by and definitely needed for our mattress) Some white towels and some beauty products.
He took me out for dinner as well.
This is a pic of me before heading out the door.
It is getting closer and I am getting BIG!!!
I pottered around the nursery this morning. Still looks like a bomb has hit it since the baby shower. I am trying to find a spot for everything. This is the spot I have chosen for the nappies. Stacked in a corner.
“That’ll do pig, that’ll do”
I love saying that. I love that movie!!!!
(Does anyone know what movie I am referring to?)