Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Autumn Leaves

My little boy is home on his second day in a row from school because he is pretty sick with the flu. We went for a little walk this morning to get the hey out of the house and get some fresh air! It was such a gorgeous morning, I thought it would cheer him up a little.We found some beautiful leaves.

The little vintage bottle above as well as the log vase were found at the markets for me on Mother's Day - don't they look sweet for a couple of dollars each. I actually think the vase looks a little lalique no?
The large brown glass bottle is a chemical bottle from reverse garbage I bought quite a while ago - but they usually have them there for a couple of dollars too! It took a while to scrub the label off however the label left on might look cool too, maybe for halloween or something.
Happy Days, hope the flu bugs don't stop at your door in the coming weeks!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Blue Heaven

yay! my Mac is finally back and all in one piece and we are both slowly rebuilding our lives. Hard drive failure! The poor baby needed a transplant :( However, the guys at Mac 1 in James St were so nice so I would recommend them if something unfortunate happens to your Mac and you live in Brisbane.
I have so much blogging and blog reading to catch up on I don't know where to begin!
Here are a couple of picks from Mother's Day a couple of weekends ago.

My boys and I went to the markets, bought some yummy food and some beautiful second hand books and vintage bottles. I had cups of tea made for me, served in a heart shaped cup and saucer proudly presented to me by my littlest one and I read books in bed all afternoon - heaven!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

a message from the desk of suburbansider

i love my work, originally uploaded by Stewf.

To my dear friends,
My apologies for the lack of posting around here. My beloved computer is very broken and I have had no access to either it or the outer world I access through it for the last week or so. As you can see I have had to dust off my trusty typewriter to complete my communications.
Please do not be dismayed at my lack of prompt reply to your emails, my typewriter does not receive email.
Please stay tuned for more in the hopefully near future from Suburbansider - the little worms at apple are working on it as we speak!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

This girl knows how to party!

My very talented and most amazing friend Leesa has been very busy working to create this most beautiful morning tea for her Mother's 60th birthday. I just don't know where to look there is so much gorgeousness. What I love about Leesa's work is that she does everything herself including all of the baking, cake and cookie decorating, label making and even crystalised lavender making ! And if I told you she has four children, two of them being baby twins and also works as a photographer that would just be showing off wouldn't it! Well, I am very proud of her. She has such a gift for making things look beautiful and is an inspiration to me and I love having a friend who gets just as excited over things like baker's twine and paper straws and perfectly coloured flowers as I do.

 speaking of perfectly coloured flowers...

Lovely! Thanks for the pics Leesa and making my blog look pretty xx Ains

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Lost in Austen

Watching the Royal Wedding was fun. I thought it was all quite satisfactory and loved seeing "The Dress" which wasn't a disappointment and thought the sister looked pretty nice. I loved seeing Prince Harry and William grinning away. My friend Michelle hosted a delightful dinner and I can't mention that without talking about the most delicious Coronation Chicken! {which I've never had before and am certainly going to be making in the near future} and a very scrummy Eton Mess {which I have had several times before and will be making again faster than you can say Beatrice and Eugenie, what were you thinking?}

On another note, Pip has announced a new book to read, Pride and Prejudice and I'm doing it - time again to get lost in Austen and I'm hoping to get as lost as I possibly can. If you'd like to follow along I have added her button to my side bar to the Meet Me At Mikes's Book Club. I just love Meet Me At Mikes, do you read her too?
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