As I was doing my usual cleaning/ putting my house back together routine on a Monday, I couldn't resist taking photos of a few new things happening around my house...
First is finally a couch for my 'good' room- I have looked at this empty room for about 3 years and finally couldn't take it any more and headed on down to a local furniture store and paid a rather large sum ( it scared me a little actually) of money for this beautiful and huge sofa. It is just waiting to be dressed up with some beautiful bright cushions and to have the chairs that I blogged about a while ago re- covered in something a little bit bright and fun to liven it up a bit..
Next is a gorgeous Vintage Bowl that I coveted and waited and watched for a very long time at the Vintage Shed and finally decided that I couldn't live without it.. I plan on filling it with green apples ( look out Aldi here I come) and putting it in that 'good' room- when I get a coffee table instead of the current option- a beaten up Thomas the tank train table!
Then there is a new bit of chevron brightening up my bedroom- I think I have made myself clear on feelings about chevron on this blog- borderline obsessed. I nearly fell over when I saw it reduced at Target to $50..
A little bit of reading for these cold winter nights- UNDECORATE is one of my favourite decorating books, lots of inspiring homes not all of them looking like showrooms.. Just family homes with lovingly collected pieces. I inhale interior design magazines and books, spend way too much money on them, but does anyone else think the homes featured are a little like airbrushed models on magazines? Too neat , too perfect and just not possible to have when you have young kids ( well ones like mine anyway) running around..
Lastly a few new editions to my wardrobe... I had a birthday recently and have been wanting a pair of D.Co boots for a while- so I instructed my husband and my mum no presents please, I little donation and I would gift myself- which I did! I have to say it was love at first sight, they fit like a glove and I am sure they will be with me for a very long time- in fact in the event of an emergency I would of course grab the kids first, photographs and then the boots! whoops - did I forget to mention the husband? Of course he is in there somewhere..
The earrings are an Anthropologie N.Y purchase, I spent much of my time in New York in bed feeling horrible ( I was well looked after by Bec !) then on the day we were leaving after a visit to a really lovely N.Y doc to check all was o.k with baby we did a quick dash around the shops- not bad for about 1 hours shopping !
Hope you are having a lovely week wherever you may be....