Saturday, 30 November 2013

Treasured Finds...


I love finding different things that I would add to a house...paintings, flowers, furniture etc. I am blown away by people's creativity and would love to have the money to go on a shopping spree to decorate a house! Here are some of my favourite pieces :).


Period Baroque CabinetPeriod Baroque Cabinet image 4
Period Baroque Cabinet
I love how unique this piece is!

Rococo Chest of Drawers in Blue PaintRococo set of drawers.
Pieces from: www.1stdibs.com

Metal Garden table 
from: www.antiq.com
This would look great outside, and depending on if the metal is protected, would look great if it rusted also.

Metal garden table c1910_detail1

Angico Vermelho coffee table on three legs by Tunico T.I like this coffee table. It is beautiful! 
Angico Vermelho coffee table on three legs by Tunico T.
This table can be found at: www.1stdibs.com


Ralph Lauren Hither Hills Studio Club Chair
Ralph Lauren Hither Hills Studio Club chair
found at: krrb.com

French Art DecoScheider Chandelier Le Verre Francais
French Art Deco Scheider Chandelier Le Verre Francais
found at: www.secondshoutout.com



Vintage Hand-Painted Water Vessel 18"

This is a vintage hand-painted water vessel.
Found at: www.secondshoutout.com


I think these flowers look fantastic in these vintage glass bottles. It is a cost-effective way of arranging flowers.



Tuesday, 26 November 2013

What a day to daydream...

It is only Tuesday, and it feels like I have had a full weeks worth of work already. Within the past six months I have learnt some very big lessons and I know that there are still more to come. Sometimes it is very difficult to get perspective in life when you  are working full time and have little time to spare outside of those eight, painfully busy hours in the workplace. I do wonder sometimes how much of our lives are spent working and how much time do we get to take care of ourselves, to have fun, and to enjoy our loved ones. We all seem to be aware that life is too short, however we maintain our 9 to 5 jobs in hope of becoming more successful at what we do, and aiming to make a decent amount of money in order to set ourselves up for future happiness. Some days, I find myself daydreaming about how nice it would be to grow a sustainable garden on a tropical island, surrounded by beautiful scenery and wildlife. 


The island would be famous for its plentiful amount of chocolate and coffee beans, which are then sold to a wealthy overseas market to keep the island thriving. I would also like to think that the island could have its own religion derived from Buddhism. I do wonder how much work I get done when I daydream, or if the daydreaming is a therapeutic way to maintaining a balance of the mind. I believe it is so important to focus on the special things in life, and be conscious of how much time we spend working...sometimes in jobs that make us tired and unhappy...all for what? money? success?

Since life is so short, why make it shit?!

"We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follws like a shadow that never leaves"
Buddha

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Something little for a Sunday...

Life 

forgive quickly
kiss slowly
love truly
laugh lots
stay true
hug often
dream big
treasure family

smile

Friday, 15 November 2013

I like the way you work it..

Ed Sherrin

I like the way you work it...such a good combination


This guy has some serious hair...and his voice makes my heart melt.

This is a simple acoustic rendition of Wonderwall by Oasis...


Saturday, 2 November 2013

Who gon stop me

I just can't get this song out of my head...I can't stop...