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Monday, August 25, 2014

Pineapple Project

Long time no blog. I have spent far too much time putting my attention on the non-creative jobs in my life. Time to get back to this blog!

Some people do Yoga, or jog, or meditate - and I do love all three of these stress relievers. But when I play with my pineapples and coloured fabrics - I completely de-stress!
Just thought I'd share.  I'm into colour and fun. So maybe that could be it.

Today I have included a few photos from my fabric collection. 
Hopefully the photos of the actual fabric will give others a better feel for what the colours really look like and a couple of projects too.

First up is my Pineapple Royal Blue.  
See Here to buy:  http://www.spoonflower.com/designs/2810396

I’ve placed a 8.4fl.oz (250ml) handpump cream to give you an idea of the size of the pineapples.



Each pineapple from tip of the spike to the base of the pineapple is 11.5cm or 4 & a bit (17/32) inches long or 4cm (1 & a bit (37/64) inches wide)

The blue is a real royal blue colour.



Next is the Hot Pink Pineapple.
Which I will rename a sort of vintage dusty pink.
Its  not really a hot pink as such. Even though it 'looks' hot pink in the image with the L'Occitane hand cream (very nice creamy, moisturising and not sticky, hand cream I must say :) )

See here to buy: http://www.spoonflower.com/designs/2810386









And the image above shows you the difference in my pineapple sizes.
The turquoisey, greeeeeeeny, blueeeeey, mini pineapples were the from the first batch I put out.
Titled : Pineapple Mania Vintage.

See here to buy:  http://www.spoonflower.com/designs/924841






Oh, and here is where you can buy all these groovy pineapples from. In case I haven't mentioned it already too many times above.

http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/2301893

Please do drop me a line!  I'd love to hear from you.

Really, honestly truly - Any questions.  Or just a chat.
This is my hobby and I'm having fun with it.

Lilly xx






Saturday, April 28, 2012

Coloured chests




My post for today includes French provincial style coloured dressers. These above are from one of my favourite sites, www.mybid.com.au.  I have been a bit reluctant to share this site, as it such a great find.  


If you love French provincial style, with a bit of quirky colour, you may like www.moissonnier.com.  


It is renowned to be the manufacturer of the best coloured chest of drawers in the world, since 1885. 




Friday, March 16, 2012

Paradise Beach





As I continue to dream about my south coast beach house, I am always on the lookout for all things ‘Beachy’ to decorate this fantasy house of mine.  I found this gorgeous Australian website; www.escapetoparadise.com.au which features cushions and bags all in the South Sea Isle theme.  
I also added this dreamy photo of Rachel Ashwell in her seaside house in California.








Thursday, January 26, 2012

Real Love

                                                        www.fourseasons.com/BoraBora 

                                            www.maunalanipoint.com - Mauna Lani Bay Hotel

                                                           Photo from www.luxist.com



             From the book, New Seaside Interiors above taken from www.idesignarch.com

Luxurious holidays are like a glorious heaven on earth.
They’re more than escaping the everday.  

A good holiday is like real love. 

Something that touches your heart.

You can’t explain exactly why you feel the way you do.
And it catches you by surprise. 

You realise you are smiling, without any original intent to do so.

The desire to be with your special person can overwhelm you and override all logic or other sense of clarity.

And the memory of it stays with you for a lifetime. 

Friday, December 23, 2011

The night before Christmas Eve


www.veranda.com

From http://ustagiremez.blogspot.com



www.marthastewart.com

It’s the night before Christmas Eve and the city is buzzing with last minute shoppers, scrambling to find those Christmas gifts that they meant to get months and weeks or days ago. Everyone in mad rush before the treck home, to ensure no need to shop tomorrow on Saturday, Christmas Eve.

It’s before a busy couple of days of family, friends, gatherings, cooking, food and resting, because we will have all eaten too much. Travel to more family and friends, more eating and resting along with all the giving and receiving of gifts.

I love this time year.  It's a time to reflect and learn. Then plan and look forward to the next year.

I have six Christmas pictures which I feel are a lovely fresh feel for a Christmas day in the northern hemisphere, where I can only dream about having a white Christmas.  One day maybe.

Merry Christmas and happy 2012 from Lilly xxx







Friday, November 4, 2011

Ethereal White & Pretty





I have had the first picture above of the white table and setting for a while and so I began a search as to where I originally found it. To my absolute delight I discovered it from a gorgeous pretty Turkish blog
http://ustagiremez.blogspot.com by Arzu.  
It is full of the prettiest pictures, all white with lots of light and space.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

November is style month in Hollywood



I haven't blogged for a month so thought I'd share one of my favourite magazines, Architectural Digest.  https://magazine.architecturaldigest.com