Image above is from Table Tonic
Moroccan wedding blanket from Table Tonic (I am already married and i have children) but that does not mean that this stunning little number would not look BEAUTIFUL draped across the chaise in my boudoir...
Next on my "to do" list is to make the foot stool at the end of my bed really really pretty! So I have bought a sander (to strip the paint) and I am waiting on this fabric to arrive.. although I will need to see it in the flesh to know what shade of pink the footstool will be painted
This is the fabric of choice that my headboard is being upholstered in...thanks to my husband...
This is the fabric that my bedside lamps will be- keeping with the chevron theme
On these TheodoreMade lamp bases
and finally this is my bedlinen- with LOTS OF CUSHIONS!! (also available at TheodoreMade)
Oh and this cushion from etsy is also making an appearance...
lastly with this picture
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Images courtesy of Hostess with the Mostess of a lovely "backyard wedding"...sigh..it is heaven!
The ruffle back chairs are gorgeous (I am very partial to them) and whilst I have swooned over them for a LONG time and have many a picture saved of them, I never knew who they were made by (my sister in law recently gave me the heads up on who makes them) and low and behold here they are again Wildflower Linens.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
This year I thought I would do the DIY cookie in a jar idea- you pack all of the ingredients into the jar and let the receiver cook it themselves- an excellent thought...However I am a touch controlling and decided I would bake the cookies, then ended up decorating them too and voila packaged them up and Christmas cookies were complete.
The recipe I used was from Cake Journal it is fool proof....
VANILLA SUGAR COOKIES
Makes around 25-30 medium sized cookies.
(200 grams) of sugar
(OR 100 grams sugar and 100 grams of confectioners sugar)
2 large eggs.
1 tsp of vanilla.
(450 grams) of all-purpose flour, sifted
(200 grams) of unsalted butter, diced.
Extra flour for kneading and rolling.
In a bowl or in the kitchen mixer with paddle attachment, mix the two types of sugar, vanilla and the egg. Add the flour and the butter and keep mixing just until the dough comes together.
Knead the dough lightly by hand on your flour dusted kitchen counter and wrap it well in cling film and put it in a plastic bag. Chill the dough for 2 hours.
I always roll out my dough on a sheet of parchment paper lightly dusted with flour and I set my oven to 325F (170C) when I bake cookies and place the baking tray in the middle of the oven. Depending on size I bake them from 15-20 mins. You want them to be light golden brown without being raw in the middle.
Just waiting on their arms...To get the little snowman circles I used my piping tips (the different sized circles were perfect for the job)
Next up I had to quickly make some cupcakes for a Christmas Party and decided some quick trees were in order. I got the Wilton Ruffled cupcake patty cases from Little Betsy Baker and used a buttercream icing from Sharnel Dollar (it NEVER fails)
250 grams unsalted butter, at room temperature
400 grams icing sugar
1 tbs milk (optional)
2 tbs vanilla extract
Place the butter in a large mixing bowl and cream for 5 minutes. Scrape down sides of bowl occasionally. Add sifted icing sugar, milk and vanilla. Beat for a minute further. Add food coloring as desired.
Buttercream can be stored to up to three days in an airtight container in a cool place. Do not refrigerate.
The fondant stars were just Orchard fondant from the supermarket in the pink box- nicest taste I think. Ordinarily these would have been placed on a toothpick, but I had kids helping me do this (playdate at my house) and my kitchen was a MESS!!!!
Monday, December 6, 2010
As an avid liker of all things pretty- it comes as no surprise that I should be headover heels in love with this Narate Kathong painting titled The Season of Love- Red Forest. It is a whopping 200 x 200 and I absolutely adore it. It is available in Melbourne at a lovely little price of $9K- I would call it a beautiful investment piece (husband are you reading this??), maybe next time you are in Singapore, just plop this baby under your arm as I hear they are cheaper there :-)
At the complete polar opposite is this magnificent piece- Natural Curiosities- Lord Bodner's Octopus Study Triptych which my husband will pick up for me next time he is in the states. I adore it, and as I am decorating in greys, duckegg, pink and mirror it will fit in beautifully with our decor. He is my "pet".