Thursday, December 1, 2011

A Pinch & A Punch

Listen here good people, it's finally officially December so if you don't have your Christmas tree up yet...

 ...well, I don't know if we can be friends?


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Southern Style

Today is Mark Twain’s birthday so a great excuse to indulge in some beautiful Southern architecture.  Firstly though, let me share.  Huckleberry Finn is one of my favourite books. SO MUCH so that for a brief and mad moment I contemplated the middle name Huckleberry for a boy should we ever have one.  I know.  Fortunately for the future kidling, Mister B vetoed my brilliant idea so chances are it won't be a goer.  Like I said, a brief and mad am sure you already know this about dear old Samuel Clemens but in case you don't allow me to bore you with this serendipitous little fact: he was born in 1835 during a visit from Halley’s Comet and died the day after the comet returned in 1910.   Interesting don't you think.  Rhetorical question.

So the really important stuff.  The houses.  I don't think they have been collated as perfectly as they are here in this beautiful book by Laurie Ossman and Steven Brooke.  You can grab a copy from Amazon for $34.65, barGAIN!

  Buy it here

A few of the homes featured...

Charles City County, Virginia

 Charlston, South Carolina

 Savannah, Georgia

Nashville, Tennessee

Natchez, Mississippi

So lovely, can't wait for my copy to arrive so I can enjoy it with some fried chicken and cool sweet tea :)  And on the note of fried food I am must dash off and get myself ready for the 7pm dance class (far too graceful a description of what actually goes on in my corner of the studio) I've started where I remain unmoved by my very obvious lack of talent :)

Have a lovely evening everyone,

Monday, November 28, 2011

Weekend Wanderings

Am back from the loveliest of weekends visiting a friend and her new bebe.   The first thing we did after pick-up was to drop in and visit Oliveaux's newly opened store in Woolloongabba.  Love!  Am cross at myself that I didn't think to ask Amanda if I could take some pictures to post here, she has created such an a-marzing space in there.  You'll just have to pop in yourselves.  Saturday was spent lunching and dinnering with friends and a lazy Sunday lolling around catching up on everything.  Utopia.

The digs.

I know.

The Oliveaux loot.

There's only so much you can fit into an already overweight suitcase.

The pie.  Coconut Cream.  Wicked.

Sadly I didn't take any pictures of our finished 'pa' so 
you'll have to 'make do' with one of Martha's.

Old friends are the comfort food of company don't you think.  Rhetorical question.


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