Tuesday, 27 May 2008
Sunday, 25 May 2008
Oh...and I found a beautiful antique oak mirror which I am going to mosaic when I get some time??? Hopefully soon!
My hubby is home with the flu today so I am going to go cook him some homemade chicken and corn soup, hopefully it will help him feel a little better.
And here is our work in progress courtyard...still need to pick up the planters for the back fence, choose the climbers and get the tiles put down but I love how it has turned out so far! I planted lots and lots of pansy in various colour under the water feature ~ pinks, mauves, purples, yellows & whites.
And here is some artwork from my sweet little man Jake...there is not a day that goes by that he does not give me big squashy hugs and tell me how much he loves me...I have to say...I am one lucky Mummy that's for sure!!! :)
A beautiful heart for Mum...
Hugs, kisses and flowers for Mum...oh aren't I so lucky!!!
And look at this beautiful note my little man gave me...he has a heart of gold...I tell you...he is going to make one girl very happy one day but till then I'm sorry but he's mine and all mine! xo
P.S. I had a great time at the market this morning and will share my treasures with you all soon.
Posted by Siobhan on Sunday, May 25, 2008
Saturday, 24 May 2008
The rules of the award are....
1. You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award for creativity, design, materials used, and their contribution to the community no matter what the language.
2. Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his/her blog to be visited.
3. Each award winner has to show the award and the name and link to the blog that awarded it.
4.The award winner and the one who has given the award have to show the link to "Arte Y Pico"(if you search for them through Google, you can translate their page into English)
5. Show these rules.
Ok, so here we go...I would like to pass this award onto...
1. Cathy at Avalon Rose Design
2. Gail McCormack
3. Janet at Shabby Fufu
4. Joy at Cupid's Charm
5. Last but not least im going to give this back to Tracie at My Petite Maison
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend...we will be getting into some landscaping in our courtyard so I hope to have some pics for you soon. xo
Wednesday, 21 May 2008
Its magnificent proportions and unique gardens lay testimony to the privilege and power that prevailed on these grounds. Built as a residence for Sir William Clarke, (first Australian born Baronet), it became a power seat in the great English tradition.
Balls, hunt meets and week–end house parties were frequent.
Anyone of note, in Victorian and Edwardian society, was entertained by the Clarkes.
Many historical figures visited Rupertswood, including Dame Nellie Melba, several Governors of Victoria and a rumoured visit by the Duke and Duchess of York, (later to become King George V and Queen Mary).
Rupertswood is a place steeped in history, perhaps best known as the birthplace of the “Ashes”, a tradition created from a social game between the visiting English Cricketers and a local Sunbury side, made up largely of Rupertswood staff.
I'm going to leave you with some photos from Rupertswood's website showing the inside of this exquisite Mansion. I hope you enjoy them!
(History courtesy of Rupertswood Mansion)
Posted by Siobhan on Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Tuesday, 13 May 2008
Sunday, 11 May 2008
Tuesday, 6 May 2008
Off we went to our favourite nursery where I found a beautiful antique water fountain...Please Cane...can we get it??? Its just perfect for our courtyard!!! Jake said something is getting delivered this weekend for Mothers Day and it is big, white and rusty, lol. What do you think it could be??? Could it be this???
Some large planters for along the back fence...not sure what climber to use yet as we have allot of shade in here...any ideas?
Up to my dads house, oh...I think these tiles would go lovely in my courtyard as well!
And a stop at the Daffodil Farm around the corner from Dad's where I bought a bag of pearl daffodils & blue bells in shades of blue, pink and white. Cant wait to get them planted!
We still have lots to do as you can see but its all very exciting and keeping us busy as you can imagine. I hope to share more photos soon with you all.
P.S. Jake and I stopped by Rupertswood Mansion where Cane and I were married and took some beautiful photos that I will post the next few days so do pop by soon. xo