Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Sweet 16

My eldest daughter Isabella turns 16 today - I cannot believe I am the mother of a 16 yo!
It's pretty scary let me tell you...he he!...
It is a special day and we are going to celebrate with a lovely
family get together....can't wait!  :))

What a wonderful and magical age 16 is...

all images via pinterest

Wish you all a happy day :))


Monday, May 30, 2011

Inspire me Monday / sunrooms

via annesage.com

via brabourne farm

via design sponge online

via nantesestate.co.za

via pinterest

via pinterest

via solid frog

via twighome.com

It is cold, rainy and miserable in Sydney today and I'm craving my daily dose of vitamin D...sadly it is obvious that I'm not going to get any, any time soon...hence my nostalgic mood and a strong desire for sun filled rooms and warm sunny days...

Hope that wherever you are, you are having a warm and happy day :))


Saturday, May 28, 2011

a smile

Forgive me everyone for not visiting your delightful blogs as much this week but it has been hectic as we are preparing to move out of our lovely place, the place we have called home for the past 15 years and where our children have taken their first steps and celebrated all their birthdays... It's time to move on unfortunately and it's going to take a bit of time to pack ourselves up and go but if we do it slowly perhaps the whole experience is going to be a little bit less traumatic!?... Well I'm hoping so anyway.  This week we have started planning and sorting and now I'm just dreaming of a very quiet and blissful week-end...
Before I go though I'd like to welcome all my new followers and thank you everyone for taking the time to stop by and leave your comments, they are so precious to me and they do put a smile on my face.
So thank you :))
Hope you all have a peaceful and happy w/end

via colorsofmymind.tumblr.com

Am off to some peace and quiet now with...

my favourite drink

in my favourite place
my kitchen :)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

knock, knock..."who's there?"

First impressions count...
These great entryways will make your visitors want to come back for more :)

all images via design sponge online

Wish you all a great evening 


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

award time & scandinavian interiors

Good morning everyone.
First of all I would like to thank Georgina @ little dream girl 
for awarding "wish you were here" the

it's a great honour! I'm thrilled :))

Now as you all know I need to reveal seven things about myself and 
pass the award on to five fabulous bloggers (love that part)!

here are the seven things...

1) I sort everything into colours! I'm such a pain but I cannot help myself!
Might have something to do with the colour consultancy business?!...;

2) I cannot resist a crusty loaf of bread! (my italian heritage perhaps?...);

3) Beautiful interiors make my heart go all funny! Strange but true...(you might have 
guessed that one already by now?!);

4) I have a dream...I'd love to move to the country one day...:);

5) I collect spoons but do not have a dedicated cabinet for my collection
(not yet anyway...);

6) I'm a bit old fashioned when it comes to writing...I prefer pen and paper (beautiful
paper, lots of different colours) to write notes, cards, letters and so on;

7) I love baking cakes, biscuits, tarts...you name it! I'm addicted to it!

Now for the best part...

here are my five new talented bloggers:

Jasmin @ oh how sublime
Jerome @ maison de lin
Nat @ dear little house
bohemian hunter

And as promised here's the inspiration...
 Today it comes in the form of:
"scandinavian style"
The pics below are perfect to me...Love them all
Hope you enjoy :)

all images via emmas blogg

Have a great day.


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tuesday inspiration / owl and mantelpieces

all images via atlanta homes magazine

I missed my Inspire me Monday post yesterday, apologies...

I love owls and adore the owl image above...isn't it gorgeous? What a spectacular picture...

And an old time favourite...who doesn't love mantelpieces? I love them of course :))

Have a great day


Saturday, May 21, 2011

Book covers

all images via here

Have you ever thought of creating a
"book cover gallery" at home?

Perhaps a project for the w/end?

via here

I'd love to give it a go one day :))
How about you?

have a fantastic week-end


Thursday, May 19, 2011

nice display

all images via house to home

Hi everyone. First of all I would like to thank those of  you who were kind enough to stop by yesterday and comment on my "feeling happy" post. I was very thrilled by your response!
Your blog support is incredible and it means a lot to me :))

Today I'm inspired by these unusual and gorgeous displays...
To me the images above are perfect. 
Which one is your favourite? 

Hope you are all having a good day 


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Feeling happy

this is how I feel today...

happy via pretty stuff

via pinterest

Thank you to all my wonderful blog friends, you are 
I have reached 100 followers!
Am so very happy
When I announced it to my family a couple of 
days ago they were so thrilled for me!
My son said: it's time for a giveaway mum! 
Yes, he's probably right!
I promise I will organise a giveaway very soon.

In the meantime I leave you with some favourite images
and some blog love...

gorgeous flowers via apartment therapy

via interiors-porn

via interiors-porn

via interiors-porn

via kikette-interiors

have a fantastic day :))