Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Photo Wall

I'll totally need a photowall.

Just a small side wall or something, not a mainwall, Perhaps even in the kitchen next to the chalk wall... or maybe the chalkwall IS my photowall.. how totally artsy crazy and perfect IS that.

Here is a little inspiration.

Click the images to go to the rightful owners pages..... tipped off by Decor8

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Shell Chandeliers

Instantly a wave of nostalgia swept over me... these were popular in the 70s i think.

Same makers for the side tables below OLY

Side Tables

Sometimes too matchy matchy sucks.... 3+2+1 living room sets with table and side table.... bleh... always thought having an odd armchair would make living rooms so much more... character-ized. These side tables would do the similar thing i guess... or used at the end of a hallway or outdoor living area..

Thursday, September 13, 2007


I'll have my first Dress fitting tomorrow. I'm supposed to already have my shoes. Don't have em.
Found some gems. If only these just sprung up in front of my eyes. I'm not going to splurge on shoes. Looking for a bargain. If i cant find em, I'll go with plain 3" pumps.

My taste is kinda Classic. My dress is very simple and i don't want any sparly stuff or strappy ones.

Deco Havennnn

Rebecca Thuss, You are a freakin' genius. I just cannot describe how much i enjoyed looking through her portfolio. If only i had an ounce of whatever thats going on in this girl's mind, love the mix-and-match.... grrr.

Thanks kenziekate for this lovely tip-off.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Flower Arrangements

Again coming from a lower budget point of view for possible table setting ideas. I do think single flowers in interesting simple vases, cups, glasses and odd bits are ohhh sooo chic.

I dont really see how a big vulgar EXPENSIVE bunch of flowers trumps these gems. It really makes nooo sense to me. PLUS: who needs expensive vases, just keep an eye out for interesting glasses and even some plastic ones might look really cool. Take out those old dusty cocktail glasses, its time they be centerpieces!

Lighting - Minimalist Chandelier

Ok so i've gotten more than one eyeroll for ever blurting out that i wanted a chandelier in my bathroom. Still have no idea why that would be bizarre to anyone.
So what are the things that would stop me from getting one? Well i guess it would mainly be price factor, availability and perhaps power saving. Along comes this little gem from Charles and Marie
Ok so USD 55 is not dirt cheap but hot-damn this is cute and pretty brilliant. And it would work nicely in small corners or a tiny bathroom. So darn cute it is. I must must look for who invented this first.

Description from their site: Basically it is a glass ring with glass hooks that slides over any normal bulb and attached to the glass hooks are strands of crystals that dangle down from the bulb, turning any non-descript and dull bulb into a big, grown up chandelier.

Stumbled on their site whilst i was doing my daily browzing from my blogroll. Thanks for the tip kenziekate . Her post on these gems - fancy plastic cutlery, also from Charles & Marie. Gosh, never seen plastic cutlery that looked really 'posh'. Choose a color to go with your theme. Any of these on white linen and nice colorful paper napkins.... very very cool.

Description from their site: .. Designed by Donata Paruccini and Fabio Bortolani and inspired by traditional Italian cutlery from the end of the 1800's.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Kitchen Stuff

Found these great finds from Beachbungalow8. Must add her to my blogroll.
OK so i can hear some of the guys start sighing again. I know human dont NEED these 'special' spoons. Shush! we will one day believe me!

Ok so we actually do need a spoon that can perch itself on a pot.

Pink ice cream spoons? errmmm... ice cream time does deserve more than your usual dinner spoon. Ok so i'll get baby blue one for the machomen!

These great finds are by:Spoon Sisters

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Wellbeing Madness

I realise i get mad too easily.. Do you? Anyway, its no fun being mad, upset, over react... etc. We all just want to get along dont we? Usually i get frustrated about situations and I try my damdest to talk about it and solve it and i'm using all the best communication tools i know... i dont get mad and scream and shout or throw things, but still i dont think i am anywhere near being successful with dealing with stress and having an open 'discussion'. Came across this similar predicament here by No Impact Man
Anyway read the article i found there...
"Krishnamurti, the late philosopher, speaker and recipient of the United Nations Peace Medal, says that the way to bring peace to the world is to bring peace to ourselves. To bring peace to ourselves, he says, we have to let go of the false idea of the ego which constantly lords itself over the rest of our personalities. He says we have to let go of the very idea that there is an ego, ...
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Saturday, September 1, 2007

Cupcake Cake!

Might be a cheaper alternative to tiered wedding cakes. Not sure yet, but the idea is growing on me, if the dollar signs prove this, I might go for it.

Have one classic layer on top and however many cupcakes at the bottom, one of each guest or so. COuld also cut back on desserts too as this could be put on the dessert table as a centerpiece.

Penny Pinching

Today's best find. Ron & Debbie's Penny Pinching Page.
They have a great resource of ideas from personal experiences to friends and readers on a number of ways to save money. A good 'wedding' section for those of us on a budget and also other ways to save money or manage it better, such as how best to use leftovers, shopping tips, yard sales, DIY stuff.... they are just cool. And non of those fancy-schmancy web shit... just good old fashioned writing and sharing.

I'll need to keep reading... but i see they havent updated in awhile.... need to check that, maybe they have a new page? who knows.. but there is enough info there to keep me entertained awhile.