Friday, August 29, 2008

The finished effect!

Pastor Ben is adding some finishing touches. :-)
Moving back in.......

View from the platform(above)

This is the view from the back as you walk in off the street.

Our church sanctuary is finally finished, so I thought I'd post some "after" photos of it. I think it looks beautiful now. :-)

Monday, August 18, 2008

A bit of blue sneaks in...

Usually I'm not a blue person. My favourite colour is pink, obviously. :-) But when I found this cute teacup trio with light blue rims at a thrift store, I really liked it. And since it has pink roses, it will still go with the rest of my china collection.

I made the little lavender sachet out of a pretty fabric with a pale blue background and pink flowers. It will help our closet smell good. Hopefully. :-)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Peter Rabbit party. :-)

Nathanael's second birthday is on the 28th of this month. I can't believe he will be 2 already! He still seems like a baby to me. Haha

I am planning on having a "Peter Rabbit" party for him on the 30th(a Saturday). I just finished putting the stickers on the invitations, and I think they look pretty cute. Thank you to my friend, Melissa, for doing the printing for me. :-)

For the cake, I am thinking of just a plainish cake to start with, and then I will add some of Nathanael's Beatrix Potter figurines for a topper. And then, of course, he has lots of Peter Rabbit things in his room to decorate with. I'm very fond of Beatrix Potter things of late. Hehe
I'll be sure and post some photos after the party. :-)

Friday, August 8, 2008

Lace Around the House

Beautiful vintage lace from eBay now edges the shelf in my dresser, which is full of vintage teacups and a pretty newer tea set.

This lovely runner came from a shop in Brisbane called Canterbury Lace. It looks so beautiful on our TV cabinet. :-)

I just put these lace curtains up at our formal living room window, and at the window in the sewing/reading room which adjoins the living room. They have roses on them (of course) but you can't see that very well in the photos.
I think the lace makes the room feel even more romantic and Victorian. :-)