I couldn't resist posting these wedding photographs from an Australian wedding in the Yarra Valley. This sweet-looking couple eloped togther with just a couple friends to witness their ceremony. I just adore that sweetpea garland.
Apple & Bee: Australian owned. Organic fibres. Beautiful designs. Lovely website (with the prettiest intro animation ever). Carbon neutral with a conscience. What more can I say? Oh yes... some of the cosmetic bags are made in an awesome glitter fabric. I LOVE the sparkles (though they don't show up on the website photos). I just bought a black glitter cosmetic bag as a secret santa gift... and want to keep it for myself because I love it so much. I mustn't. I mustn't...
I may need to invest in a tote bag. Perfect to carry to work all those things that don't fit in my handbag such as lunch and magazines... which design to choose though...?
I wish I could create typography as awesome as this hand-drawn type piece by Seb Lester via I Love Typography. Not only are the swirling, scripted letters simply stunning... they are all made up of tiny stars! Look closely... Ooooh!!
In my search for a pretty Christmas table decoration I found this felt tree DIY. It's pretty simple: round felt cut-outs are pinned onto a foam cone (available at craft stores). You could probably make something similar by rolling cardboard cone and gluing on felt shapes... though I quite like the little pins showing. An occasional pearl-headed pin would possibly crate the look of baubles?
Here's a sweet idea if you don't have the space for a larger Christmas tree. I usually do something like this with twigs I spray-paint white & little dove decorations I bought a couple of years ago. I still haven't set it up yet though, been so busy (again) this week. Crazy at work, U2 concert monday (and Tuesday!) nights, various Christmas Parties with friends on Wednesday and Thursday nights, a long bike-ride Friday night (to burn off all of the party food), parents visiting this weekend. I'm kinda looking forward to after Christmas, some lazy holidays to do sweet-nothing before work
Have you decorated your house for Christmas yet? I haven't. I don't usually do a lot because our house is small and it looks cluttered (I'm a neat freak!) with lots of fussy decorations. I will do some decorating this weekend though. I usually walk down to the park and find a small fallen branch for my christmas tree, spray paint it white and place it in a glass vase with white pebbles inside. Last year I bought little white dove decorations (oh, now I'm getting excited about putting it together again!) I will take a photo after the weekend, when I have it done.
I've been super inspired by Belinda's decorations over at The Happy Home. If you haven't already been there, take a peak...
Head over to her wonderful blog for lots more Christmas fun.
I also spotted this pretty room on House and Home.
Subtle but well thought out festive elements. I love the Scandinavian style.
Amanda also has lots of Christmasy things going on over at her blog, so say drop by hello some time. She kindly helped me with the many technicalities of redecorating/reformatting my blog a couple months ago.
... there's many things to blog about. Christmas things... my new business project... general cool finds... it's getting late though so I'll post it all tomorrow, such a busy weekend I didn't get the chance.
What are you expecting this coming week? My work is going crazy with clients wanting a million jobs done by the end of the year, so I'm thinking some really long hours are pretty much guaranteed. I'm determined to not stress out though.
Just breathe and relax... ahhh. Besides there's (Christmas) lights at the end
of the tunnel. Only three weeks to go!
How mysterious is this photograph? Spotted on ffffound tonight.