This is my favourite place in the world. For years I wanted to visit Lake Como, it was always at the top of my list. And finally I got it right to visit a few years ago. I tell you I could easily have cancelled the rest of my trip and just stay on Lake Como for my whole holiday. And I could easily go and live there or spend at least a few weeks on the Lake.
You can expect at least 4 seasons in a day or more a day. But it is by far the most picturesque place in the world and jumping on the ferry, going from one side to the other visiting all the little villlages is the best day trip. I stayed in a gorgeous little hotel right on the lake. It cost next to nothing and was the best I have ever stayed in. The people don’t speak much english but they are so helpful and go out of their way to make you feel welcome. The bus driver even stopped outside my hotel to drop me off specially because it was raining when I arrived.
I could easily go back tomorrow and just looking at these photo’s tonight has made me rather homesick for the place.
I feel like I have no creativity in me at the moment. I am on the count down till the end of the year and as usual there are so many people wanting last minute things and I feel like I am totally drained of everything. I love to take refuge in my favourite blogs and then work on my own to re-inspire myself. I need to produce the last few gorgeous decor schemes today, so I am hoping the fabrics will jump off the shelves.
I do love the wording above, its so very true and I always try and live by it 100%, I hope you like these few interior settings I am posting they give me a calm feeling and hopefully will help in getting me in a creative mood.
Have a fabulous day xx
Welington Boots …………….. and we call them Gum Boots
These are the fun Wellies I have on sale in my shop at the moment. I have just had an english couple in and they asked me why we call them gum boots and not wellington boots.
I have no clue!
Maybe someone could shed some light on that for me
You don’t see enough of this Folk Tale fabric in South Africa. Aren’t these designs just fabulous, I love all the characters and faces you can see. The combination of colours are so inspiring. They are fun and quirky. Some have a little story and others are just a lovely mix of colour. Perfect for kids rooms or quirky cushions in amongst others. Even a perfect fashion garment, made in the right style.
I am still struggling to get my head around this colour. I used to wear a lot of this colour years ago and even had a very gorgeous twin set. Yes pearls and twin set, can you believe it! That was back in the Lady Di phase
I am struggling to decorate with this colour, I think we killed it back in the early 90′s. There was just so much of it, and every client you saw wanted or had a cream lounge suite and apricot scatters or a mixture of cream, apricot and turquoise.
The one thing I do like about this Cayenne colour is it is a lot more impactful and I think can be very effective used correctly in a room. I think if we can get away from that old look of cream, apricot and turquoise and go more dramatic it will work.
I just love living in the midlands. I dashed off this afternoon to a clients farm to measure up, these photos are of the fabulous whimsical scenery on route. Its so cold and rainy at the moment and very misty, but in the country its like being in fairy land. I had such fun taking all these gorgeous photos and when I got home, our little cottage and garden just looked so fabulous in the misty rain.
These are street scenes from some of the gorgeous places I have visited over the years. I just love all the different colours and architecture of the different places and in actual fact its so easy to identify these places from simple pictures, as they are so typical of the country. I can look at these outdoor cafe chairs and just know its Paris. The architecture in Barcelona is so specific and cannot be mistaken as anyone else but Gaudi. These skyscrapers and dust filled skyline can only be Dubai, along with the unbelieve coastline of over the top hotels. And the little straight up and down four or five storey black and white homes can only be Amsterdam, the bicycles are also a sure give away. And London it’s always the red bus or british flag and a black cab that gives them up Venice, is not only the canals and Gondela, but their lovely old buildings are so recognisable. And in Zurich it’s the lake and the majestic mountains in the background. I know Zurich so well I can even tell by some parts of the town, or their main train station, there is also a look out point up above the town that is just so recognisable. I have run around the streets of Zurich so many times on my travels, an early morning jog is just the best. Geneva is a special place for me, it always feels like home and I can describe every inch of the town as if I lived there all my life
I have loved all the travelling I have done over the years and have spent so much time walking the streets looking at the beautiful buildings, people and sites. I have often watched a movie, set in Europe and shreaked with glee as I know the street or building or area the movie is shot in. The James Bond’s are always my best as they move around from one place to the next and I do my best to guess before they mention the town or country.
These pictures always give me warm fussy feelings. Enjoy!