Sunday, February 14, 2016

Valentine's Day 2016

Welcome to Valentine's Day evening in the Farmhouse dining room...









This years Valentine's Day photo shoot was influenced by a movie that was on television last week. 
A movie that I hadn't seen for many years.
A movie that was a huge part of my life three decades ago.
Not your usual sort of love story.
But immense fun!







Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas in the Farmhouse

Merry Christmas to you all!
And welcome to Christmas in the Farmhouse...
There's a tree in the children's room

The stockings have been hung

Dolly is waiting

There's a copper tree topper

Tiny sugar glitter houses

Cookies for Santa 


There's plenty of baking in the kitchen

Gingerbread men being iced



Red Velvet Christmas cake

Christmas tree cookies



December has been a bit of a roller coaster ride around here this year. It was fun to finally have a little festive mini time.

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and a very happy 2016!





Thursday, November 19, 2015

Seven years of Book Character Day!

It was Book Character Day at Liberty's school today and this will be her last one as she finishes Primary School this year - I know right - where did the time go?!
This year she chose to be Mary Poppins. 

As it's her last year I thought I'd go back through the ages and show you all her previous characters...

2014
Anne of Green Gables

2013
Alice in Wonderland
The school Principal happened to be quite a terrifying Queen of Hearts!

2012
Miss Trunchbull from 'Matilda'.

2011
I can't remember the name of the book but her baby cousin was her prop!

2010
A crazy old lady called Daisy O'Grady from 'Guess What?'

2009
Princess Dora
I can't believe I didn't take any photos of her on her own!

You can tell she's always loved dressing up. 
The costumes have been more challenging through the years as somehow she's turned out to be a real perfectionist...not sure where that comes from!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Pretty Pastels in the Farmhouse and the Real House

Pastel coloured things just make me happy!

This little hutch and it's pastel goodies are in the Farmhouse kitchen.

This hutch is in my real house.
I've been collecting the china for a few years. I tried to fill the hutch with it a couple of years ago but I didn't have enough...now I do!

I can't keep the little hutch in the Farmhouse kitchen yet because I'm still working on the house and if I leave things in there they just keep getting knocked over - of course I found that out the hard way!

The little hutch in the life size hutch!

The china is all old English - mostly by Johnson Brothers and Grindley. Most of it I've found at  Op Shops in the last few years. The green coloured china is very hard to come by here. The green cup, saucer and square plate were a birthday gift from a  fabulous friend!

I found a very vintage postcard from Marseille in an Op shop last week and the colours look perfect with the china.

That's some of Kim's perfect mini food.
Her little creations make me happy...I miss that girl every day...one day I'll get back to the USA.

I smile every time I look at the hutch.
Even my minimalist hubby is happy with it because he thinks it 'looks less busy' than it did when it was filled with floral china. - that's a bonus: vintage china from the op shop isn't usually something that keeps the hubby happy!