Happy New Year

An Image of Sydney Harbour New Years Eve fireworks

Happy Christmas To All

We are signing off now for our Christmas break. But first, We would like to say some thankyou's and leave you with some images of my Christmas trees and a few decorations we love.

Tracey and I would like to thank everyone for all their kind words and for helping us get our blog off the ground. A special big thanks to Anna from Absolutely Beautiful Things and A-M for initially recognising us. You have been a true inspiation and we always love to see what's going on over on their blog along with many more of you both here in Australia and Overseas. This has been the best thing and we are excited about the jouney continuing next year. God Bless you all and have a wonderful holiday break.

Hayley and Tracey xx

My real tree with my favorite vintage shiny brites from American Ebay

My 7 1/2 foot Christmas tree, filled with vintage Shiny Brites

A white hydrangea wreath hangs on my front door

A very cute bird tag given on a gift from the most lovely Amanda from Oliveaux

My favorite mercury glass bauble!

Take care everyone, see you next year!!

Feeling Glamourous!

Is this the most glamourous photo ever? This looks like the perfect place to me and Grace Kelly is wearing the perfect dress! Every year I think I will go out and buy a dress for Christmas day but never find it - this would be perfect (not that it would look like this on me but I can dream). I found this photo via a blog while blog hopping call A Journey to our Daughter - about adopting a baby girl from China - lovely read!

Long weekend before Christmas

We just came back from a wonderful long weekend at one of my favorite beachside destinations - Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast. It was perfect although a little hot on Saturday. We took my husbands staff away for a night and out for dinner for the second year running. It's a great way to unwind and time to take life a little less seriously. My family arrived yesterday to celebrate our parents 40th wedding anniversary. There were 19 of us with all the kids! Quite big!
Hope you week is great, Hayley x
Mooloolaba esplanade
image via home beautiful website

This is a a great image of what Christmas looks like here in Australia!
As much as i am looking forward to a white Christmas in New York one year, I must say, we really are blessed to enjoy a long summer and great food this time of the year also!

last images come via country living magazine online

A Weekend in the Garden...

via Domino Magazine
I wish my garden looked just like this one so that I could enjoy it this weekend but I figure if I never put the effort in it will always look tragic so this could be the weekend where I attempt some gardening! Anyone who knows me is laughing right now! Hope you all have a fabulous weekend! Tracey x

Christmas love

I found these gorgeous images from Small Place Style Blog from last christmas.
I think they are so beautiful!

Favourite Decorations!!!

Just thought I would share a few of my favourite Christmas decorations this year!

I bought quite a few old 'Shiny Brights' from Ebay which I just love. They look great on a tree but I like to display them in bowls around the house as well - they add a bit of colour!

These are my favourite mercury glass decorations - I have quite a few of these but you can never have too many!

Another bowl of shiny brights on my TV cabinet.

My all time favourite decoration which my whole tree is decorated around (colour wise) are my Greengate pink, red and white glass flowers!

I can't go past the plain mercury glass in different shapes displayed in an old pewter bowl! Hope you are all having a great week - I know we have been slack with our blogging but its so busy leading up to Christmas! Will try and do better! Tracey x

Brooklyn Townhouse!

How fabulous is this Brooklyn Townhouse by Tom Scheerer! I could just move right on in!

Little Black Awning!!!

I have a large collection of black awnings in my inspiration files because I think they can make an ordinary building look really beautiful. I have just put together a few of my favourites - what do you think?

via Hotel San Giorgio website

via Flickr

via Flickr

via Better Homes and Gardens
I know I have used this one before but it is worth showing again!

via Garden Web

This last one is my favourite! I need to find a way to incorporate this look
for my pool area! Tracey x

End of Spring

Hope you all enjoy your weekend!
Wish I was on this boat!

Best Wishes for Thanksgiving!

via Better Homes & Gardens
Happy Thanksgiving to all! I have to say that this is one tradition that I think we should embrace in Australia but for now I will live vicariously through all the beautiful images from US magazines and blogs! I may make something with pumpkin in it for dinner tonight and be extra thankful in my prayers to celebrate thanksgiving in a small way! Tracey x

Monochromatic Glamour!

via Ruthie Sommers website

via Domino Magazine
I just love Ruthie Sommers style! Both these pictures show a fairly neutral palate of black and cream colouring with touches of silver which just look sensational together. Classically understated glamour! I would love to have enough light to be able to paint a room black like in the first pic but I don't know if I would have the courage! Tracey x

Adding Interest...

via Traditional Home
When I stumbled across this room on the Traditional Home website, it really stood out as a calm, beautiful use of space. The gray/blue colouring in the wallpaper with the mirror piece against it was just so glamourous yet simple at the same time. Hope you all had a good weekend. I have to say Sydney was freezing and rainy so there wasn't much to do but shop - poor me! Tracey x

Best wishes for the weekend!

Have a brilliant weekend everyone!
Trace is in Sydney with her hubby
child free!!

This is a cute little photo to leave you with.
My mum bought me these gorgeous Kate Spade baubles.
I really love them!

Tinsel and Feather Trees!

Here are some pictures of my gorgeous sister-in-law's pink feather tree! How adorable is this tree? I love that I get to enjoy it at her house during the festive season - my favourite decorations are the acorns and pinecones! Love it!
These are some pictures from a couple of years back (in my old house) of my tinsel tree. I just love this tree as it shows off the decorations so well. I always decorate it with lots of colourful decorations and of course my birds!

I like to have a few Christmas trees around the house to display a few different looks which is why these smaller trees are so fabulous and versatile... they don't have to take over the room but still make it feel festive! Tracey x

Another Porchlight Project

The following photos are of a lovely home we have just completed styling for the market here in beautiful Brisbane.

Our signature velvet bedhead is set as a lovely background for the ever stunning Rubie Green cushion! The mirrored bedsides add a touch of glamour!

This is the formal living area which is really beautiful with the white plantation shutters and the built in bookcase.

A nice little feature for the kitchen!

Main bedroom features a gorgeous velvet cushion with birds all over!
(my husband thought it was tropical fish!)
Family room. Neutral tones with a touch of colour with our stunning Mandalay print cushions.

All the furntiure and cushions you see are available through Porchlight Interiors.

We are constantly sourcing new vintage pieces to add to our collections. Really loving bamboo and cane pieces right now!

We had so much fun doing this project and working with our lovely client. We get to meet so many lovely people in our business.

Thanks - Hayley