Sunday, December 21, 2008

Little bits of my home........

Finally a few images of little nooks in my home.....

we bought a very old home almost 18 months ago now, with the intention of "doing it up"... it has been slow slow going. I am finally starting to get a little excited. We have so much to go, but these few nooks of my home, are giving me hope :)
Anyone who knows me, knows I love antiques and vintage styles. Always have. Even before they became fashionable. But I like a mix of stuff, not just one style or era, so my style is certainly ecclectic :) Bit like me I guess!!! Oh and I LOVE RED!!!!

Here is my foyer ( I LOVE that old homes have foyers) - I bought a vintage table cloth for $2 (which was stained) and cut out a couple of good bits and frames them with emroidery hoops.

The Tapestry of the two girls (which reminded me of my girls) I picked up for $10 !!!! the frame alone would have cost $100 plus - so happy about that purchase!! and the tapestry sitting on the floor my nanna made for me YEARS ago, and I have neer found a place for it....but it goes so well with the reds now.

Here is our dinning room - yep a RED chandlelier!! I wanted this when it was full price - but wait a few months and I got it for 1/3 the asking price originally!!! and our gorgeous dining table, was bought last year at the easter show, towards the end of the show, and the man who makes them just didn't want to truck it back to Melboure - another amazing bargain :)

This buffet was one of the first peices of furniture Justin and I bought new - we loved it, it was that yellow pine colour, and for years it has sat in our garage. A few weeks ago I found some white paint gave it two coats, them scrubbed it back, added some new handles and I LOVE it again.

A gorgeous antique set of kitchen scales I bought on ebay

Oh and o course I need a red polka dot apron!!! ROFL

And some framed artwork from my clever kiddies....and a red 70's rotary phone (found on ebay) and a typewrited (which the kids love and it still works) found in the local opshop for $5. Bargain!!!!

So that is just the start, a few of the bits of my home that I adore!
Love Lisa


Ally said...

Hi honey

I love it!! and i noticed a very spunky pair of boys in a chrissie card sitting on your buffet..

I love you!!!

Marg said...

OMGoodness Lisa I love very very similar to my pride and joy!!!!!!
lovely to have you home again!!!
luv marg xxx

Princess Tamara said...

LOVE that chandelier babe - it's all looking so fab!!

Jane Smith said...

I love your NEW/OLD home and all your bits and pieces. There's nothing like a good bargain. I love the way you have put everything together - I love your style. Look forward to seeing more. Xjescrap (came over from S.T.)

Rachel said...

Wow, I love your style Lisa, it's all looking rather gorgeous - love the floorboards too! ;)


Billing family. said...

I don't have a style as such. I have lived by myself since I was 17 - almost 18 - and as such, have picked up odds and ends around the place to get me through things and provide me with essentials. i have some very old peices (such as my mum's toaster which is older than me...must be coming up 45 years or so......that is STILL used every day for breakkie. And we also have the new stuff as well. Matching glasses? Not here. So eclectic is very much my household too!

Love the red BTW. Wish I had the guts to be so bold in decorating.

Sam (Paperdoll)

smauge said...

It's looking amazing Lisa! I have a phone just like that but I'm jealous of that chandelia!!

Rachel Greig said...

Gorgeous!!!!!! Great to run into you the other day too - will catch up with you again in the new year :)

kerry said...

I love all this old stuff Lisa it looks so homey.take care kerryxx

Jane said...

Oh I love all things old too! You put them together so nicely, great style. One day you'll have to check out my vintage room, gramophone and all!! he he.

Take care


mandysea said...

Wow Lisa! I love your style!!
Its fabulous!!

Scrapsister said...

Beeeyoootiful Honey :) Inspired me to get decorating this new place this week!