Mar 23, 2011

Butterfly Beautiful

Image Elle Canada from Here
I love reading and following Caroline's "Armelle" blog, she is a jewellery designer and has an online shop here  and she also is very creative with interiors& when I saw her makeover of her studio I fell in LOVE with it! -  had to post it on the blog followed by some butterfly inspiration - I just  love the butterfly wallpaper and the painted floors, also the painted cupboard..Just beautiful, one talented creative person!

From Caroline's blog "Armelle"  here
From Armelle Blog
From Armelle Blog
From Armelle Blog
From Armelle Blog
From Armelle Blog
From Armelle Blog
From Armelle Blog
From Armelle Blog

Incidentally I saw the Butterfly wallpaper here on High Heeled Foot in the Door Blog 's inspiration.

From Mary Janes and Galoshes Blog DIY Butterfly paper Wreath
Image Source Martha Stewart
From Butterfly
Seen Via City Sage blog images from Anthropologie
Seen Via City Sage blog images from Anthropologie
From Desire To Inspire
From Project Nursery
Butterfly Cupcakes from Martha Stewart
Butterfly Globe by ImagineNations
From Kiss The Groom

 Seen via Jamacia Byles Art Blog here

 Butterfly Biscuits here 

 From  Etsy here 

Seen on House of Turquoise

Mar 19, 2011

Japan & Our Family

After the Second World War my Grandfather who was in the Australian Army was one of the first posted with his family (including my mother who was a baby at the time) to Japan as part of the peace and relationship building process. It was a big deal back then and my grandparents were photographed in all newspapers at the time. My Grandmother travelled for three weeks on a boat to Japan with three children under 4!  her house had beautiful artwork from Japan and huge Japanese plates and vases. Their time spent in Japan forged some solid friendships and my grandparents loved the people, the food, the art, the gardens...all of it....They lived in Japan for years and my mother's first language was Japanese.

My DS loves to learn Japanese and along side his very close friend who is Japanese is learning the language quickly, we went over to their house the other day to learn to make Sushi which was great fun!

In honour of Japan here is some inspiration and my thoughts are with them at this desperate time,  Poppies for Grace are donating 30% of their sales to the Japan Appeal from now until April 15 ....
Designed and Styled by A Little Polkadot
Japanese Blossom Cake made by Planet Cake here
Kawaii Mugs here 

 Japanese Float Lamp from here
Decorated Marshmellows From We Heart It
From Here

Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam Woods of Net Knitted Wonder Space 2009, Japan.
From Here

From here
Seen via Little Sooti Blog Party Organised By Sweet Parlour
Seen via Little Sooti Blog party organised and styled by My Sweet Parlour
Japanese Tea Party  Seen via Little Sooti Blog
Japanese Garden Party seen via Little Sooti Blog
Cherry Blossom Cookies from Call Me Cupcake Blogspot
Cherry  Blossom Cupcakes by Hello Naomi Cupcakes, Cakes and Cookies
Elle Deco Japan
 From A Little Polkadot, designed and styled by A Little Polkadot
Vintage Large Japanese Bowl $34  from Etsy here 

 From A Little Polkadot Blogspot designed and Styled by A Little Polkadot

From Here
Japanese Fashion Poster from 1967 from here

 Cookie Pops from Hello Naomi

Kawaii Biscuits from here

From Little Sooti Blog

Kawaii Toast

Japanese Mugs from here