Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Simply Fresh


My wishlist for the perfect country kitchen is simple - white doors with a simple moulded profile, carrara bianco marble benchtops, a white tiled splashback, a coloured Smeg retro fridge (preferably in pink) and a big old country farmhouse style table with vintage chairs. I would add a splash of colour to the accessories and I love the idea of painted, coloured kitchen chairs. I would spend all day in my beautiful kitchen baking scones and making cups of tea!

Melissah xox

Images via 1, 2, 34, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9    

Monday, January 30, 2012

Sweet Indulgences

Life is full of sweet indulgences, for me some of the simplest are the sweetest :-
an afternoon cup of Twinnings English Breakfast tea,
a long hot soak after a day in the garden
perfumed bath oil
a bunch of flowers
something pretty to wear
freshly baked scones
homemade dessert.

Melissah xox

Images via 12, 3, 4, 5, 6

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Country Style Tea Party


It's Sunday and I'm feeling inspired to put on an afternoon tea and have a few friends over because everyone loves nothing more than chilling out on Sunday, especially if it involves something good to eat straight out of the oven! So at the slightest mention of afternoon tea my friends are over in a flash because they just know there will be a buttery cinnamon teacake, scones with lashings of jam and cream and a batch of iced cupcakes to tempt them!
Hope you have a lovely, relaxing Sunday!

Melissah xox

Images via 1, 2, 34, 5, 6

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Field of Dreams


This weekend, if the weather stays fine and sunny, I think I'll pack a picnic basket full of homemade tasty treats and head to the hills for a day in the country. Chicken sandwiches, mini quiches and savoury muffins are always a big hit with everyone! Fortunately, we are surrounded by National Parks on three sides and an ocean on the other so we don't have too far to drive before we hit pristine rainforest and rolling green pastures nestled in the valleys. It's lush and green all year round and full of pretty picnic spots.

Melissah xox

Images via 1-3, 4, 5

Friday, January 27, 2012

Down The Garden Path

I am looking to forward to a bit of pottering in the garden on the weekend, making the most of the warm weather and sunshine. Then on Sunday when the weeds are gone, the edges tidied and the lawns mown we can sit outside and enjoy it. A perfect opportunity to laze around with a good book or invite the family over for afternoon tea in the garden!

Melissah xox

Images via 12, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Thursday, January 26, 2012

A Weekend In Provence

Here's a little mid week escape - I could happily be here right now, bathed in sunshine and warmth, sitting in a scented garden filled with lavender and rambling roses. Lunch would be alfresco :- crusty bread, olives, local cheese and thinly sliced prosciutto served with a class of sparkling Prosecco. Could anything be more perfect?

Melissah xox

Images via 12, 3, 4, 5-67

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Perfect Blooms in White


I just love flowers ... any type ... any colour, but I probably end up picking white more than any other colour. White daisies look fresh and simple, white lilies look elegant and stylish and white roses look sweet and romantic. Camellias, gardenias, tulips and peonies all look perfect in white! What's your favourite coloured flower?

Melissah xox

Images via 12, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Monday, January 23, 2012

Greenhouse Glamour

I am loving this very chic and stylish conservatory complete with chandelier, elegant sofa, pretty scatter cushions, antique chairs and hydrangea tub. What a perfect place for iced tea, dainty cakes and gossip with the girls! Strictly no men allowed!

Melissah xox

Images via 1, 2-4

Sunday, January 22, 2012

A Day In The Garden



With a lazy Sunday planned, I couldn't think of anything nicer than lounging around in the garden. I'm feeling inspired by these gorgeous images and may set up lunch in the garden or I may even get adventurous and set up a picnic complete with rugs and pillows, china and tea cups. I'll do some baking in the morning and we can have an old fashioned picnic. The kids would think that was a load of fun!

Melissah xox

Images via 1, 2, 34, 5, 6

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