Friday, February 13, 2015

St. Valentine's Day....








You don't have to walk very far in Paris before you come across a florist with a magnificent display of exquisite roses gracing the front of their shop.  Any time of the year that you visit you will always find displays such as these......aren't they a delight!!

Hope you all have a lovely Valentine's Day!!

p.s....I have found a new blog!!!! Pipi Turner is making a very faithful copy of Lea Frisoni's house from Lea's book "Le Grand Livre de la Maison Miniatures". I have enjoyed watching her progress....take a look, I bet you will also.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

6 years and counting....







As of yesterday I have been blogging for 6 years.....and what a fabulous 6 years it has been!! Who would have thought I would have made so many great friends in that time, some I have been lucky enough to meet not just here in Australia, but also overseas in France, Italy and England.....and some that I still long to meet!!! I have had many memorable trips to Paris in the last 6 years, going to SIMP and Kensington Miniature Fairs.....seeing the work of miniaturists that I have admired for years but only from afar. We have had a few ups and downs, a few health issues etc ( but no-one escapes those).....but I have seen two daughters married and have been presented with 3 adorable grandchildren....one so fresh that it is not yet 2 weeks old. I look forward to more trips away, (more grandchildren??)  taking more photographs of wonderful destinations, working on my very slow moving miniature project......and posting images of my beloved Paris. Having said that, I hope you enjoy the photos I have posted today.....and I do ponder the question of what might the next 6 plus years have in store for us......I wonder if they will be as busy as the past 6....let's wait and see!

p.s .....I must brag, as I write this I am sitting on my front balcony and we are enjoying a most beautiful summers day here in Hobart......(but I bet it is also great where you are?).

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Paris....






 ....as you may well expect......Paris is always in my thoughts. The gorgeous buildings, the stunning flowers, pretty parks....the sights, the sounds, even the smell of Paris are all so familiar to me. But while I have not plans (at this point in time) of returning any time soon, I must content myself with what ever 'Paris-fix' I can get. Have you seen the movie below..."My Old Lady"? It is wonderful, I loved it and thought you might enjoy it also......please let me know what you think when you see it, I would love to know. Plus, I hope you like the photos I selected for you today...Enjoy! X

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Bay of Fires....










A very busy year with many 'ups & downs' (more ups than downs I'd like to think...) came to a very pleasant end with a family holiday to the "Bay of Fires" here in Tasmania. We spent Christmas Day to New Year relaxing in the sun and enjoying what the beautiful East Coast of Tasmania has to offer. The Bay of Fires offers expansive white beaches (most of the time only to be found with a hand full of people)....then there are wonderful little (very) secluded bays to be enjoyed. The second photos shows the amazing view from our lovely (rented) beach house.
Like all good things it came to an end and we are all now back to reality....but it was wonderful while it lasted.
Wishing you all a safe and happy 2015!

p.s....all photos were taken on my iPhone 6+.....I am thrilled with the quality!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The sounds of silence....






My poor little blog has been silent for far too long and this I am far from happy about. We have been extremely busy....yes, I have heard people say this before and often wondered what could keep you away from your blog.....but know I know. We have been doing a renovation on an apartment and it took far longer than we expected......these things certainly take on a life of their own. But now all is completed (well almost) and we have moved in and we are very happy with the out come.
Needless to say no miniatures have even been thought about in that time....well I lie, I did have to think about moving the Petite Maison, which meant that most items had to be removed etc etc....and no, they are not yet back in place, never mind it will happen.
I thank those who emailed me to see if I was okay, I thank you so much for your concern.
While I have nothing miniature related to show you, I do have some more photos of Paris....I hope you enjoy them. I find it hard to believe that it was this time last year that I was in Paris.....could it really have been a year already.....?

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

I remember you....











....do you remember me?

Gosh, so much has happened since my last post that it simply makes my head spin to think of it all. I have been away from my blog for far too long.....but while my blog has been silent I have been keeping an eye on what you have all been doing. There is some really wonderful and inspiring work happening out there. Sadly I have nothing miniature related to show you and this frustrates me greatly!!

To keep my blog alive I have posted a selection of photos of my last trip to Paris....wonderful memories, I hope you enjoy them.

To fill you in on some very happy news.....I have once again been made a grandmother. I am "Lulu" to a gorgeous little baby girl. My eldest daughter Kendall gave birth to 'Harriett Mae' just last week. She weighed in at a very healthy 9 lbs and she is exquisite!!!!! Busy times (& fun times) ahead.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Treasure hunting....

 I thought I would take the time to show you some little treasures that I have purchases lately. You will certainly recognise the beautiful work of Teresa Martinez. I saw these gorgeous little jars of vegetables  on Teresa's blog and I simply could't resist.....they so remind me of what I have seen in France.
 Next is two sweet little items that I found at "Small Treasures Miniatures".
 The wooden handled can opener is made by UK miniaturist Danny Shotton.....

 and the wooden butter press (with moveable handle) is by David Provan (also from England). Sophia travels the world to add such items to her shop, so that people such as us...(who cannot always make it to Kensington etc)....can also buy these fabulous pieces.....Thank you Sophia!
Last, but most certainly not least is a "Stokesay Ware Tea Set" that I sent for earlier this year. I have loved this design for such a long time. I think my little cake "Le Valentin" from "Paris Miniatures" compliments the set to perfection.
While there is more.....I have to leave something for another day!