Monday, August 12, 2013

just relaxing

good morning!!

I have lately been posting on friday/sat. but didnt manage this weekend! and yesterday was kind of busy too!

I m spending a lovely relaxing day at home today thank heavens!

Winter is almost over! yay!! one second its raining really hard, the next blue skies and sunshine!

this is the view out from my alfresco area; to the bush behind our garden.

We did have a very high , green hedge up to the top of the fence, but my husband chopped it all down to replace it with rosemary.  They have a long way to go!!!
Cant wait for summer then we can get the pool cover off and enjoy the water!

Reading some wedding books for inspiration; we have a wedding to do this weekend.. ! so excited!

I bought a new outdoor rug; it is woven with pale blue leather and some faded silvery leather too.  doesnt show up too well in the pics...

some fabrics to cover my coathangers.... and pretty wildflowers...

I bought a new slipcover for my sofa the other day... the light is always so awful in my sitting room!!!

It was a taupe colour, but i washed it with rit denim blue... just very light.. more of a grey/stone colour now.

hope everyone is well and having a great, happy week!

Laura xxxx


  1. OMG your outdoor space is sooooo amazing. Looks like the perfect place to relax.

  2. So sweet place to relax ! It seems to me that I saw a nice ginger cat sleeping no ? Here in France it's just sumer time and weather is so fab...
    xoxo from PARIS

  3. your house is looking so beautiful laura! i like the sound of the wedding styling business.

  4. Almost heavenly pictures,so romantic and beautiful with those fabrics...out of a dream :)))
    So I suspect you´re a Rachel A fan too????

  5. Love the decor! It looks so inviting!

  6. Everything looks so very pretty, Laura. Love your new slipcover and rug. I hope you have a wonderful time at the wedding- xo Diana

  7. Lovely pics! Love your style! Enjoy your day!

  8. Oh, I am in love with those tea cups. They are very original and pretty. Your home looks so cozy and lovely.


  9. Love your taste..Light, feminine..pretty pictures...I can't wait for winter..We've had a very hot, sticky summer..Yuk

  10. Ohhhh...that's right! You're in your winter season over there, aren't you, Laura? I forgot! lol Anyway, your decor just sings to my shabby chic soul! You've styled it so beautifully! Isn't it fun experimenting with Rit dye?? You never quite know how things are going to turn out, but they always look great! :) Your pillows, flowers, banner, view out your window.....all soooo beautiful!! Have fun with your wedding this weekend, sweetie! You'll be fabulous!

    xoxo laurie

  11. What a lovely place to curl up with a good book...and then take a leisurely dip in the pool in summer. A beautiful and relaxing space!

  12. I love to check in and see what new goodies you've added to your gorgeous rooms. I hope the wedding goes well too!

  13. Your home is amazing and I adore it all!!!!Love your beautiful vintage cups dear ♥
    Have a nice day!!!!

  14. Beautiful post Laura.. perfectly shabby and chic:-)) How wonderful to have bush just beyond your back fence.

  15. I really love seeing into your beautiful home Laura! I love your sitting area and the view to the pool. I also LOVE your new slipcover and how you changed the color. So pretty my friend.
    hugs from here...

  16. Laura ... I just made a comment and it deleted!!! Everything you do is gorgeous! I think you are another Rachel Ashwell! Love that teacup and I want it!!!!
    have a great week!