Friday, July 19, 2013

faux boiserie (and giveaway winner)

So glad its the weekend!
Even though we are still in school holiday mode here, the weekends always seem so much easier and casual!

This is a faux boiserie that I purchased with some of my birthday money!.. really adore it.

I have always had a 'thing' for french boiseries... I saw some amazing, real ones in antique stores in France... but too big to bring back in a suitcase!

I am still enjoying my stock that i bought last week; it is going a long way!

been dyeing some bits and pieces; a very old crotcheted piece that I came accross years ago for a couple of dollars.  Havent decided yet what i will do with it. It is very fragile...

I found lots of pretty china this week; here are just a couple of the dishes... the rest are in the dishwasher!

And a little lustreware vase I found.. so pretty...

Sam's balloon is still flying high!! 

This was the bday cake I made for him..  I actually got the flags and ribbon free a couple of months ago in a magazine.   The cake mould was only five dollars from kmart.  I mixed brown and white sugar to look like sand!

Cheeky Maisy is getting bigger! and my other cat , Weetbix, is getting used to her now.. slowly!

And onto my little giveaway!!! I know I am incredibly late with this!!!  I have had my aunt and uncle over from the UK and its been so crazy busy!!

Thankyou to everyone who entered, but the winner turned out to be;
from Vintage and Art blog!!!
congratulations Bron!!
one pretty union jack throw will be winging its way to you!!!

Have a fabulous, happy weekend everyone!!!

laura xxxxx

I will be linking up with
Shabby Art Boutique.


  1. Dear Laura- I love your french boiseries- it is a gorgeous piece. What a wonderful birthday gift to yourself....looking at Sam's sweet little face makes me want to cry. So very beautiful.....but you know that.
    Have fun this weekend and I hope you can relax and enjoy a bit of peace. Love to you- xo Diana

  2. Laura, I have never heard of a have something beautiful as far as I'm concerned! And so many other delicate pieces and flowers. Pure beauty! The party for Sam looks like it was a success, the cake is just awesome! And your kitty...beyond beautiful! :)


  3. Sam's cake is so so cute Laura!!! Your new boiserie is beautiful. Your ENTIRE home is!!! I love your beautiful style.
    I loved every beautiful photo in your post!

  4. that is the cutest cake i've ever seen!
    your house is looking so beautiful.

  5. Oh...I sooo love visiting here, Laura. Your home is so sweet, and your style is just beautiful! I love your boiserie. It's just gorgeous!!! Sam's sweet little cake made me catch my breath and want to reach through this computer and give you a big hug, sweetie. ♥ Love your sweet little kitty...and love you, too! xoxo

    xoxo laurie

  6. Very much love your style dear!!!!!

  7. Hi, I just love your boiserie! Where did you purchase it? I would love one in my entrance hall, thanks.