The shop officially opens next Friday! Yay!!! As I get back into the swing of things I’m discontinuing the styles seen above.
Let’s push the envelope. Let’s design original pieces together. Let’s embrace individuality.
I love this modern take on the ginger jar and vases. It’s very juxtaposed to the traditional look of blue and white or Chinoiserie. I often like to mix in a little bit more of a contemporary look with some of my traditional pieces. When you mix the two together you end up with more of a transitional look. It keeps it fresh! #transitionaldesign#blueandwhite#gingerjar
This dreary Tuesday has me wishing I could curl up in bed & pretend it was this sunny. Instead I’m wondering if I should add anything to the wall by the window. Decisions, decisions. 🧐 I’ve been working on a lot of things lately so I’ve been staying pretty busy around here. It’s finally getting warm enough that I’ve been able to do a few things on the back porch! Yay for warmer weather. 💃🏻 Hope y’all are having a great day!
Shelling peas. Is there a better way to maroon children at the kitchen table and have a lovely long conversation in the cyber age? I bought a huge bag of peas at the market this week, as well as a big bunch of mint. I was inspired by @ivanebejer and his delicious recent post on smashed pea and mint tartines... however, sadly ours didn’t quite make it to the smashing part- they were too sweet and disappeared faster than they filled the bowl. Instead we had a family favourite for dinner; Hoisin duck pancakes. The recipe? Take one tin of confit duck legs. Place on an oven tray and heat for 10 mins. While this is happening pour yourself a large glass of good wine ( important ). Sip & Repeat. Heat the pre-made (from Asian supermarket) pancakes in the microwave. Shred the duck meat and remove the bones. Serve the duck with a platter of cucumber battons, sliced shallots, fresh mint, warmed pancakes and Hoisin sauce. Refill wine glass. Assemble your pancake as desired and eat. I’m pretty confident this is an original Antipodean spin on confit duck (usually served with roast potatoes and green beans) See what happens to French cuisine when an Aussie is let loose with traditional ingredients! #becreative .
I just love this fresh baby’s breath arrangement. It matches the delicate whites we planted outside. 😍 As a kid I couldn’t have cared less about seasons, maybe because I lived in Phoenix where there were only two of them: Summer and Diet Winter. 😉 Regardless, as an adult I’m learning to lean into each season and receive its own special gifts for a few months. As for Spring, there’s gentle sunshine and flowers. 🤗💐🌤 #springflowers