Thursday, December 23, 2010

"It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas"

I can't believe we are so close to Christmas.  I am going to do a post tomorrow for a Christmas Eve  post but I just wanted to say hello to everyone and I have been so busy and I am so sorry but I wish everyone a truly beautiful Christmas. 

This picture is from our front verandah when a storm was imminent.  We are currently experiencing extreme weather conditions and have had huge amounts of rain with terrible flooding.  It is expected that we will have a very wet, blustery Christmas Day which is very unusual for Queensland unless a traditional wet season is forecast.  Normally at this time of year we have 36 degree celius days so we can go swimming at night!  I am so sorry I have not posted for so long but I have been so busy.  I have more beautiful pictures to show you and I will but I just wanted to say ..... It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!   Soon the bells will chime....

Gorgeous Christmas tree in Queens Plaza shopping centre in Brisbane ... love the silver and blue!
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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Louis 15th has Arrived!

These little cupcakes we had to celebrate the arrival of my beautiful Louis 15th style sofa circa 1910 from Karina in New Orleans.  This is quite remarkable .... New Orleans to Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia!
This beautiful lady and her ladies in waiting arrived in timber framed boxes and as the photos show .... we peeled back the layers to reveal the beauty within that had travelled so far to come home to me.  Karina and I have been talking at length about this and I now am the "Keeper of History" of these beautiful pieces and I so cherish that honour.  I do not undertake this lightly .... for me antiques and history are the footprint of life and we need to cherish and nurture that what has come before us.  Karina always knows this and she has entrusted to me these beautiful pieces.  I remember saying to Karina "It is a long journey down under but I believe our beautiful lady will be happy with me because I will look after her and cherish her!"
Please enjoy these pictures and just think for one moment .... this Louis sofa is 100 years old .... who has sat on her before, what secrets has she heard and what style and grace she carries forth!

 Unwrapping the gauze .....  and a special present which lies within .........

Karina sent to me wrapped in the folds of the gorgeous salon chairs a beautiful gift which I will cherish forever...... I know now that we will be eating our Christmas Plum Pudding with these gorgeous silver spoons ..... I will definitely feel like Marie Antoinette!  Thank-you Karina for such a beautiful gift!

Coming out of the Box .....

My beautiful Louis sofa at home finally.....
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