Tuesday 25 December 2012

white christmas home

 

Sarah Ellison styled and Buy Avodart photographed a beautiful Christmas session for “Real Living” magazine.

{Images: Sarah Ellison}

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Tuesday 25 December 2012

Holiday inspiration by stylist Dietlind Wolf

 

Dietlind Wolf created a lovely styling for Llamas Valley’s magazine.

{Images: Dietlind Wolf}

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Tuesday 25 December 2012

Fa la la la la

 

Holiday Snowman, fa la la la la

{Image: Jason Lambert}

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Tuesday 25 December 2012

shhhhh it’s Christmas!

 

This year has been a lively one and my blog has been sadly neglected. I have many unfinished posts that I hope to finish now that the summer holidays is here in Oz!

Enjoy this parody: First Christmas as if it were in our time today!

and I will repost a few Christmas inspired things from some of my favourite blogs.

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZrf0PbAGSk

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Friday 30 November 2012

Black & Spiro Christmas

 

What a gorgeous invitation! So looking forward to visiting Anna and the team at the Black & Spiro Christmas Flea tomorrow and seeing the Christmas window as it is always beautiful. If you’re in Brisbane, you are in luck to share in the excitement!

We have a wonderful round-up of beautiful things including lots of hand-made items by some very talented Brisbane girls and also my Harry has made some fabulous painted rock ornaments.  We have some vintage pieces, Christmas baked goods and Buy Celebrex not to mention a few very special bargains including some of our remnant fabrics which always seem to get snapped up very quickly!!  
Black & Spiro Christmas Flea on Saturday 1st December at the store, Brunswick St, New Farm.

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Friday 23 November 2012

After dark, my sweet beauty

 
Delicious dark sweet buffet pictures shot by Dutch photographer Jeroen van der Spek for interior magazine VT Wonen.
{Images: Photographer Jeroen van der Spek  for VT Wonen via 79 Ideas)

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Friday 23 November 2012

chocolate ♥

 

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

{Images: 1.Art quote, Etsy  2. Glen Proebstel}

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Tuesday 20 November 2012

Queen celebrates Blue Sapphire wedding anniversary

 

Happy 65th Wedding Anniversary  :: Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip of Greece celebrate 65 years of marriage this week. Princess Elizabeth married Prince Philip at Westminster Abbey, Nov 20, 1947.

The future Queen used ration coupons to buy the material for her wedding dress, designed by Norman Hartnell, Court Designer since 1938. The lavish gown boasted a 13ft long train that was said to have been inspired by a Boticelli painting.

The big day: Princess Elizabeth and Lt Philip Mountbatten photographed at Buckingham Palace after their wedding ceremony in 1947The big day ~ Princess Elizabeth and Lt Philip Mountbatten photographed at Buckingham Palace after their wedding ceremony.

Queen's Blue Sapphire wedding anniversary: 65 years of landmarksPrincess Elizabeth and The Duke of Edinburgh walking in the grounds of Broadlands during their honeymoon.

 The Love Story

On November 20, 1947, the then Princess Elizabeth married naval Commander Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey. The 21-year old Princess had first met her future Prince in 1934 when they attended the wedding of Philip’s cousin, Princess Marina of Greece to Princess Elizabeth’s uncle, the Duke of Kent. Several years later, when she was only 13, their paths crossed again and the pair began to exchange letters.

By 1946 their courtship had bloomed into romance and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, born Prince Philip of Greece and Buy Celebrex Denmark, renounced his titles and adopted British citizenship before the pair announced their engagement.

In November 1948, roughly a year after their wedding, the couple’s first child, Prince Charles, was born, followed in 1950 by Princess Anne.

In February 1952, the Queen acceded to the throne, following her father George VI’s death. Prince Philip had to abandon his naval career as he became the Queen’s consort.

The Queen is the first British monarch to celebrate a Blue Sapphire wedding anniversary.
1964: What a hat! The Queen's inimitable style shines through at this public engagement, opening the new Forth Road bridge in 1964 wearing a neat winter coat, diamond brooch and statement hatWhat a hat! The Queen’s inimitable style shines through at this public engagement,
opening the new Forth Road bridge in 1964 wearing a neat winter coat, diamond brooch and statement hat.
Shoulder to shoulder: Trooping the Colour in 1953, the Queen takes the salute with Prince Philip by her side1953: Trooping the Colour in 1953, the year of her Coronation,
the newly crowned Queen takes the salute with Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh by her side.

{Images: via Daily Mail UK}

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Friday 16 November 2012

happy friday!

 

Looking forward to riding my new bike along the river this weekend. Hope you all have a blissful weekend.

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Wednesday 14 November 2012

Polly & Queen Elizabeth II

 

Australian artist, Polly Borland has beautifully and authenticly captured Her Majesty, The Queen, Elizabeth II with her lense. In 2001, Borland was one of only eight photographers selected to create portraits of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, for The Queen’s Golden Jubilee.

I really liked the bright blue tones and composition of these two portraits of Queen Elizabeth II that are on display in a survey of work by Polly Borland at the University of Queensland Art Museum.

You’ve photographed the Queen – what was that like? Very stressful and Avodart online usa very surreal.

Borland had one five-minute sitting with The Queen. In preparation she set up cameras and lighting in front of two backdrops and in her allocated time shot two rolls of film, ending up with ten photographs. Borland has often taken simply-composed, close-up images of subjects in front of carefully selected fabrics. The shimmering gold seen in the portrait of The Queen, a deliberately obvious and kitchy reference to the Jubilee year, was also used by Borland in her 1999 portrait of Monica Lewinsky (who coincidently also wore a blue suit and pearls). In a second portrait of The Queen, approved for use by the Palace but not included in the official portfolio, the subject appears in front of a Marimekko floral backdrop (Unikko Blue) a pattern also favoured by the photographer.

Borland’s photograph of Elizabeth II is certainly among her more unsettling portraits. We are not used to seeing The Queen in such bright light, in such imperfect detail and close proximity. In 1985 Andy Warhol made Reigning Queens, a painting of The Queen based on an official 1977 Jubilee photograph. Borland was very interested in this painting which in one of the most popular paintings held by the National Portrait Gallery in London. Her photograph operates in the same way as one of Warhol’s multiple screen-print portraits, or even one of his Campbell’s soup cans – like a logo or trademark. Though presented with no distinction or fanfare, she is instantly recognisable. Magda Keaney

Polly Borland: Everything I want to be when I grow up exhibition, University of Queensland Art Museum until 25 November.

{Images: Polly Borland, Her Majesty, The Queen, Elizabeth II 2001 Type C photographs, edition of 6}

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