Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Bits From Around My House Today






The sun is shining. The water is lapping and here are a few pictures I took around our place this morning. Bit's and bobs. Clusters of books and flowers. Making cakes. Things that make me smile. Have a great day.

pic #1 Sea Shells in Vintage Pottery
pic # 2 Cake stand made for me by Paisley Flights of Whimsy
pic # 3 My daughters first attempt at piping cupcakes
pic # 4 Vintage library drawers in my kitchen

48 comments:

  1. They made me smile too!
    I love vintage drawers, I have many sets around the home filled with 'bits and bops'!
    Sue

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  2. Hi Simone, what lovely pictures! I love your library drawers in your kitchen, they are lovely. What a fantastic job your little princess has done piping the icing on those cakes, they look wonderful - my girls are very impressed, yay to her:) Hope you both have a lovely day - Tx

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  3. those mini cakes are cute... i see i'm not the only one who collects shells!. lol

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  4. Simone,

    Your photographs are getting so professional, I thought they were from Vogue or Inside Out. YUM! I love the pink rose cupcakes too.

    Happy New Year!

    Marjorie

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  5. wonderful 1st attempt!
    hope you are having a fabulous start to the year Simone ♥

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  6. The rose piping on those cupcakes is just gorgeous... but not quite as gorgeous as your little girl's attempts! Happy days... enjoy the summer x

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  7. They make me smile too...especially your sweet little girl piping cupcakes...adorable!

    Love and hugs,
    Karyn

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  8. More cute photos-love the cupcakes and the
    stand.
    I see you've been by Dreaming.
    Looking forward to visiting with you in 2010
    too.

    Melinda

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  9. It's so lovely to come over here and see short sleeves and beachy things. The weather is so drab here (Pacific NW) this time of year - you are a much appreciated bit of sunshine!

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  10. Love the cupcake holder!!! Your daughter is adorable!

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  11. I can't get over just how much natural beauty you manage to capture in your daily life! What inspiring photos. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  12. adorable and so fresh looking. your daughter is a doll and those shells make me happy.

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  13. Oh that vase of roses are stunning!

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  14. Your cupcakes are a work of art! I spot The Crafty Minx! Love the pink check cloth. xx

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  15. All those things made me smile too..thanks for sharing x

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  16. Beautiful! I love it all!
    Your daughter looks precious! And I want one of those cakes!
    I actually purchased a cupcake holder and I'm going to bake some for myself later this week!

    Great post!
    All the best,
    Eileen

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  17. Beautiful photos. The cupcakes look delicious and I love the books and flowers and shells.

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  18. I love the vintage library drawers, and the yummy cakes! Very, very, pitty (pretty) as my son would say.

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  19. I love your cake stand and library drawers.

    Your daughter is doing such a cute job of decorating, way to go!
    xxx

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  20. Your things make me smile too...love your sweet daughter following in her mom's footsteps.

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  21. Lovely pics Simone - it was lovely and warm when I was home in Sunny Queensland for Christmas, although all that is behind me now being back in freezing Hong Kong! Enjoy:) xox

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  22. Lovely post Simone, I felt like I could reach in a grab one of those cupcakes! Hope you are enjoying the summer holidays xo

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  23. Love all your gorgeous bits and bobs .... and the look of concentration on your little darling's face! Leigh

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  24. Those cakes look delicious! Your roses are so pretty - it's lovely having fresh flowers in the house. I spotted your 'Crafty Minx' book which I had seen recently at our local bookstore - is it a good book?

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  25. Hi simone...
    happy new years..loved the photo of your daughter on your last blog..

    SUN has also been SHINING VERY HOT here in melbourne yesterday!! 45 degrees!!

    your cupcake course you featured a few months ago has OBVIOUSLY paid off!
    they look totally scrumptious..

    xx andrea

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  26. Those cupcakes looks delicious! And your daughter is doing a fabulous job! x

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  27. What a happy life.
    Best wishes
    X
    V

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  28. Mmmm cupcakes!! I'm smiling too :-)

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  29. Gorgeous photos Simone. I love your vints=age drawers and the cupcake making is so sweet.
    Ness xx

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  30. Thanks Simone for this beautiful photos!
    I love the first one.
    A nice day to you.
    Federica

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  31. Gorgeous photos Simone
    And i love the pink dress your daughter is wearing .. how sweet!!
    I also see that favourite chest of small drawers, how I would love that!! Take care xx Julie

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  32. I'm just admiring your cake-stand and your helper! I like it that all 3 tiers are the same size for added soaring elegance.

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  33. 1. Cupcakes = gorgeous!
    2. LOVE the library catalog! I'm mega jealous.

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  34. Such gorgeous moments in your house!!
    xoxo

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  35. Lovely pics! those cupcakes look lovely.x

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  36. may i come and have a look? i shoud make it in 24h from italy :)
    your house is beautiful!
    have a sweet day,
    justyna

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  37. Love your bits and bobs! Also the picture of your husband and daughter from New Year's Eve! How nice that you are so rested and rejuvenated from your holidays!

    Hugs,
    Tamerie

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  38. Thanks for cheering up my day, Simone. Love your surroundings and your daughter is adorable.

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  39. Hi Simone, your daughter has done a great job icing the cupcakes :) I love the vintage library draw's I want one they have so much character!!

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  40. Hey Simone, Have you had a rearrange of your florals that were on top of the file chest,last pic, if I remember right, if so would love to see how and where they are arranged now..

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  41. Your summer-time fun is really brightening up my winter this year! And what good use for the stand with those gorgeous cupcakes, so glad you enjoy!

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  42. The cupcakes seems so goooood!

    Miam, miam!

    Un morceau s'il vous plaît! (A piece of cake, please)

    Anne ;-)

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  43. I am loving all of the pics you are taking around your house and vacation..... lovely.......pretty and looks like they are from a magazine.... always love the pretty I find on your site! Happy New Year... I know it will be a great year for you!!!
    xx Trina

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  44. So pretty love all the pics Thankyou for the cupcake you emailed me xx jeanetteann

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