Monday, August 15, 2011

...Late Summer at Jeanne d'Arc Living...

...The latest Jeanne d"Arc Living Magazine has just arrived in store and as usual, it doesn't disappoint...it is another stunning issue with pages full of beauty and inspiration...




...Stunning gardens...



...Beautiful floral displays...
...Including stunning centrepieces with artichokes...

Who would have thought of using artichokes in flower arrangements?




...Gardens with Mediterranean moods...


...Favourite Italian dishes...Yummmm...

...Gorgeous crafts with vintage silver flatware...

...Country kitchens to die for...


...Inspiration for an old-fashioned pantry...


...A gorgeous bedroom, I could just move straight into...



...The equally gorgeous bathroom...



...And a beautiful Outdoor Room, brimming with creative ideas...



...These are just a few of my favourite pages, just to tempt you...
...There are actually over 155 pages of stunning beauty to help you create your...
..."Lifestyle in a Class of it's Own"...
...Available now from The Vintage China Company for $24.50 plus postage...

Big "I can't wait for Summer to come here" love,
Sue xo

Friday, July 1, 2011

...Meadow Flowers in the China Room...

...With a bout of early Spring weather in Ballarat this week, we decided to change the China Room table to a Meadow flowers/Wildflowers theme...

...Pink was the colour of the day with pink candles and pink sparkly birds...




The china too, has a meadow flowers theme...


...Gorgeous Foley trio with pretty flowers adorning both the inside and outside of the cup...

...A close-up of the Foley cup...




...The matching Foley trio in the pink colourway...


...And a close-up of the cup...


...A gorgeous Old Stafford trio, with the romantic pattern name of "England's Bouquet"...


...And a close-up of the cup and saucer...



A very pretty Paragon trio called, "English Flowers"...


...And a close-up of the cup and saucer...




...A beautifully gilded Old Royal trio...


...And a close-up...



...A very pretty old Roslyn trio...


...And a close-up...



The centrepiece vase holds a bouquet of roses, peonies, stock, lilac, freesia, tulips, and a pretty pink bloom...all tied with pink ribbon and white lace...


...Bunny is carrying a haversack of wildflowers...


...And a pretty Sadler teapot is at hand for a lovely cup of Her Majesty's Blend...



Won't you join me for tea and cake?


Big Early Spring meadow flower Love,

Sue xo


Monday, June 13, 2011

...Flowers to Brighten a Wintery Day...

...Some gorgeous new silk blooms arrived in the Shop this week...


...Posies of sweet Violets...my Nana's favourite...


...Some beautiful spray roses...about the size of Cecile Brunner's...



...Scarlet and white poppies...



...Hellebores or Winter Roses in pink, green and deep pink...


...Gorgeous pots of pink geraniums...


...Pretty bunches of pink Daylilies...


...And who could resist a pretty Ranunculas heart...




...Mmmm, which ones will come home with me...


Big Flowery Love,

Sue xo



Saturday, June 11, 2011

..."Life In A Class of It's Own"...

...We are very excited to be an Australian Distributor for the gorgeous

Jeanne d'Arc Living Magazine from Denmark...

...For those unfamiliar with the magazine/book...it is the absolute "Bible"

of French Country and Nordic style decorating...



...Page upon page of white and neutral toned decorating...





...This issue features Fifi O'Neill's gorgeous guest-house...



...DIY ideas for adding Romance to your courtyard...


...Gardens and outdoor areas to die for....




...Stunning ways to display freshly picked blooms...




...Beautifully distressed furniture and salvaged finds...



...and more on Fifi's guesthouse...





...This is one of my favourite magazines and I return to it again and again...


...It is $24.50 per copy, plus postage...previously it was costing me $44.00 including postage from the US...



...If you would like some French Country inspiration, send me an email and I will send you a copy...
...I can guarantee, you won't be disappointed...


Big French-Country-Nordic-Style-Love,


Sue xo

Saturday, May 21, 2011

...Angels Gather Here...

... A new shipment of angels will be arriving in the Shop this week,

so I have prepared the mantel in readiness ...




... Angel wings with a tiny diamente cross ...



... A pair of white peacocks guard a tall, white jug with

white lilac, iris and chincherinchee ...


... One of the beautiful angel hearts that arrived this week ...



... A second angel heart ...


... Our gorgeous sleeping cherub, Reuben,


with his white rose crown ...


... Something we should all do a little more ...


...Sweet Dreams, Everyone,


Sue xo