Ok, so technically we bought this house 10 months ago now, but it’s been a busy, crazy, COVID-ised year! I have realised I’ve been MIA here for a very long time, which I do regret as I actually love blogging about my life, whether anyone reads it or not! There also have just been close to zero fashion events to attend thanks to our friend COVID and I have to admit my focus has recently been a little closer to home.
Our first big renovation on this little 70 year old cottage is on the back garden. It was perfectly fine, but Iain decided we needed to add more drainage and in the process ripped up half our grass, so I thought, since we’ve gone this far we might as well completely make it over! Nothing like starting your home renovations on the least important space, right? I am looking forward to how lovely it will be for summer and how I can host Christmas on the patio this year. My first time hosting! I plan to share this reno with you when it’s done, however it’s currently taking significantly longer than expected (I’ve heard this will be the case with every reno we undertake?).
In the meantime I thought I’d share a few little vignettes I’ve created around the house. I’ve truly fell in love with this home and the plan is to make it our very own little slice of English country cottage, in the heart of Brisbane. I have a list as long as my arm of things to do to it, but in my mission to practice gratitude, I’m choosing to show you the parts that already bring me joy.
In particular, apart from the egg chair we bought soon after moving in, my new dining table is a piece I am absolutely in love with. This hand crafted parquetry table is so unique, and sure, not to everyone’s taste, but fits my aesthetic and I just love it so much.
Until next time,