Winding our way back home from our recent holiday at Hawks Nest in New South Wales we made a few pitstops along the way, taking in the gorgeous rural scenery...
There was a leisurely lunch at Berowra Waters - we took the ferry to the other side for lunch at the marina:
We stopped at Leura in the Blue Mountains to marvel at The Three Sisters and take photographs along with the hordes of tourists:
Whilst in the Blue Mountains we also stopped to peer through the fencing to sneak a peek at the beautiful old Hydro Majestic that's currently closed for major renovation - it's due to open in 2012 and I've promised my aunt that we'll return to enjoy lunch there next year:
We stopped for coffee at Berrima and went for a walk to look at lots of pretty gardens and cottages:
Then we stayed overnight at Gundagai (roughly halfway between Sydney and Melbourne) and while I can't say there was a lot to take in at this very small town, the old timber railway bridge, which is no longer used, was a pretty sight. For some reason it reminded me of the railway line in the movie 'Stand By Me'.
And to think, if we had have caught the plane we would have missed all that and more!
My sister recently visited Kyneton and raved about Piper Street in general and two places in particular: The Stockroom and Lauriston Press...
The Stockroom, located @ 96-98 Piper Street in an old butter factory, showcases a diverse range of Australian artists, makers and designers:
The Stockroom is also currently holding a terrific Flood Aid Auction on Saturday 12th February - lots of beautiful art and objects up for grabs and all for a great cause. If you're interested you can check out their site for more details.
What day is it again? I've had a blissful 'internet free' two weeks away at Hawks Nest (on the Sapphire Coast in New South Wales) - we rented a great big gorgeous house with three other families and spent copious amounts of time talking about life in general, making daily feasts, playing 'lifeguard' to the kids in the pool, drinking G&Ts, reading books, newspapers and trashy mags etcetera etcetera. So hard to come back to work!
Cleaning out my picture files I realised that I have quite a few shots of plates as a decorative wall feature - whilst I think this look is quite traditional they do look very nice. But I know that I just couldn't commit to nailing a large number of hooks on my wall to hang plates. You'd have to be pretty sure that you loved the look and that you knew what you were doing when you nailed those hooks! So, I think I'll just clean out my picture files and enjoy these pretty pictures instead...
I live in Melbourne and work in the education sector but my true love (or rather obsession) is interior design and styling. From time to time I come across 'glimpses' of stylish things that I would like to remember and keep track of - whether that's a beautiful flower, a great looking house, a gorgeous garden or piece of 'to die for' art. This is where I like to keep/share these decor related bits and pieces.