Friday, August 26, 2011

Doing up a door

Welcome to my new look blog.

I've been through a few different styles in the past and I've had lots of fun selecting a look and colour scheme that suits who I am now.

(If the font is too difficult to read, leave me a comment so I can change it.)

To celebrate opening the door to my new stage in life, I've given the back door a makeover.

It was painted the same green as the surrounding walls and I wanted to make a feature of it.

White always works wonders.

And it needed something pretty to dress it up and laud my love of vintage, so what better than some doilies.

I've also done over my pantry door with a patchwork look, which I love, love, love!

Tune in later for a tutorial on how to achieve the super easy look.


  1. I love the look Esther... of the new blog colours (and blossoms); of the new back door and definitely the pantry door.... soo very lovely... very nicely done :))) xx

  2. Love the look! I am glad you are blogging again ... I like 'the opening the door to my new stage in life' Was Jesus knocking :-)???


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Get to know me

  • I love the smell of cinnamon and vanilla.
  • My favourite flowers are daisies.
  • My favourite trees are pine trees.
  • I always like to have the bickie jar full and a cake on the cake stand. I know...not that healthy, but so good to look at.
  • Autumn is my favourite month, although I do wish we had more of a change of colours up here in Queensland.
  • I love Anne of Green Gables and Laura Ingalls Wilder. They started my love affair with "old-fashioned" stuff.
  • I'm a boots and jeans kind of girl, but also love vintage skirts and dresses.
  • I like sewing and am in love with quilts at the moment.
  • I love reading. (I have a weakness for archeological thrillers and historical romances, but not Mills and Boon-type ones.)
  • I love old houses with character. No new estate houses for me. (Sorry Rosie.)
  • I love vintage/cottage/farmhouse decorating and pretty pinks and blues, with a splash of red for colour.
  • Polka dots can make me sigh with delight.
  • I have 4 chooks. They are MY pets. Another tick on my dream-come-true chart.
  • I don't eat dessert much any more. I'm not dieting, I just don't want it. (Does that mean I'm growing up if I say no to an icecream cone?)
  • I'll still always say yes to chocolate though!
  • I like to sit on the front stairs in the sun, to drink my morning cup of tea, while I contemplate what to do in the garden.
  • I've got the gardening bug again recently. It comes and goes with the weather. I'm envisioning cottage flowers in pink, blue and white to go with my green picket fence.