Friday faves | 03.10.14

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Have you had enough of my plant obsession yet? I promise there’s a good reason for it (well, two actually). Firstly, I’m still stoked that I’m managing to make things grow… for the first time in my life, my plants are staying alive! I hope I haven’t jinxed myself with all these happy dances (or bored you with my excitement). I’m just too surprised to keep quiet about it!

Also, this week we made major headway in our backyard clean up, which has been in the works for AGES.

[back story: we moved into our lovely little place 2 years ago to be greeted by a jungle of epic proportions. I kid you not, this backyard was so overgrown I had to cut a path through it to get to the other side! Since then, we’ve been taming it slowly, but it was only this week that we finally got rid of most of the overgrowth].

And now that the garden’s cleared out, all I can think about is decorating, decorating and more outdoor decorating. My grand plans are sadly limited by my cash flow and handyman skills, but why be practical when I can dream of beautiful courtyards and garden parties?

Oh, and while we’re dreaming, let’s dream on away to some of my fave things around the internet this week:

  • If I’m going to be throwing garden parties, this post on how to dress a holiday table is a keeper for sure. Beautiful, earthy, lots of foliage and how about those pops of colour! Gorgeous.
  • I’ve been keeping my eye out for art to decorate my walls and Belynda Henry is high on my wishlist. Her abstract landscapes are so, so pretty. Found thanks to The Design Files.
  • This one might be a few years old, but I only saw it this week and I’m in love! The combo of beads and material is a bit unique and very lovely.
  • Oh, and it seems like I’m really into the jewellery DIYs this week – here’s another one that’s on my to-do list. Ingeniously simple and elegant.

xx Steph

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  • Is that flower/hexagon image yours? I LOVE it! I have not been bored by your planty enthusiasm as it is one I totally share. Sending thoughts of growth towards your green things! And that holiday table is my favorite ever, also I love the trend of simple wood earrings that has been popping up. Have a great weekend, girl!!

    • Thanks lovely, yes it is my image – I’m the crazy lady you see outside flower stores hurriedly snapping pictures of the bouquets before someone comes and tells me off haha!

      And yay, I’m glad I haven’t turned you off with my plant-love lately – I’m sure I’ll calm down once the excitement of growing new things wears off. Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend! xx