Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Stills: A Weekly Collection



1. These two. The best of friends and the worst of friends. Brother and Sister- forever bound.

2. Hydrangeas on the kitchen table. The holiday house over my parents back fence is literally bursting with enormous, luscious butterfly blooms and I can't help but clamber over with the scissors and snip some off.

3. Butter cake for a tea party with my two big kids. Fine bone china and vintage linen too. So fancy.

4. 11 years since Dave and I have had a new quilt and I must say, it's rather lovely. I made the bed up with fresh linen and colourful pillows - even Dave approved given that Tontine make, you know, like roof insulation and stuff.  This one is a his & hers speciality - Venus & Mars - so great. Thanks for the gift, Tontine.

5. Reflection.

6. We bought Pip this little toy camera for her birthday. It's both a digital camera and projector. We've been having masses of fun taking silly photos before heading into a darkened room and projecting them up onto the wall.

7. The Birthday Girl's room.

8. That's my mum. Right now, standing next to me as I type and doing our ironing. A little bit later we'll pause for coffee. OOOH helloooo tuesday sans big kids, you're going to be beautiful.

It's been a VERY exciting week here at The Beetle Shack with my little Pip's 3rd Birthday and 1st day at Preschool. Can't wait to see how your week shaped up.

Shall we all raise our glassies to the end of the school holidays?

25 comments:

  1. I always love your stills, they're so 'real' and 'genuine'. The hydrangeas are absolutely stunning, they are one of my favourite blooms. I'd totally be climbing the fence too if these were on the other side. Have a happy (sands big kids) Tuesday. Melinda x
    P.S. How amazing is your Mum??? Just as amazing as mine I think!!!

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  2. Raise our glasses indeed! Although I'll just put water or juice in mine ;) I'm stoked the holidays are over and this ghost town can come a little bit alive again!! Pip's camera looks like an awesome purchase.

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  3. Beautiful hydrangeas, I wish the one's in my garden were as gorgeous as those. Love the idea of Pip's new camera, lots of fun I'm sure. Enjoy your week!

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  4. The little camera looks like a lot of fun and yeh to Mummy for helping out doing the ironing...she deserves some of that cake. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane, Australia

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  5. Oh where did you get the camera?! xx

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  6. I just love those hydrangeas…they are divine, and they are the best picking flower- mine always last forever inside. Sadly, my hydrangeas haven't quite agreed with the fortnitely heat waves this we have been having so they have all dried up. Ive instead taken to cutting back our gorgeous magnolia gems and using the foliage to add some happiness to our home x ps. what a special mum you have…hope you are both enjoying some quiet time together x

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    1. it's crazy huh, mine have lasted over 2 weeks inside- best thing ever.

      xx

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  7. where is that camera from?? my little miss three runs around the house with a fisher price wannabe camera and would explode with joy if she could actually shoot and show her snaps!
    yes to hydrangeas too. happy week to you. x ashley

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    1. Hey Ash, it was on sale at Target- last one on the shelf so I snapped it up!

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  8. Gorgeous hydrangeas ... and they co-ordinate so perfectly with your tablecloth.

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  9. I've just planted blue hydrangeas - hope they're looking this good next year
    Another week of holidays here - they've gone too fast this time
    x

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  10. My two are the same, best of friends and worst of friends. Loving your stills. Happy week to you Em. xx

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  11. Great collection! I love the second photo! What camera and lens to do you use? Zara x http://hello-zara.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Hey Zara,

      I use a canon 60d with a 35mm 1.4. I'm just about to get the 6D though :)

      x

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  12. Just gorgeous and love your little girl's camera - just like Mama! xx

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  13. How awesome is it having your mum over to help?! Mum's are great x

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  14. Wonderful stills. I love those floors, they make wants to come to Australia so much

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  15. Oh what a beautiful week you have had… I adore your photos! Inspiring me to keep practising!

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  16. I love that first photo, it's gorgeous!

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  17. So beautiful,I can't wait till my hydrangea bush is big enough to pick,and I have that venus and Mars quilt and it is great.I love pretty bedlinen nothing nicer xx

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  18. What an amazing camera! What a great gift Xx

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em