Sunday, 26 February 2012

Some new additions

"As we have decided to stay on at our apartment by the sea for another year .." was how I had started off this post last week, however, the fairies of fate had other plans, and in keeping with tradition we sadly received notification of the sale of our unit and the subsequent notice to vacate! So 2012 will mark my 10th move in 10 years much to our dismay, and I'm sure to Ms. B over at the house on chambers (as she feels my moving is a conspiracy to mess up her address book!).

The good news is however that our property manager was able to find another unit within the building two levels down from where we are and get this.. the exact same style unit as our current and previous ones! So this means within the span of 13 months we will have resided in the exact same unit on three different floors the only difference being a slightly different outlook due to the distance up from the beach! 
Anyhow the quest is still on to continue to put my own stamp on our rental property and so I have acquired some new pieces that I thought I would share ..

Some dining table bits and pieces sourced from a day spent at Marina Mirage 

The West Elm bench recommended by B.x from the house on chambers lovely piece and the folks at
were a delight to deal with, with prompt delivery arriving safe and sound well before expected.

Loving at the moment: white on white frames, finally got a frame for my Campbell's print picked up at
Warhol's last exhibition at the GoMA. 

I also got around to ordering this unique eye chart print which arrived this week from the lovely husband and wife team based in London, UK at

I took a much needed trip up to Brisbane last weekend and my first stop was the antique stores at Woollongabba where I came across this dainty miniature tea set. I had seen them displayed under a glass cloche;

image from pinterest

the sweetest occasion

And finally for the piece de resistance, my KitchenAid stand mixer has finally moved out of it's home in a box in my living room! Mmm shiny! So far today it has helped to produce two dozen cupcakes for a work presentation by making things faster and with less mess! This has been on my wish list for so long and once considered a "grown up purchase when I had one of those elusive things called a job!" Does that then in fact make me a grown up and in turn means I have to grow up!?


  1. Woo Hoo, excited to see you back Nic! Can't believe you are moving again. Seriously, it's only because I like you that I keep writing your address in pen. Anyone else would have been relegated to 'lead pencil territory' by now. The West Elm bench looks amazing under your tram scroll, and I'm drooling over your teacups and KitchenAid mixer. I want to see more!!

  2. Please remove the captcha word verification. It is going to make my hair fall out.

    1. Cheers Ms. B., I wasn't even aware I had one of these hated things! I can't believe I am moving either! I will put on another promise of food and hopefully draw in the troops to help out again! I'm in love with my KA! I will keep updating progress on the goodies it makes! x

  3. Glad to hear you've been able to secure a new apartment already :)

    Love your new eye charts and west elm bench <3

    I dream of owning a KA ... But refuse to buy it as it would make me fat *shy*

    Thanks for informing me about the clear curtain rods. I had t heard of them until now. Time to do some research :)

    Have a lovely weekend.


  4. I love your gorgeous kitchenaid and all those fantastic art pieces! I too am loving white frames with white mats at the moment - so clean and modern xx

    Anna (My Design Ethos)

  5. Hi Nic

    Thanks for stopping by :)

    Are clear plastic rods used to open the curtains or are they used to hold the curtains?


  6. I wonder why I am not appearing in your list of followers :S

    It's just bizzare how it can't detect me or something... or perhaps I have hit a limit of how many people I can follow??? :S

  7. Hello, How do I get in touch with you? There is no email or contact info listed .. please advise .. thanks .. Mary. Please contact me maryregency at gmail dot com