Tuesday, November 30, 2010

New Ways With Old Suitcases

I love anything vintage..especially vintage suitcases.  Here are a few fabulous ways to showcase them in different ways. Makes you want to go and scratch in grandma's cupboard doesn't it?

Various internet sources including: homebunch

A Little Bit Of Country...

It must be one of my favourite decor styles!  I collected these beautiful pictures a while ago. Sadly I can not remember where I found them all.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

Various internet sources

Monday, November 29, 2010

A Piece Of Advice...

Source: Little Reminders of Love

Free Download To Cheer Up Monday!

Monday is probably my least favourite day of the week.  I am grumpy, tired and sad that the short weekend is over.  I normally have to try extra hard to put a smile on my face.  NOT TODAY! Check out this cute little card that you can download from June Craft! (Click on the link to download) I absolutely love it! How adorable!!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Who Needs a Vase?

One of the things I love to do is decorating and setting a lovely table.  I find that using different containers (not just regular vases) create an interesting centrepiece.  Look around your house for old bottles, teapots, tins, buckets, wine glases, anything that you can use! Use spray paint to give it a make-over, strings, ribbons, lace...use your imagination! Pop a few pretty flowers in, and ta daaaa!

Various sources including: http://www.marthastewart.com/ decoracion.facilisimo.com grushenkasdreams

Mad About Mismatched Art!

I am mad about walls covered with lots of different little interesting things. Mixing and matching frames, word art, mirrors and photographs to create something different, rather than just a plain old painting. I love that there is always something new and different to look at, never boring and dull.  I am still in the process of creating my own interesting wall, which is not quite ready yet  for display on I Spy Pretty.  In the meantime I thought I'd leave you with a few pictures that inspired me...

Various Sources including some of my favourite blogs and web pages (listed at the top left hand corner of my blog)

Happy Sunday!

Source: Little reminders of love

Friday, November 26, 2010

BEEautiful Baby Shower

So I have this incredibly talented friend who surprised her cousin with the cutest baby shower I have ever seen!! What a lucky mommy!

B(ee) is for Baby! How CUTE!

Thanks for BEEing here and baBEES make life sweeter!

Welcome drinks:)

She even dressed the Mommy in a BEE outfit! :) BEEautiful!

..and dressed the baBEE's gift in yellow too!

Well done Stella! You can be very poud! It gets my PRETTY tick of approval!

Our Prettiest Day...

Since I'm all about pretty things, I thought I'd have to share with you the prettiest day of our lives, our wedding day!  I spent hours looking for inspiration and wanted to incorporate a vintage feel to the wedding.  Lucky me, my good friend Clive Johnson (and By Word of Mouth) helped me in creating the most stunning decor, even prettier than I could ever have hoped for. 

Ryan and I got married on the 9th of April 2010 at Shepstone Gardens, a secret garden venue in the heart of Johannesburg.  Our photographer Pulanie Naude captured the day in the most beautiful way!

When the newlyweds walk your way, toss the petals and shout hooray!

Cup Cake HEAVEN!

My beautiful little flower girl holding her Granny's hand

Gifts for our guests

A little game of croquet

My beautiful Sisters (bridesmaids) and cousins (flower girls)

Old books, lace and crystal helped create the vintage feel

My Gran and Grandpa on their wedding day