Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Curtain Planning Today

Top of my list for this year is curtains for our living room. The sun pours in through the glass doors in the morning and the fabrics are starting to fade a little. I've done so well protecting this area from toddlers sticky fingers, cordial, crayon and dirt for the past 3 years but really haven't thought too much about the effect of sun on soft furnishings. So now I'm pinning ideas that I like for some curtains.

There is a lot going on in this room so I'm looking for something plain but want to add an interesting trim or pleated edge. It's for the pretty sitting room so I'd like something a bit fabulous but not too over the top and obviously in a fabric that will withstand children touching and playing hide and seek behind them. And we all know this is bound to happen!

At this stage I love number 6 with the ticking and the trim.

I sometimes get the feeling decorating never ends, it's a good feeling as I love it but it seems like I always have a project (or 10) waiting in the wings. I'm sure you feel the same!

Have a great week!

Love Tina Kent xo

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Thursday, 16 January 2014

Abigail's Christening Party

I am thrilled with these photos from Abigail's Christening styled by LCA and photographed by Emily Archbald Photography!

Tash (the dark-haired beauty in the middle) is one of my very good friends and to be able to style her little girl's Christening was quite special. It was one of those lovely parties where family and friends all band together to help with the cooking, cracking the champagne and pouring the cups of tea. It was also one of Brisbane's hottest days.

Sadly I don't have any photos of Abigail as she was the perfect baby and asleep for most of the party.
The colour scheme of blue, white and pink is an all-time favourite of mine. It's classic, preppy and girly without being saccharine sweet. We were lucky that peonies were having their annual 6 weeks of glory, and in the LCA Blue and white ceramic vases they were picture perfect (minus the wilting leaves!) And I'm just going to boast for a minute about my new found skill of floral cake-toppers! I made this one all by myself! (insert back pat).

The delicious cake & cupcakes were made by Stacey Resetti. Stacey's work is fantastic and I am so pleased with every cake she delivers.

It was such a great morning to be part of and I enjoyed catching up with all of Abigail's family and friends and most of all with Tash . . . oh and watching a 6mth old devour a sausage roll on her Dad's lap was an obvious highlight too!

Enjoy these pretty pictures.

Love Tina Kent xo