Sunday, 9 May 2010

Ivy & Piper, Mothers Day & Exhaustion Sets In...




My Mother's Day started early this morning when Harry and Brad arrived at my bedside with gifts galore. All except the bottle of YSL perfume were handmade by Harry. After the gifts were dispersed Harry went and prepared breakfast for me...my favourite fresh orange juice with lots of ice and toast with Vegemite!! Although a little burnt I managed to devour half a piece and {quietly without Harry knowing} Ned the other piece.

After some more rest {my exhaustion from the sale having completely set-in} we got ready and jumped into the car as I wanted to go and visit Melanie & Liz over at the Portside Markets. Their new stall Ivy & Piper had is debut this morning and I couldn't miss seeing the beautiful creations the girls have been working on over the last couple of months!

I loved the cushion with the vintage Chanel perfume bottles and pearls with the black and white hounds tooth piping and I couldn't resist a set of 8 pink and white geometric napkins. I can't wait to see their next collection!



After visiting the girls we headed down to my parent's house to visit my mother for Mothers Day with my 2 brothers. We picked up roadside chrysanthemums as none of us had been able to get to Phoebe Stephens Flowers before she closed yesterday afternoon.

Mum made roadside flowers look like flowers from the Chelsea Flower Show arranging them in her blue and white ginger jar on her coffee table.




You may remember the lovely Antique French chair upholstered in the blue and white French floral fabric I posted a couple of days ago which we had in the sale yesterday...well my father bartered with me upon closing the sale and bought it for mum. We delivered it to her today and she totally loves it. My brother enjoyed sitting on the chair all afternoon but was reminded every 5 minutes not to spill red wine on it...now that would have been a disaster!



The day ended up being all too much for Harry...he fell asleep on Mum's daybed amongst her copious number of blue and white cushions.




Although completely and utterly exhausted tonight, I had a lovely day with my family and I am now trying to imagine how I am going to do all the things I have to do this week without going into labour before all is done.

I'll keep you posted on that...

Happy Mothers Day and to FF Happy Aunts Day!!
xx
Anna


Oh and more blog thanks to Michelle at Divine Finds and Spring Blossom for also posting about our sale on their blogs today!!!

34 comments:

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

Oh, what a fun day! Love the Ivy & Piper pics!

said...

Feliz e sagrado dia das mamães pra ti.
Que Deus a abençoe!
Beijos!
Rosane!

Annie@A View On Design said...

happy mother's day mum!!!

Kerry said...

What a big weekend you've had! Congratulations for keeping it all together!

vintage_gown said...

Such gorgeous things. It's so wonderful to see homegrown BRISBANE talent getting such major international praise. It's nice for the world to know it's not all about Sydney!

Thank-you for the inspiring images, so lovely to see a touch of my home town while I sit here on a grey London Sunday.

Much love.

Whitney said...

I am dying for that lamp! How cute! Happy Mothers Day.

Michallee said...

Hi Anna! What a fantastic day you've had! I was also spoilt rotten by my little family and feel very fortunate and grateful to be loved so much! I also had a wonderful day at your Black and Spiro boutique sale....scored some great fabric!!! Thanks a mill!!
Best wishes, Michallee (www.moirasarmoire.blogspot.com)

Preppy Little Dress said...

Love that lampshade! Looks pretty simple to replicate! As usual....love your blog!!

pve design said...

Sweet! I am working on another table-scape now and hope to post before the day is completely yesterday!
Enjoy your day full of those you love amongst copious amounts of color!
pve

La Petite Gallery said...

Have a wonderful Day.

yvonne

Georgia @ simplydirtyprettythings said...

that chair is so beautiful. i wish it was mine :( xxx

cathyswatercolors said...

Congrats on the photo spread in House and Home! Beautiful home. I love seeing dogs and children living in such beautiful homes. Yes we can have it all!

Karena said...

Anna, beautiful images, and so happy you had a wonderful time with family. The pillows are so unique.

Karena

Art by Karena

Couponsforzip said...

Happy Mothers Day.

Mandy said...

Love the yellow shade !!!!

Boutique Markets said...

We loved Ivy and Piper and the feedback from our shoppers was equally amazing about the girls amazing designs!

Rachael.

For You Jewellery Designs said...

A joy to see how other Mums celebrated their day.
Congratulations on the successful of your sale on Saturday.
Cheers,
Tasha

Cybele Belschansky said...

What Happy Mother´s Day!
Very good!
Kisses

chair up said...

What a lovely day you had, and can we assume you get your design savvy from your mum? The snippets of her home would suggest this is so!
Angex

Michelle @ Divine Finds (Australia) said...

Take care and happy mothers day. Michelle

A-M said...

Your Mum's home is uber gorgeous too. Dear Harry... a big day... they're still babies aren't they. Put your feet up! A-M xx

Kellie Collis said...

Oh what a magic day Anna !

The Ivy & Piper range looks so good !! Melanie and Elizabeth must be delighted.

I'm in Brissie this week and very sad your shop is closed (but husband/credit card = happy haha)

All the best over the coming weeks ! Thinking of you...

Kellie xx

Faux Fuchsia said...

Dear Anna,
Thankyou for the Happy Aunts Day message! Looks like your day was great. Everyone is till talking about your sale. Can't wait for next years!

Angela said...

What a grand day! Lovely things - the photo of the sleeping little one is adorable! ~ Angela
www.angelatunner.com

Sally J said...

Congratulations on the great sale. I guess you just have to turn around and order some more pretties...how fun. Your mum's home looks so wonderful...relaxing and casual, but classically beautiful as well
Take it easy, now.
www.divinedistractions.blogspot.com

Outdoors On Parade said...

Your house looks wonderful in Vogue Living! Such beautiful artwork and gorgeous bits and pieces!

www.oopnorwood.blogspot.com

Fiona said...

How very sweet! Glad you had a nice Mother's Day, and glad you will soon have two!

Style Court said...

Belated happy Mother's Day Anna! Love the arabesque pillow.

x
Courtney

Style Court said...

Oops, meant to say geometric not arabesque :)

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Linda said...

Is that a cashmere blanket? My daughter received this one from Flora and Henri www.florahenri.com/catalog/productDetail.asp?pld=66&cid=36&pid=1404 as a gift and it has been the love of her life! Such a familiar scene! It caught my eye right away.......and you're on the other side of the world. Don't you love the web???

honey living said...

sounds like such a lovely day

Rene' said...

Love that lamp shade!!

Meander said...

I think I'm literally drooling over those pillows darling!!!