Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Black & Spiro Today


This morning I pottered around my garden at home and collected a few flowering things for the shop. I arranged some pink bougainvillea and some native gum leaves in a couple of shell encrusted baskets I picked up in Bali a while ago. There's something so Summery and vibrant about bougainvillea and I do love it mixed in with a few classic blue and white ginger jars.



Above is one of a pair of amazing hand beaded African chairs we have in the shop at the moment. I think these chairs are a favourite of mine right now. To think of the work that goes into them...



We just received this gorgeous geometric patterned rug in today. The girls and I couldn't wait to put it in place under our bright orange coffee table in our front lounge room display. I think it has added so much colour to the shop...I just love it and I am very tempted to take it home!

Just thought you might like to see a few of the new things we have in at the moment.

29 comments:

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

I always love your fearless color combos.
So cheerful and fun.

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Kerri said...

Beautiful as always Anna. I love your signature pops of bright colour - very summery for sure. I can feel some bright, colourful paintings coming on! K xx

Cornflake said...

Oh these are so beautiful Anna. Love your love of colour! :)

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Love the beaded chair! That won't be there long!
Have a nice evening.
Teresa

sharon said...

I have never seen a beaded chair before, it's beautiful!
Sharon
My French Country Home

green been food said...

bougainvillea is beautiful....so vibrant. lovely in the ginger jars too.

theoldboathouse said...

Everything is looking so wonderful...that chair is amazing and such a source for artistic inspiration, cheers katherine

GeorgyG design said...

The arrangement of flowers and jars looks great. Love the colour combination. We have a beautiful bougainvillea in our garden and I can't wait for it to flower this season. The weather hasn't been warm enough yet.

pve design said...

I love how bright and cheery flowers or touches of "pink" can liven up a room! Great geometric rug!
Fun!
pve

Georgia said...

I love the chair, reminds me of the patterns on dutch dresses.

xxx

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

loven' the rug!

PS: i'm hosting my FIRST give-away - come on by and enter!!! - $45 worth of goodness!

*kiss kiss*
Erika

~Tiptoe Butterfly~

FairyFiligree said...

These look like something out of Missoni.

Jane K. Schott said...

Could you please give me the price of the beaded African chair?

FAB!

breugels said...

I would like to have this rug too. At
the moment we have a brown one in our bedroom and to change it for some bright colour would be just perfect.

Anchor Cottage said...

You hit the wow factor with that chair! Where in mid-west America could I go and find a chair like that? Thanks for the picture.

Have a great day,
Mary Ann @ Anchor Cottage

Not Perfect But Nice said...

Love the ease in your styling in the first image.

Karena said...

Anna, the beaded chair is an absolute work of art. I love it!

Karena
Art by Karena

Tracey said...

Hey Anna,

When will you opening your online store? xx

Mrs. Sutton said...

That rug is gorgeous - the print is amazing - almost Aztec. Love your arrangement in the first image, the shell covered basket is particularly pretty and are those traditional chinese ginger jars?xx

Stripes-ON-Stripes said...

Wow! I love this new rug.. What fun!

Posie Patchwork said...

Love all the colours, what a gorgeous lift to Spring. My husband is in Brisbane today, so wish it was me!! Love Posie

mydesignchic said...

I adore that chair - incredible workmanship!!

Francine Gardner said...

I just love this beaded chair! Next week I will be introducing my new african inspired furniture collection...AMARA Collection...this chair would be perfect.

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

Dear Anna, I love the way you unabashedly mix colors, patterns and prints with abandon -- it's fresh and incredibly liberating.
Cheers, Alcira

thenerochronicles.blogspot.com

jennifer said...

The beaded chairs are incredible!
Are they sturdy enough to use?

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I love blue and white. Such a classic yet fresh look. The red bougainvillea really pops against the other cool colors.

Fuxicando Sobre Artes said...

lovely lovely blog, follow you. kisses, Polly.

kendall k. said...

Love that chair!!

Tracy Elaine said...

Wow that chair is really quite a work of art! I can't believe the amount of beading done on it. The pattern reminds me of an enamel jewelry. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.