Saturday, 31 October 2009

HAVE A HAPPY HALLOWEEN..................

It's that time of year again.......... .......... when we get ready for those cheeky little trick or treaters and have scrummy treats ready on the hall table ..........
.......... and wonderful Halloween dinners for family and friends ..........

.......... with wonderful things to eat and drink ..........


.......... and decorate our houses..... inside and out ..........

.......... and dress the children in original outfits, that are either fun....or embarrassing .........


.......... and dress ourselves up in our own Halloween outfits ..........

.......... and have terrific parties ..........





.......... and drink scary wine ..........


.......... and eat scary food ..........


.......... and scary cupcakes ..........but .......... I'm just lulling you all into a false sense of security because ..........


.......... it's really all about scary stuff, things that are hiding in corners ..........


.......... or under the stairs ..........


.......... or in darkened rooms ..........


.......... on buses ..........


.......... in your bedroom ..........


.......... in corridors ..........


.......... on your eyeball !!!!!!!!!! ..........

.......... and they want your blood ..........


.......... Shreiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick..........
Don't forget to look behind you.
Have fun everybody.
Jackie



















Monday, 26 October 2009

A SOAK IN THE TUB ..........

As much as I love a shower, you can't beat a long, hot soak in the bath and here are some that I wouldn't mind in my house.......... I wouldn't be able to have this one in my house as I haven't got anything like this view from any of my windows, but, a girl can dream ..........you would have to be very careful that you hadn't left the soap on the floor when you got out, wouldn't you ?!! Could end up flying out of the window !!......... another wonderful view although, methinks that this is just a staged bathroom but I don't care....it makes a great photograph !!!!

I love this one...romantic, pretty but still seems practical....ish.

I certainly wouldn't mind having a bath in here.......... sort of like bathing in Victorian times but with all of the modern conveniences.



Modern stainless steel fittings with a traditional feel.

Wonderful steel bath and I love the colour of the walls. I don't think that I would have chosen that colour but, it looks great.


Probably a last resort, this one !!!!!!!
I will be taking into the bathroom the following..........

Jo Malone bath oil..........


.......... a cup of tea and a good book ..........



..........maybe replace the cup of tea with a glass of red wine .........and finally..........





.......... a box of champagne truffles..........




.......... see you in about 2 hours !!!!!!!!!!
Jackie















Tuesday, 20 October 2009

ALL THINGS WHITE AND BEAUTIFUL ..........

Having just finished painting three rooms in Farrow and Ball off-whites, I am thinking all things white...... soooooo.......... ....gorgeous distressed door and delightful heart escutcheon ( OOooo , big word for this time of night !!!!)..........
Beautiful bedroom filled with everything that I love ... candles, cushions.... silks, satins ... lavish and luxurious ..... just like me !!!! Haha..........

.......... pure simplicity that works so well...... better get those pebbles off of the chair or there could be a nasty accident !!!!


......... girl in white dress, in tree with balloons .... a common practice, here in England !!!! No, really, isn't this a lovely photograph ? ..........


.......... just really pretty .... and white ..... and beautiful ..........


.......... everybody say *W O W* ..... wouldn't this be a wonderful place for wedding photographs ?......sighs all round ........ ............ such a beautiful bedroom and the lovely grey mural just finishes it off, doesn't it ? ..........
.......... oh dear, looks like the tree wasn't for her, she has now found a window to sit in !!!! I think that I would look a lot happier than she is, if I was wearing that dress .... it's gorgeous. Oh well, there's no pleasing some people, is there ?!!!!

.... .......... now, I didn't know that there were albino peacocks, let alone, see one. Isn't he beautiful ? I thought that ordinary peacocks were beautiful, but this takes the prize. What a spectacle ..........
.......... a slight cheat here ,as the teeniest weeniest bit of the palest pink crept in ...... but one of my favourite bedrooms................... another beautiful bedroom for a littley (let me know if I'm boring you !!!!) ..........
.......... you can wake up now, I've got a dresser to show you now. I love everything about this, the colour (I wasn't brave enough to paint mine !!!!), the china, that little touch of colour (?)........ and finally ..........
............. a wonderland of all things white and beautiful. As I said earlier, I have just finished painting three rooms in Farrow and Ball whites, and not one of my rooms have turned out like any of these rooms !!!! Can anyone tell me why my rooms don't look like the rooms in magazines ?!!!! I think that it's the lighting and the profesional photography !!!!.......never mind, I'm sure they will look quite good by the time I've finished with them !!!! If they turn out well, I'll take photos and show you. Until that time, I will bid you all adieu and I wish you all a womderful week.



Jackie













Sunday, 18 October 2009

HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION at HARRINGTON MANOR..........

I have been invited to a Halloween Celebration by Sophia over at Blue Chair Diary
This is my party outfit....what do you think ? ..... I love it. The crows came as an accessory, with the dress. !!!! The party is at Harrington Manor, tonight,and there is to be food, drink, guest appearances and a contest for the best dressed guest.

These are my new shoes and I have had bat tattoos done, especially for the occasion.


These are my bracelets and rings, to go with my outfit...............



.......... I will be wearing my bat top hat..........



................ my bat party eye make-up ..........





.......... my favourite necklace ...........


and my Halloween mask.


.......... I will be bringing my black cat .....
I always keep my special potion in my handbag, just in case ..........


My three sisters will be coming too.....they wouldn't miss a Halloween party, but , the best part of all .......... Vanessa Paradis has allowed Johnny to accompany me !!!!
Doesn't he just look the part ?



I've brought you a present of skulls and bones as I know how much you like to make potions and spells and these things are so hard to come by. Just make sure that I leave before it starts to get light or ....................

............... you know what happens !!!!!!!!!!
Jackie