31 March 2015

White Statice And A Little Shabby Love...

 A garden of beautiful white Statice...
 Perfect for picking...
 Perfect for drying...
And to complete this garden vignette,
a little shabby bench seat...

29 March 2015

The Lavender Bedroom...



The next room to reveal in the house tour is the Lavender bedroom.

This room was painted lavender many years ago, and even though it is brighter than what I like in interior colours now, I just haven't been able to change it!

It is a peaceful and pretty room...

And in it as in every room in the house,
there is art in many forms.
Here you will find a whole lot of shabby, a little French, 
and a whole lot of me!

This shabby trinket box was a $5 op shop find.
 
The lamp is a more contemporary, but I love the glass globes and metal on it.
This was a mere $30 in a Briscoes 60% off sale!
There is a DIY  padded fabric headboard.
The fabric is the same as the Roman blind on the window.

The duvet is French themed in lavender and white, and the pillow slips have beautiful lace edging.

Ya all know how much I adore aqua,
so it is no surprise that this colour is an accent colour for the lavender bedroom!
Pops of aqua everywhere!
;)
On the side of the shelf is a metal heart holder...
for photos, memories, and messages.
The furniture is reminiscent of the French Country look...
Painted in shades of white.

Here's a close up of some  of the collectables on the shelf,
birds... 
and a vintage aqua vase that was a gift from a very special friend.

The shabby aqua birdcage
and gorgeous pastel coloured crystals.

A tiara and more crystals.

I'm a Bling lover - what more can I say!

A hand crafted stamped canvas...
instructions on how to create this here:

More bling...

A very old Japanese vase...
A heart collection, more art, and more sparkly, shiny things!
Plus an old oak chair that has been painted white, 
and had the seat recovered in a purple floral fabric.
I'm quite fond of hearts...

And metal...

But then I'm quite fond of so many things.
Oh be still my beating heart!
There's more BLING!
The handcrafted heart was the first hand stitched pretty I have ever made.
And my friends certainly know what to gift me...
This heart is made of tin and handpainted.
The Lavender Bedroom is one of my favourite rooms...
 Because it is full of my favourite things.
Find out how to create this artwork using  printable graphics here:
http://miabellapassion.blogspot.co.nz/2012/11/sunday-craft-session.html
 The lavender bedroom...a place to dream.














28 March 2015

Create, Inspire, Love #1

Welcome to the very first edition of 
Create, Inspire, Love

Once a month Mia Bella Passions will select something to share, from another blog or website....
It may be: 
Create: DIY, upcycling, craft, or baking. 
Inspire: Art, a quote or inspirational message.
Love: Or something I think you will love.

Today's favourite is:  
DIY Rustic Wood Signs
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Created by Karen from 'Karen's Up On The Hill'.
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The signs are gorgeously rustic...
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I'm loving the simplistic nature of the sign and the font.
Pop over to find out how Karen created them...


♡ 
 Copy the link & the 'I was featured Button'
http://miabellapassion.blogspot.co.nz/






26 March 2015

Triple Choc Easter Nest Cupcakes...

These treaties are simply a chocolate overload!  
Chocolate cupcakes with chocolate chips...
Chocolate butter cream icing...
Chocolate hail...
AND
Chocolate eggs!!!
Was I kidding?
Nope - we are talking a 10 out of 10 on the chocolate overload scale.
But oh they are sooooo goooood!
Find the printable recipe here:
https://sites.google.com/site/miabellapassions/easter/triple-choc-easter-nest-cupcakes
 I'm also loving aqua at the moment!
Especially shabby aqua birdcages!
 I'm loving fuchsias too...
 with their gorgeous ballerina petals.
 Shabby blue glazed birds...
What a pretty vignette with the fuchsias and birdcage. 
 Add the Triple Choc Easter Nest Cupcakes...
 And it's looking a whole lot like Easter here at Mia Bella Passions!
 And just in case you have not seen enough...
 Here...
 are a whole lot more...
 aqua and chocolate divine...
 photos...
 with the added beauty of flowers
 Enjoy this visual feast...
Then pop over here to get your recipe printable for the 
Triple Choc Easter Nest Cupcakes...