Saturday, October 31, 2009

My Place & Yours: Where I blog...

I'm joining in the fun with this weeks meme, blog H.Q., thanks to the lovely Tania from Ninon.
I usually sit at this little table when I'm blogging. The table was one of a set that belonged to my grandparents, Nan & Hume. The tables are all different sizes (like the Three Bears) and fit into each other. The small stool was once a chair but my Beloved sat on it and broke the back off. Nice one. (Does that make him Goldilocks?) I seem to have a thing for small chairs and tables, my sewing table & chair are also tiny. Not sure what thats all about...maybe I just don't want to grow up.



This is my brothers' teddy, Teddy. He is a soothing presense in a chaotic world. Yes folks, my world is definitely chaotic, especially today as there is alot of pent up Hallloween energy and anticipation filling the house.




At five o'clock the children's friends will arrive to go on the annual Trick or Treating extravaganza. Today is special in our house because it is Mark's birthday too which must have been fun for him growing up in America.



Dandelion blog action takes place all over the place though. But mostly here in my boudoir where I sometimes sneak away to for some quiet r & r.




My bed is a good spot to peruse the many wonderous blogs that are out there. Where I catch up with crafty things, newsy bits and see whats happening with bloggy friends and meet new ones.



Another spot is here in the hallway where it's all hustle and bustle. This black bakelite phone belonged to my stepfather, Lenton Parr. It sat in Len's hallway and still has his number on the dial. It's a nice way to remember a lovely man and his cool, dark house in Sandringham.




Looking down at me is my family, taken in about 1973, at Eganstown. My mum was a weaver and the Womens Weekly came and took this photo. Love the poses. That's me in the pink skivvy.

Hope you are all having a happy weekend, see more blog H.Q.'s here

16 comments:

sue said...

You have so many lovely places to blog in your house Beck. I love the family portrait too, how wonderful for you. Happy Halloween and I hope your kids have fun celebrating it too.

Kate said...

I've been dying for you to blog the sewing table. I love the idea of Mark being Goldilocks. I hope you get to escape the Halloween chaos and have a bit of r and r in your budoir soon. Can't wait to see your treasures from today. XX

Hayley Egan said...

Hey what an awesome photo. Love 70's photos, they just make me want to jump inside. Sweet little blogging corners around there too!

Floss said...

Thanks for that great post and tour around your home, Beck. It looks so wonderful - lots of incidental lovliness brought together so happily.

I've left a comment about your great buttons, too!

marian said...

that was great fun!..love the old teddies!

Nikki Cardigan said...

A cute comparison of your tables to the 3 bears Beck.

Your house is so full of memories... old and new. It's lovely.

Hsu-Yin said...

i adore all your little hq's - especially the boudoir. all the little pieces of history around your house make it very special. . .

Vic said...

What a grand collection of things to have in your HQ!

I see we have similar phones, although yours looks a bit more special!

Love that old photo - it's marvellous!

handmade romance said...

you have such a sweet hq. i dont know how you sit on the tiny chair though but it is very cute ; )
and so is your brothers teddy!

Aussie-waffler said...

You have a 1970's family portrait and I have a 1970's thesaurus. I think that makes us way cool :)

Pip Lincolne said...

Hmm. You are a total gypsy in the blog department, and who could blame you with so many chic locales about the house?! Some really lovely photos here, Miss!! I do have a soft spot for a bit of snuggled up blogging too, I must say! I love tiny chairs too - and would be most cross if a big boy's bottom were to hurt one of mine. Goldilocks, definitely! x

Tania said...

Your bed bloggy HQ is calling out to me. I suspect it has a lot to do with that excellent window and the light. I guess poor Goldilocks needed to migrate to Australia in order to demand birthday festivity? Poor sausage. Happy birthday.

clare's craftroom said...

What a great post , thanks for that . I sometimes have to go and hide in the bedroom too, lol !

Sara said...

oh lovely little places to blog!

Ann said...

s of a laptop! I have a desktop and blog HQ is one location. Your places to blog are all lovely, I especially like the hall table and it's old telephone.

teddybearswednesday said...

OH Dear I am in love with Teddy. He is soooooo beautiful, it's bad my tummy has gone like jelly. I love your little blogging place too, so sweet and gorgeous.(i'm the same I don't want to grow up either)x