Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Feathering her nest in a 1960's apartment.

Wanted to share some gorgeous bits around Diann's home in Auckland. She has purchased a 1960's renovated apartment. The only thing she had to do was to paint it all white!!
This is her wall art at the front entry.
(hard to take a decent photo)

I love these florals!

The original sailing ship glass windows have been retained in the bathroom and are a stunning feature.

Displaying a collection of Paua Shells.

Setting up for a casual brunch on her thrifty outdoor dining table re-purposed from an old door, complete with door mechanism still attached.

Time for a piece of the yummiest French Plum tart from the French markets. Mmmm.

Then take a wander out in the European inspired courtyard paved with vintage bricks.
Part of the dividing fence was falling apart so Diann bought a pair of old Kauri doors for a  couple of dollars and organised a builder to attach them to the frame of the original fence.
 A gorgeous garden feature in her compact garden..

Hope you enjoyed a small tour of Diann's thrifty special bits and pieces as she continues to feather her new little nest.



Nellie McCarthy said...

Thanks for sharing Diann's lovely home Pam. I loved seeing it. xx

Deborah said...

It is amazing what you can do on such little money, it looks amazing :) have a happy week sweetie

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

polkadotpeticoat said...

I love her nest all the details but that ships window is just over the top!!

Liz said...

Love the sailing ship glass - very unusual!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

delia hornbook said...

Its very beautiful Pam. Love the little garden area those doors were such a great idea, dee x

Sarah B said...

It looks beautiful and how unique are the ship glass windows!

the old boathouse said...

It is all so lovely Pam...so much in common with someone else.xxx KAtherine

Flotsam Friends said...

Hi Pam, I adore everything I see here. What a beautiful apartment. I cannot get over that sailing boat glass window. One of the most amazing things I've seen. Such attention to detail. I wonder if anyone still makes these? You had a lovely stay. Pruxxx

Naturally Carol said...

Her new little nest is feathered beautifully! Have a great week.

Tiff said...

Wow so lovely! The wall art is gorgeous, the glass devine and the tableware perfect! Sweet courtyard too! Your pictures at amazing as usual too. X

Pearl Maple said...

That is a lovely home and that sailing ship glass is so unique,

caroline said...

Hello pam, great blog. i am so interested in the sailing ship glass in the auckland house. I have just bought a 1960's apartment in Scotland and have the exact same original sailing ship glass in the bathroom. how interesting!! i've searched the web and can't find it anywhere - apart from your blog. does your friend know anything about it?
please contact me at caroline.blackburn@earthlink.net if you have any info. thanks!!!