Saturday, November 1, 2008

Good News!!!

Well Its November 1st so you no what that means!!!

No im not talking election day, turkey day, silver bella or any other big event coming this month..

Novemeber 1 st means its..........

New Jewel of the month time!!!!!

Now..... Thats what im talkin about! :)

And is this a good one that I have for your daily dose of inspiration!!!
Our November Jewel of the month comes to us from the land down under in
It is Mandii’s beautiful Shabby home.
Mandii said when they bought their modern fa├žade home 7 years ago it it likewise started out inside with modern interiors, but boy has it changed!
People say that when they walk into their house its not what they expected. Its more warm and cozy which is the look she is going for.
Mandii describes her style as Shabby Old meets Shabby New!
She loves old pieces of furniture that are marked and dented with peeling paint, each piece has its own story to tell.

She started making over chairs into shabby style and since she wasn’t into that style of decorating she would sell them on ebay without a hitch since she didn’t really like them.
Then her designs evolved and she started making over lamps and lampshades and then onto bigger furniture.
She was also one of the first aussie gals to make Shabby faux cakes etc, they look so wonderful on display without any temptation at all!!
Mandii sells items on eBay every week.
Her eBay user name is- Shabby_Vintage_dreams

She describes herself as just an average everyday stay at home mum with a 4 year old and one baking at the moment, who started her Shabby career while maintaining a home and a family.
Check out her home as featured for the Jewel of the month on my website then check out her ebay site but don’t buy anything I want…hee hee…

Im also going to be listing loads of treasures either monday or tuesday if all goes as planned!

so stay tuned.....

same bat channel...

hugs and smiles,



Anonymous said...

OHHH my what a beautiful, romantic, cozy, home mandii has thanks for sharing with us gals...Its good to know that you on the road to recovery!!!! and I can't wait to see your new goodies coming up this week!!!!:P

Anonymous said...

Hey there Sweetie!!
Thanks so much my feature is just beautiful!! Im so humbled and honoured!!
your a true gem!!
Hugs and Hugs ALWAYS!!

Alison Gibbs said...

How beautiful Mandii and Tim's home in. It is a reflection the lovely people who live there.

The Pink Poodle said...

thanks soo much for letting me see mandiis home...
she has been to my house several times..but never had the pleasure of seeing hers..gorgeous..
and so is your site..
ps have been looking at the other houses of the month..and as i said to mandii..I think i may have to demolish my home and start again!!
take care & thanks sandy for your beautiful & inspirational site...

Anonymous said...

Your jewel of the month is just gorgeous!!! It is a joy to see our love of pink & fru fru being share all the way around the world. Mandii your home is bliss & if you weren't so far away I would love to visit. Thanks Sandi for bringing the world closer to us!!!
Glad you are feeling better.

Charmingdesigns said...

Thanks for leaving me a comment on my flickr! I enjoyed catching up on your blog! Laurie

Betzie said...

What a beautiful blog you romantic. And your PUG is gorgeous...:)
I have Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and they go so well with Pugs...way way back in history.
Thanks for visiting me today!

Sandy Michelle said...

Hi Sandy! Thanks for stopping by and your blog is beautiful! I also checked out your on-line store and your frames are amazing girl!!!!

Another Sandy:O)

Sandy Michelle said...

P.S What a pleasant surprise to hear my wedding song on here!!! Io con te..partiro!!!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Pure bliss to read something other than elections, etc. :)

Fleur de Bee said...

ooooh I got this in my email late last to visit!


Pink Slippers said...

I will go right over and visit her.

Fete et Fleur said...

I'm off to visit! Your goodies are gorgeous as usual!


Cola's Cottage said...

Hi Sandy,
I nominated you for the Marie Antoinette Blog Award! Please visit my blog for the details.

Hugs ~ Nichole


Hi Sandy,

Thankyou so much for honouring my sweet and gorgie-pie friend Mands as your Jewel of the Month. Mandii and i have been great friends for a few years now and i know how hard she works to make her home so pretty.

Love your blog by the way, everything is just so dreamy and beautiful. I hope you dont mind me adding you to my favourites and popping by often.

Take Care,
Shannon :)

Jenni B said...

Your blog is too much fun! I love all of your girly interior photos. So pretty! Thanks for coming to visit me on my blog!

Jenni B

Linda said...

Hi Sandy,
I just found your blog through Mandii's, and wow what a delight, I will definatly be back for more.
Cheers Linda

Anonymous said...

most beautiful and charming! thanks for sharing mandii and her family's home, love all the white creamy furniture and crystal chandelier light lamp fixtures and the list would go on and darling'! hugs, diana

Anonymous said...

Hey sweetie, Ive given you ana ward pop over when you have a minnie and check it out!!
loves to ya

CAMILLA said...

Hi, Came across your blog just by chance. I have been searching for little pink rose-bud or floral vintage shades for wall-lights.

A wonderful post, and such beautiful pictures and products.

I have a passion for vintage especially floral. I adore your Pug, sooo cute.!

Thank you for allowing me to stop by.


Sharon's Cottage Quilts said...

Sandy, Oh my gosh! This is my new favorite place to be!! I love everything, and am so Delighted to have found you! Many Blessings~Sharon

Babs said...

Hi Sandy,

I love your blog! All that pink and the flowers and jewels - makes me weak!

I just can't resist tagging you. If you want to play the rules are posted on my blog.

Thanks for sharing all those gorgeous photos!


Glenda said...

I love your blog its sooooooooooo beautiful and pink.Its sooooo girly .thank you for from Glenda

Alice W. said...

Oooh can't wait to see it!!! Looks very enticing!

Loving Her Beautiful said...

Hi, Sandra!
I mentioned you and included a link to your site in my most recent post at I hope you don't mind -- and thanks for the inspiration!

Violet said...

I'm so happy to have found your beautiful blog! Very inspiring and fun.

*~*TWo PiXie DoLLs*~* said...

Congrats! I have given you a blog award!
Come visit my blog
to see it!


LesArtsbyGloria said...

Your art pieces are so beautiful. Wanted to mention Lymes...had a friend who got it twice. So, I know it wears on you, but it hasn't stopped you from creating awsomely beautiful things! I finally did some new stuff for the blog (pages). Stop by if you get time.