Australia Day Housewarming | January 31, 2012

For Australia Day, Mark and I hosted a bbq for some friends and family. About a year ago we moved into our beautiful house in the 'burbs, so I guess you could say that the occasion was also a housewarming of sorts.  I'm still very much in the process of doing up our place- finding the right bits and pieces to transform it into a warm, cosy home.

For the celebration I decorated our dining table with some brightly coloured flowers in terracotta pots. The cane chairs, I'm proud to say, were picked up at an op shop for a mere $40 (for a set of four). They add some character to our dining setting. Best. Buy. Ever.

We're looking to eventually find a large, elegant, solid wood outdoor table for our deck but couldn't find one that we liked in time for the day so we settled for some cafe style tables and stools which ended up looking quite cute!

The gorgeous glass jugs in the pic above added a touch of Mexico and were found at Market Import (one of my fave homeware shops in Melbourne). I also laid out my ever-expanding collection of colourful bowls which contained the pre-bbq munchies.

Hmm... perhaps I should have made Sangria?

{ photos by Amy Moss }

posted under: Entertaining, Interiors, Our Home, storytelling


  1. Love the pots and bowls on the table! And the chairs are amazing. It looks super cosy with the mixture of wood and homely colours... I love your style!
  2. I love the stools! I would love to have the space to host a big bbq!
  3. I love the little bowls! What a cheery combination of colors and patterns! :)
  4. This looks so wonderful, peaceful and serene.
  5. I absolutely love the idea of cafe style tables and cute stools. We've also been looking for a patio table for some time now.

    thanks for the great tip!
  6. Oh my goodness. Gorgeous. Love all of the colorful touches.
  7. Kristine | Feb 1, 2012
    It's all so cute. Love the tolix stools.
    May I ask what camera lense/settings you used to achieve that awesome bokeh effect in the last shot? I am desperate to try and get some photos like that though most of the online tutes are over my head.
    Thanks so much.
  8. How rustic and dainty. I love how small, simple things make all the difference. :)
  9. Oh so have such a good eye for decoration and all done with such it!
  10. Beautiful table decoration!

    Kisses from HK,
  11. Love!Style is very beautiful!!
  12. This looks so beautiful - how cute!
  13. The flowers are very beautiful.
  14. This looks so beautiful - how cute!
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