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Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Aesthete's Alphabet - R is for Rustic



We had a fantastic holiday...thanks for all your good wishes. We saw not one, not two, but three of those elusive leopard which was a real treat, except for my husband who offered the boys a R200 reward for leopard sightings, so he's now a bit out of pocket. But now back to reality, school lifts, work, homework, school lunches and computer problems (I know hate is a strong word, but I think I hate Windows 8!).
 
On to today's post....I enjoy comfort and luxury as much as the next person, but I can't get away from the fact that I have a real predilection for all things rustic. I am not a fan of top to bottom rusticity, but something rustic alongside something refined is usually a winning combination for me.



















 

I wish you all a wonderful week ahead while I ponder what to post for S is for......
 
Till next time
 
 
Sharon x



Images via:  Tumblr, Pinterest, 79 Ideas, House and Leisure Magazine and Remodelista.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

A Bush Break

We leave to go on holiday tomorrow so my alphabet series is temporarily on hold. Instead, I am hoping to see some of these.....


and these....


and these....


and these....


 These too....can you tell I'm a real sucker for the babies.



We would be very lucky to see one of these elusive creatures....


Picnicking like this would be nice....but it's more likely sandwiches in the car so we don't get eaten by lion!


And since this is essentially a decor blog, some safari style decor seemed appropriate....











So why not pack your Ralph Lauren gear into your Louis Vuitton trunk and head on over to Africa? I'll be waiting for you.


The Aesthete's Alphabet will resume soon with R is for......???

Till next time

Sharon x

Images via Pinterest

Sunday, June 8, 2014

The Aesthete's Alphabet - Q is for Quiet



For many of us, life is busy... chaotic....and....often noisy......which is why the prospect of QUIET is so appealing. Whether it's time spent reading or writing, gazing out to sea or gazing into a fire, in a bath or on a mountain, with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, relaxing with our dogs or our cats.....we all need quiet time to empty our heads or collect our thoughts. These pictures epitomize quiet to me. I will leave you to enjoy them in peace.

































So, my dear friends......go forth and be quiet!

Till next time

Sharon x

All images via Tumblr and Pinterest