Wednesday, February 17, 2010

New Instore

Stunning new pieces due to arrive in store, with Easter not far away now is the time to start thinking of decorating your table. I'm loving the wiener cake stands perfect for placing individual cup cakes or part of your Easter egg display. We can organise to send direct to you email us at

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

An update

Had Harry's bday party on Saturday, and of course mummy went crazy over the top on all things Hawaiian for the luau theme, just can't seem to do things in a sane and measured way...I have some deep neurosis when it comes to any type of entertaining in my home. Everything has to be perfection and matchy matchy and themed (crazy) just adds 10 times the workload... but I do love that moment when I stand back and see how lovely everything looks and there is something about a perfectly presented table that makes me strangely contented (I know, I know!!) Anyway it was a fabulous day even when some rude guests actually had the NERVE to move things around and EAT!! my beautifully organised food (nearly slapped some hands ha ha) The day was a success and I was very proud of my big 7 year old. Sharnel from did a gorgeous job on Harry's little surfer cupcakes :) On a non neurosis note had absolutely fantastic time in Sydney yesterday running all over the Eastern Suburbs with Judy looking at gorgeous things and buying some fabulous pieces for lily-g. I can't wait for it all to arrive at the store!!! I am madly loving all the absolutely gorgeous fabrics I saw from Designer Guilds new collection today.... I went a tad overboard and bought a sinful amount of their amazing sample books (oops!!) Aahh well a girl must shop. Turning the upstairs mezzanine level into something new and exciting...I see all that space and I just have to fill it with beautiful things. I will be posting lots of photo's and inspirational pieces to keep you all up to date and would love to see what you all think of my ideas as they blossom. xxx ps here's some clues

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Well!!! What a learning curve the last couple of weeks have been! Firstly I have been truly humbled by the warm and open welcome that I have received from all the Lily G customers, and wholesalers, it has made such a difference and what could have been a bumpy ride has instead turned into a brilliant one (except maybe the lawyers... they seem to create a huge fun vacuum wherever they go), but other than the legal handbrakes, all has gone fabulously!! I mean, I know how dedicated the Lily. G client base is...I know that I am in terrible trouble from all you lovely ladies out there if I err from our "Look" I have truly big shoes to fill and I'm sitting here with a big cold glass of N.Z Sauv Blanc in hand feeling very confident in my ability to continue to bring to you all the gorgeous furniture, fabrics, home wares and amazing things that makes us all soooo happy!! So stay tuned.....we've finished the first furniture fair have 2 more to go and then the end result will be a brand spanking new layout and absolutely too many fabulous pieces and gorgeous special little treasures that the shop will be bursting at the seams. I have a few secret plans afoot as well so keep checking in and have a laugh at my expense as I navigate through all the minefields that lay ahead and try and keep the bank at bay!! ha ha! p.s my technical ability will improve expedentially... so tonight it's just a few words of thanks and soon I will add in lots of lovely pics. xx

Monday, February 8, 2010

Bedroom love

If you are like me and retreat to your bedroom to escape from all the demands of being a mum, wife, cook, cleaner and all round miracle worker, burrowing down into crisp freshly laundered sheets with big fat pillows and a fabulously intoxicating book is sometimes the greatest pleasure in the world and with all this rain about it is even more heavenly. I love, love, love a great bedroom...I think it is a true reflection of your own individual style. We are turning our Mezzanine level into a Boudoir with a gorgeous french en suite and I can't wait to fill it with all the most beautiful bathroom products, linens and towels... This bedroom has that cozy look of line dried sheets, fresh flowers and some happy light filtering in.....I can see myself there waiting for a lovely cup of tea and some breakfast in bed (ha!) more like the kids to come and jump all over me and eat it all one me :)