Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Pottery Barn Melbourne Opening Day!!

It was worth it!

It was worth the 40min drive out to Chadstone.
It was worth the 30min wait for a carpark.
It was worth fighting crazy, impatient drivers.
It was worth the tired cranky toddler I ended up with. (I nearly lost her in the crowds a few times).

Why anyone shops at that place I have no idea. Only reason I'd ever go back is for these 4 AMAZING shops.
Closest to camera, West Elm, PB Kids,PB and Williams-Sonoma
 Love those big barn doors. Dave told me I should walk in and ask which way to the pottery he he he.
They even had guards on the doors.
 Another guard.

I was hoping to get to West Elm in time to see Michael and Carlene from the block, but because of the carpark being a mental asylum, I missed them.

 It was so cool to see all the cots setup in real life. They look just as good as in the catalogues.
 I just loved this grey cot and grey chair.
 Heidi loved all the kids toys especially the dolls house and horseys.

 These ballerina sheets reminded me of the ones I had as a little girl.
 Christmas tree had a Santa hat on. I thought that was cute.
 Their couches looked so good in real life. I loved them all. How will I ever choose.
 Ok I will choose this one. It was so gorgeous and amazing quality. Better than in my bad phone photos.
 Their lamps were stunning. They had some massive glass ones just out of shot that were great.
 In Williams-Sonoma they were cooking. It smelt like America. They had something cinnamon they smelt devine.
 They were making these mini hamburgers from this mix:
Williams-Sonoma Parker House Roll Mix
And they were fantastic.
We also tried this devine peppermint bark. Heidi kept going back for more. It was pretty expensive though. One small bar was $4 and tins were about $39.

I could have spent all day there and definitely want to go back and show my husband all the awesomeness.

I highly recommend a visit for all Melbournites.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

I'm super excited...

Pottery Barn at Chadstone opens tomorrow at 10am.

So right after my daughters swimming lesson, I will be making the long drive over there to see it in person.

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Here they are getting ready for me.

Photo: Day 6 of setup and the team is beginning to feel festive!
I must remember to take my camera to get lots of photos for my blog and for my ideas list.

Hip hip hooray!!

Might do some Christmas shopping there too.

Bye bye ceiling

It turned out to be a rainy weekend in Melbourne. So after we got a bit of painting in on Saturday morning, we had to turn to our rainy day jobs list.

A month ago we opened up the back section of the house and laid the floor. Today we ripped down the old lounge room ceiling.

Before photo. Ceiling still intact. (Bad photo because it is dark and rainy outside today)

Plaster coming down
Plaster down

Vacuuming the top of the plaster before pulling it all down.

Another Mona Lisa shot

More light coming through

Heidi cleaning up after Dad.

I can see the pretty tree in the backyard from the kitchen sink

Pulling down the doorway
 What a mess huh! Don't you feel so lucky you don't have to live here right now. We will be eating plaster dust for a while I'm sure.

 After the rain stopped, we managed to get outside and put on some missing weatherboards.

This is outside the bathroom
It is so daunting to think about how much we still have to do. Weekends go so fast and we don't see much change for our work. Christmas is less than six weeks away and I can't seeing us getting to lock up by then like we'd hoped. I did order and pay for the two new windows to go next to the fireplace on Friday. So we hope they will be here before Christmas.