Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Santa came early to Ruby & Belle

It has been a busy and hectic year for Ruby & Belle.
With house building and moving on top of
working and painting, which there is still more to do.

But business in wrapping up for the year and 
I am looking forward to some R & R with the family.

Especially this little one.
Introducing "Truffle" the Chocolate Ragdoll.
Isn't she just the sweetest little thing.

She has taken up residency on Mr R&B's side of the bed while he
has been away on business.  Will be funny to see how
she reacts when he gets back.

Don't forget to pop over to Ruby & Belle Boutique for last minute gifts.

Have a great Day


Thursday, October 20, 2011

A little house update

Things have been slow finishing off the house.
So much painting to do still.

My table is here and hoping to have the new dining chairs by next
week.  So will post a pic when they arrive.

I have been selling off our old furniture on eBay 
with the intention of replacing it bit by bit with
new pieces.

I finally pulled out my summer linen, although the nights are still 
a bit chilly.

I had big plans for making lots of cushions but due to 
lack of time I  had to 
resort to Bed Bath & Table for some lovely white
European shams and pillow cases.
BB&T lamps too.
I did though make the linen flower cushion at the front.
Bianca Lorenne inspired.
We picked up the linen quilt in Sydney last Christmas
half price.

The sitting nook with one of our old lounges.
Deciding if I should recover it in linen and give it a skirt
or buy a slip covered ikea lounge ????
I don't really love this lounge but the shape 
goes with the rest of the furniture

Cute little tray table.
Courtesy of Crazy Clarke's,  $22
I have one in my bathroom too.
Pics to come.

It's getting there, slowly.

Happy Friday
Mekaela xx

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Tres Chic - Lovely Shop

I was driving down to the Gold Coast early yesterday for
the Butterfly Tree Markets
when I realised the time on the car clock was a little
earlier than the time on my iPhone.
I was trying to work out how I got down there so fast when
my alarm had gone off at 5.15am, had a nice long shower,
stopped for coffee and banana bread on the way 
and still managed to get down to South Port by 6.30am
when it is a 1 1/2 hour drive from my place.
My phone had switched to daylight saving time, and happy
to say I wasn't the only one to get caught out.

I have driven past this little shop a few times but is not
open on Sundays, but as I was early I decided to pull over and 
have a sticky beak through the window.

Excuse my pics through the glass.
They are on face book and Rachael said they
are working on an online store too.
Will also be opening Sundays closer to Xmas.

Love Hydrangeas

The cutest table umbrella

Home wares, books, linen sigh!!

Have my eye on one of these for my front garden
under the Magnolia, that's when it gets grows a little.
Which could be a while as they are not known for being 
the fastest growing plant.

Look, mini ones, too cute.



Even a little R M

I have been hibernating a bit over winter but
will do my best to warm things up a bit.

Heading to Noosa for a market in November.
If anyone can recommend some good shopping spots
I would love to hear from you.

Off to the beach with the kids, having an extra couple of
days with my niece and  nephew.

Happy Monday

Ps, I have just ordered my new dining table, finally
so things are starting to come together in the new house
will start posting some pics soon!!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Introducing Eve & Abbey

The house has kept me pretty busy these days
with the never ending painting.

Have finally found some time to get back into
work and have a couple of new girls
that will be going on the website today.

Miss Abbey

& Miss Eve

They will be heading down to the Butterfly
Tree Markets on the 2nd October.

Have a happy Weekend

Mekaela x

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Pottery Barn now Posting To Austraila

I was having one of my inspirational looks on the 
Pottery Barn website and was suprised by a notice 
to pop up saying that they are now posting to Australia.

I'm sure we will be paying more than we should but
how great to now be able to get our hand on some of
the lovely things that we have only been able to admire.

Hoping to post some more house pics soon.

Will be back

Mekaela x

Monday, August 8, 2011

New Products in stock

I am pleased to say that I now have my short
sleeve birdy t's up on the Website.

The Bird houses are also back in stock and ready to post.

Ruby & Belle will be heading to the Boutique 
Markets at Portside Wharf, Hamilton this Sunday.

Happy Tuesday

Mekaela xx

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Bird House

I have been busy this week doing a few customer orders.
A little peek

These are my little bird houses to hang from a wall 
or to sit on a shelf.
I am hoping to have more available on the website
soon.  If you are in Brisbane next Saturday 6th
August, Ruby & Belle will be there.
Look out for me in the white Marque outside

Happy Friday

Mekaela xx

Monday, July 25, 2011

LOVE Donna Hay _ Royal Doulton

Anyone who knows me will know that I have a slight 
obsession with blue, white and linen.

So when I spoted the back cover of my new Country Style
 magazine my heart skipped a beat.

I already have a number of blue Donna Hay items in my kitchen
and have bought the blue Gordan Ramsy Royal Doulton dinner
set which I am thrilled with and they go together beautifully.
I didn't get the mugs for the set though as they weren't really
right and the teacups are lovely but I do love a mug for my coffee.

  Look at these lovely images.

images via Donna Hay and Wedding Gifts Direct.

I think there maybe some more blue purchases
Will I be able to resist those mugs. 

Off to do some work so I can fund my obsession.

Happy Tuesday 

Mekaela xx 

Friday, July 22, 2011

Soul Food

After wasting another hour of my life loosing the plot 
over my kids constant mess I found this image kind of funny 
and perfect.  I think I need a copy to hang in the play room.

image via pintrest

I have been a bit slack on the blog thing lately, so much to 
do around the house and working on top of general 
domestic duties.
I forgot how inspiring reading my favourite blogs and 
discovering new ones can be.

So I will attempt to get my beautiful new house in some sort of order 
this week and start sharing some of it with you.

Going to do some creative decorating while waiting for
my new dining table to come back into stock, and for 
that winning lotto ticket to buy the rest of the furniture
that I would love to finish off the house.

Some of my favourite inspirational images.
I completely love linen

Off to take my little man to the movies to see Cars 2
He is four today.  Happy birthday Tobey xx

Mekaela xx

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A couple of photos from the Butterfly Tree
photo shoot by the lovely Hannah and Kate
 at Giggles Photography  www.gigglesphotography.com.au

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Cupcakes to Order

Just getting ready an order to send out this week for a collection of 
my lavender cupcakes.  A sweet treat with no calories.

Also sewing getting ready for Mathilda's Markets in Brisbane
on Saturday 6th August.

Mekaela xx