more home work

Last weekend S and I bought our final "major" piece of furniture, and finally, our loungeroom is just about complete. It's our gorgeous TV unit/sideboard, which got delivered mid week, and I've spent the last 3 days gushing over. asian oriental sideboard cabinet tv unit

Of course, we say it's our final major furniture piece, but now we're thinking the loungeroom has a bit of an empty nook where we can fit a small dining set... for suppers in front of the tv (sans the grottiness of laying on the couch balancing a bowl on your belly)! I know you just loved that image!

This weekend I also spent a delightful day with my girlfriends selecting some smaller decor items. Having a house to decorate is just so different to an apartment - you need all kinds of pretty things, especially with the kind of home decor that piques my taste! So we paid a visit to Direct Plants for some house plants, and the best ever kitsch Asian ceramics shop hidden in a milk bar, of all things.

crystal air plant

chinese ginger jar, chinese gong

And my personal favourite - 2 gorgeous pieces from the Chinese store, coupled with 2 gorgeous plants from Direct Plants, a little re-potting magic, and voila!

orchid in chinese planter

Hope you liked today's excerpt of Sharon's journey towards homemaking. It's such an exciting time - and despite having an injury that makes everyday life rather annoying to work through, I'm actually also relishing the oodles of time I have to enjoy, plan and appreciate our little nest.