Thursday, March 5, 2009

Once more with feeling

black couch

Image Australian Home Beautiful

Found another picture of a gorgeous black couch, so I couldn’t resist posting it!

I love this whole room in fact – the gorgeous armoire with the beautiful tassle, the hat boxes and vintage suitcases, the chandelier, the neutral cushions, and check out that gorgeous tray! I wonder what it is made of? 

One blogger I visit regularly is Lee from Glimpse of Style. Lee has great style and features the most fabulous Melbourne homeware shops. Lee’s asked me to list six interesting things about me. Hmmm….not sure how interesting they are, but here’s some facts about me anyway!

  1. I was born on the day that man first landed on the moon. There was a radio on in the labour room while my mum was giving birth to me so they didn’t miss out on anything!
  2. As a girl I spent four years living in the country. For part of that time I lived in Leigh Creek, a tiny mining town in the middle of nowhere, a seven hour drive to the city. Being so isolated, we only had access to one radio station and one tv station. As a music addicted teenager, that was hard! We lived on the edge of town and at dusk we could peek over our back fence and see kangaroos hopping about.
  3. The following year I moved with my mum and dad to Chicago, USA. I went from a town in the middle of the outback with 1500 people, to a city of 15,000,000 people! Total culture shock. Total weather shock. A formative time in my life. My first night in Chicago, I ate dinner on the 96th floor of the Sears Tower, up amongst the clouds. Such a lucky experience for a teenager.
  4. I never wear heels. That’s because I’m 5 foot 10 inches tall, well above the average height for a woman. I tower over most of my friends, particularly as I have a couple of close girlfriends that are just barely over 5 foot! It comes in handy at the supermarket – little old ladies ask me to get things off high shelves for them!  
  5. I have a recurring dream that I’m back at university, I’ve skipped a whole semester of lectures and I’m sitting at an examination not knowing a single answer! Aaagh!
  6. I spent my 30th birthday in the tropics, which was a real treat as my birthday is in winter. I got up early to watch the sunrise over the ocean and as I sat on the beach looking at the beautiful view I saw a pod of dolphins frolicking in the water. A special time.

Enough about me, what about you?  If you would like to tell us six interesting things about you, let me know by posting me a comment with a link to your post!

I think I’m coming down with the flu, so no visiting my favourite blogs tonight, or watching my new favourite tv show, Life on Mars. Sadly, I’m off to bed!

Best wishes,


Lee said...

Wow, what interesting things to have learnt about you! Moving from a remote mining town to Chicago in one fell swoop must have been absolutely amazing. And, being only 5ft 2in, I am incredibly envious of your 5ft 10in. Thanks for playing the game. Lee :)

P.S. Hope you're feeling better soon.

Caroline @ Absolutely Unique said...

It's lovely to know a little about you. I'm tall too (5ft 8in). I never used to wear heels. But now I'm learning to wear them! {They are much more flattering than flats for special occasions}

A-M said...

OMG!!!! I have that same dream, over and over, almost every week... and it's in a subject that I never did... like zoology or something. What does it mean?? I hope you are feeling better soon. It is so hard to be a Mum when you're unwell. I love the lounge room pictures from your previous post. I do things like that... here's the linen cupboard kids, knock yourselves out! A-M xx

Solange said...

intersting things, and you are tall! I am 5ft 7,5 in.
I love the pictures of australian home beautiful, I wish I could buy that magazine here!
thanks for your post , and good luck, hope you don-t get sick.


Rachael said...

Wow, Your profile pic gives the impression that you are teeny tiny short...isn't that funny!
I love the tray too but I'm really curious to see what's in that room in the background..I'm sensing there is a lovely table in there...

Millie said...

Such an interesting insight into your world Catherine - thank you sweet girl. I just love Life On Mars too - & I usually never watch that sort of TV. I was already for a double episode last night too, but exhaustion overtook me & I conked out & headed for bed. Just wish they'd screen it earlier. Take care, look after yourself this w/end & send that bug packing.
Millie ^_^

Jen said...

I'm sorry to hear that you're feeling under the weather, and I hope that what I'm about to tell you doesn't make you feel worse, however on the off chance you are watching the same Life On Mars that airs in the U.S., I just heard today that it's been cancelled. If you're not, then maybe I need to move near you, b/c I was really sad to hear that news. Oh, and I've always wanted to be tall (5'4" is not much to write home about).

OLIVEAUX said...

So interesting reading about you Catherine. Hope you are feeling better this weekend. Take care, Amanda x

p.s. love the image - so beautiful!

mondo cherry said...

Enjoyed reading this post, Catherine. Along with A-M, I have that horrible Uni exam dream too. Especially when I am stressed. I am sitting in that horrid exam room and everyone else is scribbling madly and I can't think of a thing to say. It is usually a subject that I actually did during my years at Uni, but which I remember nothing of now.
You always find beautiful pictures. Hope you are feeling better by the time you read this.
Clare x

Classic Style in City said...

thanks for your visit *smile*.
i like the room at the picture very much as you discribe..very "me".

ha a great day.