Finally. 6 years after buying our first home, moving out and then basically shacking it for 5 of those years, we are on the verge of buying the next one. We are thrilled, terrified of the huge mortgage and relieved not to have to pack and move again for a while. It’s been 9 moves in 14 years. Each one heavier, larger and more expensive than the last.

This time, God has revealed a door that is a direct answer to prayer. This time, God has provided a way to go through that door. This time, husband and I are working in unison. Please pray along with us that the process of buying a house goes without hickups.

By golly, is there sanding, painting, patching holes in my near future. Stay with me as I traverse the simply mind boggling design tasks… like picking white paint!

Onward and forward.

19 July 2014



The Woman behind the Blog

Welcome to my blog! It’s such a pleasure having you here.

What are you inspired by? I am inspired by beautiful and bright interiors, fabric, furniture, pinks, yellows, greens, chairs, china, trees, chocolate, peonies, hydrangeas, cherry blossoms, roses and rhubarb with cream.

Friends and family call me drey (pronounced 'dree'... short for Audrey) and I can often be found zipping through op-shops and vintage stores in the Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia.

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