Friday, September 11, 2009

Friday Photos..

I am sorting my pictures from my trip finally. I went to Seoul and Singapore. Seoul is one of the busiest city in South east Asia. I was born in Seoul and moved to US and now living in Melbourne. My little girl loves to go to Seoul since she can buy a lot of cute stuff at very good price. She brought a box full of stationary and books. I didn't get to shop much since I am going back to Seoul in 6 months time to attend my cousin's wedding.


There are millions of shop everywhere , I managed to find this shop which sells French reproduction furnitures..

I really like the lamps

Fushion Korean furnitures.(??)

I will organize the photos and show you more over the weekend..
Have a great day and weekend!!
Julie xx

Thursday, September 10, 2009

I want this..

It's been so cold in Melbourne, especially after spending a month in both Seoul and Singapore. I've been dreaming of somewhere warm, perhaps South of France somewhere...???? I did some property search on the net and found this.. Isn't that pretty? You could buy this mansion for
€ 384.000.(648.721 AUD or 558.752 USD). This gorgeous mansion need a lot of work according to the site, but it will be a great place to have friends and family come over and stay and have a party or two.(smile) Just a morning dreaming!!

I have so many clicks on my blog yesterday and discovered more great blogs, thanks to Julie(yes, we have a same name) from If you don't know her yet, please please go over to her blog and say her , Julie(in Sydney) .. you have open invitation to stay at this little mansion if we ever buy it.(smile)

Have a great day!!
Julie xx

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

You might be a francophile if ...

It's a cold spring day in Downunder. (brrrrrrrrr..)
I've been asking my DH if we can move somewhere warm all year around..(smile)
I can't do much when the weather is cold.. Now you all know why I am so quiet these days..(sigh~).

I found out that I have a relative in Paris.. that's so cool. I should pay them a visit soon.
While I was browsing the net I came accorss and found this title..

You might be a francophile if.....

photo from

You might be a francophile if ...
You constantly speak French... more French than English. You always dream of living in a french speaking country especially France. You're always thinking of marrying a french guy and having french kids. You adore la musique de francais. You're always enthusiastic when it comes to learning something in french. You love to meet French people. You live in the Caribbean but you frequently call unknown people in France just to have a chat. You speak to everyone in french whether they understand or not. There are also instances when you give up friends just to study french. There's so much more that I do but it seems just too much to mention. A bientot..
so... What do you think??
When do you thinnk you might be a francophile???
Julie xx

Friday, September 4, 2009

Happy Friday & Wonderful Weekend.

I am slowly recovering from a month long trip.. (smile) . Just wanted to wish everyone " Happy Friday and Wonderful weekend"

photo by Julie

Have a seat and enjoy the beautiful orchids!!

Julie xx

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

S N A I L..

Hello there..
I am catching up everything very Slow at the moment, a lot of house stuff to take care of..
Preparing my little princess's very first camp.. unpacking our bags..
I move like a snail at the moment but how about this..

Sense the World.
Navigate your Living.
Apperciate His Work.
Inspire Yourself.
Life... is Good.

image from
Julie the snail xx

Thursday, August 13, 2009

I am back..

Hello Dear friends...
I am finally back at home after the long trip.. Hope to share my journey with you.

Julie xx

Monday, July 13, 2009

Can you guess what I am up to..

Busy. busy.. A lot of things going on at my world.. Still organizing the house, opening the shop and going on a trip... Leaving tomorrow night.. yes.. yes.. Oh.. No.. I haven't packed anything yet and am going on a trip for a month.. So this will be my last post from Downunder and I will be posting some interesting things if I can from somewhere over the rainbow..

Can you guess where I am going??


One Lovely Blog Award and More...

It must be my lucky day. I got the "One lovely blog award" from two of my blog friends.

I am not a good friend of any kinds of award at all(smile) but this double awards definitely made me over the moon. Everytime I read all these beautiful inspiring blogs I am so motivated. I am happy that someone thinks my humble blog is lovely, How lovely of them!!!!. (smile).

There are many many blogs that I think lovely and inspiring.. I think I have to pass this award to other bloggers.. So here is my pick for the award..

I don't know if I can award back to where it came from ...I am giving the award back to Julie and Jenelle.. (Thanks you ladies..)

Thank you ladies for my daily dose of inspiration and motivation. I love you all ...

Julie xx

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Smile tho'your heart is aching,
Smile Even though it's breaking,
When there are clouds in the sky- You'll get by,
If you Smile through your fear and sorrow,
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You'll see the sun come shining through- For you.
Light up your face with gladness, Hide ev'ry trace of sadness,
Altho' a tear may be ever so near,
That's the time you must keep on trying,
Smile- What's the use of crying,
You'll find that life is still worthwhile,
If you just smile.
Julie xo

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Happiness in the Mess..

Still working hard.. We are sharing a space with a very talented dress maker in the pretty shopping village. It will work out perfect..

Here is the window.. Can't capture well since window's been tinted


Fabric hangers..

Some of the fabrics...

Fabric sample book display case..

Long long way to go....
Stay Tuned~~~~
Julie x

Friday, July 3, 2009

Exciting news..

It's been so cold and wet in Melbourne these days. I've been busy working on the project. I am opening the fabric enporium where you could purchase all kinds of beautiful fabrics, trimmings, homewares.. etc.. Its very exciting but very busy.. Still working on renovation of the shop. Just a quick update on what's going on here..(smile)

There will be a little opening party.. yes.. yes.. Hope you can join me at the party..

image: unknown


image: Claremont

image: Victoria magazine

Have a great weekend wherever you are..
Julie xx

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Finished product..

Finally, We did it.. My wonderful DH did most of the job finishing this pretty bed project.(smile) It came out better than I expected, but took a long time.. Now my guestroom is ready to have a guest. What do you think??

From this ...

To This..
Added a pretty cute motif..

Ready to have a guest..

Have a great day!
Julie x

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Painting .. painting..

Here is my opinion on painting. TOO HARD..(smile) I started painting after my DH's homemade yummy quesadilla.. We love Mexican food, CA is full of great Mexican restaurant one more thing we miss.

Here is my guestroom bed before


Oh.. did I tell you that I got a spary gun(my early Christmas gift) from DH..(smile); it works great but make so much mess..

Still have to put them back together.. This is how I spent my Sunday. It was my PAIN ting day.

How was your weekend?

Julie x

Friday, June 19, 2009

Guest room makeover inspiration..

Happy Friday! I haven't done much after the floorboards is done. There are so much orginizing to do. My guestroom furnitures are still outside I am determine to put the guestroom together this weekend. I am going to paint my pine bed to white I know it will be a lot of work but it will be worth it after the paint. I found some of photos for the inspiration..

I love this french upholstered bed.
Need to find a Side table and a Lamp.

This French Armchair .. I have one similar in horrible fabric..

need to upholster.maybe not this week..

Love this Cabinet with Paris print..
Image from sweetpeasandwillow

Have a wonderful day and weekend! I will be working hard. Keep you update..
x Julie

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I am dreaming of....

I love to read Interior magazines and Books, At Lintons there were so many books I wanted to buy. However I still have some difficulty ajusting prices between US and Downunder especially Books. I miss Amazon so very much. and I regret that I left most of my interior decorating books in CA(sigh~) Here are my lists of books I want to get.

x Julie

Little Day Trip - Part 2

Its bit foggy this morning. I am going to My little Princess school this afternoon as a guest speaker(smile). I need to talk about my generation, it will be fun. Here are some more photos from our little day trip.

This is the photo of a cafe at Lintons. Food was great and Coffee was so good.

I love this buddah with the ferns..

Wouldn't it be nice to have a green house like this big so you can enjoy it all year around.

More of knick- Knacks..

My Little princess, resting.. Loved this block bench..

Looks real don't you think? but they are all silk flowers.

More silk flowers.
This was the sky on the way Home.. BEAUTIFUL..
Have a great day!
x Julie