November 7, 2012

Bedrooms in the Cottage..

When we bought the property we knew the bedrooms were going to be a tight squeeze to say the least, especially the girls rooms.

Mikayla and Georgia's rooms are part of the original house and were built without wardrobes, so prior to moving in we purchased some free standing wardrobes off ebay.

This is what Mikayla's room looked like when we bought the house..

In Mikayla's room we had purchased a bed which was listed as a double for $65! When we got it home James stripped it right back to raw wood. He took out the damaged cane insert {which I originally wanted to keep but lost the battle:)} and painted the whole bed white.  I purchased some gorgeous trellis designed fabric online and we made the insert a tad modern.

This is what the bed looked like when we bought it..

I went out and bought a double bed mattress and as we were making the bed we realised it was in fact a Queen! So back went the mattress and luckily we could swap it over.

This is what Mixi's bed looks like now..

I love how different it looks now!  For Mixi's wardrobe I picked up this BARGAIN again off ebay! We picked this up for $130!! It's dated 1930!

And James started painstakingly stripping it back to raw wood.. to then get told by me to please paint it white! Everyone told him he was CRAZY...but he must be crazy in love because he....painted it white...

I LOVE this piece and wish it was sitting in my room...but for sits in Mixi's room.

In the twins room we were lucky because it was part of the new extension it was built with a wardrobe.

This is the pic of the room before we moved in..

And this is the twins room now..

 I still need to change the blue curtains and paint the panelling but overall it looks 100% better than what it did!

And now for the master bedroom!  When we saw this room, James and I knew painting it would be the first order of business! Four days later and we were still painting it and could still see the blue!  I have since decided to paint the panelling a different colour but again...for now it will do.

Before we moved in..

And this is my lovely room now..
Well it was until I sold this bed and bought another... {which I painted in french grey and white}..

 There is still so much to do in here but I had to show you the progress!  Next blog I will be including my office and outside..

I hope you enjoy this blog and gain some inspiration from it!

October 4, 2012

WINNERS - Poppy & Rose Giveaway!

Thank you all so much who entered this beautiful giveaway!!

I have had select the winners...are you ready???

Without further ado..

The WINNER of the Blue Child Tutu is..... KISMEN JOHNS!

CONGRATULATIONS to these lucky winners! Please email me at as soon as you can:)

kismen_johns said...
I've followed Poppy and Rose for a long time and have now liked Alma Cottage on Facebook as well. :) Congrats on getting to 200 likers.

I am IN LOVE with the Rose Mauve coloured full length tutu. So dreamy and gorgeous, I'd wear one myself!
HoneyNewman said...
Liker of poppy and rose and now your blog and Facebook. I love the lavender tutu with purple rosette - have been considering it as Xmas present for my daughters.

October 3, 2012

Poppy & Rose 200th Liker GIVEAWAY!!

I am so excited to have my small blog reach 200 likers on Facebook! {Yes, it's the little things that make me happy:)} 

I hope you all stay and live this adventure with me! I promise you more eye candy and lots of fun tutorials along the way!

But for now...I have a small thank you gift for not one but TWO lucky likers!!

The sweet Amanda, creator of all things Poppy & Rose, has allowed me to give away the stunning BABY TUTU she created for our Tom Kat Competition that was featured last month.  It is a brilliant pale blue tutu with an elastic waist and a stunning ivory flower detail on the waist with tiny copper gems in the centre of the flower! 

The waist size of this tutu would fit from a 6 month old to a 2 year old.

Here is a few pictures of this gorgeous creation!

The second GIVEAWAY is a $50.00 Gift Voucher to spend on ANY tutu from the Poppy & Rose Range!! These are a few pictures of my favourite items..

So beautiful!! And captured so wonderfully by PURE Photography also!

So...what do you have to do to enter??


You just need to 'like' Olivers Alma Cottage and Poppy & Rose on Facebook and follow this blog.

Once you have done this, please leave a comment on this blog as to which Poppy & Rose creation you LOVE the most!

Giveaway will be chosen by tomorrow night!! Hurry! Do not miss out!

*This giveaway has NO affiliation what so ever with Facebook.


September 25, 2012

Georgia's 11th Birthday Party

How time flies!

We have been busy planning this party for what feels like forever!

James and I took Mikayla and Georgia to the Hot Springs last year and they LOVED it! Georgia straight away wanted to have her party there. Unfortunately, they were unable to host parties at the venue, but did allow us to bring the girls there in a big group! Brilliant!

So without further is the pics of Georgia's Party at Olivers Alma Cottage:)

 I have to say a few thank you's!

Firstly to Loralee Lewis who designed the most amazing Invitation and Printables for the occasion. They were PERFECT!

– Graphic Design, Printable Package & Invitation: Loralee Lewis

Next to Lee who has a no hassle attitude that I love! Her photo's speak for themselves! I am yet to work with another photographer who has such a passion for parties!

– Photography: Liat of Lee Bird Photography

Lauren is not only my beautiful sister in law, but an amazingly creative Cake Maker! She just gets what I need and does it with no fuss at all!

– Cake & Cupcakes: Lauren of LOve Cakes

I have worked with Juli on a few occasions now, and every time I am not disappointed with the quality of her work! Not only does she deliver her sweets, so I am never stressed out on the day of the party, but she is now a neighbour of mine! Bonus!! 

- Marshmallows: One Sweet Girl

What can  say about Ed! He is my life savour! As the Mac's were a big focus in the design, I needed plenty of them, and when my original Macaron Maker fell ill, Ed picked up the job with ease and no fuss at only a few days notice! That's professionalism!

– Macarons: Ed of Macarahrah

Bianca created the gorgeous Tassle Garlands above the sweet table and they too were gorgeous! I look forward to working more with Bianca in the near future...oh and she is also a neighbour now! Bonus number two!

- Tassle Garland: Blush Loves Mint

Kerri is truly a blessing! I contacted her when I was prepping and I realised I needed another table cover. With her ruffle tablecloth out on hire, she whipped up the peach runner in a couple of days and I had it two days before the party...and it was perfect! A gem!

- Ruffle Runner: Vintage Sew and So

Lastly, I would like to thanks Kate Landers who gave me the honour of featuring this party on her much loved blog! Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine that Kate Landers would feature me work. Star struck:)

Enjoy! xx
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