snapshots from around my home + books on their way…
Posted in pia's photos, sydney November 8th, 2011 by pia

clockwise from top left: “after lunch colours”; “sewing day, colours du jour“; beautiful balmoral beach; our first harvest.

The weather in Sydney is glorious right now – sunny blue skies, beautiful sea breezes… summer is definitely on its way. Being the homebody that I am, I’ve been mostly enjoying the weather from the comfort of my home. I’m growing organic vegies and herbs in our little backyard (above is evidence of our first tiny harvest! Three radishes, they were delicious, I can’t wait for more), and on the front porch I have created a little retreat from the sun, complete with comfy cushions and bamboo blinds. Below is a glimpse of the backyard and the front porch…

I’m finally getting the house organised, it’s taken a lot longer than I had planned, but it’s coming together so nicely, I’m eager to show you the spaces I’ve been creating.

Meanwhile, I’m going to be sending out the first batch of books at the end of this week, so if you’d like to receive My Heart Wanders, or Paris: Made by Hand, or Amsterdam:Made by Hand (or all three), signed and wrapped and delivered to your front door by the end of this month, then place your order now so I can include you with this first batch.  Thank you for the wonderful orders so far, I’m so looking forward to signing the books with your names and sending them off around the world – a little piece of my heart will be wandering off with each parcel.


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  1. Maria says

    Beautiful Pia! Enjoy the sunny weather, I hope you are feeling well 🙂 xx

    November 8th, 2011 | #

  2. Liza Zeni Baker says

    your photos always capture the true essence; just beautiful Pia, thankyou again xxx

    November 8th, 2011 | #

  3. Luisa Brimble says

    beautiful as ever Pia! love it.

    November 8th, 2011 | #

  4. Sarah says

    Beautiful photos…thanku pia…x

    November 8th, 2011 | #

  5. Lisette says

    A delightful series!

    Love the fabric you’re using on your sewing day! What are you making? Your radishes look yummie!

    Glad to hear you’re home is coming along nicely, and to see that you’re well enough to be up and about taking gorgeous photos!

    Thanks for the beautiful images!

    November 8th, 2011 | #

  6. anne says

    lovely light in your pictures! greets from autumnal paris!

    November 8th, 2011 | #

  7. Tara Bradford says

    It all looks so lovely! (And good news: we found a house north of A’dam, w/ back garden overlooking canal. It comes w/ its own rowboat! Now for the bureaucracy.) Take care of YOU! x

    November 9th, 2011 | #

  8. Amanda says

    Mmm, those radishes look delicious!
    My parents live in Sydney and they said there have been some really hot days already, perfect for cool drinks & reading on your gorgeous porch.

    November 9th, 2011 | #

  9. design elements says

    wonderful! take care!

    November 10th, 2011 | #

  10. ella says

    Sunny’ll leave me soon here in Montreal. Love the atmosphere captured in your pictures.

    November 11th, 2011 | #

  11. jen laceda says

    Oh yeah, you’re approaching summer over there! Nice! So jealous…

    November 11th, 2011 | #

  12. Hannah @ Sparrow + Spark! says

    Gorgeous photography!

    November 11th, 2011 | #

  13. absolutelyawesomethings says

    Awesome photography,love your blog.

    November 12th, 2011 | #

  14. Susan McKee-Nugent says

    Lovely as usual. So restful. I do hope you are feeling better.
    Thinking of you and your.

    November 13th, 2011 | #

  15. daniela says

    Even though I love your photography and the way you stylise everything.. but sometimes i wish I could see your lifestyle ..home..etc.. photographed as is..without the perfect stylisation..tiny fragments of beautiful scenes..just a photo showing the whole room.. as is..coz they leave you wanting more..maybe that’s the whole

    November 13th, 2011 | #

  16. leah of sang the bird says

    So beautiful! Summer has reached us here in Northern NSW! First beach visit early this morning was a treat.
    Your images are lovely, thank you xxx

    November 13th, 2011 | #

  17. Rachel says

    these are gorgeous Pia, thank you for showing us! Glad you are feeling well!

    November 13th, 2011 | #

  18. gudy herder says

    Pia, it has been raining a lot today in Barcelona, we are in plain autumn here.It was perfect to spend some time with a cup of tea, home made cookies and flip through the pages of your new book. Your texts are as beautiful as your images!I love the overall image, from the cover to the carefully chosen graphic design!

    November 13th, 2011 | #

  19. Debbie Schramer says

    I love your blog; it’s so beautiful and so fascinating!! And your books are really wonderful. I hope you’ll visit my blog, too. I am an artist and make really lovely things….

    November 14th, 2011 | #

  20. Ann Marie says

    beautiful, pia. we have snow today, and though i love it i am equally happy to see summer & gardens.

    November 15th, 2011 | #

  21. Janelle McCulloch says

    Dear Pia, As a fellow author, photography and traveller, I’ve been following you for some years now, and have loved your blogs. I wanted to say congratulations on the baby news. I’m so thrilled. It is certainly a fitting ending to a wonderful few years of wandering the world. I’ve enjoyed your books, too. All the best for the next chapter(s) of your life.
    Warmest regards, Janelle McCulloch

    November 16th, 2011 | #

  22. Rachel Ann says

    Beautiful photos as always…I love the blue hues of the first three images.

    November 16th, 2011 | #

  23. Sandy a la Mode says

    these photos look soo amazing!!! i would love to visit sydney someday!!

    November 19th, 2011 | #

  24. lucinda Keller says

    Always beautiful visiting you! Such loveliness!

    November 20th, 2011 | #

  25. paule says

    gosh I LOVE your style! your angles/colours/combos are beautiful!!! 🙂

    December 3rd, 2011 | #

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