19 januari, 2010

Lunch with Coty & family

Back home in a wonderful winterland! It was +30 when we left Sydney, now it's -3 *C...
One of the hightlights of our trip to Australia was meeting Coty Farquhar, a blogger, I "met" about an year ago. I just fell in love with her work when I found her blogg.
And the person behind is just as fantastic - warm, cheerful and as passionate about creating beautiful scenery as myself. You can imagine how thrilled I was to get to meet her in person...

I didn't meet only Coty but also her lovely family (and she some of my clan, my two oldest children, my mom and my sister & her family). I tell you ,it was so nice and cosy, like meeting good old friends. I could have stayed a week and just talk and talk and talk - and look thru Coty's photos, beautiful treasures and old clippings from her Vogue-era.What an afternoon we had! Coty & family had prepared a delicious dinner - and the tablesetting was fabulous of course! For dessert we had a loveliest chocolate cheesecake ever - thank you Coty's friend Vicki!!!! It was a dream to see Coty's lovely home and where she works. Coty's husband Andrew is as talented and terrific as Coty, you can see more of his work here.


Coty's daughter has got her mom's genes and seemed to enjoy decorating as much as we older ladies :) . My Ellen helps me a lot as well...but our teenage sons on the other hand... they found lots to talk about, not decorating though :)

Photos: Coty Farquhar & Minna Mercke Schmidt

It was totally fantastic. A dream come true. Now I'm only waiting for Coty to put her material together to a beautiful book!!!
I've said it earlier but I have to say it again - I love blogging!!! It has given me sooo much! Thank you Coty and all the others I've met so far. Who's next :)
Hugs,
Minna :)

22 kommentarer:

Lief Leuk & Anders sa...

I also love bloging. And it's amazing, there are so many creative women all around the world( From Australia to Sweden...and also in Holland (hihi)). And it's great we can met on the worldwideweb.

*Ulrike* sa...

Isn't blogging wonderful? It is sort of like the old pen pals of yesteryears, but at least now we can see photos right away!! I hope to meet some bloggers this year here in the states, and if we make it to Germany this fall to see family I certainly hope to meet some of the bloggers too. Hubby doesn't know what he is in for!!!
Ulrike

Dona blogg sa...

Välkommen hem vännen!!

LENE sa...

Hei Minna
Velkommen hjem fra Australia og hjertelig tillykke med din nye bok - gleder meg veldig til å kjøpe den:)
Jeg ringer deg når jeg har kommet hjem fra Danmark neste uke..
Ha en deilig aften!
Klem fra Lene

vignette design sa...

I love blogging too! It has been a joy to meet people like Coty and through her, you too! Both you and Coty have the most wonderful blogs that I can only aspire to. So glad you two met each other. Thank you for sharing your beautiful day with her. --Delores

Vintage House sa...

oh vad härligt med Sydney. kan tänkta mig att det var lite kallt att komma hem. kul att se att du fortfarande bloggar, jag har börjat blogga igen efter ett långt uppehåll titta gärna in:) kram sandra

Mette Irgens sa...

Så deilig med litt sommervarme. Virker som om du har hatt en koselig ferie. Masse flotte bilder fra ditt besøk hos Coty.
Håper på å få kjøpt din bok nå den kommer, gleder meg .)
Klem, Mette

MelsRosePlace sa...

Hi Minna - i so enjoyed reading and seeing the photos of your lunch with Coty via her blog. Am very glad to have discovered your beautiful blog now too! What a lovely day it would have been. Friends for life i'd say..

Mel xxx (Queensland, Australia)

Vicki's Bit-o-earth sa...

Hi Minna, I've been following your blog as well as Coty's, and now its so much fun to read about your meeting on both blogs! We live in a small world, don't we?! (:

Nordingården sa...

Hej Minna, men åh vilken resa och vilka trevliga bilder du bjuder oss på och fin bekantskap du har där!Jättekul, hennes blogg känner jag till, vi la till varandra på våra "bloglistor" förra året så hon minns nog mej, om än kanske som guldkant på livet- hälsa gärna! Hoppas du har det bra, du har ju sommar medan vi andra dras med den kalla vintern... hej fr Mari.

The Stylish House sa...

What a fun visit! Both of you talented ladies have such wonderful blogs, that are fill with beautiful inspiration.
Cathy

Mia sa...

Velkommen hjem fra det som høres ut som en alldeles herlig tur! Litt av en overgang, fra 30+ til 3-. Som jeg lengter til Sydney... min søster bodde der i maaange år, og jeg har besøkt henne og byen 5 ganger... Men nå har hun flyttet til Irland, så ingen deilige turer til varmen midt på den lange skandinaviske vinteren mer. Men Irland er et deilig land, det også...

Anonym sa...

Minä myös lähes päivittäin käyn kurkkimassa, josko sinulta olisi uusi postaus tullut. Nautin suunnattomasti! Itselläni vielä kädet täynnä lapsia, ompelemista ja toisten ihania blogeja. Ehkä jonain päivänä... Terveiset täältä Suomesta, napapiiriltä!
Ninni --<-@

Loppisliv sa...

Välkommen hem till svedala igen :-) Från värmen till kylan...Härliga bilder från landet down under och från ditt besök hos din bloggvän. Fin blogg hon hade också. Sydney lockar mer än någonsin nu när jag kikat in här hos dig. Ha det gott. Kram Paula

Anne Marie sa...

I haven't ever met Coty in person, but her warmth towards others, is very much appreciated - especially by this inspired blogger, who has had many an hour perusing through Coty's beautiful blog----she's given me advice when I needed it, honest too....

it was great of you to share!

Lena Birgersson sa...

Hej,

Jag har en fråga av mer privat karaktär. Kan du kontakta mig?

mvh

Lena Birgersson
lena.birgersson@skane.com

ilétaitunefois sa...

J'aime beaucoup votre blog !!!!
A bientôt...
Sophie.

Lilith sa...

Välkommen hem till vintern igen! Vilken fantastisk resa ni verkar ha haft... Och så roligt att du kunde träffa Coty och hennes familj, ni verkar ha haft massor att prata om - härligt att träffa någon med samma brinnande intresse! :)

Jaana sa...

Oi Blogisi on Ihana! Pakko liittyä tilaajaksi, jotta pääsee nauttimaan kaikista ihanista kuvista ja asioista, joita on tapahtunut.

Ja aivan samaa mieltä, bloggaaminen on ihanaa! Siitä saa niin paljon ideoita, ettei kerkeä kaikkea edes toteuttaa!

Ihanaa helmikuuta sinne suunnalle!

- Jaana "Kainuunkadulta"

Tamara sa...

BELLISSIMO IL TUO BLOG!
tamy

Rosana sa...

Mitt namn är Rosana Visotaky älskade dina bilder!
kyssar och besöka mig på min blogg:
http://www.cantinhovovomaria.blogspot.com

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