Kreativ Blogger Award and a tablescape

Welcome dear friends to NatashainOz.com Thank you so much for stopping by today-it's so lovely to see you!

A few days ago I was given The Kreativ Blogger award by Ange  from Signed by Ange. Thank you so much Ange- this award really means a lot to me as a new/learner blogger. Your beautiful blog is inspiring and I love reading about your life in France.  

Signed by Ange  is truly gorgeous ( I even try to read the French bits!)....You must go visit!

Apparently the Kreativ Blogger Award comes with some rules. I have to:
1 Thank the person(s) who has given me the award (Thank you my dear Ange!)
2 Copy the logo and place it on my blog

3 Link to the person who has nominated me for the award
4 Name 7 things about myself that people might find interesting
5 Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers
6 Post links to the 7 blogs I nominate
7 Leave a comment on each of the blogs to let them know they've been nominated....

Ok here we go....Some stuff about me:

1. I love my family. My husband is my best friend and my kids are my world.
2. I have 2 younger sisters and I am very bossy.
3. I love to travel and and my favorite places are Manhattan, Beverly Hills (I LOVE LOVE the Farmers Markets and the Grove over there), Honolulu, London, Paris and Singapore.
4.I love reading the horoscopes every day - I am a Scorpio.
5. I am addicted to blogging. Even though I haven't actually met the people/bloggers that I visit I really feel as though I have made some wonderful friends in the blogging world. This is the best thing about blogging for me.
6. Every year I start playing Christmas carols in October and I put up our Christmas tree in the first week of November.
7.My favorite dim sum/yum cha dish is chicken's feet. 

And now, I would like to "tag" the following bloggers for the 'Kreativ Blogger' award. I must say that I found it very difficult to pick only seven as so many bloggers have inspired me, guided me and provided me with hours of entertainment and a wealth of wisdom.

Thank you of course first to Ange and thanks also to....

Nat from Girls are made of...
Brismod from Fun and VJs
Lori from Life as Lori
Ange from Chair Up
Julie from Working on a Dream
Mimi from In the Middle of Nowhere
Linda from Coastal Charm

Now to my Tablescape entry for  Between Naps on The Porch's  weekly adventure into table settings. Thanks Susan!

I haven't actually set my table this week as I am busy re-organing rooms, cupboards etc to accomodate some guests! Our dearest and wonderful friends from Ohio are coming to spend 2 weeks with us over Christmas and I am SO excited. We have spent some wonderful Christmases with them over the years (one of them was truly white!) so I really want to spoil them and make them feel at home. I am now decorating their bedroom and decided to create a special bedside table for them.

I don't want to clutter it but I wanted to make sure it looked special with a few added Aussie touches.

This framed picture is of the Brisbane observatory


Not an Australian timepiece but they deserve something beautiful like this Waterford crystal clock form Ireland.

I think it looks pretty cozy at night...

The picture on the note pad is a reproduction of "Male and Female Goanna" by R Saunders

Don't worry, I will change the flowers before they arrive! Maybe I can find something that won't make them sneeze like some Eucalyptis.

I hope they will like it!

Thanks again to everyone for visiting today - don't forget to go and visit my lovely Kreativ blogger friends!

Best wishes and Happy Halloween to all!
Natasha in Oz.

When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam,
May luck be yours on Halloween.
~Author Unknown


  1. Your table looks very inviting. I'm sure your guests will appreciate all of the effort you put into it.

    Thanks for becoming a Follower.

    - The Tablescaper

  2. Oh how lovely, Congratulations N ! It was so nice getting to know you better... I suppose its no surprise we are friends, as really we share so much in common that its a bit uncanny ;), well you will have to read my follow up on this tag to find out which ones they are : ) ... BUT first, Thank you sooo much for this award. It really means a LOT that you feel I am worthy of this one. I can't wait to write about it. PS : The Side Table is 'PRECIOUS'... I have no doubt your friends will find this just heart warming when they notice the attention to detail you have put in...as personally, I would LOVE it.

  3. I love your little table - all the small touches make it extra special !

  4. This is a very cozy looking bedside arrangement for your guests. Very welcoming & thoughtful.
    I think its funny that WE live in Ohio & are having guests (really relatives...step-son & wife) from AU at our house this Christmas!! LOL

    ♥ Rettabug

  5. I am certain your guests will feel at home and welcome! Your bedside table looks beautiful! You DO love to travel--a very impressive list of favorite places! Love your header!

  6. Thanks for visiting Susan and for your lovely comment. I took that photo in the header 2 Christmases ago at The Grove in LA. Can you tell I love Christmas? NM

  7. I am touched that you have given me this award, NM. Very cool indeed. I'm actually glad you enjoy reading my humble little blog. Thanks heaps for following and giving me the award. I'll try my best to do the lucky seven things.

    I love the sketch of Tower Mill in Spring Hill - great piece of Brisbane history to share with your overseas visitors.

  8. Thanks for dropping by my blog. You are welcome to visit anytime. I bet your Ohio guests can't wait to visit. Their "table" looks very inviting. Happy Halloween!

  9. A tablescape of something other than a dining table is a great idea. Your guests will feel pampered and welcomed.

  10. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment. I like making new blogging friends from all over, too. These tags are such fun and you learn so much about people.

  11. I would be your guest any day with a bedside table like that! All that's missing is my good book and a tisane.. Don't forget to pop over to my blog before Sunday - I have a riddle giveaway! Bisous, Ange

  12. PS - You deserve the Kreativ Blogger award - you are so inventive with your decorations...

  13. Congrats N on your award. You sound so excited about your friends coming to stay with you- and how lovely that you are already working on making it a special visit. You must be a dear friend! Thank you for stopping by my blog and your nice comments. I am glad that you are learning new things from me, that is my intent with this new blog venture. I am writing it as if I am writing to my 20 something daughter, because she is a new homemaker and wife. But the fastinating thing is... I am learning from all of my friends in bloggland... like you! I enjoyed my 5 minute visit. I'll be back soon.

  14. Your bedside table looks so cozy. I can imagine your friends will enjoy spending time there.

  15. Your little bedside table is very inviting. I for one would love to stay there! What a beautiful clock you have. Love it.

    Thanks very much for stopping by my blog. I'm so glad you came and left a comment. Please do come back and see me, okay? I think you are my first commenter from your country. :)

  16. Great touches for your guests. Thanks for stopping by and visiting my table. Have a great day!

  17. Congratulations on your award! This is so special! I don't know the blogger who passed this award on to you, but I'll have to go for a visit!
    Now your little bedside table is very pretty! Love the artwork above it and how you've dressed it up.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  18. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting! You're blog is wonderful, too. It's amazing who you connect with through blogs - two separate continents yet so much in common. Have a great day!

  19. Your bedside table looks perfect for welcoming guests. No doubt they will feel right at home during their stay. All the best to you and your guests!
    Thanks for stopping by to visit. Now I know about your blog. I'll be back for more visits. Hope to see you again at my place. There should be more Halloween fun posted for tomorrow. Stop by by if you have time. ~ Sarah

  20. I love decorating end tables and side tables.
    The lamp and the flowers really do make the difference.

  21. I wish I had some friends in Australia to visit. The table looks great. I love the touches that you have added. And it was fun to getting to know you a little better. Thanks for visiting my tablescape & leaving me a comment.

  22. It's fun to see a tablescape that's not intended for dining. You've obviously assembled the items for your guests' bedside table with great care and thoughtfulness. Nicely done.

    I'm late welcoming you to Tablescape Thursday, but I'm so glad you're participating. I'm following your blog now and will definitely be back.


  23. It's very pretty!

    Thanks so much for the award! I just did a post about it! That was so sweet of you to think of me! Thanks again!

  24. So inviting. It is just a warm and inviting look. Congratulations.

  25. Reminds me of a tablescape I have coming up!!

    Very pretty table. Your guests will definitely appreciate the added hospitality!

  26. Love the shabby look of the table - looks very inviting.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and as you saw I am a very green newbie and knows nothing about blogs - learning as I go along.

    You deserve that award - your blog is beautiful.


  27. Congrats on the award and I love that little clock..

  28. Very nice and it was nice to see something not about haloween!!

  29. Very pretty, cozy, and comfy! I'm sure they will feel very welcome!


  30. You have added all the personal touches for your guests and I'm sure they will feel right at home. Guest rooms are fun to play around with when you know you are having "good company"!


  31. Thanks Dining delight! They really are special and I can't wait to see them again!
    Best wishes NM

  32. What a lovely setting for your guests to enjoy and feel oh so special!

  33. Love your bedside table that you have set for your guests! Thanks for your kind comments...I will be blogging about Thanksgiving and Christmas!



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