Friday, March 25, 2011

Finders Keepers! This Weekend!

Hello Nicey blog followers!

Here is a little invite for you. If you will be in the Melbourne area this weekend, then I think you should come on down to the Finders Keepers market and say hello. I would love to meet you! You can even have a taco from the new Taco Truck - brother to Beat Box Kitchen! More details here.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

My Sunday Morning at Camberwell

Next month I will start a 5 week French course. This book can help get me ready for school! $8.

This here is my find of the day! I love it! A $5 Snowy Mountains tea towel! I grew up in Canberra with an Uncle in Jindabyne and many a ski trips to Perisha and thredbo. Now my Dad lives in Thredbo and I know the Snowy country well. The tea towel even has Canberra up in the top corner! There are lots of spots on this "tea towel map" that bring back nice memories. This fella is going to hang proudly on my wall.

A $3 tin for my short bread! I've been making short bread lately and have been putting the freshly baked biscuits into a chocolate tin. This tin is much better suited to the job.

My sister lives in Barcelona, but still has the odd bit of mail delivered to my house. The mail tends to get a little muddled with all my clutter, so this is my solution. $5 bought me a nice old tin for Aimee's letters!

Oh yes! This fella gets a big tick. I have been looking for the perfect bread keeper for aaaaages! I had trouble photographing the colour accurately. It's a really nice retro pink. The kind of pink you would find in an art deco bathroom. It did set me back $20, but I am ok with that. I think it was worth it.

A $5 picnic set, which I wont actually use as a picnic set. The plates are cute and I'm going to use them at home for sandwiches or salads. I think I will use the basket to store my scarfs in the summer and my swimmers in the winter.

Ooh and these are three really tiny Japanese whistles. They are super cute and just $2.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Experiments Around the House

As you may have noticed, I love Lullatone. So naturally I giggled my way through this video they posted on their website...

Cuckoo O'Clock

Last year I was outbid on an amazing little cuckoo clock on ebay. It was a handcrafted cuckoo version of the Hansel and Gretel house with a black cat on the roof. It was a very cool cuckoo clock indeed. Then on Christmas eve I was given a fantastic Cuckoo clock in excellent condition by my brother and his lady. I am saving the christmas clock for my new house though, so decided I will be needing a second cuckoo clock for my studio. I found a very nice one on etsy and bought it for $25 from Vintage Modern.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Good Luck Elephant

Recently Mel Stringer did a portrait of my friend Gemma... See it here. Today I purchased a teeny tiny elephant on an Etsy store. After I bought it, I recieved an email notification and noticed that it was Mel Stringer who made this little Ele-fella! (How I missed that major detail, I am not sure?) It was a nice surprise. I bought him for my sister as a birthday present. She lives in Spain so he will be travelling a long way to his new home. I highly recommend having a look at Mel Stringers Etsy shop. Well, time for bed! Night Night

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Happy Doggy

A night trip to Ikea led to the purchase of a new doona cover for little Dee. It was $10 and he absolutely loves it!