Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Sisters' Market this Saturday

If you are in Melbourne this Saturday it would be great to see you at the Sisters' Market, Brunswick Town Hall from 10 am to 4 pm. Lots of gorgeous wares to browse!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

History Lesson

Recently Lyssy May has had the immense pleasure of working with pages from 1920's & 1930's editions of the Queensland Times to create a series of bespoke wallets for Province Modern Country in Ipswich. The owner of the store, Naomi, discovered the newspapers when renovating her Queenslander.

Locals have been loving the ability to take home a piece of history with their beautiful advertisements and compelling articles about the turbulent times of war. A favourite in the latest batch features an advertisement for "King Tea". Whilst the love of a good cup of tea is still shared amongst females I am sure the words of this ad are highly unlikely to make an appearance decades later...."to be known as the perfect hostess is the rightful aim of every good housewife"!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Busy as a Bee

I do love a little weekend adventure and have just returned after a couple of days in Canberra. I lived there for a couple of years when I first left uni (let's just say I didn't last long as a public servant but do miss that 'flexi time'!). I hadn't been back in over 10 years and as I was greeted by hot hair balloons drifting above the lake on my drive in from the airport and I remembered how pretty and relaxed Canberra can be. After a leisurely breakfast at Manuka it was off to the The Ballets Russes exhibit at the National Gallery which is an amazing insight into the world of costume design and the condition and detail of the designs is stunning. I also popped in to one of Thea's stockists , The Bodhi Leaf, which is a gorgeous eco store in Braddon that also is home to a couple of other cute and quirky stores. There I purchased a beautiful handmade bees wax candle by queen b (photo courtesy of website above). It is fantastic to find a funky take on the bees wax candle - I adore that aroma!  Lots of laughs and catching up with friends plus a brilliant Saturday night at the Enlighten Festival all made for a great break. There is more to that town than politicians - thank goodness!