Sunday, October 14, 2012

Bag a bargain



When I create a design with a feature that's been a bit of a challenge to create structurally I like to hang on to the original samples as a bit of a 'catalogue', however that is starting to prove challenging space wise. To create some room on the studio shelves I've just loaded some of these designs on the site at a tiny $10 each + postage. There are also some of the remaining designs from the popular 'bale of wool' series at this price. You could pop these away for next winter or send them to the Northern Hemisphere for Christmas gifts! Browse what's available here.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Welcome Spring!



Mini May featured in some shots of new designs for the Aussie Summer - a 2 toned pale blue door right near the studio was the perfect backdrop!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

50% off Friday!

Like a bit of a bargain? We've just created a 'Facebook Deals' category for our online store and we've kicked off with a Friday Frenzy of 50% to say goodbye to Winter and make room for some new designs on our shelves!
Simply visit our Facebook page to grab the code and then jump on over to select a great design at half price - stocks are limited and this offer is valid until midnight on Friday (31/8/12). Happy shopping...

Sunday, July 22, 2012

On Lyssy May's shelf today...

A small sign of Spring - hello yellow jonquil!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sunshine on my window

I never tire of looking at the big warehouse window that lets in the light to the Lyssy May studio. The mood changes with the light and today was a gorgeous day to particularly enjoy the bunting that my dear friend Shannon made for me way back when I moved in - it still looks super charming!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

God save the Queen (and vintage buttons!)

This week's Queen's Jubilee celebrations reminded me that I had recently acquired this pin from her 1953 Corination tour of Australia that was amongst a treasure trove of vintage buttons that belonged to my Great Aunt Heather in North Queensland.

10 years ago I was living in London at this time and fondly remembered the 50th celebrations - no one does street bunting like the English!

Head on over to our facebook page for details on how you can recieve a Jubilee discount when you shop with Lyssy May this week!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Lyssy May in Ballarat this Sunday!

The design exchange market is on @ the mining exchange (Ballarat) this Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM. Lyssy May is looking forward to heading to regional Victoria!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

New lease of life

So excited! This gorgeous bird was canvas worked in wool by my Grandmother in the 70's for my mother. It has always been in my family home in a gold frame that was 'of it's time' but as a housewarming gift I have been fortunate to find it now in my little home with a brand new frame. It has a new lease of life that allows the bird to dance in it's vibrant colours dance once more.


Framing by Graphic Impressions Hawthorn - who I may say have the most stunning range of mirrors too.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Chalk it Up

Since the last kitchen post there's been a few more changes! A floating shelf has been added to the alcove (less than $30 from Bunnings) but also a touch of chalkboard paint in Grasshopper ($23 for a small tin from Porters) on one wall is a handy brightener. The calendar was a find in NYC at the American Folk Art Museum which has instructions on the reverse side of each month on how to make the pages into little trinket boxes.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Friday the 13th Free Shipping

Lucky for some!
Head over to our Facebook page for details on how to receive a free postage offer for Friday the 13th. x

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Kitsch in the Kitchen

hmmm...today Lyssy May was meant to be doing her book keeping but instead decided to play in her new kitchen. Well, the kitchen isn't new (it is indeed very tired), and if you were thinking that sounds like a day of blissful cooking - wrong again. Lyssy May's idea of play is to potter for hours  arranging knick knacks. 

A new sleek kitchen is envisaged however until the lotto Gods descend to pay for a renovation the interim solution is to have a little fun with the space to unleash some hyper-sweet accents to brighten it up. Fortunately pretty bits and pieces are not in shortage from years of collecting and receiving gifts that people knew were just a little bit Lyssy May!
Cath Kidston china with Womens Weekly Retro Cookbook
(the book was a fabulous score for Xmas!)
Fridges can be quite boring - have dressed mine up with a tea towel bought at the Imperial War Museum in London about 10 years ago. They also had the 'Keep Calm' ones - who knew back then it would have such a resurgence!
The kitchen has a little nook that has no end of possibilities when I finally redesign it. In the meantime have popped a chair in the corner and hanging above it is a gingham apon my mother made at school which she also embroidered - when I was little I used to wear it for play - now I quite like it for display!
Even the top of the fridge is not safe! Bison bowls and a favourite cow money box have found a new home for the moment along with a shopper I bought from Esprit years ago - still going strong!
And this is the start of the top of the side buffet in the living area - a lot more demure! I don't think it will stay like this but I've never before had the chance to properly display this retro coffee set that I rescued from nearly going into a garage sale many years ago. My mother bought it before she was married and used to buy a piece every week with her wage - the story was too good for me to lose just as much as the set itself!