Tuesday, November 29, 2011

This week we have been thrilled to receive box after little box of beautiful and interesting little treasures. Quirky and fine. Surprisingly all have this theme running through, bright blue, warm brown and vivid yellow. These are the colours of summer sky, sand and sun. I was really inspired by them and in a matter of minutes this display was born. I love it when that happens. it sometimes takes a lot of time staring at the boxes and putting up and taking down. But every so often it's like the items do it themselves :) and I'm just along for the ride.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Japanese masking tape $6 each or 3 for $17

Flora Waycott Tea towels $25

Coral Resort Necklace $32

Chalk plates! $20 comes with chalk.

perfect gift for the foodie kitchen dweller.

made by little ol' me.

Yes my heart is full. With the delivery of a half a dozen bits of heaven that are Amy Butler handbags. UH! Simply one of the most influential fabric designers of the last 10 years her new handbags are no exception. The last two shipments we received sold out in a matter of days. Don't miss these.
As a gift for yourself or for someone that LOVES beautiful things any of these will be perfect. from simply perfect clutches to Gorgeous Large travel bags.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Ohhhhhhhh yes. We have them. The wonderful the most useful, the extremely cute, Washi tape!!! (Japanese Masking Tape) I am obsessed and i think i have used these babies in every way imaginable. If you are an avid sketcher, artist, designer or writer, than these are so very useful for you.
$6 each or a pack of 3 for $17 Come on in before they get snapped up by all the savvy uni students.

Have a lovely week.

x mindy

Friday, November 18, 2011

Our last Lucy Dip Craft Night of the year was this last Thursday. I decided on three mini projects with a xmas theme. The first project was decopage ornaments using vintage maps, music sheets or text. (time 45 minutes) The second was wee gift boxes (time 20 minutes) and the third paper lanters for votives. (time 10 minutes for a set of 4) Thank you to everyone who joined our Lucky Dip craft evenings this year! I have had a blast and you all have made it so rewarding for me. To see the joy and excitment you all have had for my projects gives me heaps of inspiration for next year.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Next to the pleasantly plump red suited guy there is nothing more christmasy than a gingerbread house. And one turned into MAAAAAANY houses. Our very own wintery village. All 9 kgs of icing sugar, 18 egg whites and 10 kgs of lollies of it. I know it is NOT winter on this end of the world but no matter how long i have been here in this lovely country, come xmas time my mind is transported to what i grew up knowing xmas to be. So many of my expat Brits, Canadian and fellow American customers and friends have a real soft spot for that sort of thing so this years xmas window is dedicated to you all. Young and old. To your inner child with wintry north pole endeavours. It took three days to complete. And I treasured everyone of them. Doing this with my kids was truly something i will never forget. Memories and hysterical laughs (most possibly from sugar inhalation).

I hope you'll come over to have a look and if you are driving by at night...its all lit up then too.

Lastly, I looked up from my desk this afternoon to spot an old man with a cane stopped in his tracks. he gingerly hung his walking cane on his arm while he searched in his pocket pulled out an old school snap camera and took a picture of the window display. Then he slowly walked away with a smile. I don't think i have ever been so proud of a display. It really touched me.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011


One of my all time favourite summer flowers. It is a Native to Zambia. Every single bit of this flower is exotic. Long lasting and definite WOW factor. They are in store now pick some up for the house.

We have gorgeous paper flowers, angels and lanters by Dutch stationery designer, Jurianne Matter. The kits come with a selection of different flowers in various colour combinations and have all sorts of uses. Stop in and we'll show ya how you can use these lil beauties. Perfect for xmas!!!