Bits from my week... | May 21, 2013

The planter collection is growing...

Pretty new top from Swan Emporium...

This is what my brain looks like...

Having some fun designing gift tags and wrap and embellishing with my Motex label maker. Collect your freebies inside this post!

What are you doing on that darn computer again? Gimme attention!

Received a bunch of red roses with the sweetest note...

Read on to collect your freebies!

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posted under: Do It Yourself, Fashion, Free Stuff, Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Our Home, Stationery, storytelling, Sukie

My Recent Travels... | May 20, 2013

Had one of those days, recently, where I kept finding all these awesome things.... so I thought I'd do a huge link dump, get it all out of my system!

summer lookbook | planters | card | skirt

ss2013 collection | cushion | shoes | blouse

silk scarf | tights 

( all photos from their respective websites )

XO
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posted under: Fashion, Home Décor, Stationery

Mixed Bag... | May 15, 2013

Kilim Birds in Hot Pink Cushion from Frankie and Swiss

Pink Paper Poppy from amor y locura

Hand Turned Table Lamp by Douglas and Bec

Oh Happy Day card by Ma and Grandy (via Frankie)

Outfit by American Retro and Alexander Terekhov

Bamileke Feather Headdress in Turquoise from Safari Fusion

Jai Cross Artwork from Fenton and Fenton

Carved Wood Coffee Table from West Elm (New shop open in Sydney!!)

Elroy Mug from Freedom

Lila Chair from Urban Outfitters

XO
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posted under: Fashion, Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Mixed Bag, Stationery

The Pretty Things | May 14, 2013

I'm at a loss for words today.

In my flu-ridden downtime, over the last couple of weeks, there was an abundance of words. And so I wrote- A lot. And now I'm fresh out.

I hope to share those words with you someday... but I'm not quite ready yet. Best to stick with the pretty things...

I designed these gift tags quite awhile ago. Not sure why I've taken so long to share them with you! If you like them, you can download them inside this post.

Oh, and the pretty raindrop giftwrap (shown above) is a free printable from Mini Eco.

Speaking of pretty things, I have an obsession with quirky and unique planters at the moment. Would love to cover the top of our bar with a huge cluster of them! I found the one shown above at Mr. Kitly. Such a lovely store. I never leave empty-handed.

Also, I recently chopped up an old Gorman brochure for the gorgeous patterns. What do you think- frame them? Make gift tags... or envelope liners?

I have to say, I am actually enjoying Autumn and the return of the cooler weather. It's nice to watch the daily, yellow foliage showers in our backyard. Although, perhaps not quite as nice to have to sweep them up...

Thanks to those who sent well wishes! I'm feeling a lot better now. No more 'fuzzyhead' and I'm feeling all inspired again! :)

Oh, and don't forget to read on if you want to grab your freebies!

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posted under: Do It Yourself, Free Stuff, Home Décor, Our Home, Stationery, storytelling, Sukie

Stuff and Tea Towels | May 09, 2013

I turned to Mark the other night and had a big fat whinge about how I didn't think this flu would ever go away and I would feel like this forever. Long Emphatic Sigh. 

Sorry for the lack of updates recently... it's hard to impart inspiration when your brain's gone seriously whackadoo. 

I am extremely grateful for all the kind and encouraging comments on my last post! You guys rock! I truly have such wise, insightful and beautiful readers. The overwhelming response was, when it comes to this blog I should 'do what makes me happy' and just 'follow my heart' and even though this advice may seem simple and obvious, I think I just needed to hear it! Thank-you for your support! xo

So, I'm off now. I will be attempting to master the art of being non-productive (so I can get over this bug) but before I leave- Do you like the above drawing by David Shrigley? It is available as a tea towel at Third Drawer Down... I think it's kinda cute.

XO
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posted under: Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Kitchenware, storytelling, Typography

Just some random things... | May 02, 2013

I guess it's probably not a good idea to write a blog post when one can't think straight. It's probably the flu, or hormones, or lack of proper nutrition (I think I had chocolate for breakfast yesterday... and lunch ). More likely, it's some hideous cocktail of all of these things. I'm going to do it anyway.

I'm on the couch today, a tissue box beside me, a quilt wrapped around me, the Codral has just kicked in and I'm staring at this stunning new treasure that has recently made its way into our life.  

Over the weekend, Mark and I found a beautiful Indian sideboard at Fenton and Fenton and were quick to snatch it up. It arrived yesterday morning and it is just PERFECT. In typical 'Amy' fashion, before I could even rip the price tag off it, I immediately started placing various knick-knacks on top and shuffling them around. Ahh... the styling possibilities. I'm gonna have some fun with this one...

And how wonderful to have all this incredibly useful new storage space at my disposal.

So here's the thing I'm really confused about at the moment. I started my Sundayland tumblr recently in an attempt to create a photo journal of a more personal, less polished nature. The truth is, I would love to take this blog in the same direction. As a result, I am experiencing big-time confusion as to where to post my content these days! I would love to hear your thoughts on the issue. Would you like to see more content of a personal nature, my home decorating pursuits, my creative process, on Eat Drink Chic? What is it about this blog that you most enjoy?

In other random news...

Do you remember this cutlery tag project? Well, I've gone back to hacking my Jamie mag to decorate these amber bottles. Newspaper kinda works well too...

Above is a pic of our purple vintage bar, an impulse purchase from a few years back. For the longest time it was just this big, superfluous object that was kinda cool but didn't quite fit in anywhere. Consequently, it was shuffled around the house in an aimless fashion, finally settling by our living room windows. Strangely enough, the addition of the new sideboard to our living room has actually balanced it quite nicely and made it feel more like it's part of the room. I think I've grown to love it again.

Our living room is starting to take shape.... slowly.

Have a happy weekend everybody! :)

XO
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posted under: Home Décor, Our Home, storytelling, Sundayland

Sunday Flowers | April 29, 2013

Mark and I decided to take a trip to the People's Market on Sunday. We filled up on gumbo soup, shrimp po'boy and some 'Wonderbaos'.

We also dropped by to visit Mel (the artist responsible for the stunning floral arrangements at our wedding) in her beautiful flower shop in East Brunswick. I am completely in love with her style. She has a wonderful design eye and is just so inventive... you can see more of her work on her blog. Picked up one of her poseys to brighten up our home!

In other news, I think I've finally caught the cold that's been going around. I've got 'fuzzyhead' and I'm moving very slowly this week... blegh.

XO
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posted under: Home Décor, Melbourne Chic, Our Home, storytelling, Weddings

Cat Tipi | April 26, 2013

Ok, so I'm not really a cat person, but after seeing these ridiculously cute Cat Tipis, I really wish I was! Can I just get one anyway?

{ photos from Cat Tipi website. via DailyCandy }

XO
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posted under: Gift Ideas, Home Décor

Erin Lightfoot | April 18, 2013

Pretty handmade porcelain jewellery and vases from Australian designer Erin Lightfoot. See more in her shop!

{ photos from Erin Lightfoot website }

XO
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posted under: Fashion, Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Jewellery

Mixed Bag... | April 15, 2013

Cushion from Lumiere Art + Co.

Ombre spot magnets from Typo

Bedding- Ashley G for Urban Outfitters

Outfit from Dear Creatures Spring 2013 Collection

Mina Perhonen mini bag at Mr Kitly

Ceramic cups by Leah Jackson at Mr Kitly (Unfortunately some of these are sold out but aren't they gorgeous nonetheless?)

Card by Sugar Paper for Goop

Hand-painted pine wood keychain from Nane  (via Frankie)

XO
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posted under: Fashion, Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Mixed Bag, Stationery

Collecting Rainbows... | April 11, 2013

As a three year Anniversary gift from Mark's parents we received a beautiful new bed! It's perfect- super comfy and not at all conducive to early risings.

Our bedroom, presently very bare and bathed in an over-abundance of white, was screaming for just a little something to fill the void. So I draped a string of colourful lights over my bedside ladder shelf. It's just added that little bit of warmth and fun. I think it's a cute temporary solution!

Speaking of colours... whilst out and about recently I just had to take a happy snap when I was confronted with the unexpected sight of a beautiful rainbow of balloons at the entrance to a car wash. There really should be more of these around.

XO
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posted under: Home Décor, Our Home, storytelling

Mixed Bag... | April 08, 2013

Star print scarf from Country Road

Photo of Brigitte Bardot

Spun pendant light by Evie

Claude Walnut Gossip Bench Set from Jonathan Adler

tooth&nail leather pouches by designer Georgie Cummings

Pack a Picnic Champagne Box from Kate Spade

Globe-Trotter Centenary suitcase from J.Crew

XO
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posted under: Fashion, Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Mixed Bag, Travel

Anais & I | April 05, 2013

Adorable balloon animal cushions from Anais & I.

XO
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posted under: Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Kids

Mixed Bag... | April 04, 2013

Notebook from Kate Spade's Saturday

Design Stockholm House work light gold pendant available at Vincent2

Neon raindrops cushion from Ferm Living

Gold pouch from Baggu 

Love this cute flag prop used in the Des Petits Hauts ss13 campaign.

'Lila jug' in dustry mint from Toast

'Leprechaun Lynch' nail polish from Scotch Naturals

'Claudine' duffel tote bag from Country Road

Middle of Nowhere 'Malmo' yellow stool spotted at Crate Expectations

'Tippi' skirt from Toast

'Hold me Tight' tear pillow from blabla

XO
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posted under: Fashion, Home Décor, Kids, Mixed Bag, Stationery, Tableware

Life Tastes Better with Sprinkles | March 28, 2013

For our Australia Day BBQ back in Jan, I put together this little Ice-Cream Sundae bar. (Yes, I am obsessed with Sundae bars.) It is now a permanent fixture in our home.

It may appear to be intended for small children but no, it, in fact, catered for full-grown adults. All of the objects I've used to style it are part of my own collection because, basically, I am a large child. This table design is totally a manifestion of my colourful, eclectic and exceedingly infantile mind. 

And yes, perhaps including a pic of Audrey Hepburn these days is a tad cliché, but I don't care, she's awesome. (It was a toss up between her and Audrey Tautou.)

Oh and, by the way, if you ever plan to use plastic amber bottle dispensers for your toppings, don't get anything too thick- it will be a massive fail :(

I'm so in love with my test tube rack of colourful sprinkles! (I've re-used some old Happy Lab tubes.)

Confetti sprinkles are the bomb.

Happy Easter/Passover weekend everybody! :)

XO
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posted under: Bits of Happy, Do It Yourself, Entertaining, Home Décor, Our Home, Parties, storytelling

Mixed Bag... | March 24, 2013

Always and Forever card from Rifle Paper Co.

Making Shapes necklace by Stampel

Yellow Astrid chair from Anthropologie

3 to 2 tee by Alice McCall

Photo of us- Almost 3 years since our magical wedding. Happy Anniversary for the 28th, love of my life! xo

Confetti dot cake server from Leif

Drinking the stars comb from Ban.do

Pastel Playon Crayon from Big Dreams

Langazela cushion from Safari Fusion

Bow ikon shopper from Ted Baker

Face it pillow from Lucky Boy Sunday

XO
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posted under: Fashion, Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Jewellery, Kids, Mixed Bag, storytelling, Tableware

While we're on the subject of cushions... | March 18, 2013

I have always been completely in love with Lucky Boy Sunday and their cute and whimsical soft toys. Their latest summer collection is just as delightful as always and, in particular, I'm loving their adorable cushions. How about you?

{ photos from Lucky Boy Sunday }

XO
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posted under: Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Kids

Cushion Love | March 18, 2013

From left to right: Gorman, Martinich&Carran (via The Design Files), Freedom, Beci Orpin for Urban Outfitters, Steven Womack for Society6, Safari Fusion

XO
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posted under: Gift Ideas, Home Décor

The Little Things | March 15, 2013

Sometimes simply taking a moment to tend to the little details in life- like brightening up an empty wall with a colourful tote, a string of twinkly lights and a decorative wooden star- can really lift your mood and make you smile...

Happy Friday everybody! :)

XO
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posted under: Bits of Happy, Happy Workspace, Home Décor, Our Home, storytelling

Mixed Bag... March 15, 2013 | March 15, 2013

Cloud Napkin holder from Ikea (I use mine as a letter holder on my desk!)

Love the gorgeous colour block pots from Pop Plant.

Lamp from Fenton and Fenton (I liked it so much I bought one for our living room).

This retro style chair from Freedom is definitely on my wishlist.

Red Bird origami patchwork cushion from Kissen Studio.

Yellow Alarm Dock from Areaware (such a clever idea).

Star paper cup from My Little Day.

Recycled Leather Fuchsia Tablet folder from Paper Thinks (I want!!)

Black Heart Wall Flag from Pony Rider.

Pixagon Rug from Fenton and Fenton.

XO
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posted under: Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Mixed Bag, Parties, Tech Accessories
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