Lou Rota Plates | October 26, 2010

Vintage love plates by Lou Rota available at Not on the High St

posted under: Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Vintage Style

Lauren Moffatt Spring 2011 | October 22, 2010

Spotted Lauren Moffatt's Spring 2011 collection titled "The Honeymooner" on Oh Joy! and instantly fell in love!   

posted under: Fashion, Vintage Style

Circus Museum Vintage Posters | September 14, 2010

I could spend hours perusing the gorgeous vintage circus posters over at Circus Museum. Would love to have some of these on my walls.

{ via Lena Sjoberg }

posted under: Home Décor, Illustration, Vintage Style

Teaspoon Vintage | September 01, 2010

Love these little finds at Teaspoon Vintage.

posted under: Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Vintage Style

DIY Wedding "Hanky" Love Letters | August 30, 2010

I love the creative ways in which vintage handkerchiefs have been incorporated into weddings recently! Whether for Save the Dates, Invitations or simply for decoration- a collection of these hankies in various floral patterns creates such a beautiful, old-fashioned aesthetic.

Inspired by this concept, I designed some letter-writing paper sheets in the style of vintage hankies. Guests can pick them off a line to write little notes to the newlyweds and then hang them back up for display!

In the same vein as this previous DIY where I also explored the concept of 'Love Notes', these "Hanky" Love Letters are a unique guestbook alternative for your wedding.

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posted under: Do It Yourself, Free Stuff, Stationery, Vintage Style, Weddings

Craft & Colours | August 25, 2010

Some crafty bits that are inspiring me at the moment:

Top: During my lunch breaks, recently, I've been re-watching old episodes of Friends and have noticed a cute granny square pillow in Monica's apartment. Inspired, I went searching for something similar on the net and found this pic of a handmade pillow by Tracey Jeffrey. Cute!

Bottom: Steffani K of Sew with Sass was rummaging through her mother's fabric stash and happened across a box of authentic vintage Liberty of London fabrics! What a beautiful array of colours and patterns.

posted under: Craft, Vintage Style

A Wilderness For You and Me | August 17, 2010

Love these cute handmade gift tags from A Wilderness For You and Me.

posted under: Gift Ideas, Stationery, Vintage Style

Vintage Flowers | July 08, 2010

Vintage flower necklaces from Tamar and hairpins from Oh Hello Friend. Just lovely.

posted under: Fashion, Jewellery, Vintage Style

Summer Floral Gift Tags | June 22, 2010

On this side of the world we are entering the depths of winter. Cold and Grey. Dark and Rainy. Don't get me wrong it's not all bad. 'Tis the season of hot chocolate, toasty warm fireplaces and blanket snuggles. But I still prefer the summertime. I miss the sunshine.

Inspired by the enviable weather in the opposite hemisphere and some vintage floral fabric designs, I've created these summer-themed gift tags which I'm sharing with you all.  Bright and cheerful, I've personally found these designs uplifting during this dreary season.

Regardless of whether you're actually heading into summer or you're simply dreaming about it you might find these little tags come in handy for decorating homemade drinks, gift packages, wedding favours, bunches of flowers... whatever you can imagine.

Continue to grab your free downloads.

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posted under: Do It Yourself, Free Stuff, Gift Ideas, Vintage Style

Surprise... We Got Married! Part II: The Story & The Styling | April 15, 2010

So you've probably heard that Mark and I cheekily surprised all our guests with a civil wedding ceremony during our 'engagement' party. Well, the following article contains the whole story along with all the sweet little details of the event, styled by yours truly with the help of some very talented folk.

Just in case you're looking to create a similar style of event in Melbourne, I've also provided a detailed account of where to source all the bits and pieces and have compiled a list of some of the creatives in the industry you should know.

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posted under: Do It Yourself, Engagement Party, Parties, Photography, storytelling, Vintage Style, Weddings

A Fresh Coat of Paint | April 13, 2010

Well, it took awhile to dry but I'm really loving Eat Drink Chic's brand new coat of paint. I'm calling it the 'Sexy Salmon' edition. Feels like a brand new home.

Speaking of homes, have you met Constance? She's a cute vintage caravan for hire and she's mighty photogenic.

Constance was featured in this cute little book called My Cool Caravan with pictures by Hilary Walker.

Me-oh-my HIlary takes some adorable photographs.

posted under: Photography, storytelling, Vintage Style

A Special Day in 1977 | April 09, 2010

When my mother and father got married, it was in a registry office in Sydney with 10 guests. Simple, small and intimate.

My mother wore a beautiful floral summer dress that cost her $45. She carried three red roses.

They married on New Year's Eve 1977.  I arrived 2 years later...


Just thought I'd share this sweet, nostalgic moment with you all :)

I'm still eagerly awaiting the engagement photos. So much so I'm having dreams about it.

posted under: storytelling, Vintage Style, Weddings

60's Vintage Fabrics | April 05, 2010

I'm so inspired by the bright colours and bold patterns in these 60's vintage Scandinavian fabrics collected by Giddy Giddy. Don't they look amazing all together?

posted under: Fashion, Home Décor, Vintage Style

Deer and Bird Ornaments | December 01, 2009

Gorgeous vintage cookie-cutter inspired holiday ornaments by Art School Girl. Printed on super thick printer-remnant coaster stock. Available at Little Paper Planes.

posted under: Christmas, Home Décor, Stationery, Vintage Style

Found Object: Vintage Christmas Card | November 25, 2009

I popped into Chapel St Bazaar today and found this gorgeous vintage Christmas card from 1946!

I love the colour scheme and the adorable snowman in a tophat!

If you can find some good ones, vintage cards can be re-used to decorate your home or even gift packaging for the upcoming holidays.

posted under: Christmas, Found Objects, Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Stationery, Vintage Style

Olive's Friend Pop | November 16, 2009

I spotted this in the latest issue of Frankie mag and thought it was too adorable not to post! A collection of vintage-inspired clothing for little girls  by Olive's Friend Pop. They call it "nostalgic playwear". So cute!

posted under: Fashion, Kids, Vintage Style

Found Bottles and Flowers from my Mother's Garden | October 30, 2009

Today I thought I'd share with you some floral inspiration along with a 'show and tell' of my ever-expanding bottle collection! Continue for more details and pics!

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posted under: Found Objects, Home Décor, storytelling, The Apartment, Vintage Style

Found Objects: Gift Tags from Pepe's Paperie | October 13, 2009

Aren't these gift tags gorgeous? I found these little gems at Pepe's Paperie at Doncaster Shoppingtown. I was told that they were made by an employee. Such a subtle yet beautiful embellishment for any gift. More pics ahead!

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posted under: Found Objects, Gift Ideas, Stationery, Vintage Style

Recycled Vintage Floral Patterns | October 12, 2009

Currently, I've got vintage floral patterns on the brain...

TOP:  Ornamental butterflies recycled from old saucers from Lightly

BOTTOM: Notebooks from Mustertussi

posted under: Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Stationery, Vintage Style

Crazy for Vintage Printers Blocks | October 09, 2009

Love these fun, home made printers block stamps by The Upcycler.

Wooden thread bobbin handles- how inspired!! Check out the article here. Such a great DIY idea!

Also love these Toothbrush Holders found at Baileys Home and Garden (via Follow Studio)

posted under: Do It Yourself, Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Stationery, Typography, Vintage Style
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