Nine... | July 04, 2013

one | two | three | four | five | six | seven | eight | nine

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posted under: Fashion, Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Kitchenware, Nine, Stationery, Tableware

FREE Pie Chart Gift Tags | July 02, 2013

If you've been following Eat Drink Chic recently you'll probably have noticed that gift tags are a bit of an obsession of mine at the moment. I think it's because they're like cute little works of art. Simple in concept, practical and also an opportunity to explore all kinds of 'graphicky' goodness! 

Inspired partly by the colourwheel and partly by these awesome Pie Chart Stickies from Present and Correct, I set out to design gift tags in a similar vein. Above is what I came up with!

I recently used one of these tags to embellish a friend's birthday gift packaging. I also cut out little semi circles from some gold stickers to decorate the wrap. And just in case you're curious as to what was inside the package- it was a copy of The Hand Book and a set of nail art brushes which I picked up from Lulu.

Tackling some nail art has been on the bucket list for awhile, so I actually bought a copy of both the book and brushes for myself and for my friend! Of course, if I'm feeling lazy (a strong possibility), I might pop round to Trophy Wife Nail Art and just get them done for me. So many inspiring designs...

Read on to download your freebies!

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posted under: Do It Yourself, Free Stuff, Gift Ideas, Parties, storytelling

Chive | July 02, 2013

I'm always on the lookout these days for interesting vessels for flowers or plants, so it was such a thrill to find this in my inbox! So many beautiful modern vases from Chive. Can you pick a favourite? I've found myself drawn to the wall dots - lots of pretty colours to choose from!

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posted under: Entertaining, Gift Ideas, Home Décor

Mixed Bag... | July 01, 2013

cushion |  tote | votives | pendant light |  artwork | bird |  ceramics | planter | sofa | shoe

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posted under: Artwork, Fashion, Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Mixed Bag

FREE Happy Summer Printables on 'Oh Happy Day' | June 27, 2013

Absolutely thrilled to have a project up on Oh Happy Day today!! Free summer-themed printables to create gift tags, embellish giftwrap, create garlands... whatever your heart desires.

I've long been a fan of Jordan and her gorgeous blog Oh Happy Day so it really was an honour to create this project for her.

Go take a peek and grab your freebies now!

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posted under: Do It Yourself, Free Stuff, Gift Ideas, Oh Happy Day, Parties

Apres Ski 2013 Collection | June 25, 2013

Après Ski's 2013 collection looks like pretty candy. Doncha think?

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posted under: Gift Ideas, Jewellery

Important Message for all RSS Subscribers... | June 24, 2013

I can be a huge procrastinator. I have a tendency to leave things to the last minute, especially boring housekeeping stuff. 

Case in point...

For those who subscribe to my RSS feed for updates to this site, you may have heard that Google Reader goes bye bye as of July 1st. Yep, not much time left. If you haven't already, it's time to jump ship!! 

I highly recommend Feedly as a replacement. Its simple and clean interface makes it an absolute joy to browse through your subscriptions.

Alternatively, sign up for email updates to my site (see the left column of my site) or follow my Twitter or Facebook. I do hope you'll continue reading Eat Drink Chic! 

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posted under: Blog Stuff

Bits of Happy... | June 24, 2013

Thought I'd start the day on a cheery note with an explosion of colourful crafty bits.

Recent acquisitions: Polyhedra Rubber Stamps from Present and Correct. Color Pop Diary by Standard Number picked up locally from Lulu.

Happy Tuesday!

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posted under: Bits of Happy, Craft, Happy Workspace, Stationery

Random Lovelies.. | June 21, 2013

I haven't tackled one of these posts in awhile.... you know, the random mish-mash of details from our home. So I figured it was probably time :)

Firstly, my obsession with bowls has gone a tad out of control. What you see above, is not the complete collection, mind you. They're just so dang pretty. I can't resist.

I just need to find a creative way to display them all.

My latest weakness, however, is for pot plants. A growing collection currently inhabits the top of our bar.

Ok, let's face it, this is merely an excuse to collect interesting planters and feed my insatiable hunger for pretty ceramics. Shh... don't tell anyone.

I went to The Collectors Corner at Gardenworld earlier this week with the intention of buying an airplant. I was completely overwhelmed by the sheer variety. Who knew? I waded through hundreds of succulents, cacti and airplants and eventually (whilst on the brink of a head explosion) settled on the succulent below and the prettiest airplant I could find (far right on the bar).

Gardenworld is a plant-lovers paradise. For a mere dabbler, such as myself, it can be a tad overwhelming but still very much worth the visit!

And in other random lovelies...

Saturday lunch. Boiled eggs, spring onion, Simon Johnson mayo, spelt toast. Yum.

Oh, and my gift tag obsession continues... This time I'm using images from an old Ted Baker catalogue.

And it just wouldn't be right to not include a little 'Sukie' in here...

It's funny, the unique vernacular that starts to develop within a household. For example, Sukie takes meds each morning. To make these more palatable, we thickly envelop them in peanut butter. Mark has nicknamed her meds "Scooby Snacks". The mere mention of those words and Sukie becomes a frantic mess. Probably because he also lets her lick the spoon when she's finished!

Sukie, like most dogs, understands the word 'Walk'. So, to avoid any premature paw stamping, circular jumping, and tail wag action,  Mark has started to get creative when discussing the activity. Each time, he uses different code words. It started with "Are you ready to monkey the monkey?" but, in recent times, I'm pretty sure I caught him saying "You ready to hand-crochet the alabaster?". Go figure.

Do you remember when I bought this lovely print by Mia Oatley? I forgot to mention that I got it framed. Wowsers. How is it that the framing is about a zillion times more expensive than the artwork itself? Looks pretty though. I have yet to decide where to hang it...

And that's all the news! If you like this kinda jazz, visit Sundayland.

Happy Friday everybody! :)

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

Wooden Popsicles from Anthropologie | June 21, 2013

How pretty are these wooden popsicles from Anthropologie?! By Johnny Hermann.

Green | OrangeMulti-colouredPink

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posted under: Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Parties

T2 Tea Canisters | June 19, 2013

Pretty patterned tea canisters from T2. Love!

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posted under: Home Décor, Kitchenware

Two Beautiful Shops... | June 17, 2013

Recently I stumbled upon a couple of beautiful online shops...

Trish and co. (shown above) has a current collection that is inspired by "The curious gardener" and consists of lovely botanical themed wares.

Olive Manna is actually an old favourite of mine. I haven't visited in awhile and was surprised to find lots of pretty new things like this gorgeous fabric rope and barkboard.

Someone needs to stop me from this, recently developed, online shopping addiction.

{ photos from their respective websites }

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posted under: Gift Ideas, Outdoors, Stationery, Tableware

iPhone Cases from Pencil Shavings Studio | June 11, 2013

Yummy iPhone cases from Pencil Shavings Studio. Loving their Painter's Palette and Ikat collections...

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posted under: Gift Ideas, Happy Workspace, Tech Accessories

Inky Co. Wrapping Paper | June 11, 2013

Pretty new giftwrap from Inky Co.

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posted under: Gift Ideas, Stationery

Sunday in Pictures | June 11, 2013

 

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posted under: Food, Melbourne Chic, storytelling, Sundayland

Gorman Adventure Sneakers | June 07, 2013

Above are just a few of the gorgeous sneakers produced by Gorman in collaboration with talented artists such as Ellie Malin, Beci Orpin, Ashley Goldberg, Kat McCleod, Miranda Skoczek.... the list goes on. There's less than a day to place a bid on these one-of-a-kind art pieces (not to be worn!) so hurry in. (Yes, I'm late to the party on this one). All proceeds go to charity.

Have a great weekend folks! :)

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posted under: Artwork, Fashion

Mixed Bag... | June 06, 2013

napkins | oxfords | tiger cushion (via the design files) | leopard cushion | moustache | mask | tag | straws | dog | de clieu | mousepad | coaster 

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posted under: Fashion, Home Décor, Melbourne Chic, Mixed Bag, Parties, Photography, Stationery, Tableware

Pretty Paper | June 05, 2013

Confetti | Pink dots | Watercolour

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posted under: Gift Ideas, Love at First Sight, Stationery

Some pretty things for the home... | June 04, 2013

ceramic vases | wall hooks

{ all photos from their respective websites }

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posted under: Gift Ideas, Home Décor

Mixed Bag... | May 30, 2013

shoes | escort card | star dominoes | shades | tumbler | girl's dress | postcard | paperweight | vase

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posted under: Entertaining, Fashion, Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Kids, Mixed Bag, Parties, Stationery, Tableware, Weddings
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