Sunday, February 27, 2011

Flea Market Find

I've pulled out of my closest a dear and treasured flea market find from many years ago. I bought this at a vintage warehouse in Melbourne and pull it out every chance I get when winter descends. Whilst it's quite beady and certainly not to everyone's taste, I tone it down by wearing a black singlet or t-shirt underneath with black pants.

I've never been very good at explaining material or the style of clothes - in fact I'm absolutely hopeless. The best I can give you is that I think this is angora, lined with silk with a delicate beaded pattern. Those far more eloquent than I, feel free to embellish on this mediocre description! After all, its so luxurious to wear and I've by no means given it justice!

For more flea market finds head over to Sophie's.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Vintage Chic

Hello inspiration! I recently tripped over Robin Wallace's website and landed in heaven. She oozes charm and sophistication and does so with an extremely tight purse string. 

A single mum, brain tumour survivor, swing dancing, thrifty goddess. 

As she puts it so eloquently, "it's where economics, sustainability and expression meet style". 
How much would you expect to pay for this stylish good old fashioned work ethic? Just $24.75. 
For all things vintage and chic, check out her website:

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Flea Market Finds

Who doesn't love the old anodised aluminium travel cups? Just looking at them fills me with nostalgia of picnics on the side of the road, pulling over for a quick cuppa and sandwich on our way to see our cousins in Bodalla.

Still in fantastic condition and housed in this wonderfully worn leather case, I was very excited to find them at my local oppy. 

All of $5 was parted. Such a meager price for the memories its evoked. 

For more flea market finds, head over to Sophie's.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

My creative space

Simple re-purposing exercise today. Didn't have the heart to throw out all the beautiful Christmas cards we received this year so I cut off the covers and re-purposed them as swing tag cards.

Have tucked them away to place on my presents next year.

For more creative spaces, head over here.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Where have you been all my life?

I'm loving my new camera. It has opened up a whole new world for me. Whilst the kids were playing in the backyard, a family of dragonflies descended on our garden.

Playing around with the speed shutter and telephoto lens, I managed to capture these images. 
 This camera makes any novice shot look great. Can't wait to take some photos of ordinary things down at the beach.