Friday, October 29, 2010

Christmas is coming!.....

I LURRRRV CHRISTMAS!...It was a day made especially for the likes of me! In fact the meaning of my name {Natalie} is "Christmas Child"! So there, I was stamped to embrace all aspects of Christmas from the day I was born...:)

Here is a sneak peek of some of the delightful Christmas goodies that are beginning to creep into Nest!....
Beautiful hand made decorations by Brenda of "Red Stitch Designs"

Delicate paper decorations..Inexpensive and PERFECT treats for slipping in Xmas cards...Ideal for friends on the mainland or overseas!

"Night before Christmas" candles by my longtime favourite, "Glasshouse'...This year presented in a STUNNING antique look glass jar....
Classic, letter pressed, Tasmanian made tags and gift cards by Narelle of "Ruby Victoria Letterpress. Narelle's tags can actually be seen in the latest 'peppermint' magazine!!
So please pop in and delight in these little Christmas treasures....and keep posted...more spesh things arriving soon!!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Dear little birds...Oh dear....

Today, I'm sitting here feeling a little sad.....I was so excited! I had a pair of little swallows busily working the last week or so creating a home under my awning..They were nesting at Nest !...However, late yesterday afternoon, just after I had taken these photos that I was going to use in a post to celebrate the arrival of my new little family, something caught my eye.... was the little mud construction as it went crashing to the ground :(

These photos show the little entwined soft spot I managed to salvage off the path.
So much effort put in to be gone in a second......
One thing I feel grateful for is that there wasn't already a little family residing there...
Fly away birdies...I think you need a safer place to nest......

Monday, October 25, 2010

Snippets of "Nest"

Here are some pics of "Nest"
Sooo lucky to be on the sunny side of the street :)
Ask Alice Stationery and Pili Pala pendants and tea towels

Beautiful pieces from Geneine Honey of "Love"

Journal covers and fabric clutches, "The Rabbit and the Duck"
Have a lovely week ! xx

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Bursting to Share!!

Yesterday a young lady came into my store, looked around for a while and turned to me with the biggest grin and said, "Everywhere I look, your shop makes me smile".........That was the biggest compliment I could ever receive..Lets me know I'm doing my job right :)..Lovin my little Nest x

Monday, October 18, 2010

Bright "Bowls" of Fluff!

As you know, I'm in love with a lot of things :)...but these, I'm REALLY in love with!!! These beautiful bowls have been felted (by my request) by a very clever lady named Tish....They feel so soft and tactile and are perfect for placing all those fiddly, scratchy bits that can easily damage precious furniture pieces....Perfect home for the keys!..

The first set Tish made me didn't even make it off the counter! A lovely lady bought them to use as stacking cups for a toddler...How special is that! A gift that can then continue with a useful purpose into adulthood.

Also by Tish, felted Bird Garlands

To feel them is to love them, and with a delightful array of naturals and brights there is sure to be a set that you will fall in love with too....

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Win a "Fat Sparrow'!!

I must say, I had so much fun with my last give away, here is another!!

This one has come about after a conversation I had with one of my gorgeous customers last weekend who comically told me the story of her attempt to make her ' fat sparrow', she named Princeton!...It got me to thinking, I'd love to see the end results of these little craft projects! So...from now until the end of December, anybody who purchases a fat sparrow kit will go in the draw to win the little guy in the photo below! He was kindly donated by the clever Tonia Gretschmann, the lovely young lady behind "The Paper Shed", the creator of the Fat Sparrow kits and others...The only catch is that you will need to send me a pic! :0)

An assortment of colours to choose from!

Win me!!!!!!!

And for all of you who would love to take part but are unable to make it into Nest personally, for $14 including postage, I would be more than happy to post a kit out to you! Just email ( with your details and colour preference and you'll be in the running to win this very cute little birdy ...Thanks again Tonia!! x

Monday, October 11, 2010

Nest Hearts a Beautiful Brooch

There is no denying I cannot resist a gorgeous brooch! These little timber numbers are by the husband and wife team, Kara and Kyle Hughes-Odgers, of Perth label," White Square"....Please also notice in the middle pic, "Ask Alice Stationery"...(of which I recently received new stock and designs).These two items would make a lovely gift paired together! Typewriters, owls, paper planes all round!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Proud to present " Magoolie Designs"

With my love for "all white" and textural, I was instantly taken by the beautiful jewellery handcrafted in Tassie , by Julie Hoddy of Magoolie Designs. Made from Southern Ice Porcelain (even the name of the material sounds divine!) these stunning pieces appeal to all ages.....

And if you like some colour, Julie also creates gorgeous earrings on silver hoops and brooches that are reminiscent of vintage pink, blue and white china...Perfect compliments to those Spring and Summer outfits....

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Through the Eyes of a Child...

I just wanted to share these images with you...They were taken by my 12 year old step daughter..She has a keen interest in photography and I envy her being able to "play" with a camera and experiment at such a young age..(No such thing as digital when I was 12!!)..I may be bias, and this is only a sample, but I think she definately has an artistic eye...

Friday, October 1, 2010

And the Winner is!.........

Thank you to all those that took the time to leave a comment on my post...Drawn under STRICT supervision (By my husband! :) ), I am very pleased to announce the lucky winner of September's give away is.............

Drum roll please.......

Congratulations Rachel!!! If you would like to email me your details, this little parcel below will be in the post and on it's way to you!

And thank you again to everyone for following my blog. Please keep reading and stay tuned, I like these give aways! That was fun!! xx