Tuesday, November 30, 2010

24 Sleeps!!!

As our kiddies "ripped" (!) into their advent calenders this morning, it was a very subtle reminder that the countdown has begun! ...For that special girl in your life how about something from "That Vintage" ......A beautiful timber collection created by talented Tasmanian designer, Sophie Hill. Her latest 'woodland creature' theme sits beautifully at Nest where all things critter orientated seem to appear :)


pendants and rings

Quite simply, as quoted by Sophie herself, "That Vintage designs are made with love and really, that is all that's needed".......

Monday, November 29, 2010

Gorgeous Granny Squares

I'm sorry but my photos just don't do justice to the beautiful colours in these little cuties....
Stunning hand crocheted necklaces created by the lovely Sandra Shepherd..Sandra, currently living in Brisbane and frequently visiting our little Penguin town, is soon to become a local! Well.. a down south local,..... but still a local! Sandra also makes me little bunnies :) and her earrings are her latest creation....The work in them has to be seen to be believed...they are absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Through the Window...

I just wanted to share my Christmas window with you all...Penguin has its Christmas Parade Friday the 3rd December so it was time to get organised and prepare for the festivities!!
Big Christmas tags designed by Vicky of "In my pencil case"
Original and handmade!
"Big eyed Bunny" handmade by Grace of 'Oh JOI!'
Handwoven "Cradle" basket by Janine Morris of
Second Sister........
Porcelain Pear ornaments by Julie Hoddy of Magoolie Designs
Doily delights by Rosie of Notions

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Heaven in a Cupcake!

As my dear friends know...I LOVE CAKE! :) I organised these beautiful culinary works of art recently for my gorgeous friend's birthday...which I cant believe I missed!!! Hence I had some major sucking up to do...lol... I'm still so very sorry Wen!

These little delicacies were made by the lovely Sky Muir of "Cakes By Sky"...Sky currently has a stall around at the Penguin Market (Another reason to visit our gorgeous little town!) so make sure you pop in and see her...You can also contact Sky by emailing her at misscookiesky@hotmail.com .....Oh! I must add, the pink icing? No artificial colours here! Coloured by fresh raspberries!!....oh...i so need cake....

Saturday, November 20, 2010

The time to send wishes

As everybody knows by now, I love stationery, and particularly beautiful cards.Here is just a small selection of some of the beautiful Christmas cards I have in store........
Cards and tags by Mille Paper + Cloth
Hand designed in Hobart...

Very groovy letterpressed cards from
Peace Love and Letterpress

And many others! More pics to come!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Red & White.....

Busy, busy, busy!!! :0) My job today was to do a post, however the day has gone! So, here are just a few pics to put you in the Christmas mood......
' Aunty Cookie' Cushions, 'Have you met Miss Jones' bone china, 'Notions' cards, and new to Nest, prints by 'Paper Scissors Rock' (But more about those another time!)

Flameless candles, felt Santa's and toadstools

Tasmanian handmade Paper Angels

' Fiona Kate' Santa sacks
Chat soon! xx

Friday, November 12, 2010

Summer loves Mexico!

Even though the warmer weather is still eluding us, it is lovely to have summer colour in the store!! And how fun are these!! .......................

Coordinating cushions, tea towels, aprons.....and ceramics still to come!

Monday, November 8, 2010

New Notions

Just like to show you the gorgeous new summer range from Rosie of Notions..Now in store!!
Rosie was up the coast recently and popped into the store to 'hand deliver' her new wares (Just one of the reasons I love dealing with people in our own state). It was lovely to catch up and I also asked her for some help........
images courtesy of Rosie

You may have noticed I have a new header! This is thanks to Rosie!! She is amazingly clever putting together graphics. Just look at her beautiful new packaging..She has kindly played around and come up with a few for me...I just have to decide! They are all gorgeous! I will try to tinker over the next few weeks, adjusting colours etc, however things are getting busy! Nest has been buzzing of late which is fantastic {Thank you everyone for your support!}....And with more goodies arriving daily ready for Christmas i expect to be running in my sleep! :)