Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas wishes...

With the hustle and bustle of Christmas Eve tomorrow, I would just like to take the opportunity to wish you all a very, very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy holiday period with your loved ones. Thank you all for your continued support over the last year with reading my blog, following Nest on Facebook and visiting my little bricks and mortar store if possible.  Without you all Nest just wouldn't be the same! I would also like to take this moment to let you know that Nest will be closed for a short period between Christmas and New Years Day. I must admit I do the guilty working Mother routine all Summer whilst my children are on holidays and so I'm really  looking forward to spending some quality time with them all and my beautiful husband. So take care! And I shall meet you back in this very spot before you know it with more unique and gorgeous treasure....MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!xxx

Friday, December 21, 2012

3 More Sleeps!...

 
With only two more shopping days, here are a few more gorgeous treasures to help fill up your stockings ...Necklaces and earrings created from vintage books and covered with resin superbly handmade by the amazing Fiona of "Once Upon A Fairytale"... 


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Pretty Pastels...






Gorgeous Summer pastels have arrived at Nest just in time for Christmas!...

Friday, December 14, 2012

10 More Sleeps!...

Busy, busy,busy!....and here is a little snippet of Christmas in at Nest at the moment!



And just to make you aware, we are open right up until to Christmas. So if you would like to have a leisurely shop without the big city rush, Penguin is the place to come. Out the front free parking and gift wrapping available...what more can you want! :)

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Penguin Xmas Parade!...

Tonight is Penguin's Annual Christmas Parade . Everyone will be dressed up in their finest! Come along and take a peek! :)

Monday, December 3, 2012

Colourful Collection...

 
I was a teen in the 80's, forever scarred by the reign of "Fluorescent" colours that monopolized our wardrobes during that particular period. NEVER did I think it would EVER grace my store however I was unable to resist these gorgeous "Neon" {no longer called fluorescent!!} prints.  I think my regular visits on Pinterest have conditioned me to  the current trend that is dominating the design world once more.:)
 
 Embroidery, velvet and linen... in colours that will "Pop" in your decor!
And a little bit more me :)....gorgeous printed linens and velvet that will add a Bohemian, eclectic and cosy  feel to any interior decor setting                     


And as I look out the window of Nest I can see just how the "Neon" rage is spreading!!
Now, you cannot say we are behind the rest of the fashion world  here in Penguin !?! :)

Monday, November 26, 2012

Thursday, November 22, 2012

The three Ps....

 Paper, Porcelain and Passion.....Forever three important ingredients of Nest
 

Hanging "Text" balls by "two in a teacup", paper dress bunting by "waft & weft paper", and  tissue balls available in two sizes..
"Have You Met Miss Jones" bone china "paper" bags and spools...
Nest by "two in a teacup" and "Have You Met Miss Jones" mouse!
And if you wish to be inspired and get the know how on how to display the things you are most passionate about, the beautiful book Bowerbird by Sibella Court {pictured here} is now in store. A stunning gift  or as a  resource especially for you.... 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Baby bits....

In typical Nest fashion, I like to have "a little bit of something to suit every occasion"...And this has been my personal mantra since the day the doors opened. Below are the "baby bits" I currently have in store! Included amongst these is a new brand that I recently discovered after a lovely young lady came into Nest on a recent visit from Melbourne. I "just happened"   to be on the computer searching for something new for my baby corner when she commented on another label I have in store, mentioning she was next to her at the last market she had attended with her wares..."Oh really? What do you sell?".....and the rest is history! :) I love it when this happens!!! But then nothing is by chance...
 
 
"The Little Sparrow" produce beautiful hand embroidered cotton and muslin wraps in conjunction with ethical groups in Bangladesh, Nepal and India. These groups train and employ women who are marginalised, disabled, at risk of trafficking and are often trapped in the cycle of poverty

 
These opportunities while providing practical solutions - fair wages; health care; literacy programs; anti-trafficking education and relevant skills training-  are also changing lives
 

 As well as hand embroidered, the cottons used in the wraps are all hand dyed! A phenomenal amount of work in each and every one!

 
And these gorgeous bears, also handmade with love however locally sourced, are the latest little ladies to arrive courtesy of Tish.. So...if you have a  baby due to come into your life soon, pop into Nest as I'm sure to have a little bit  of something for your new little person.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Christmas 2012...

Christmas treasure arriving daily! Including...
 tealight houses...
 Stamp sets...
 Gorgeous Christmas cards...
 Christmas ribbon...
 Rusty snowflakes...
 
And more to come!!!...


Saturday, October 27, 2012

Happy Sunday....

 
 
It is a beautiful day in Penguin and I hope the same is for you in your little space in the world. I wish for you a relaxing and lazy Sunday doing things that fill you to the brim with satisfied contentment....
Whether it be lazing with a loved one....

enjoying a coffee  and the news in you favourite cafe...

A snooze in the shadows of a tree...

An afternoon lost in a fantasy...

A quiet moment alone, just to be, as you soak up the last rays of another glorious day....
 
Happy Sunday xo