Thursday, June 28, 2012

Perfect start to the day....

As time goes on, I'm realising it's little things, such as the ritual of a cup of tea, that give me the greatest joy. I have recently discovered a gorgeous cafe that has me leaving in a state of peaceful bliss. For this reason I wish to share it with you...
In the chaos of getting six children out of the house , a son learning to drive demanding a lesson that really takes at least half an hour out of my morning routine, the discovery of the "Secret Buddha" at West Park Grove in Burnie has been  a wonderful find...
Cosied on the couch in front of the fire, some of my favourite mags layed before me on the coffee table, a  beautiful japanese iron pot of steaming Chai served on a wooden tray instantly had me in the comfort zone....What a decadent 20 mins of "me" time amidst the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

So for now I will let my son believe that I'm doing him a great service allowing him to drive to school....but we will all know the pleasure will be all mine :)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

And there is more!

They appear to be breeding! :) No....just making the most of these old lovelies that have been kindly loaned to me by a man who repaired these relics for over 20 years! Thank you Peter! We love your treasures!.....

Friday, June 15, 2012

Love...just my type!

Through the big window this week....

I do love the click clack of an old typewriter...

Thursday, June 14, 2012

In the News....

Who would have thought that blogging about my little "Nest" would have me making front page news on our local Advocate! Far from a "cover girl", but wonderful exposure for Nest! :)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Georgia Fox....

Whilst in Bangalow, my aim was to find treasure! Beautiful new wares that I could add to the forever growing collection at Nest. Whilst perusing a local and lovely hand-made and collectibles market called" Sew & Mend", the first stall in the door I discovered Georgia! I fell in love with her darling range of onesies and singlets featuring an "old school" tattoo design! Perfect for little boys {probably more so}, this range is screenprinted on to sweatshop free, organic cotton.

Sadly Georgia was having a selling out sale as she was about to start, {in her words :)} a "real" job...On the flip side for me however, I was able to score these gorgeous items at bargain price! Bargains I am happy to pass on to all of you!

 Also in her range, card packs featuring {the very trendy} tattoo designs, and single cards in a variety of simple, colorful and quirky designs...

So pop in soon if you love these as much as I do because once they are gone... they are gone!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Beautiful Bangalow!

A recent break away saw my husband and I visiting a gorgeous little town in NSW called Bangalow {15mins up the road and inland from Byron Bay}. It really is a beautiful place that reminds me very much of home aside from the fact that every now again you would drive past a banana plantation or a glorious garden full  of palm trees. And the Queenslander style homes! How I do love them! We actually stayed in a beautiful one which I will be sure to share with you soon.
This place below  however, had me in "collectors" heaven! I immediately wanted to move here so that I could adorn my home with stuff!!!! Everything that I adore, it appeared, was here all under one roof! And not to say, spilling out the doors as well!
Treasure everywhere!

Sewing cabinet drawers!

Scrabble tiles! {There were drawers full of them!}

Vintage maps and boxes!

 Filing cabinets!

More maps!
More boxes!

I was in awe! A must visit if you go to Bangalow...I only wish I could have brought everything home :)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Summer Elk.....I've seen it!!!

Well as you all know I headed up to Launceston on Wed to view the Summer collection! It was lovely to finally meet the girls in person {I've been talking to Nid on the phone for years!} and to be able to "play" with the new range to come. I fell in love within minutes! Not to mention the colour palate included my favourite greens and blues!

As a special introduction offer, anyone who is able to come into the store and view the catalogue, I will be offering 10% off all pre orders of Elk clothing and footwear... What a great chance to get a piece of this stylish collection into your wardrobe! You have until 18th June to get your orders in so don't miss out!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Summer Elk?!.....

So very excited! For the first time ever Elk is coming to Tassie to show their Summer collection! I shall be there tomorrow {buying for the warmer seasons that seem so far away at the moment!}, however the lovely Sky will be here at Nest. Be sure to drop by and say hello and take a look at more of the new things that I have put on the shelves today! :)

Friday, June 1, 2012

"Armies" are back!

Last winter I would have to say these were my favourite cool weather accessory! Tubeway "armies" are upcycled from 100% wool jumpers and make a very cute and practical addition to your winter wardrobe. Each pair is unique and individual so be quick to get the pick!