Thursday, April 23, 2009

Launceston is Wrapped!

Ever wanted gift wrapping to be done on the spot but never happy with the all the subtly added "free promotion" of the stores name in the way of stickers, stamps and paper that they use or the slack ribbon curling and messy application of sticky tape? Hmmph!!

With Mother's Day fast approaching us, I know of just the lady to help you.
Alison at Cadootje, 27 David Street Newstead.

Not only does she have one of the most diverse, eclectic and beautifully laid out shops in Launceston, but she also does the most divine wrapping straight from the heart and will work with any suggestions you may share - I oogle at her selection of beautiful papers and ribbons behind her counter every time I venture in... oooh! And best of all - it is free!

So this brings me to my next topic...

Late night shopping.


Alison is hosting a Launch Party for her new website as well as helping out all those busy working people with opening later 5:00pm - 8:00pm on Tuesday 28th April (next week ladies!) so that you can come in, enjoy a glass of wine and browse at your own leisure...

click the invite to find out more

I will be there!

I will be there with my goodies.
So please, tell all your friends about it, and get them to tell all of their friends about it and come along for a girly evening of shopping, wine sipping and oohing and ahhing over the beautiful store that is Cadootje.

See you there!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

History - The Exciting News From Months Ago

Haha... got to love the title of this entry. I don't know why I haven't written anything about my "accomplishments" with That Vintage yet... perhaps I see those as being in the "past" and this blog being about the "present" and also the "future." But in all honesty, to be apart of the "present" and the "future" you have to have a "past" to spawn from... so here we go!

Last year, in September - a lovely lady purchased the Pair of Birds pendant in American Maple off my Etsy website. As I was packaging it up and writing out the address details on the package, I got a little excited... as I was sending this item to a lady who's postal address was MADISON MAGAZINE - wow... the lovely lady had mentioned nothing in any form of communication to me, other than "buy & pay & thanks" so I waited. The waiting paid of... I got an email from this lovely lady - Alexandra Carlton - saying how she adores her new little birdie friends around her neck. Alexandra also told me a bit about her role at the magazine - she is one of the senior feature writers - and then asked if it would be okay to do a little spiel on That Vintage for the MADISON MAGAZINE Online Blog! Oh.... the excitment! I was overwhelmed - of course I said yes!

How cool is that?!
(click on it to read in a bigger font!)

In January this year, I had Ladyhawke's self titled album on constant rotation - loved it. Her song "Paris Is Burning" reminds me of when I was actually on holiday in France - we were there when the Paris Riots were happening, to do with the public transport system - so it is rather sentimental! So, on Myspace (one of my many social networking addictions) I noticed Ladyhawke (Pip Brown) online... figured it was a long shot, so I sent her a message... and to my surprise she replied! I was hoping she would say: "Yes, I am going to be back in Australia and touring very soon!" - Turns out she won't be back for a long time... so I'll have to put on hold my fan-dance and wait patiently to get my boogie on to Ladyhawke...

Ladyhawke - Pip Brown

I then proposed the idea of sending her one of my wooden bird necklaces as an appreciation for the awesome music (plus I milked the fact that I am half New Zealander - she is a full Kiwi!) and she said yes! So I packaged up a large Pair of Birds pendant in American Maple and shipped it off to her Sydney residence - in which her bestfriend and amazing artist (see the artwork of Ladyhawke's album) also resides.

Artwork by Sarah Lanarch

I figured it would be cruel to just send something to Pip, so I also mailed some goodies for Sarah Larnarch - and the appreciation from Sarah in an email was very warm! Yay!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

My Newest Love - Fever Ray.

Fever Ray - Swedish lass Karin Dreijer Andersson - her music is hypnotic, thrilleresque, reminiscent of woodland dreaming and above all insanely addictive. I can't get enough of her second single "When I Grow Up." Her voice is haunting but in a really bizarre calming way, she is crafty and clever with her lyrics - the imagery that she paints with her words, makes me wish I was where she was at when she wrote those words.

Fever Ray has a strange introvert feel - in the film clip, you can see plastic knives hanging around her legs... Just pure genius. These sorts of film clips, pure art - get me buzzing like mad. I can't get enough of it!

When I grow up, I want to be a forester
Run through the moss on high heels
That’s what I’ll do, throwing out boomerang
Waiting for it to come back to me
When I grow up, I want to live near the sea
Crab claws and bottles of rum
That’s what i’ll have staring at the seashell
Waiting for it to embrace me

I put my soul in what I do
Last night I drew a funny man with dark eyes and a hanging tongue
It goes way bad, I never liked a sad look
From someone who wants to be loved by you

I’m very good with plants
When my friends are away they let me keep the soil moist
On the seventh day I rest for a minute or two
Then back on my feet and cry for you oooh oh

You’ve got cucumbers on your eyes
Too much time spent on nothing waiting for a moment to arise
The face in the ceiling and arms too long
I wait for him to catch me

Waiting for you to embrace me

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Blossom Gets Her Modelling On - Again!

After much deliberation of new models for That Vintage - Blossom kindly offered to do another photoshoot with the new bird pendants. The only condition that she requested, was that she could bask in the glory of the sunshine will on set. Pfft - As if I am going to argue with the diva that is Blossom!

She is such a natural - her poses are really unique and defined - Look out Australia's Next Top Model! MEOW!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Newest Additions to Etsy

I have just uploaded some new items into my store and there are still a few others to come. These are the new Autumn colours - soft musky lavender, glorious marigold and the bluegum leaf... ahh! Bring on the colder weather!

I will also be adding new bird pendants - in a slightly larger size and in Tasmanian Myrtle wood - which is now going to be my default choice of wood as I am so in love with its red, warm and moody colouring.

Lavender Earrings - $6.80US

Bluegum Leaf Earrings - $6.80US

Marigold Earrings - $6.80US