Thursday, September 29, 2011

Oh To Live Life As A Cat.

Bathing in the sunshine on a beautiful Spring morning.
My sweet, old kitty Blossom sure has the life.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Picked By The People - Part Twenty-nine.

A sucker for anything woodland... hello cute little Etsy treasury list! Woodland Walk curated by juliegarland is such a beautiful mix of wooden pieces, pine cones, birds and of course the woodland icon of the deer. I am in love with the Pine Cone earrings, if only I had my ears pierced! How sweet!

Along The Countryside.

Another little road trip out east, zipping by the beautiful lush green Tasmanian countryside - cows, goats, eucalyptus trees, rolling hills of the brightest green grass... destination: Scottsdale Florist & Gifts, a stockist of That Vintage.
It was worth the, albeit windy-road, drive out; the shop is beautiful - there were so many things I wanted to purchase!
In the end I came home with a gorgeous new cabinet and drawer set, (photo to come later, when I find a home for it here!) and also took some snaps of the That Vintage display - which was so beautifully done!
Scottsdale Florist & Gifts has also just taken on the That Vintage Tea Party range - so if you are out that way, be sure to pop in - you won't leave empty handed!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Picked By The People - Part Twenty-eight.

What a delight the above Etsy Treasury list "Crisp" curated by sadiedesignsca is!
Personally adoring the "There Is Thunder In Our Hearts" tote bag and the "White Pout Dress."
Something so simple, clean yet beautiful about this collection!


A little eye-candy for you of a trip to the north west coast of Tasmania, namely the town of Penguin to visit the wonderful store of Nest.
Worth the drive.
It was truly heavenly!

Friday, September 23, 2011

A Break From The Norm.

At the moment, I have a lot of built up creative energy - sure, I could channel it into some new design pieces for That Vintage (and I will, don't worry!) but today I felt like I needed to do something for me.
Something for my soul.
I was flicking through my (rescued) albums of artwork on my new iMac (R.I.P PC) and was inspired by myself (if that is even possible?!) to revisit a style of illustration that I use to do a lot of - mixed collage and line ink drawing.
And the above - "The Angle of Flora" - is the end result...
Please click on it for a closer look, the middle is not a smooth join because of the collage background and layering of papers... regardless, I am happy with how it has turned out.

And I feel good.
My soul feels good -
I feel like a release has occured!

Weekend Love.

It is one heck of a divine day outside - what a pleasure to wake up to!
To celebrate...
25% OFF all orders at the That Vintage Etsy store
Make sure you enter the coupon code at checkout:

This ends 9pm (AEST) Sunday 25.9.11
Happy Weekend!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Picked By The People - Part Twenty-seven.

The above Etsy Treasury list reflects the beauty of today here in the deliciously sunny location of Launceston... it has been a long time since we have been able to truly describe it with that word!
Spring has well and truly sprung, our garden is looking lush and the deep green buds of life are beginning to sprout into full bloom.
What better way to celebrate the bright colours of Spring than sipping a cup of tea in the sunshine - hence why "Tea Time In Bold Please" by thevintagecup is a perfect reflection of this very day!

A Little Friendship Love Wrapping.

One of my closest friends had her birthday earlier this week...
Happy Birthday Megan!

Megan is one of those friends who I can rely on to help out with anything market related for That Vintage - she helps out with packing and loading the stock into the back of her car (a bit like a game of Tetris) to setting up the stall and takes my panicked instructions so gracefully (she's a gem!) to providing the sweetest customer service to the new and long-time lovers of That Vintage.

Aside from her huge involvement in that aspect of That Vintage - Megan also rocks my world on so many other levels - we have had numerous adventures together; dining out, freezing our little toots off in the snow, gazing lovingly at Penguins at the Melbourne aquarium and believe it or not a spot of 4WDing in the mud. A pretty sweet, diverse friendship.
Unfortunately the gift I had picked out for her birthday went missing in action in the postal system, another statistic... (Don't worry, I'm chasing it up!) But I knew she had her eye on a particular piece of That Vintage so I spent some extra time wrapping it up to make it that little bit more special...Of course, accompanied with shouting her to a delicious lunch out before a spot of Bridal accessory shopping - yes, she's getting married and I am apart of the show as a Bridesmaid - so super duper excited!

So here's to you Miss Megan.
Happy Birthday lady xx

Picked By The People - Part Twenty-six.

Roses and thorns... a beautiful Etsy treasury list curated by alexandrafa - featuring the That Vintage Rose Thorn ring alongside some truly clever and gorgeous pieces - how amazing is that bronze rose stem sculpture?!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

She Looks Oh-So Familiar.

Top image by Jesse Hunniford.
Bottom image courtesy of Australia's Next Top Model.

I have had plenty of comments and a few emails from That Vintage lovers, asking about one of the models from Australia's Next Top Model current season - Madeline. "Is that the model in some of your shoots for That Vintage?" - well yes, yes it is! And Madeline is doing such a fab job on the show!
Check out her fan page here.

Friday, September 9, 2011

For The Indecisive And The Patient.

The new colours from the That Vintage Tea Party Jewellery range are now available online at Style Milk - yippee!
To celebrate, they are generously offering FREE POSTAGE for orders over $50.00au - this means that you could pick up two pairs of the Tea Party saucer earrings and not pay a cent for postage costs! Hurrah!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

That Sweet Little Nest.

A couple of beautiful photos from the very first "bricks-and-mortar" shop to stock the Tea Party jewellery range, Nest in Penguin, Tasmania - Natalie is one incredible merchandiser, how truly sweet does it look!

Tea-lightfully Minty Fresh.

I have been anticipating the latest issue of Peppermint Magazine for weeks... today was the day! Not one but two copies rocked up in my mail box!
If you haven't already sussed out Peppermint Magazine, you are missing out - it smells amazing for starters, let alone the incredible content within.
This time around, the That Vintage Tea Party jewellery range got a bit of glory in the limelight section.

Also, for those who are thinking of subscribing to this feel-good-eco-friendly magazine, you've got a chance to score 1 of 20 pieces of That Vintage with your subscription - check out the latest issue for more details!
Now... I've got my magazine, where is my cuppa?!

Picked By The People - Part Twenty-five.

You know what, sometimes... I just want to fly away!
A holiday would be nice, an adventure to somewhere different - somewhere that would challenge my linguistic skills... oh yep. Maybe Russia? Or Japan? Anyway, how sweet is this Etsy treasury list by dreamspiralart!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Jazz, Wise Old Pooch.

Our boy Jazz.
At the end of July, our family went through one of the toughest things possible... losing our cherished labrador dog, Jazz.
Jazz would have been 12 years old this year; he was more than just a pet to us - he was like a brother and son in a dogs costume - he was a wise, gentle natured dog, huge heart and eyes that made you melt; and he was a constant guardian of us all.
We miss him so very much.
To keep his memory alive, I decided to get a portrait of him done by a very talented American artist Manda Wolfe - her Etsy store - her work is fun, colourful and out of the norm of "standard portraiture" and that is what drew me to her talent.
We are all amazed with how Manda has captured Jazz in the portrait, his eyes are spot on and when we look at it, we feel a bit of heart-warming comfort.
A loving thankyou to Manda for her incredibly understanding and sweet customer service, topping off a truly beautiful portrait.