Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Something I Love.

I adore this beautiful feather lace necklace by thisilk. In actual fact, their entire Etsy store is full of beautiful pieces - using a combination of lace pieces and chain... which to add to my cart?

When In Need Of A Pick Me Up.

I pick up my pencils and draw.

And it feels so good to release whatever is within, concentrate on something different and see where the pencil leads you. The pencils in the top picture were a birthday gift from my oldest sister - they are not only beautiful to look at but so nice to use!

That's How I Wrap.

This year I opted to turn away from the glittery goodness of Christmas wrapping and went for a more wholesome approach, channeling the wrapping style that I use for That Vintage purchases.
A roll of brown kraft paper, paper doilies, twine and yarn plus some very sweet gift tags that I picked up from kikki.k on the recent trip to Sydney.

I love it when I hear people say: "It is too beautiful to unwrap!" - a comment like that validates the extra time I spend on wrapping!

So That Was Christmas.

6:20am Christmas morning, on the deck in my pj's with Blossom - watching the sun light up the morning sky... and saying a little Christmas hello to our beloved pooch Jazz in the skies above.

It is hard to believe that Christmas has been and gone - that the New Year is upon us. December flies. It always does - the older you get, the quicker it seems to pass you by. I find that the zooming by of a full month leaves you reflective and anxious, ready for the new year to begin, for new and exciting adventures to commence.

The That Vintage studio has been in holiday mode for a number of weeks now - it was a hard decision to make, but I personally needed the time out to get myself in the "zone" again. Sometimes, you've got to do whatever it is that you've got to do!
I hope you all had a beautiful Christmas and here's to a bright and inspiring New Year ahead!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas Giveaway Time!

giveaway now closed - thanks to all who entered!

What would the Christmas season be without a bit of giving from That Vintage?!
One very lucky lover of That Vintage will score the above pack of goodies:
Fleur Pendant, Monarch Earrings, Hazel Earrings, Sweet Dove Brooch and Sweet Dove Ring.

All you have to do is "step 1" or all of the following:
1 - Comment this blog entry (make sure you leave a contact email address!)
2 - Tweet about this blog entry on Twitter, tagging @thatvintage in the tweet.
3 - Like the link post on the Facebook page -
(step 1 is a compulsory entry to go in the draw, please make sure you mention in your comment that you have "tweeted" or "liked" as well!)

Do all of the above and you'll get three entries into the giveaway!
Giveaway closes Sunday 11th December, 8:00pm AEST - winner will be drawn at random and contacted via email - please include your email address in your comment!

Found And Kept.

Finders Keepers: Done and Dusted!
And what an experience it was...
A huge line of people out the front door just before 6pm; once the door had opened, the people streamed in thick and fast... it was almost like watching the doors of a major department store opening just before a huge sale - except Finders Keepers was twenty thousand times better than any department store sale opening!

The atmosphere, space and music was fab - live band and a great DJ, it really set the mood to "awesome handmade shopping time" - it was buzzing; oodles of inquisitive lovers of handmade casting their eyes over stall after stall of incredible talent.
I got goosebumps a number of times during the event - almost as though I had to pinch myself to make sure this was really happening!
It was lovely to meet the amazing fellow creatives, the loyal and adoring lovers of That Vintage and meet the new lovers also - thanks for coming and saying hello!
Thanks to the crew at Finders Keepers for putting on such a schmick event - it was an experience I'll never ever forget!