Wednesday, February 29, 2012

That Geo.

I have finally just finished photographing the new That Geo range!
It was tricky, raw brass and natural light are not the best of friends, but I hope once I spend the next million hours editing the photos that something good will come from the million I took!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Finding and Keeping Ahead.

So happy to announce that That Vintage will be heading over to Melbourne for the Finders Keepers event, 20th & 21st of April!
This is super exciting because flicking back to last year when That Vintage made its debut at the Sydney event, it was a dream come true! Now, for a second time around, it is even more special...
I cannot wait to hang out with all the creative cats and meet some new lovers and the faithful loyal ones!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Creative Coma.

So much is happening for That Vintage in the coming months, so it is full steam ahead in the studio - yesterday was pendant making day, today it is rings and earrings - plus a few more pendants and brooches.
The repetition of doing the gluing side of things I find relaxing, minus the glue fumes - I'm sipping a cup of T2 French Earl Grey tea and listening to the sounds of Warpaint. There is no need for a "Please Do Not Disturb" sign on my door as it is a well known fact that when the door is shut, hands are busy gluing and making and my mind falls into a creative coma... Oh I love what I do!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

What A Birthday!

A big warm thank you to absolutely everyone who entered the giveaways and said nice happy birthday wishes to That Vintage!
It was a blast... and truly reminded me of the reason why I love doing what I do - because you all love it!
The lucky chicky who scored the $100.00 That Vintage Etsy voucher was Emma Bevis... this is her story about her most memorable birthday cake:

Monday, February 13, 2012

Hold On To Your Party Hats.

A monster 30% OFF at the That Vintage Etsy store!
At checkout, enter the coupon code: OHGOODIE
Valid until Wednesday, 15th February, 9pm ADST.

The Birthday Bang - Giveaway!

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Happy Birthday to That Vintage!
Sing it loud lovers because this is the big birthday bang!

One lucky lover will win a $100.00au That Vintage voucher to be used in the That Vintage Etsy store, valid from Thursday 16th of February until, well, you use it all up!

What do you have to do to go in the draw to score this birthday gift?!

1 - "Comment" on this blog entry, sharing with me your most memorable birthday cake ever - be sure to include your email address!
This is the compulsory step to go in the draw.
For more chances to win, do the following and mention it in a comment on this blog!
2 - "Share" or "Mention" That Vintage on Facebook - please make sure you tag That Vintage!
3 - "Tweet" this blog link with mention to @thatvintage

Do this all before Tuesday 14th of February, 9pm ADST ...winner drawn shortly after and contacted by email, announced in follow up blog entry and on the Facebook page.
Good luck and thanks for sharing in the birthday goodness with That Vintage!
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Happy Birthday That Vintage.

Four years old tomorrow... a day of love and a day of milestones!
I think it is important to celebrate such events - to acknowledge your love and passion, reflect and look back on where it all began, to create goals and breathe life into future dreams.
When you can create with your hands, your heart and soul will evidently come through in your craft.
I had a miniature celebration, a cup of sweet tea and a cute treat made by The Cupcake Fairy... oh my, it was truly delicious!
The winner of the Single Bird Pendant is Stephanie Arnold - yippee! Thanks to all who have entered the giveaways... there is one more surprise up the birthday sleeve... but you'll have to wait until tomorrow to find out!

Happy Birthday That Vintage - here's to many more!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

My Favourite Cuppa And Brew.

So anyone who knows me and knows me well, knows that I am a complete tea addict. I cannot start my day without a drop of tea - when I am blogging, I have tea; when I am reading a book, I have tea... pretty much anything I do, you'll seem me with some tea. Told you, I'm an addict! And as I duck for cover - you will never find me sipping a coffee... it has and always will be tea!

Since becoming a full blown "adventurous" tea addict, my collection of T2 Tea has grown - in actual fact it has taken over the cupboard which houses all of our tea cups. It'd be safe to say that the types of tea outweigh the tea cups. A brew in which I am completely obsessed with lately is Gorgeous Geisha by T2... a green tea that gives the aroma of strawberries & cream ...delish!
Pictured above is my all time favourite tea cup - "Blue Rainbow" by Royal Albert. I have only drank out of it twice - I feel like it is far too precious to make it a regular sipper... or should I?

Birthday Goodness - Day Six.

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We are going to be doing the time warp again today!
The piece up for grabs is the very first design from That Vintage - the Single Bird Pendant.

To enter:
- "Like" That Vintage on Facebook.
- "Comment" this blog post and please include your email address.
Giveaway Day Six closes Monday 13th February 9pm ADST - winner notified by email and in follow up blog post.
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Saturday, February 11, 2012

What Is In The Mix.

The relationship between nature and visual pattern/print making has been one that I have been focusing on lately.
I have absorbed myself in the way in which everything print related, comes about from being inspired by something a little more "down to earth" or with its roots literally stemming from the soil.
In the next release of That Vintage goodness - you'll find oodles of prints and patterns - plus a nod to the Art Deco era within a range of pendants... I'd share more details, but I really want to leave a hint of surprise for you all!
And the winner of the "naming of the earrings" giveaway yesterday was Angela from Yes, Dear blog - she came up with "Valentine Vine" - perfect!

Birthday Goodness - Day Five.

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Day Five of the birthday giveaways!
So much goodness going out to the lovers of That Vintage - I hope you are lapping up the chances to score a piece of That Vintage!

Today the piece up for grabs is the Feather and Fleur Pendant.

To enter:

- "Like" That Vintage on Facebook.
- "Comment" this blog entry and please include your email address.
Giveaway Day Five closes Sunday 12th of February 9pm ADST - winner will be notified by email and in follow up blog post.
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Friday, February 10, 2012

MOMA-rific Saturday.

The Nook stall at MOMA Market is all set up!
Alright Hobart lovers...
If you are pondering on something to do this afternoon, then I suggest heading to the MOMA Market on the rooftop of MONA from 12:30pm until 5pm - oodles of delicious Tasmanian produce and clever kitchen cats with their scrumptious creations - plus the added bonus of "The Nook" having a stall... which includes goodies from That Vintage! Make sure you say "how-do-you-do" to the lovely Bek!

Nearly There.

These are so close to being released...
I cannot wait to share the new designs with you all!
And the winner of yesterday's giveaway is... Karley Higginson!

Birthday Goodness - Day Four.

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Hurrah for Day Four of the Birthday celebrations!
I told you there was going to be loads of goodness going around for the That Vintage lovers...

Today the piece of That Vintage that is up for grabs is a pair of earrings from the brand new range which is yet to be released!
These do not have a name... so this is where you all come in!

To enter:
- "Like" That Vintage on Facebook.
- "Give Them A Name" by commenting on this blog post and please include your email address.
Giveaway Day Four closes Saturday 11th of February 9pm ADST - winner notified by email and in follow up blog post.
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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Fresh Little Fox.

Everyone meet sweet Olivia.
Olivia may look familiar to you as she is the lovely
Rebecca's twin sister!
Fox and Mint is Olivia's new blog - and it is off to a flying start!
It has scored a space on my "must-read" list and I was truly tickled pink when she posted the link to her
"Homage to Handmade" post - in which she modeled the That Vintage Deer Darling Friend ring!

And the winner of yesterday's giveaway of the Iron Dove Pendant is... Steph McNabb! Thanks to all who entered!

Birthday Goodness - Day Three.

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Hello Day Three of the Birthday celebration giveaways!
The That Vintage Dainty Fledgling Necklace is the item up for grabs today... a sweet little tweeter perched upon a dainty piece of lacey wrought iron.

To enter:
- "Like" That Vintage on Facebook.
- "Comment" on this blog post and please include your email address.
Giveaway Day Three closes Friday 10th of February 9pm ADST - winner notified by email and follow up blog post.
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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Waiting In The Wings - A Sneak Peek.

The new range from That Vintage is really a matter of days away, but for now, here is a sneak peak at something new...
And the winner of yesterday's giveaway - the Leafy Vine earrings - is Aimee Clarke!

Birthday Goodness - Day Two.

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It is Day Two of the Birthday celebrations and today, up for grabs is the That Vintage Iron Dove Pendant!
This piece was inspired from a previous holiday to Perth, Western Australia - whilst driving around Fremantle with my sister and absorbing all of the beautiful heritage listed buildings, I fell in love with their wrought iron licks and all the darling birds that seemed to be in an abundance!

To enter:
- "Like" That Vintage on Facebook.
- "Comment" this blog entry and please include your email address.
Giveaway Day Two closes Thursday 9th of February 9pm ADST - winner notified by email and in follow up blog post.
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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Blast From The Past.

My love for Bec Winnel's work continues to blossom and bloom - following her on Instagram is a delight as she posts regular images of work in progress, completed works and experiments with different artistic things - and of course her cute pooches Olive & Charlie and resident sweet feline Audrey!
Going back through some older folders on the Mac, I came across the illustrations that Bec did for That Vintage based on the photographs by Ebony Bejah of model Brooke Saward.
I thought I would share them again!

Bec's facebook page.

Birthday Goodness - Day One.

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Every single day up until Tuesday the 14th of February, there will be a piece of That Vintage jewellery up for grabs in the big That Vintage 4th Birthday celebrations!
That means six pieces of That Vintage goodness... followed by a big bang on the final day!

To kick the giveaways off, we are going back in time to one of the very first That Vintage earring designs - the very sweet Leafy Vine earrings!

To enter:
- "Like" That Vintage on Facebook.
- "Comment" this blog entry and please include your email address.
Giveaway Day One closes Wednesday 8th of February 9pm ADST - winner notified by email and in follow up blog post.
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Another Year.

And you get the goodies!
That Vintage turns 4 next Tuesday - Valentine's Day!
So to celebrate, a week of birthday goodness for the lovers of That Vintage... to begin with a 15% off discount coupon code over at the
That Vintage Etsy store - be sure to enter: happybirthday the checkout!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Creeping Into A Southern Nook.

That Vintage goodies are making their way down south this week to Nook in Elizabeth Street, North Hobart.
The lovely Bek has one heck of a sweet shop - so many nooks and crannies (pardon the pun!) to spot beautiful handmade and vintage goods... Bek was also pretty chuffed to announce last week that Nook will be at this coming MOMA Market on Saturday, located at the impressive MONA site in Hobart - so if you are in that neck of the woods, pop along!