Thursday, December 27, 2012

My Woodland

Working on something new and sweet for That Vintage, carrying on with the cluster theme in pendants.
So far, two styles will be available - Pine Cone and Deer.
Now, to get the production line in full swing... this may require some fuel, a few iced teas and pistachios should do the trick!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Time Out Equals Creative Time.

That Vintage has closed the online stores for a little festive break.  With the sudden surge of free time on my hands, I have been able to tinker away at something different - something special.
I am proud to announce that I am working with the clever photography duo Clint & Bethanie on a little custom range for them!
All will be revealed in the new year, but for now...
"Birds flying high... you know how I feel!"

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Newest Addition

Welcome to our family Milky!
This strapping young lad has been adopted by myself from my dear friend Angela, who has sadly jumped back over the ditch and is relocating her family to New Zealand.
Not all is sad as far as I can see, the joy that Milky has given us in the few days he has been living with us will be a constant reminder of the beautiful soul whom I adopted him from.
The house feels so good with an animal soul back in it... now we are anticipating the arrival of our little puppy friend in the new year!
Furry friends are the best!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Another Year

Can you believe it?  Another year is almost up?
As I wrap up the last of the online sales for the year, I am getting a little bit reflective and thinking back over the past twelve months.
The journey to Melbourne to attend Finders Keepers in the beautiful Exhibition Building at Carlton Gardens, the freezing weekend down at the Seaport for the Apron Design market, the month off both "jobs" and finding my drawing mojo again, the Niche Market in Hobart and Launceston, supplying new stockists and re-filling the old faithfuls, meeting new customers and catching up with the loyal ones... it has been such a whirlwind year, a truly satisfying year.
I look forward to seeing what happens with That Vintage in 2013... but for now, thank you to everyone who has supported That Vintage this year and thus far in its journey.
It'll be five years next February, this calls for celebrations!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Beautiful Spaces

I have a crush on fresh flowers - in particular freesias in white and ombre purple, not only do they look stunning, they make the room smell delicious!
I have a crush on deers, birds, vintage wooden crates, vintage glass jars, pine cones, naturally shed antlers and old books.

These are just a few of the things that I have chosen to decorate my bedroom and studio with - all positioned on a very cool retro buffet unit, which homes my ever growing tea cup and saucer collection.
I think it is important to surround yourself with the things that are visually pleasing and inspiring, particularly if you spend a lot of time in one space!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Sweet Bespoke

I have a soft spot for sweet paper goods and my latest crush is Australia's own Bespoke Letter Press - divinely made gift tags, wrapping paper and personalised stationery.
I have recently been adding a tag to some That Vintage orders - not writing on the back, so that my lovely customers can reuse the tag!
Check out Bespoke Letter Press online and also, they have free postage for orders over $20.00 until Friday 14th December 2012 - what a sweet deal!

Being A MIndful Handmade Lover

Since That Vintage began in 2008, it has opened my eyes to the world of handmade and small business.
The discovery of websites such as Etsy and Made It, has seen me part with more of my dollars than I would normally spend - and I don't have buyers remorse one little bit!
Buying handmade has a great, warm and loving feel about it - the thought that someone has put countless hours into designing, crafting and creating, photographing, marketing and packaging makes the purchasing just that little bit more exciting!

My little wrapping station for orders (and gifts!) is over flowing with washi tapes, twine, coloured yarn and thread, lace pieces, handmade clay tags, paper doilies, gift tags and wooden beads - from which I have all purchased either locally or from small businesses on Etsy - I intend to keep this trend going for years to come!
I hope this inspires you to think outside the box when it comes to your Christmas and gift wrapping, also where your dollars are being spent - have fun with it, enjoy it and think of the greater impact your spending has on the small business world!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Happy Girls

Nothing makes me more happy than the lovely people who fall in love with a piece of That Vintage.
I love seeing photos of customers wearing That Vintage - so if you have one and don't mind sharing, please email it through to
Check out the Happy People photo album on the Facebook page!

Merry Nichemas!

Yesterday marked the last day of Niche: All Wrapped Up market for 2012 and what a beautiful market day to end on! 
It was an incredibly warm day here in Launceston, but thankfully the market rooms were air conditioned so shoppers could do their shopping thing in comfort.
I spent three solid hours on the Friday setting up my stall, it was a little stressful but for the most part enjoyable!  The feedback from customers was so rewarding and reminded me why I love doing what I do - to see the joy it brings to my customers.
I am so grateful to have had Natalie helping me out on Saturday and Megan when we ventured down to Hobart for the Niche: All Wrapped Up market at the end of last month.
If you'd like to see some more photos of the That Vintage stall please check out the album on the Facebook page.

Edging Back Into It

Hello sweet lovers of That Vintage,

This post is my first since July, whoops! 
I have a very good excuse, I have been busy - I have been focusing on the online stores, the "brick & mortar" stores that give That Vintage a physical home, preparing for markets, having gigantic Facebook based sales and drawing a lot more!
I hope to update the blog with many pretty pictures and recent goodness in the world of That Vintage very soon.

For now, I hope you are all well and loving life to the full.
Would love for you to say hello and tell me what is news in your world in a comment below!

Sophie x