Sunday, April 29

Vintage Thrifting Finds #3

Hi everyone,

So after talking dreaming about it for many months, my good friend Matt from Milkseeds and I went on our thrifting adventure together! As you know, I am a great fan of thrift shops and basically anything vintage :) So, I'm overjoyed that I have a fellow thrifting buddy in Matt.

Before we set out on our adventure we got lunch at a beautiful cafe on Prospect Road called Muratti Cakes & Gateaux's  This cafe has the largest array of cakes and biscuits I have seen and I love that everything is freshly made in their expansive kitchen daily. The atmosphere is cosy yet bright, and the staff are very friendly and attentive. Here's a picture from their website to help illustrate the array of goodies on offer!

Muratti Cakes & Gateaux's
But before this turns into a critic of food I will post a few pictures of the mouth-watering food we ordered and then get back to the thrifting adventure.

I ordered a Turkey and Vegetable Sandwich on Rye Bread & also a Coffee & Hazelnut Macaroon. Yummy!

Matt ordered a Veggie Pasty and Watermelon Macaroon. I wanted to try all the flavours, but unfortunately time was ticking by. We were also joined by my dear friend Nikki - who was tempted by an Orange Macaroon :)

 After our time at the cafe Matt and I set off on our op-shopping adventure. Unfortunately, we only had two hours until closing time and we were afraid we had left our adventure too late. In the end, we both collected a few great finds and it has definitely excited our thrifting taste-buds for MORE!

Today we made it to a Vinnies Store, Salvos, and Red Cross shop. Here are a few pictures of the goodies that I picked up from our 3-venue thrifting adventure. Please go and check out Matt's thrifting post too, the link's above :)

 This was my only purchase from the Red Cross shop and I am overjoyed with it. I have been on the lookout for a vintage picnic basket like this for a while now. At ($8) this was a bargain. It was nearly overlooked by Matt and myself as it was sitting on the floor and not at eye level. I will definitely be checking out the shop again. It was our first visit and we were awed at how huge the store was and the amount of quality stock that is carried.

As soon as I opened up the picnic basket I fell in love with the blue and white check material lining and brown leather buckles to fasten up plates/glasses etc. So vintage - so in love with this one!

I picked these up at a tiny Vinnies store run by the sweetest of older ladies :) The dish on the left was ($2) and has a delicate stem base. I'm most likely going to store/display lipsticks in this on my beauty desk. On the right I have 3 small bowls with a sweet pansy design detail in the base. The set of 3 only cost ($2)! I thought they would be good for desserts, nibbles or even small candles.

I love collecting eclectic mugs for my collection and I fell in love with this blue mug. As it is quite over-sized I immediately thought of a mountainous hot chocolate (with marshmallows) in winter. One of those mugs you can clasp in your hands and sip away at. It was ($0.99). On the right is a medium sized handmade dish with lid. I adore the intricate embossed blue patterns :) it was ($2.99).

A close up of the beautiful details of the pattern.

I have to admit I have become slightly obsessed with collecting cassettes. It started with vintage vinyl records but when I saw these cassette titles I just had to have them. I think of it as buying a moment in history :) I could not resist Dirty Dancing, Whitney Houston, and Star Wars. At (0.99) so collectable!

I actually purchased this leather cuff bracelet at my local Vintage Fair last week but thought I would include it. I love how the details of the pearls contrasts with the leather stud cuff. I found this one for ($5).

I found this claw clasp bracelet in the small Vinnies store for ($2). The gorgeous green caught my eye!

One of my favourite finds for the day was this pastel pink, yellow and blue scarf for ($2) I'm loving these colours at the moment, even if we are heading towards winter I'm looking forward in wearing this one!

Overall, Matt & I had a fun and successful thrifting adventure. I have a feeling we will be doing this again ;)
Do you fancy thrifted vintage pieces? Have you been thrift shopping lately & found some treasures?


Wednesday, April 25


Hi everyone,

Lately I been thinking particularly upon how fast life goes by and also how your life is what you make it. Life is too short for hate and negativity. I choose to instead fill my life with love, tolerance, and respect.

I found this photo series Mirrors by Tom Hussey moving and beautiful. It is truly inspiring and I think it allows you to imagine how you want to reflect upon yourself in years to come. It's worth a look :)

Photo credit: Tom Hussey

"When we are alone on a starlit night, when by chance we see the migrating birds in autumn descending on a grove of junipers to rest and eat; when we see children in a moment when they are really children, when we know love in our own hearts; or when, like the Japanese poet, Basho, we hear an old frog land in a quiet pond with a solitary splash - at such times the awakening, the turning inside out of all values, the "newness," the emptiness and the purity of vision that make themselves evident, all these provide a glimpse of the cosmic dance."  ~Thomas Merton

Hope you're all having a beautiful day!


Monday, April 23

Come with me - Instagram #4

  1. Cute little Easter package I put together for my niece. Check out the blog post below this one for more!
  2. Limited Edition William & Kate Wedding Barbie! Saw these two in a brochure - so adorable, but really???
  3. Autumn day hot mocha
  4. Favourite beverage of the moment Banrock Station Crimson Cabernet - magic!
  5. My little man aka budgie Angas hanging out on my foot
  6. Once the season turns cooler I can always go for a hot drink. Currently, I'm loving the Limited Edition Nescafe 'Creamy Choc Caramel Latte'. How delicious does the packaging look?! Have you tried this one yet? What do you think?
  7. 'Naughty Snack Friday!' - Chocolate Poptarts. That is all
  8. Angas taking a nap.......
  9. Huge biscuit I bought at a cafe. Seriously it was the size of a dinner plate
  10. Wine and nibbles with friends
  11. The previously stated MAMMOTH biscuit. Wowsa!
  12. New taste discovery :) Feta cheese and strawberries on honey oat toast. Amazing.
So after quite a heavily food related post, I hope you're all having a beautiful start to your week.

Happy Monday everyone!


Thursday, April 19

Easter Bunny Surprise

Hi everyone,

Just a little blog post about some goodies I put together into an Easter package for my niece. I hope Mr Easter bunny was generous to you this year :) Enjoy!

What's in the box you ask? I found this stone carved pink bunny rabbit in a local boutique. It's made in South Africa and the quality is just amazing, the picture doesn't do it justice. I also bought this cute beaded bracelet, I thought the pastel designs were just precious for my niece to wear :)

Adorable vintage Easter card I found at my local Vintage Fair - I always stock-up on these when I see them :)
I love using ribbons when I wrap presents - it gives them that extra loving touch

 Lots of leftovers : P


Wednesday, April 18

Come with me - Instagram #3

  1. Latte deliciousness at Jamaica Blue
  2. Me after going to the Tom Green concert - cheeks hurt so much from laughing! :)
  3. Picturesque lake at the Botanic Gardens in the Adelaide Hills - a great day with friends
  4. Zak Bagans doing what he does best - hunting some ghosts!
  5. New releases at LUSH - the Bubbleroons are amazing and come in 4 variations! What's your favourite? It's so hard to choose
  6. Lazy Sunday breakfast out - Poached eggs sprinkled with dukka on a bed of wholewheat toast, beetroot puree and spinach. Yum yum!
  7. Coffee time again
  8. Healthy lunch - 3 seed roll with feta and tomato. It tastes so good!
  9. Loving glitter accent nails at the moment. Wearing Models Own 'Role Model' & Sally Hansen Gem Crush nails in 'Big Money'
  10. Baby gnocchi
  11. New cosmetic purchases :) a few newbies and a few tried and true items
  12. REAL macaroons from a local cafe! What's your favourite? I adore pistachio mmmmmmmm....

Tuesday, April 3

D.I.Y Wicker Revival

Hi everyone,

Early morning blog post time, very rare for me I know! Just wanted to say hello and hope you're all having a great start to your day wherever you are in the world.

So, lately I've been having a few D.I.Y revival type ideas flooding my head. This was spurred on further by me joining Pinterest (add me! the links in the sidebar) this week and seeing so much inspiration and beautiful pictures I thought my eyes were going to implode. At the moment I've got a few projects I want to accomplish, these being;

  • Make some makeup brush holders for my beauty desk
  • Re-cover and paint x2 beauty stalls for my bedroom
  • Paint and distress an old tray-mobile I found at a thrift store &
  • Paint and revive x2 old wicker chairs that are in my garden 
I think I will start with the wicker chairs and ease my way into the more creative projects, what do you think?

I just adore the feeling of restyling/ reviving/ and reinventing old treasures from time and integrating them into my home. There's a very accomplished feeling that comes along with D.I.Y. I can't wait to show you how I go with the project :) I will make sure I post before and after picture along with another post soon. In the mean time I've found a few pictures that have inspired me towards this project.

Now I just have to decide on colours for the chairs. At the moment I'm really loving the idea of pastel pinks, yellows and blues. Which colours do you like the best? I need help to decide! ;)

Pictures: 'Country Living'

make your day special,



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