Friday, 16 December 2011

Christmas, Japanese style.

Merry Christmas!  2011 has been my year of obsession with all things Japanese after our trip in February, so I attempted a Japanese style Christmas card.  I sent them out the other day and a few friends liked them, so I thought I'd share them with you too.  I had heaps of fun making them and getting seriously crafty, there was an explosion of paper bits, tape and sequins everywhere!

We bought some stickers on our visit to Japan and choosing them seemed like the most important decision of our lives at the time, we looked at them for hours!  And although I bought quite a few I wished I had of bought more, they are so cute and there just isn't the selection in Australia.  I thought using some of them on Christmas cards would be a good way to use them.  I also wish I bought more MT tape, it's so expensive here, anyway I'll just have to go back....

Thanks to Hello Sandwich for giving me some Japanese style inspiration - that lady is so amazing, I just love her style!

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Chapel Street Bazaar


It's about time I blogged about the wonderful Chapel Street Bazaar!  I'm lucky to live just around the corner from this wonderful collectors heaven and every now and then I love nothing more than to just wander aimlessly along the crammed aisles.  I really enjoy the diversity of things people collect, everything from film posters, punch bowls, vintage 50s prom dresses, hats, telephones, smurfs, shall I go on!!! 

There is so much good stuff there, I love it.  Above are a few vases and pieces of furniture that caught my eye.  It just goes to show that you don't need loads of money to create a beautiful interior full of personality.  And it makes me never want to buy a brand new piece of furniture or decorative object again, there is already so much cool stuff out there!  It inspires me to encourage my clients to look at sourcing items for their home from places like this.  And we're kind of helping out the environment at the same time - bonus!
Photos by Lauren Macer


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