Monday, May 31, 2010
i'm all about collecting mismatching vintage dining chairs at the moment and have spied some gorgeous examples on etsy, under a 'vintage chairs' search. i've been given an 8 seater wooden dining table that i may paint canary yellow and paired with beauties like these, i can't go wrong. the only bother is that chairs are extremely expensive in cape town, even on gumtree they're at least r450 each....auctions here i come!
Sunday, May 30, 2010
i would've loved to have bought a copy of frankie magazine's 'the photo album' printed earlier this year. i love that frankie celebrates the beauty of normal and everyday things, which can seem so beautiful if captured in the right light, with a good dollop of artistry. i wish frankie would feature marietjies beautiful 'skermunkil' jewellery, especially as its her birthday today and it would make the best birthday gift ever! i'm off to brunch at marietjies place now so i hope you all enjoy your sundays and remember to take pictures :)
Friday, May 28, 2010
i found my photographic soulmate on daydream lily's blog today. anna is only 14 years old yet is capable of capturing some of the most exquisite photo stories i have ever seen. bless you, anna, bless you!
i just love cushions yet it's difficult to find ones i truly love but these bird cushions by denise of freshly found have stolen my heart! denise is a local blogger and conscious designer who breathes new life into things she finds. i hope denise will be selling them soon!
i've just checked my friend gina's blog and found that she's doing the awesome felting course at blossom, in kalk bay. i'm green with envy at her beautiful creations. i'm definitely signing up for the next one. are you with me?
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
by some strange co-incidence, whilst gathering images of bec winnel's illustrations, i found out that she is 'daydrem lily's' sister (see post below.) can you believe that siblings could be so whimsical and uber creative? you can order bec's illustrations easily from her etsy shop
i had to chuckle at the lovely carnival-folk emily from 'the black apple blog' has been painting, because i came across my 'myspace' profile (do you remember myspace?) recently, where i'd written that i predicted that the circus would feature prominently in fashion. that was about 5 years ago. finally i can feel like the cat that got the cream, finally i can feel like a trend forecasting sorceress. anyway, i love emily's style and i love that she loves the circus. you should follow her blog, she's incredible.
we're having a 'giveaway' at beatnik bazaar, starting now until the end of june 2010. if you spend R350 - R550, you'll receive a jug OR bowl with a rabbit or fawn motif for free! (see picture) and if you spend R551 or more, you'll receive both the jug and bowl! the jug and bowl are worth R120 each. please note that this giveaway applies ONLY to ONLINE sales, which means that they do not apply in the actual store, but rather to orders placed with me via email, which will be delivered or couriered to you. please take a look at some of the wonderful goodies you can buy here or here. has there been a better time to order yourself a pair of beautiful pumps or perhaps a pair of skinny laminx cushions? remember that stocks of the jugs and bowls are limited, so order soon! please specify if you'd prefer a jug or bowl when placing your order, thank you xxx