Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Just a quick post to wish you all a happy & safe festive season, wherever you may be and whoever you are with.

I'm lucky enough to be spending it with my nearest family having a nice lunch, after my fellow crew decided to be nice and not call sick for any flights! :)

We have a nicely decorated table (done by me) roast chicken lunch (by sister) and desserts and salads (by aunt & uncle). Our kitties look so cute in their Christmas collars (which they keep playing with and taking off each other)

We started with prawns & thousand island dressing, having main lunch then having antipasto plate while we chill & watch movies afternoon into the evening. Yay!

Of course there will be photos to come over the next few days. Until then, have a great time all!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

One Necklace, Two Styles

Earlier this year, Lady Melbourne was a stylist for the GPO 'Win Your Spring Racing Outfit' competition. In one of her blog posts about the shopping day, Lady M commented that she admired the necklace which her winner, Claire, was wearing on the day.

(Photo from Melbourne GPO's Flickr stream)

It just so happened that I had bought a few of these on sale, and they had been sitting unworn in my jewellery box. I thought what better home could it have than to go to Lady M who I was sure would make it feel more than welcome in her wardrobe! :P

I still have the same necklace in the white/clear version, and here it is in some photos I took last month. At the time I didn't have access to the outfit that I REALLY wanted to wear, so I tried to do something a little different to usual. I was also trying to get some photos that didn't look like I held out the camera and pressed the button!

Necklace: Diva
Top: Bought in the UK
Skirt: Temt
Belt: Random purchase in Brisbane
Purple Ring: Diva
Silver Twist Ring: Bought in Florence
Silver Band Ring: Found on a remote beach when I was young
Sunglasses: Vintage

Lady M also styled the jewellery in her own interpretation, pop on over to her blog for a peep!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A Nuffnang Christmas!

I attended the Nuffnang Christmas Party last week, my first such event for meeting other bloggers & it was really fun!

The theme for the night was blue, and plenty of it to be had, from blue clothes to blue table decorations and blue candy canes on the table.

It was great to meet other bloggers (and find new blogs to read!) and the food was really great, especially my favourite, the calimari :)

Like true bloggers/Twitter addicts, we spent most of the time Tweeting or updating Facebook status. In any other company this would be rude, but under these circumstances it was entirely appropriate :)

Anyway here's some photos of the night, taken by Olengjus

The group of Perth Nuffnangers!

Our welcome sign

The blue girls

Making quick work of all the food & drinks.

Playing with the table decorations :)

Thanks Nuffnang for a good night!!!

Dress: Dotti on sale

Bracelets: 1 glass bed bracelet from Venice, 1 blue mosaic cuff from somewhere I don't recall, blue metal cuff- gift from Mum

Necklace: Dichroic glass purchased from the Rocks Market, Sydney

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Just in time for the festive season comes a great competition from Trish at Trish Hunter Finds, to celebrate her new online store. All you have to do to be in with a chance is to head over to Trish's blog, and get the link code for THF. Then post it on your blog, mentioning the comp and you're done! :)

It's a great prize, with a copy of Love Vintage and more importantly, a THF tote bag so you can get rid of those nasty plastics at the checkout in Coles :)

To check out the goodies in the online store, just click here to visit!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Candy Shop

I'm a bit of a sweet tooth normaally, but I simply couldn't pass up chocolates in such a cute box...
they make me imagine Marie Antoinette daintily eating truffles while she has her pompadour hairdo done by a lady-in-waiting...

These are also available in a larger tray-style box, but I had something else in mind when I chose the smaller treasure-chest shape.

Ooh how yummy do they look! (They tasted even better!) And they're different flavours to the normal Lindt selection, as well.

Now when the chocolates are finished, I plan to line the little gold tray with felt circles & squares in the bottom of the tray, and use it as- a jewellery box! How adorable will that be! (I'm going to try flatten the box out, and have it laminated or something, so it's stronger.)

I think it will be a very girly, royal way to store one's earrings! =D

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