Dec 212014

Vintage LED

Christmas Countdown: Day 21

O how I love this wonderful season of lights. In the trees, across the windows, on the houses… the right lighting is so important when it comes to creating a lovely atmosphere. If you are looking for the perfect light to take your room from boring and bland to cool and classy you will absolutely love Vintage LED:

Vintage LED Pendants

The lighting experts at Australian company Vintage LED know exactly what a big difference a beautiful warm light can make so they have put together a wonderful collection of lights and fittings that will help you achieve the ideal look for your home or business.

Vintage LED BulbBy using Vintage LED lighting you can create that stylish vintage look of stunning carbon filament light bulbs (also known as Edison light bulbs) without it damaging the environment and your wallet like the traditional bulbs do. LED lighting is a fantastic choice for those who care about environmental sustainability and carbon reduction, did you know a Vintage LED light bulb lasts 10 times longer than standard globes?

Aside from the money saving factor another great benefit of Vintage LEDs is that they do not heat up like other light globes do, even after having been on for hours they’ll just reach 30C making them a very safe for families with young children. There are twelve different Vintage LED Light Bulbs to choose from with very different shapes, colours, fitting, internal features and wattage; prices range from $34.95-$50 per bulb.

Vintage LED PendantIf you’re not sure how to best style your pretty new Vintage LED light bulbs why not borrow some ideas from the experts and purchase a ready-to-go Vintage LED Pendant Kit ($59.95-$109). Each of these well priced kits contain a pendant and the light bulb that best matches it as chosen by the Vintage LED design team. Obviously you can also make up your own stylish combination with one of ten individual pendants in store or a pendant you already have at home.

To find out more Vintage LED, to browse the range and to order online visit, Australia wide delivery is free for orders over $100.

For your chance to win 1 of 4 Vintage LED Pendant Kits (RRP $59.95-$109) enter our giveaway below:

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And the little dog laughed (+ Save 20%)

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Jun 292013


Five years ago Australian designer Kylie Platt decided to combine her love for beautiful fabrics, textures and colours and create her very own children’s clothing label. It didn’t take long for people to fall in love with ‘And the little dog laughed’ and soon stockists from all over the world wanted to add this gorgeous label to their range. The latest collection has just been released and if you’re quick you can order it with 20% off at Baby Donkie.

Save 20% storewide at Baby Donkie, simply enter the code ‘FLASH20’ at checkout. Hurry as offer ends Sunday June 30, 2013. Excludes gift cards and special edition ladybug ‘lil Fairy Doors.

Feather RomperThe beautiful new And the little dog laughed summer range is a delightful mix of whimsical, vintage inspired colours, fabrics and prints. You may think that summer is still ages away but when it comes to fashion you have to be fast or you’ll miss out, beautiful pieces like these will sell like hot cakes! This Floating Feather Romper ($31, size 0-3m up to 6-12m) features a dreamy all-over feather print complimented by a very sweet crochet flower detail.

Hand Crochet BlanketSpeaking of crochet, the stunning Hand Crochet Blanket ($74) is a hot favourite that comes back every season. This signature And the little dog laughed design is made with a beautiful combination of hand crochet in pure cotton, corduroy fabric and grosgrain ribbon trim. The blanket is available in two different colourways and would make a wonderful keepsake for a new arrival, isn’t this pink/grey creation just divine?

Party Anyone Tutu DressYour little lady is sure to steal the show this summer in this Party Anyone Tutu Dress ($43, sizes 1-7). Together the unique screen printed top, soft and fairylike tulle tutu and hand crochet flower decoration make for an eye catching party dress fit for a little princess. If this is just a tad too much pink you’ll be pleased to know that the same dress is also available with a blue tulle skirt, too cute!

To find out more about And the little dog laughed, to browse the range and to order online visit

Jun 232013

Sammy & Lola

They may be twins but my two 4-year olds are like chalk and cheese. My son loves writing, reading, learning and studying anything from machines to nature. My daughter is absolutely not interested in practising her ABCs, she wants to dress up, create necklaces and crowns and make abstract little drawings for her friends, complete with handmade envelopes decorated with tiny hearts. This week I spoiled her a little and ordered some goodies from Sammy & Lola:

It was a cold and crafty afternoon...

It was a cold and crafty afternoon…

Envelope TemplateSammy & Lola is an Australian online store dedicated to vintage inspired and kawaii stationary and craft supplies. Owner Maryanne is always on the look out for unique products and new stock is arriving all the time, I am a bit addicted to checking the Sammy & Lola Facebook page for her latest finds. Anyway, a little while ago I spotted these beautiful wooden envelope templates and knew my daughter would love them so when I heard about this 30% storewide sale I couldn’t resist:

Save 30% storewide at Sammy & Lola simply enter the code ‘2013EOFYS’ at checkout, minimal order value $20. Hurry as offer ends June 30, 2013.

Vintage Number StencilI figured miss 4 can trace around the template, cut on the lines and fold/glue her own envelopes, so cute! I picked up two different envelope stencils as well as this gorgeous Vintage Style Wooden Number Stencil. It’s already reduced to $4.80 and with the extra discount the template costs just $3.35, what a bargain. Yesterday afternoon the kids got their markers out and gave it a go, the results look absolutely lovely.

Wooden Lace StampFor myself I picked this stunning Wooden Lace Stamp ($2.77 with the discount code), Can’t wait to use it for our Christmas wrapping this year. Because I was putting in an order anyway I quickly added some cute little Apple Pens (just $0.98 with the discount code) for the gift cupboard, there are loads of small and cheap nic nacs available in store that are perfect for party bags or Christmas stockings.

To find out more about Sammy & Lola, to browse the range and to order online visit

Nov 082012

I am sure you have all seen them on Facebook, the ‘Remember these?’ photos with typical things from the past. I always find them very interesting because most of the time I don’t even know what they are! Not because I am too young (in some cases I am) but because I didn’t grow up in Australia. However certain things were popular all around the globe, who didn’t dream of owning one of the gorgeous Cabbage Patch Kids dolls? Everyone loved them!

Of course over time the Cabbage Patch Kids dolls have changed a little but many mums will still cherish the memory of that very first Cabbage Patch Kid from 1983 (my birth year). When just released these dolls were such a big hit that stores sold out in no time! Now nearly 30 years later a special range of Limited Vintage Edition Cabbage Patch Kids dolls has been released so today’s children can once again enjoy this original design dressed in typical 80’s outfits.

Just like in the olden days these gorgeous kids have soft wool hair and stitched soft bodies, they will make you relive your childhood all over again. There are multiple Limited Vintage Edition dolls to choose from: dark hair, blond hair, red hair and even a boy, of course each with a different outfit and a different personality. Your child will love receiving the adoption papers for his/her new Cabbage Patch Kid!

The Cabbage Patch Kids Limited Vintage Edition dolls ($79.99) are available from all major retailers and independent toy stores across Australia.

To find out more about Cabbage Patch Kids, to take a closer look at the dolls and to locate a stockist near you visit

For your chance to win 1 of 3 Cabbage Patch Kids Limited Vintage Edition Dolls answer the following question: Who would you like to surprise with one of these gorgeous dolls on Christmas morning?

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Clothes Plasters by Jennie Maizels

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Jan 302012

This week all Australian kids are back at school, dressed in their freshly laundered school uniforms and carrying a nice new lunchbox. Time to sort through the wardrobe and make a pile of ‘after school clothes’, comfy garments perfect for a relaxing afternoon. You might come across some pieces with a little hole or some scuffed knees or elbows, don’t throw them out because of it! Grab yourself a packet of Jennie Maizels Clothes Plasters and your iron and turn those items into unique works of art, there is plenty more wear left in them.

Clothes Plasters are designed by illustrator Jennie Maizels, a very talented mum-of-two who lives in the UK. The Clothes Plasters are, well, plasters for clothes, created to hide and enforce the little holes and weak spots in your favourite garments so you can enjoy them a little longer. But they are not just practical, they are very stylish too with many gorgeous plasters to choose from in boys and girls designs.

You can buy the embroidered Clothes Plasters as individuals, pairs or even in sets with a special theme. Robots and army emblems for the boys, fairies, hearts and toadstools for the girls, or maybe a circus or London theme? Kids will scrape their knees on purpose when they see these. Once you have picked the spot for your Clothes Plaster you simply use your iron to attach it to the garment, instructions are super easy and fool proof.

Jennie’s talent doesn’t just show from the Clothes Plasters, the packaging is also absolutely beautiful. If you love her designs as much as I do you will adore the special Clothes Plasters Tins, each tin contains 10 different Clothes Plasters and at just $14.73 I think they are a real fabulous find. Keep some Clothes Plasters on hand in your sewing box for quick and hip repairs of all your kids clothes.

To find out more about Jennie Maizels, to browse the range and to order your favourite Clothes Plasters online visit Delivery to Australia is just $5.16.