Friday, October 30, 2009

This Weekend...

A shop to wrap parcels for

A sister to have brunch with

A goddaughter to spend time with

A kitchen to cook cupcakes in

A market stall to plan

A bbq with friends to attend.

With a weekend like this planned - I think its time to stop thinking about what I don't have and treasure what I do have. x

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Amy's been at it again.

Kate, you are going to love this! Amy Atlas has just updated her website with heaps of new images of her work. Enjoy more here. Want to recreate some of her magic? - Brown Button Trading offers a range of glass jar canisters to create a perfect candy buffet at your next special event.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

What the flip?!?!

She's back!!! Why hadn't anyone told me!??! - A-M, huh huh, did you know and not tell me?! She makes my heart sing and ache all at the same time, she writes like no other, and I was devastated when she left last time, fingers and toes crossed she keeps writing the best blogging ink for a while. Go, quick, now. Don't even bother with Brown Button - get yourself over to Mackin Ink. This is seriously the best news I've had in ages. I'm off, got some catching up to do. Karey M - Squeal!
Mary Ruffle's work space via Mackin Ink

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Marie Nichols has relocated to Australia from the UK - lucky us! Above are some of my favourites from her site, but there are plenty more so go and visit and enjoy! x

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Giveaway Winner!

A huge congratulations to Tiffany who has won my cupcake wrappers giveaway! You have a week to contact me with your details so I can post you your prize.

Thank you to everyone who participated, it was lots of fun.

oh and an update on the ball - LUCKY I didn't wear a pretty yellow and white striped dress. A clumsy waiter bumped my whole glass of red wine all over me. Cheers. Lucky for me I had a dark coloured dress on.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Not quite the belle of the ball....

Off to a ball tonight - wish I had a pretty yellow and white striped dress to wear. Should be lots of fun - friends, food, wine, dancing and all for a very good cause. Tomorrow? - baby shower. Oh and announcing the winner of my giveaway. Sunday? nothing - bliss. You? x

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Classic. Timeless.

Seriously - how did she do it? All these years later we are still trying to recreate the style. In awe. Forever.

Confession Time.

I love a good wedding, don't get me wrong - but is it just me, or are Australian brides afraid of colour when it comes to styling a wedding? I couldn't think of a better chance to go crazy with colour than at your wedding. But hey, maybe that is why I'm yet to marry. Colourful weddings is one thing the Americans do so well. Maybe I wouldn't do the boots, but they look right at home and natural here. The colour? Yay!

images via Elizabeth Anne Designs, originally from The Nichols Blog

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Cupcake Wrappers & My First Ever Giveaway!

I'm very excited to be selling these little pretties at Brown Button Trading.

Two very talented Melbourne ladies have started "The Cupcake Wrapper Co." - and just when you thought cupcakes couldn't get any better!

Check out the complete range available here.

Annnnnnd - to celebrate their arrival I'm giving away one complete set in either the pink or the blue (your choice). That's one pack of 12 in each of the spot, stripe, baroque and marching band designs.

Simply leave a comment here during the week and I'll announce a winner on Saturday, 24 October. Good Luck x

PS - giveaway is open to everyone, does not matter where in the world you are x

Friday, October 16, 2009

And there my friends.....

....goes another week!?!??! Far out brussel sprout. To do this weekend:
  • Update the little shop with some of my new favourite things.
  • cook and clean
  • go to Barossa Under the Stars to see Mr Farnham and sing "your the voice" at the top of my lungs in the family
  • 'head to the hills' to see my favourite god daughter and her parents. (I'm now "Timberlee" - she'll get the 'K' eventually - she isn't even two yet!) - the latest is "Ruby never on the road", "Timberlee never on the road" - something tells me dad has been teaching her some basic road rules....
Have a fabulous one friends x

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Perfect weekend plans

From the pages of UK's Living Etc Magazine comes these gorgeous images of a home just outside of Melbourne Australia on the Mornington Peninsula......wouldn't mind dropping in for the weekend. The weekend paper and coffee in the kitchen, getting up just to move to a chair in the living room to read a book and put the ipod on, and maybe, if I am feeling really energetic in the afternoon I'd head to the backyard for vino and cheese. Yes, sounds horrible doesn't it?!

See more image of the home here.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Spilt milk I would cry over

My latest crush? - Milk glass. Can you see why? Do you agree? All the above are currently available on ebay and not overly expensive. Do a search for 'milk glass' within the pottery/glass category. PRETTY! x

Monday, October 12, 2009

Super Sale Sweeties!

50% off all greengate and housedoctor homewares at brown button trading

until Friday 16/10 or until sold out! (i've always wanted to say that... he he...... x)

Another to add to my file for 'if ever i get married..'

No doubt you have been hanging out as I have to see photos of Joanna's wedding. She posted a 'sneak peak' last week but I already knew I would love them as I had loved the engagement shots. To tide me over, I headed to her photographers blog, Max Wanger. Man oh man, totally my kind of thing. Do you think "if i ever get married..... he would consider a trip to Australia to do the photography, please...... pretty please...." all images via max wanger blog

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Look at moi....again!

Yippee - If you live in SA, check out page 24 of the Home Magazine in the Sunday Mail - that's the little brown button they are talking about! Thank you Sarah Daly and thank you to the ever talented Grace Murphy for her fabulous photography skills x

Friday, October 9, 2009

That's all folks!

Um, Friday?! - where did you come from?. What a week. Looking forward to the weekend.

See you Monday x

image by Grace Murphy for Brown Button Trading - Zoe BonBon bracelet AUD$70.00

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Picture Pretties

Cute little snippets of Chelsea's Home (of Frolic Fame) . See more via flickr here.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Kimmy......Look at moi......Look at moi....

See? - that's me!!! Bottom right! - Bit of exciting day in the BBT camp today. The latest Adelaide Matters is out and the shop and I are on page 52 talking about the fun and games that is running a business online. Thank you Adelaide Matters! x

(Click here to read the article - page 52)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Monday, October 5, 2009

The 'good' kind of blues.

I'm loving a bit of blue at the moment. Lots of blue together to me is quite dramatic and intense. But hey, what would I know, I am only an accountant?!

This image via Skona Hem reminds me of a shot Anna posted from Vicki Archer's new book, French Essence. Can't wait to get my hands on a copy. Congrats Vicki xx

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Did I forget to tell you?.....

The gorgeous range of greengate paper plates, cups and napkins are now on sale - all 30% off at Brown Button Trading.

In fact, all Greengate and HouseDoctor goodies at Brown Button Trading is now 30% off.

See the complete range of products now at 30% to 50% off their original prices here.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Happy Weekend.

Thank you all for your words this week, it hasn't been an easy one so I'm glad this weekend is a long one. And I can't think of anything better than sitting down with a cup of tea and reading from cover to cover an awesome mag. Lonny Mag has arrived and my initial virtual flick through didn't disappoint. Congratulations Michelle and Patrick, I love it. x