Monday, December 19, 2011

Chrissie week trading hours

How divine is this Christmas room featured on Danielle Thompson's blog. It's as yummy as a bag of your favourite sherbets! The tree is perfect isn't it. so love it..

Our Christmas week trading hours in the store are:

Tuesday   9.30 - 5.30pm
Wednesday 9.30 - 5.30pm
Thursday 9.30 - 7pm 
Friday 9.30 - 6pm
Saturday 9.30 - 5pm
and then we are closed for a siesta and family time! 


Sunday, December 4, 2011

We are in the Good Weekend gift list!

How proud are we that one of our products got chosen for the gift guide in the Sydney Morning Herald Good Weekend on Saturday!

It's the Horse lunchbox by So Young Mother and it really is an awesome lunchbox - in fact all of them in this range are pretty spesh.

Need a new lunchbox for Christmas? Have a child starting school or high school? The designs are subtle, the coated cotton easy to wipe clean, and they are fully insulated.

Check them out here with more stock arriving this week xx

Mathilda's Markets today

Thank you to all that visited, said hello, and bought from us today at Mathilda's Market - i loved it.
Though i'm absolutely shattered now, the morning was fun, we sold lots of goodness to new and regular customers and i even bought a few new things for the store.. i couldn't help it!

 What did you get upto? hope you didn't get caught in this strange weather! excited, christmas is getting closer... xx

Saturday, December 3, 2011

swoon... the honey trees

 a beautiful cover of river moon by the honey trees.. so perfect for this windy afternoon in Sydney..

Monday, November 28, 2011

my very first christmas advent calendar!

In the Christmas spirit I have to share this divine matchbox advent calendar from Draw Pilgrim.  She's done all the hard work, all you have to do is print and put it together.

I have cheated a little and bought ready made craft matchboxes (so that i could just glue the images straight onto the boxes) but Pilgrim's kit allows you to make your own matchboxes; an awesome idea, I just worried for time and the boys catching me make them!

What I like about the design for this calendar is that it's miniature. perfect for 3 and 5 years olds. I can fill each box with only little treats and notes (4x jellybeans, a mini chocolate bar, m+m's, cute shape rubbers, lego figurine in a couple, an extra book at bedtime etc) so that it's more about the excitement of the countdown and being excited when its their turn.... or so im hoping! 

I have really enjoyed making them, the colours and designs are so retro and fun.... mmmm maybe they are more for me than the kids! xx

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Chistmas light in Ashbury!

I'm not sure about you but I'm really looking forward to Christmas this year. December is in a few days and then it's 4 weeks to holiday time.

With Hudson starting school next year and Harvey moving into pre-school (and also that little bit older), I want this christmas to have more meaning, not just food and presents!

So to kickstart the festive spirit, the tree was put up yesterday (looking simple but lovely in vintage glass and white), i'm installing the Christmas window instore tonight and for the first time ever! i'm making an advent calendar for the little h's..... (goodness knows how it will turn out and more about that later).

What better way then to end last night stopping in Ashbury to enjoy the Christmas lights in Second Street.

They have done a beautiful job this year and the boys absolutely LOVED it. We enjoyed watching them and yes, it did make us feel all warm and fuzzy inside!

The locals told us that the street was filmed for a Christmas Special on lifestyle next Sunday night 7.30pm.

If you have street lights around you, take the time to enjoy them. It's Christmas!!


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

new by monstar!

Monstar is designed and made in Melbourne by the very talented Fiona, and we think it's tops! Great wearable pieces that can be worn time and time again whilst also supporting local makers in Melbourne.. I adore the blue dress with red trim, so fresh and crisp and just lovely without being pink.
Instore now with baby sizes thru to size 8 - check it out! xx

Saturday, November 5, 2011


Irish Lisa Hannigan's new album 'Passenger' came out yesterday on itunes and we have been enjoying it in the H house this morning.  If you get a chance, have a listen... im thinking you will like it.

She's also featuring at The Songs of Nick Drake tribute at Sydney Opera House 11 November.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Its even better now that its here!

The new love mae melamine plate, bowls and tumblers have arrived and it's honestly the most lovely melamine i have seen... ever!

...i think even grownups will be using these sets, they look that good! They are a must for Christmas, I promise you will agree.

Instore and online now  xx

Friday, October 28, 2011

new nappy/beach bags...

Apple and Bee have just delivered the most divine new bags.. and here's a peak of their NEW nappy bag/Beach bag in the three colours. Fully lined with an extra pocket inside in thick organic cotton canvas with a long detachable strap. love the designs - clean and simple.

You can see it here on instore.. xx

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

whoopee a mini sale!

With new 2nd summer styles due any day now, we thought we would have a Tidy Up! All our tees from 1st summer are now on our table with the special price of 2 for $60! This includes all labels including Minti, Munster and Littlehorn.

The girls that can't miss out so One Red Fly is also part of of the Tidy, with 30% off the original price! Great for Christmas and summer days..

If you can't get to the store and don't want to miss out on this awesome saving, call us 02 9798 3233, and we can let you know what's left in the sizes.. Chat soon!

Friday, October 21, 2011

in case you dont know She and Him...

Sqqquuuuueeeell! She and Him have just released a Christmas Album. Oh my goodness! Its so lovely and dreamy and perfect for listening to in December to get you all happy and in the mood for Christmas..

This is the album cover (how cute is it!) and in case you have never heard of them, the clip above is a track of their music... and yes it is that awesome actor Zooey Deschanel, she is the 'she' in the band..

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Summer Hill Grand Food Bazaar this Sunday

The Summer Hill Grand Food Bazaar is part of CRAVE, the Sydney Morning Herald Sydney International Food Festival and its on THIS SUNDAY in Lackey and Smith St, Summer Hill.

It's a great day out for lunch as the two streets are partially closed from 10am -4pm with activities, food presentations, food tasting plates amongst the restaurants and stalls from the retailers... We will have one too!

If your in the area, pop down and say hello! x

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

We LOVE the new Mae melamine!

How lovely and sweet and durable is Mae's new melamine dinnerware!
Designed for littlies or grownups, each piece is sold individually so that you can choose whatever takes your fancy. There are two sizes in bowls and plates and they match perfectly together... So pretty!

Its due instore very very soon and have now have it on our website for pre-order. Take a peak.
You can see the whole range here. love it. xx

Need some new pj's?

Are you starting to think about new pj's for the warmer weather?
My boys are in their winter jammies still, but i think within the next few weeks we will be needing a change! We have all our Snugglebums in and they are so soft and snug, its just a matter of choosing.....
The rest of the styles can be seen here or instore. They start at 6 months thru to size 8. xx

Sunday, October 16, 2011

a new day for the little nipper!

What a glorious day for Little H's first day as an under 6 Nipper!
I don't know who was more excited, us or him. It was hilarious watching this agegroup; not listening to direction, parents hovering with cameras and waterbottles and finally tears at the end...

still great though.. How was yours?


Thursday, October 13, 2011

We are putting a rainbow up today!

It's Friday and today the Blink Designs Colour Wall Chart is going up on our wall instore!
Lying in a tube just doesn't show how fun it is does it? We need to let Spring know we want her to come and play. The birds are chirping, the days are longer but the sun just doesn't want to come out.. yet..

This poster is available instore or online. It's Australian made too, love that...

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Havaianas - Free shipping for October!

With the warmer weather soon to appear (C'MON sunshine!!) we are offering FREE SHIPPING for all Havaiana's in the month of October.

... and in case your wondering about the bubba sizes, 25-26 crosses over with toddler sizes... so you can either buy it in a baby style with the strap on the back or a toddler style like "a big kid".  Upto you!

The link is here to the website to see the styles - There is something for everyone, even the big kids!