Archive for May, 2012

buddha heaven…unpacked

2:16 am
the exciting package….

very well packed goods from Thailand……love that!

 buddha and his 5 monks
in postion already above the fire place in my office….

 old handpainted images from old temples in Thailand.

the back of the handpainted images

today I collected this box from my local post office and was surprised to unpack a shipment from my last trip to Thailand, which I had kind of forgotten about!!! Inside the well packed and I mean well pack box, was 3 beautiful antique handpainted images from old Thai temples……Once I took the old cardboard from the backs of the frames, I discovered how amazing they looked in front to some light, almost like a stained glass window…..
I unpacked the second package to reveal my Buddha and 5 monks which I had ordered… beautiful and all handcrafted from teak.
I think these might have to stay with me….not sure if I can part with this treasures!

colour and texture at home….

7:14 am

with winter fast approaching in Melbourne, we have had our first freezing cold and wet day since 1980!! that being, I thought I’d brighten up my day by shooting some happy snaps, of the colour and texture around my home………..and share them with you all. Happy Friday and enjoy your weekend, wherever you are! x

dressing room inspiration……

8:57 am

it is my absolute dream to have a walk in room, to house all my clothes, shoes and accessories…..
loving the new Freepeople store at Rockerfellers NYC, great Kantha quilt curtains. I’m feeling a mix of vintage fabric curtains, old one of a kind furniture pieces, hang rails,multiple mirrors,floor rugs,loads of hooks and shelving….not much to ask for and nice big comfy seat to sit on to admire all my treasures… one

handmade dreamcatchers…….

5:20 am

handmade dreamcatchers from Gypsy River………3 only all $90…
email me, to purchase one of these precious one of a kind treasures.

an amazing swedish home…..

5:51 am

another amazing home featuring some beautiful global treasures and a great mix of vintage/industrial
finds……..just love the white canvas for this type of decorating. Makes me want to get the paint brush out this weekend and re paint my interior white on white…..this gorgeous home was found on the designer pad blog check out the full story here.

the home of Sass & Bide’s Heidi Middleton………

8:11 am

omg……..firstly thank you to, tales of endearment blog for this most amazing post of the home of
Heidi Middleton, the co founder, creative director and head designer of Australia’s famous Sass and Bide!!! be sure to
check out the full story here.
I just love the mix of beautiful global treasures and textiles working back with white walls,organic floors and timbers……what a dreamy home with such natural style….. so inspirational!

jewellery storage ideas….

4:20 am

one question I do get asked alot is……where to you house all your jewellery??? I always say
to people it’s not always about hiding it away in boxes!!
Display your treasures, show them off……………
some really simple and effectives ways to display you jewel’s could be, old dress makers dummy’s,wooden vintage bobbins, deer antlers, quirky hooks, on the front of doors and mirrors,tree branches, old vintage cake stands,old wooden ladders and simple wooden bowls are just a few ways……
My favourite right now is my antique afghan pieces as art, taking up wall space in my home….

coloured glass…

9:59 pm

I just love coloured glass windows……they are on my list of things to add to my home one day..
I just love the light reflection and warmth they give a home when used correctly. From the riads of Morocco, to the palaces of India, the fairytale city of Stockholm…….and the beautiful old Queenslander homes in Australia…..coloured glass love x

take a look around…..

4:55 am

last Saturday I had another open studio day……….at my property…..Thank you to all who supported me on the day!!! I had a lovely friend take these great happy snaps around the studio and inside. Enjoy the colour and texture…….a big thanks to Lael McAvoy for the great pics, be sure to check her work out here

mothers day global finds…….

3:10 am
set of 10 sterling silver hilltribe bangles $150

Sterling silver printed cuff $150

patchwork tassel over the body sling bag $100

vintage hmong tribe textile and leather bag $150

iphone 4 covers $25

quartz and sterling silver hand of fatima necklace $80

vintage banjara pendant necklace $50

vinatge afghan pendant necklace $50

vintage afghan pendant necklace $50

beautiful vintage kantha quilt $150

amazing Indian embroidered wall hang/throw  $280

vintage hmong fabric purse $50

vintage hmong fabric purse $50
vintage hmong baby carrier fabric bag $180

vintage karen hill tribe fabric clutch/laptop case $80

vintage karen hill tribe fabric clutch/laptop case $80

vintage lassi cup/vases $45 each
hey there, here are a few of my favourite global finds from GYPSY RIVER….
 With Mothers Day around the corner……how timely it is, to appreciate these amazing vintage textile’s which have been handcrafted by many talented women from around the world……enjoy x