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Vintage bakelite necklace pendant

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Vintage bakelite necklace pendant

I couldn't resist but to share with you this antique store find. I was visiting Ipswich the other week for a day of shopping with Mum. There are loads of fantastic antique stores, homewares and handmade gift shops dotted around the historic town, and while at the Ipswich Antique Centre on Roderick St I spotted this delightful necklace pendant. It has a mint-coloured bakelite doggy head mounted on a square of glass that has a gold trimming! Isn't it unusual?

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3 cute shops - The Woodsfolk, Maiike and Naughts & Crosses

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3 cute shops - The Woodsfolk, Maiike and Naughts & Crosses

Last week my boyfriend (Robin) got a job interview in Melbourne so off we went for a few days to explore the beautiful city, and imagine what it would be like to move there. I've been to Melbourne a few times before so am already very excited by the idea. This time around I got the chance to visit three stupidly-cute stores. First stop, 'The Woodsfolk' in Hawthorn. I was booking in our accommodation days earlier when in my inbox arrived the latest from the Design Files - an article about this amazing new shop. So I took it as...

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Retail Romance

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Retail Romance

I've very excited to announce that I have met someone. We met over the internet, and we haven't seen each other in person yet, but I know they are the one! Now I just have to wait it out until its legal for me to marry a shop... :) Let me introduce you to my new love - Mynd Interiors! Mynd has everything I could ever want in a shop including amazing cushions, stunning chairs and the coolest cage lights I have ever laid my lustful eyes on. Mynd lives in Mentone, Victoria but until I am next in Melbourne...

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Favourite things

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Favourite things

When Monday bites, when the hang-over stings, when I'm feeling sad... I simply remember my favourite things. I love cake! And I'm not too proud to admit it! I love making it, looking at it and eating it. Especially cupcakes and these are cute and small and perfect. Tip: Cake goes very well with tea. I love Frankie, and Australian magazine for creative folk. It brings me so much inspiration, I'm always more motivated to live a creative life after curling up with Frankie and a cup of tea (and probably some cake, see above.) Tip: Check the Frankie website...

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