Monday, October 31, 2011

Who's the fairest unicorn of them all?

On one of my recent thrifting trips I discovered this exquisite unicorn tapestry. I couldn't resist her for my daughter's room; look at the detail. I want to change the frame of course. My little principessa is very pleased!

The fairest unicorn

Close-up of embroidery

Thursday, October 27, 2011

I ♥ Market time again

Tin Bird will be at I ♥ Market next week. It was a tad windy last month so they are moving the tent down to the lower level, under the rubber trees in front of Ninos. Spread the word...

~ Sat 5, Nov 9 am - 2 pm @ Moses Mabhida Stadium ~

Moses Mabhida Stadium - Durban, South Africa

A shot of how awesome the stadium looks at night

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Lucky Pony Giveaway

This giveaway is just gorgeous! It ends soon - 31st October 2011. Hurry over to Lucky Pony to enter for one of Depeapa lovelies. Depeapa is run by VerĂ³nica de Arriba from Granada Spain. VerĂ³nica sells her lovelies all over the world; including from her Etsy shop or from EnvelopIts hard for me to say which is my favourite - I do have a weakness for all the birdie ones! This is one talented lady!

Girl with flying bird - b&w handcrafted felt brooch

Red shoes - illustrated wooden necklace

Girl with braid - pocket mirror

Bearded - screen printed canvas tote Bag

Monday, October 24, 2011

When life gives you lemons

Make lemonade as the saying goes! Using one's imagination and a tad bit of flair...

Step 1:
Grab a lemon yellow inspired outfit like this vintage lemonade gingham skirt

Step 2:
Grab some lemons. These gorgeous lemons are from my lemon tree.

Step 3:
Make refreshing lemonade:

Lemonade Recipe:
350g white sugar
8 cups of water
355 ml (1 1/2 cups) lemon juice

1. In a small saucepan, combine sugar and 1 cup water. Bring to boil and stir to dissolve sugar. Allow to cool to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate until chilled.
2. Remove seeds from lemon juice, but leave pulp. In pitcher, stir together chilled syrup, lemon juice and remaining 7 cups water.

You can use your imagination and add slices of apple, strawberries or orange. Or stick to a classic like adding Mint leaves.

Step 4:
Build vintage inspired lemonade stand. This amazing stand was built by Lil' Luna. I {heart} it!!!

Step 5:
Sell lemonade for 5 cents and retire comfortably ;-) 

*click on images for their sources.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Lovely Surprise

I got some good news from Nadia at Cupcake Couture that Tin Bird is the winner of the Lady Jane Vintage Giveaway. What a pleasant surprise to make my week. Looking forward to using the MOR gloss (always got some gloss in my handbag) and I can't wait to try on my earrings from Genevieve Motley! Thanks so much ladies!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Aqualung escapism

I've been quiet on the posting side, due to being busy with some freelance work. Sometimes one longs for a little escapism from the usual routine. Lately I've been thinking of scuba diving. I have always longed to learn how to dive and go round the world to the best sites for mind blowing visual therapy. On my to do list, definitely! Click on images for their resources.

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador - look at that water!


Mama & Baby

Silversides Cave, Caribbean Sea, Mexico

Bargibant's Pygmy Seahorse


Giant Manta Ray

Once in a lifetime smooch with a Beluga Whale

Friday, October 14, 2011

Like the perfect woman

Sometimes you can find the strangest things on the internet. Recently I came across this item on South Africa's local auction site Bid or Buy. This rather outdated matchbox was up for auction. Hope you have a good laugh, I know I did!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Giveaway time on Cupcake Couture

This week Cupcake Couture is featuring Lady Jane Vintage. They are a vintage and vintage inspired ladies wear, accessories and home ware boutique in La Lucia Mall -  right here in Durban, South Africa. Lady Jane Vintage is sponsoring a lovely giveaway. You can win a MOR lip gloss and a pair of Genevieve Motley earrings. Please visit Cupcake Couture to read more on her interview with Lady Jane and how to enter this fabulous giveaway.

Images from Cupcake Couture & Lady Jane Vintage

Monday, October 10, 2011

Mint the Shop

One of my favourite online shops is Mint. I've been a fan for years. I first met Kirsty when she used to have a shop in Glenwood. I picked up this cake stand and Italian glass espresso set from her back then. Mint the shop is now an online one. One of my best-loved finds from Mint is my Art Deco coffee percolator. The rest of the pics are just a few of my favourite items from Mint. I don't know where Kirsty finds her gorgeous goodies but thank goodness for Mint which has helped furnish my home with some retro treasures! 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

One shining star from Cupcake Couture

A little something I picked up at i heart market from Nadia's stand Cupcake Couture. I got this hair clip for my little girl. Its attached to a vintage card with the sweetest poem. Nadia's table is put together with such thought and creative flair. Very inspiring! Cupcake couture has an online shop and you can find her at i heart market.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Tin Bird Market Day

After a week of rain we had a sunny day but with hectic wind at the i heart market. I had all the usual decadent goodies on the table. I also had scoops of speckled eggs and choc peanuts, plus some gift bags for presents. I decorated some old consol jars with some lovely scrap paper and ribbons for the scoops. Thanks to all who came to support me; hope you are enjoying your treats!

Tin Bird stand @ I heart Market October 2011