Thursday, December 29, 2011

found objects

you know me i just can't help but fall in love with all the smallest things, moby duck trinket boxes included. the handmade resin rabbits come in a fruit bowl of colours lemon, apricot, cherry red and watermelon pink to name a few. i stumbled across the bunnies on the sunniest stroll just yesterday. obviously they weren't hiding in street lined bushes but on a shelf tucked away at the back of the most dear store i have encountered in a long while. ramona tienda i promised you a return, i hope we can be friends?! at least for the sake of the furry creatures i am now so fond of.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

beneath striped sheets

banish me to bed because bedtime is for the cutest comfies.
alas you make me sweetly dream. snooze!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

lullaby baby

going to bed? get cosy under these striped blankies from

Saturday, December 24, 2011

just in time.

this little gem might not arrive in time to slip under the tree (it is christmas eve after all) but it's sure to be a must add to your boxing day sales shopping basket. kinfolk volume two is the perfect way to enter 2012 insprired, excitable and all warm on the inside. i'll be grabbing two copies of the magazine here before heading towards the checkout, one for me and the other..?! up top is a short but sweet preview of what you can count on this issue round and...? oh, and very merry happy holiday wishes to you all(kin)d folk!! its time to dim the lights. love love jessie x x

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

hooray and up she rises...

good morning. if your a vegemite kid and likewise enjoy a mouthful of cheesy bread then you might like to visit tiny cafe as the sun rises. they serve a brekkie mouse trap that will have you claiming love at first bite. yes, my cheeks are rosy. no, i'm not blushing, its the salty spread. blink. blink. well maybe a little. i'm tired. and in love. a table for one please.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

it's absolutely almost christmas

oh hello. salmon poached in champagne, tato salad, elderflower cocktails and stemmed cherry pud on the table has me thinking i would be lying if i said it wasn't beginning to feel a lot like christmas!? the high spirits menu can be found here on tasmanian foodie and photo blog island menu. there really isn't anything more cheery then a round-up of family and friends and a fully bellie now is there? it's absolutely almost christmas lunch.

meet me in the middle

these windy prints by melbourne artist catherine campbell take me to a place that isn't quite here nor there but someplace in between, nestled in the pines and waiting patiently by the sea. if you so choose, you may like to explore some more of her arty works here. i'd say it's almost a certain yes! jessie x x

Thursday, December 15, 2011

martha, martha, martha!

move over martha stewart there is a new clever cookie in town. all about tofu on a tuesday and stewed-fruit fridays, you can find her martha goes green vegie cookbook and seasonal recipe calender here. it's yum to go the colour of peas and beans and brussel sprouts in 2012, just ask martha.

think of joy before going to sleep, think of joy when you wake up.

dear blogger thatscharm sprinkled her sparkle and opened my eyes to a lovelie little group of girlies whom pride themselves on being oh so joyful!! these lassies skip hand-in-hand, laugh from the bottom of their bellies, blow bubbles as big as their heads and paint the sky with giant smiles. i'm tickled pink thatscharm would think of me as such a daydreamer of all things impossibly possible. please, won't you say you too believe in mermaid seas and talking trees? everyday is a surprise if your a joy girl...

Monday, December 12, 2011

so what if i like nice things?

gee whiz, what do we have here? summer pullovers with crochety bits, drop-waist smocks, breezy linens in soft spoken prints, not to mention tootsies in socks and sandals! who is responsible for such hold-my-hand attire? twentysevennames, i send you pretty praises.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

oh deer me, the sky is falling

these papery cut-outs make me want to watch midday movie re-runs about father claus and his friendly red-nosed deer. i found the mini tutorial for the 'let's pretend we'll be having a white christmas' snowflakes here. i'm sure they'll look just as whimsy on your windowpanes as they do mine. merry magic making to all and to all a goodnite xx

Friday, December 9, 2011

same day post. please.

now, now, now do be patient. express post is available upon request here.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

the three marketeers

last sunday we took a trip to the camberwell markets my brother, his dear gal and i. it was cold and early, eyes were rubbed many a times and mouths opened wide and even wider with tiredness. but we rummaged and we found and we had such a lovelie time together. good things come in three i guess, if nothing else good luck on a market day. we left feeling rather chuffed with our treasures.

look, we spotted some original daisy lane trade cards.

lots of crockery and cutlery cuteness.

some sweet little dolly frocks.

remember my obsession with succulents?

vintage threads +

 a travelling caravan = dream. dream. dream.

and a tutti-frutti woolly jumper we purchased for a dime. i say we, as the dear (gal) adelle and i plan to swap the warm wearable back and forth between our hometowns. the jumper will fly with a small note detailing its escapades each time the button-up is returned to the other.

it's true, winners are grinners and family fun days are the best.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

horses, horses, horses, horses.

a bookworm's dream, these Penguin classics are all wrapped up in hand embroidered covers sketched and stitched by creative Jillian Tamaki. uh-huh, the read and re-read again pages would make extra special stocking fillers this merry season. i'm particularly bright-eyed and bushy-tailed over the Black Beauty handcraft. a fan of the tele series when i was a small little girlie i am yet to of read the paperback. however my fondness for a straw hat and a full skirt gives me an inkling i'd much enjoy the words that lie beneath the cover. perhaps for Christmas?! oh and look, i've even a link here to make your gift shopping easy-peasy. (wink, wink).

Sunday, December 4, 2011

lets all go to the roof!

have you climbed the stairs to the cinema in the sky? screening old favourites, arty documentaries and new to the scene films, Rooftop Cinema is sure to have you feeling like your on cloud nine up amongst the starry twinkles. with sippy bar beverages and MissChu snacky foods (famous for her rice paper rolls) there are to be no boring bits! for a list of all the motion pics and their screening dates you can press fast forward and skip over to part one of the open-air theatre's summer cinema program. i'm putting my hand up for tickettes to the labyrinth, edward scissorhands and desperately seeking susan. whose with me? perfect for our next date night don't you think?! ill share my popcorn, promise!! say the word and i'll save you a deckchair spreading my blanket between the two, yours and mine.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

double dipping

two dips, three words: yummmy, yummm, yumm!!

these pesto/pate/pile-on-toppers are sure to taste a treat on triangle shaped chips. you can whip up the snazzy corn salsa and tomato-basil and sunflower spread here. note: double dipping is a rule! go on, dress up your dunkers.

Monday, November 28, 2011

rest your head on my shoulder.

and ill take care of your worries. it was you who promised this to me. it was you who offered me courage. in my darkest hour your hear me. softly question my travels.