Monday, 16 April 2012

New Items ...

Saturday saw us visit our favourite twice-yearly church sale and it yielded some great new inventory.

The most exciting is this very old remington typewriter. I blogged about one very similar (if not the same) earlier in the year after missing out on it on eBay. We got this for a great price and with a bit of elbow grease will come up looking fabulous!

 It is not in working condition but would look great as a display piece at your event or photo shoot.

We have other typewriters available for hire which will be listed on facebook in the coming days.

Other items recently added to our inventory include a retro stool and vintage bird cage as well as some great blackboards.

I do need a little bit of advice though.

DIY Project I
Once I find the perfect fabric, is it as simple as stapling the new fabric nice and tight over the existing seat?

DIY Project II

The bird cage shell is made out of a metal-type material but the base is plastic. The stand is something similar to wrought iron and looks like it could be polished up. How would you attack this? Would you leave it as is or use spray paint or paintbrush to renovate it? What colour do you think?

Would love to hear your thoughts!

linking up to Sophie's flea market finds for the week.

Monday, 2 April 2012

Libby and Peter's Wedding

Sorry for the delay in posting but I'm excited to share with you the results of our first photo shoot. We were uber happy with the results and the bridal party and photographers seemed pretty rapt too.

The following photos were taken on my iphone.

see anything you like? All items are available for hire.

For a full look at the wedding, go here. The bride has impeccable style as you will see from the reception styling, her dress and the stunning flowers.

To finish, I thought I'd share a little outtake from the afternoon.

Mum made a bit of a boo-boo with the letters thankfully before the gang showed up. I still look at this and giggle. She hadn't even had a drink!

A big thanks to Darren from ckmetrophotos for recommending us to the bride and of course to Libby for booking us!

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Our First Styling Gig

Posts are infrequent at the moment but I hope to make posting over here much more regular as business picks up.

We are VERY excited to be styling our first wedding photo shoot next Saturday at Boyce Gardens in Toowoomba. The client wants a vintage, romantic style setting and I am using this picture which I found on pinterest as my inspiration.

The client and the photographer LOVE it too so that helps : )

I think this scene has a bit too much going on but I adore the lanterns, the bike leaning against the tree, the ladder and just generally the pretty colours used throughout.

I'm actually thinking of spraypainting a vintage picnic basket to match in with the beautiful romantic tones that the client is looking for ... much like this.

I so cannot wait for next Saturday! I hope it is a lovely day for Libby and her husband-to-be.

I will be sharing some behind-the-scenes photos with you very shortly!

Peta xxx

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Who likes Freebies?

Last week over on our facebook page I mentioned that I would organise a giveaway once we ticked over 100 likers. Currently we have 108 likes which is very exciting!

Does anyone know what the 'talking about this' figure represents?

For new and old fans, we are offering a free styling session or hire of props for your event or photo shoot

All you have to do tell us what event or photo shoot you have organised and how we can help!

Winner will be drawn on the 24th March.

(this offer may not be used if you have already booked us for a specific event/photo shoot. You may however enter for a not-yet-booked event)

Pop on over to our facebook page to enter!

images pinned on pinterest

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

A new vintage piece

I've just posted my finds from the Toowoomba Swap Meet over at my other blog - The Sea and Me Change.

Loving this blog for some inspiration!

Let me know what you think!

All items available for hire too!

Peta xxx

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

A new logo and some prettiness!

Thanks to Rocket Creative Design and a whole bunch of facebook friends and family, we were lucky enough to win a gold logo development package worth $500! We are excited that soon we will have a professionally designed logo and here's hoping it increases our business!

We would love to create a setting something like this for a couple. So pretty and whimsical!

photos from loveandlavender
Peta xxx

Monday, 30 January 2012

Flea Market Finds

You'll be sick of seeing what I've purchased pretty soon because I suppose there is a recurring theme.

...You guessed it. Typewriters.

I've added another one to the collection - a beautiful black Corona in its very own sturdy carry case. It was $15.00 from a garage sale.

I will be selling some of my least favourite typewriters (and other stuff including vintage clothes) this weekend at the annual Toowoomba Swap Meet - arguably the largest in Queensland and one of the largest in Australia. Let's pray that this stupid weather decides to behave itself and we are actually presented with two summer days!

I'm unsure of its age, but research on the web leads me to believe it's reasonably old and worth a decent amount of money. It would look great as a prop for a wedding.

I also couldn't resist this (what looks like vintage) lace tablecloth still in its packet. Not sure if/how I'll use it but there is no rush : )

Till next time, Peta xxx