Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Piccadilly Market LUXE Christmas Gifts $50 plus

Our last installment of gift ideas for Christmas. This is the Luxe category priced at $50 plus

Everything is available at Piccadilly Market in Geelong on 29/30 November



1. "Skull Miranda" print that is a part of my 'Into the Woods' series.
Its 11x14 inch printed on FSC certified felt embossed paper. The print is $50 market day special

2. KATE Pendant $155  -Koolaman
Sterling silver pendant and chain which can be hand stamped with a message or words for it’s recipient. Kate ring style pendant is perfect for today’s busy woman. Contemporary yet eternal, Kate faces the world head on with its fixed jump ring design. Wear a single Kate sterling silver pendant or up to three pendants – each ring lovingly hand stamped with words or the name of someone special.

3. Snap Pearls LUXE  The Mietta Bracelet  $145.00
The Mietta bracelet with large rustic freshwater pearls and pewter beads strung on leather, complete with 925 magnetic clasp- just gorgeous!

4. WALL CLOCKS $99
Amindy clocks can add a pop of colour to your home, or keep a clean and classic look with our neutral shades. Available in multiple designs with a choice of many diverse colours, the options are endless! 

5. Macrame Plant Hanger from Noodie and Frank

They are back! But I think they never really left it the first place! 
Modern macrame plant hangers, available in a range of bright and neutral colours, in plain styles or accessorised with copper, rustic/industrial or timber beads. Great outdoors or indoors with ferns or even a hanging fish bowl! Prices start at $70.

6. Habitue HAPPY BLOCKS
Hand painted children’s blocks made from sustainable beech timber, painted with non-toxic acrylic paint and finished with a non-toxic, allergy free water based varnish.
Designed to enhance imaginative play. Price: $59 set

7.  Obsession tea pack from Organics for Lily - $60. 12 organic teas with a stainless steel strainer.

8.  Retrobub - christmas day dress / girls gift  - spot dress with metallic gold spots $50 

9.cLily pily The Fox cushions (and many others) are $50 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Piccadilly Market Christmas Gift Ideas $25-50

Here is the 3rd edition of Gift Ideas for $25-$50. Some wonderful choice sin here. I am hoping to get number 2. I am ordering number 3 but triple chocolate and I am getting a custom order adult cape for me #5 which I will be wearing at the market.




1. Miss Moi Handmade Earrings & Necklace Set On Mother Of Pearl Shell $45

2. Tea Bottle - $32 - perfect to drink tea on the go.  Sleek double walled glass keeps your tea hot for up to an hour and doesn't burn your hands.   It also has an Eco- friendly bamboo lid and stainless steel strainer.  Great for your body and the environment.  Also try an ice tea in summer or add some berries to your water.  Holds 300ml

3. Spoil your friends and family with one of Mandi's Kitchen boiled in the cloth dessert logs - with a shelf life of over 12 months they can be enjoyed throughout 2015 and just need to be stored in the cupboard until opened.  $44

4. As dreamt in greyscale Midnight Gelato wooden colour block necklace in midnight navy, beige-pink and white wooden beads. Accented with eye-catching wooden spikes in the centre and small copper beads! Range of colours available. $30

5. Superhero Costume from Fickle Fickle - $45 - Includes quality handmade satin cape and felt mask. Be your own superhero!!!

6. Playground Your Memory Box' by Playground Road Collections, makes a unique keepsake. And beautiful 18th birthday present for when your baby is all grown up.

Each box includes 24 assorted milestone cards, envelopes, notepaper and other record keepers to capture important moments in your little person's life. Fill your box with special memories, then use the included label to personalise the lid. Designed to create your own time capsule to pop away until your little one's 18th birthday. Proudly designed and printed in Melbourne, using recycled paper stocks. Piccadilly Market Special $35 (RRP $40)

7.Visual and tactile, two ingredients for the perfect teething and breastfeeding necklace. Add to that, striking colours, soft texture and a bundle of style... introducing the Infinity collection from Gumigem! RRP $30

http://gumigem.com.au/ourshop/cat_898890-NEW-Infinity.html

8. Makassi Bags from Mamoochi.  2 styles available. ‘Afro (pink) and ‘Sunbed’ (blue) $38. Fully lined with inner zip pocket. A great casual ‘weekend’ bag.

9. Custom name cushion from NOD  $39.95







Thursday, November 20, 2014

Piccadilly Market Christmas Gift Ideas $15 - $25

Here is the 2nd installment of gift ideas at Piccadilly Market geelong on 29/30 November.

This category is the $15-25



1.  Mandi's Kitchen Classic Christmas Cake $22

2.  Love heart home -  Hand Poured in Geelong, our pure soy wax candles provide a unique Christmas present for your loved ones. Our small candles are $16.00 with an average 65 hour burn time; while our large candles are $20 with an average 80 hour burn time. Designed to be an affordable gift to buy for yourself, or someone special, they'll add a personal touch of luxury to any occasion.

3. Cassia essentials We have some goodies from $15-$28 for coin purses & cosmetic purses - playful and vibrant all made from sustainable materials - cotton canvas and cotton lined - our own print.


4. These lightweight, comfortable everyday earring designs add the perfect, subtle way to add a pop of colour to an outfit. Amindy earrings are hand painted so slight variations are what make our products so niche  $15 a pair

5. Throw Kindness around like Confetti Wall Art Shelfie

The new Shelfie's range by Simply Type is here! These shelfie blocks are to decorate a shelf, inspire & make a room complete! They are 200mm x 250mm x 18mm thick & stand up on their own! Such a sweet quote that would be a lovely gift for anyone... $25

6. Lace Drop Earrings $25 
Stunning colours available :: rose pink, magenta, orange, red, aqua and turquoiseSmaller size available, one quarter the size :: Single Leaf Drop $15
Amazingly light weight and comfortable to wear :: non-allergenic hooks
Josephene by Jo Lucchesi

7. Kunas Pure Food traditional Gingerbread House Medium $ 18

8. Our illustration prints with polymer clay necklace attached. The necklace is removable, chain measures 60cm and all is handmade!  by Totally Innocent $ 25

9. Children's accessory pack from Rileah Design that is valued at $15.00


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Piccadilly Market Gift Ideas Under $15

It's only 6 weeks till Christmas but who is counting.

I am sure like me you have some teacher gifts to think of, perhaps some kris kringles for friends or work colleagues or you just need some stocking stuffer ideas.

We have put together some great ideas for under $15 all available at Piccadilly Market in Geelong on the 29th and 30th of November.



1. ·       I love my bike bell $10 - Cute bell printed with the very clear declaration of love: “I (Heart) My Bike.” See more at: http://www.cyclestyle.com.au/shop/sale/i-love-my-bike-bell/

2.     Bellalu - Lip Balm. 100% made by hand.  $10 each

3.    “Looking for the perfect teacher gift? You can’t go past these sweet Apple Brooches. They are created with laser cut cherry wood and finished of with a gorgeous vintage kimono button. Gift boxed and ready to give for $15.00”

4.   Amindy KEYRINGS    $7 each or 2 for $10
With the vivid colour choice of Amindy keyrings, you will easily spot your set of keys from a distance, or in the bottom of your handbag. The keyrings can also be doubled as a keyring for schoolbags . A perfect idea for gift giving.  Request your own colour combination of hearts or combine a heart with your initial letter in a different colour for an individualised look.

5. Kunas Pure Food Gingerbread House $12

6.  Why not treat your favourite teacher with an original and unique Custom Artwork by DiNamic Images! 


DiNamic Images can transform your very OWN favourite photograph into a digital masterpiece! 
This can then be created into a greeting card which you can use to write a special message to your teacher in! It can also be created into a Custom Artwork, 10 x 8 inches, and comes framed in a 11 x 14 inch matt frame. 

CUSTOM CARDS $8 each 
CUSTOM ARTWORK $30 each 

For more information visit the DiNamic Images stall or visit........

7.  Dozey Boo Bookmarks are $5 each. "Using only the highest quality quilting fabric, each bookmark is lovingly created. Perfect as stocking fillers and teacher's presents."

8.  Illustration prints for teachers from Totally Innocent  - Teachers change the world one child at a time $15

9.   North of the Hill  xs concrete tealight $8   s concrete pot $15

All sizes can be used for succulents or cactus, you can even use them as toothbrush holders or for tealights.  Can come in multiple colours.


This is just a teensy tiny sampling of all the goodness that will be available at Piccadilly Market Geelong.





Monday, November 10, 2014

Thank You Piccadilly Williamstown

Our 2nd event at Williamstown Town Hall was held yesterday and what a great day.

The sun always shines for Piccadilly Market (pray I have not mozzed myself)

Over 50 fabulously talented small  businesses brought their wares out to showcase. Everytime I say I need to refrain on spending and everytime I never do. How can you? Too much goodness under one roof.

Thank you to all the shoppers who came to see us. Many of you gave us amazing feedback on your way out. Thank You.

You can view a slide show from the day here.



Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Not long till we are back in Williamstown again


50 fabulous stalls all under cover. Here is just a sampling of what is on offer.








Sunday, November 2, 2014

In the Spotlight: Popcorn Blue


Meet Sarah from Popcorn Blue who will be showing her work for the first time at Piccadilly Market on Sunday 9th November in Williamstown.


Tell us a little about yourself? 
I have been an illustrator and graphic artist for twenty years. My business Popcorn Blue was born with a twinkle in my eye and a pencil in my hand in 2010 (although the dream started much earlier…) with a vision of being more than just a picture. My intention is to spark the imagination with an ever changing story that unfolds before your eyes.
I have 3 gorgeous boys … I mean art directors… who think i am the coolest mum because I draw dinosaurs!

How did you come up with your business name?
My first child Ben named out fish PopcornBlue and i vowed that if ever I had a business of my own I would call it PopcornBlue as it is such a fun and catchy name.

Tell us how your product/range came about?
I started creating prints from my illustrated children’s book “Barnowlby Bubbles” published in 2010 and from that point on I started creating images purely for the joy of someone buying it for their wall. I now print on wood and stone and I have a few mores exciting ideas up my sleeve for 2015 so stay tuned!

How long have you been in business for?
I have been in business since 2010 and i love it.

What inspires you?
 My work is about the whimsical & the quirky, deliciously fun and as always a little bit dreamy……I love illustrators and artists that explore these themes, and I am very drawn to the lighter side of pop surrealism.



Have you always been ‘arty’ and/or ‘crafty’ or has it bloomed later in life?
I have always been arty as long as i can remember…. i always made Christmas cards for my family when i was a child - and I have a large family… that’s a lot of illustrated Christmas cards!

What is something cool that most people wouldn’t know about you? 
Hmmmm let me get back to you on that one.

If money were no object what would be your dream destination right now?
I would love to take my family on a 6 month trip overseas , in particular Rome - and throw an exhibition into the mix (that’s a dream of mine)

What book can you read over and over again?
Any kind of high-fantasy… I’m obsessed

What is your favorite website(s) ?   I don’t have a favourite website      

Have you ever met anyone famous? 
i got invited personally to a party by Robbie Williams at the Langham Hotel in London. I just saw him in concert so that is very cool





Friday, October 31, 2014

In the Spotlight: The Little Green Project

Meet Jules from The Little Green Project who is a first timer at Piccadilly Market on Sunday November 9th in Williamstown.

Who doesnt love a terrarium?





Tell us a little about yourself?
Hi. I'm Jules, florist by trade,  lover of things vintage glass and creator if The Little Green Project terrariums.

How did you come up with your business name?
It was very quick actually. We knew it had to include green and little...so a little brainstorming during a short car trip and The Little Green Project was the end result. We love it.

Tell us how your product/range came about?
So how did I come to making terrariums? Well this all began almost 5 years ago, just after my son was born. I had collected way too many vintage jars and bottles.     Filling them with little blooms was cute, but I was wanting something more unique. So I started experimenting with moss. It thrived. I loved the idea of bringing a little green inside the house other than a pot plant or flowers, so I started experimenting with other greenery in my terrariums. I felt inspired. I spent many many             months trialling plants, finding out which ones thrived and which ones didn't. Family and friends all wanted one of my creations. Let's just say birthdays and christmas were sorted that year.
So after having my second child and our little family being relocated to the other side of Australia, it felt natural to start selling my terrariums. It was the right time. I needed to meet people,  to get to know Perth and feel a sense of belonging in my new city. So The Little Green Project was born.
We have recently again moved. Returning to the east and I am excited to bring my terrariums to the lovely Melbourne folk.

How long have you been in business for?
The Little Green Project has been trading since mid 2012.

What inspires you?
I'm inspired by the colours and shapes in nature. I'm also a big fan of all things vintage, upcycled and recycled and I get very excited with my glass finds.



Have you always been ‘arty’ and/or ‘crafty’ or has it bloomed later in life?
Yes I have always been a crafty...I have fond memories growing up of pom pom making, cross stitch, sketching, flower pressing (I was always picking wild flowers).    It was no surprise to my mum that at the age of 5, I told her I wanted to own a flower shop.

What is something cool that most people wouldn’t know about you?
Um...I wouldn't say that this is particularly cool, but this little 5 year old me was right...I  did end up owning my own florist. At 27. A successful one actually, in the heart of Melbourne's design district of Flinders Lane.....it's still running today.  That is awesome...go you!!!
 
If money were no object what would be your dream destination right now?
I feel like i should say somewhere more glamorous,  but I really want to go to New York. It's going to be my 40th birthday present to myself.

What book can you read over and over again?
I actually never read a novel more than once......but a kids book...well, The Gruffalo I just love and never tire of.
 
What is your favorite website(s) ?    
Pinterest?! I have a slight addiction I need to overcome!  Yep, I think a few people have this addiction
 
 Have you ever met anyone famous?
No, but my husband has! Being in the hotel industry for the past 20 years the list is long and varied. Here's just a few....he chatted to Ringo Starr while being transferred from the airport,  hung out with Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters, met Beyonce, and had to deal with Justin Bieber and his recent antics!  He is never one to ask for an autograph except for the time he met Ridge Forrester.....he had to get a signed photo for his mum!  Fun job





Sunday, October 26, 2014

In the Spotlight: Epona Co


Meet Colleen from Epona Co who is bringing some fabulous homewares to Piccadilly Market in Williamstown on 9 November.




Tell us a little about yourself? 
I'm a Mum of two boys and we live on the coast.  I'm an outdoor person often paddle boarding and entertaining with family and friends.

How did you come up with your business name? 
Epona co. is an established family business based in NSW whom are friends of mine hence the name was already established.

Tell us how your product/range came about?  
The product range was introduced to me through my friends whom furnished my brothers house (his house is featured in the online catalogue) with outdoor and indoor bean bags.  I then bought a Dog Lounger for my dog and fell in love with the product instantly (and so did my dog!)

How long have you been in business for?
I launched the business here in Victoria at the Torquay Cowrie Market on Sunday 21st Septemeber

What inspires you? 
Entertaining, lounging, the outdoors, pride within my home, class and sophistication.

Have you always been ‘arty’ and/or ‘crafty’ or has it bloomed later in life?
I have always owned small businesses throughout my adult life, ones which allow me to socialise and express myself.  Epona co. and I have established this classy, sophisticated but yet relaxed and social relationship which is represented within the product.

What is something cool that most people wouldn’t know about you?
I love restoring furniture!

If money were no object what would be your dream destination right now?
The Caribbean!  Me too

What book can you read over and over again?
The Celestine Prophecy

What is your favorite website(s) ? 
 Pinterest and Kip & Co.

Have you ever met anyone famous?
Willam De Foe, Steve And Sarah Vizard (I was their nanny at one stage many moons ago!)

Make sure you pop by and say Hi on Sunday November 9th


Friday, October 24, 2014

The Fabulous Myer Giftorium

Part of the wonderful life of a blogger is getting invited to fab events and this one was an extra special one.

I LOVE Christmas, always have, always will and am enjoying passing my joy and excitement on to my kids.

When the invite turned up for a Secret Myer Christmas Event I was in. I took my girls out of school for the day for all sorts of Mummy/Daughter Shenanigans.



From the moment we arrived on the 6th floor of Bourke Street Myer we were whisked into Christmas land. There were magical elves, roving entertainers, face painters, magic shows, christmas carols and more.




Yep free popcorn and wizz fizz's


Love a good photo bomb




I really do love seeing the look of awe on childrens faces and my 2 girls had that look.

'Giftorium is a unique concept in Australian retailing and was developed to bring back fun and theatre to Christmas shopping. At the heart of Giftorium is the desire to provide a totally unique set of services and create a new level of engagement with Myer customers shopping for Christmas gifts, decorations and festive food ideas. '

Digging the jellybean wall



There is a frozen cave to climb into and have some time out if required.



There are activities to keep young ones happy and busy


Incredibly talented face painter (artist), this Mama bear got in on the act too.



We really enjoyed the Giftologists (gift giving experts) who were on hand and happy to help you with your gift buying.

Great for kids to go off with some money in their pocket to buy gifts for siblings, friends and parents.

Myer will also be bringing the magic of Christmas to its website with a dedicated Giftorium 
microsite to guide customers through the product offering and services including: Giftician
appointments (select stores), book a time to meet Santa (all downtown stores), Same Day Elf
Delivery service to anyone within a 2km radius (Melb, Syd, Bris and Perth), and the Gift Finder. I so wish I could get a gift delivered by an elf.

In select stores around the country, there will be demonstrations by major brands including Marvin’s
Magic, SodaStream, Mr Men and Little Miss, Plumm wine glasses, Dilmah Teas and Vista Print.

The Mr Men/Little Miss stand are doing personalised prints. LOVE LOVE this idea and think its an amazing present for young and old. Look at mine...squeal!!!


We were lucky enough to be able to take home a soda stream (how happy are we?) but even better you get to customise your own colours. We went red/yellow/red. Another awesome gift idea.



Sooooooo many amazing decorations in loads of colour themes. It is like being a kid in a candy store.





We had to follow up with some racing season hats and fascinator try ons. My girls could get used to skipping school.




Christmas Giftorium
 officially opens on the 8th November with lots of opening weekend fanfare.

So when you head up for the Myer Christmas windows make sure you visit the 6th floor Giftorium as well.

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