the gorgeous humble beginnings in randwick

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There’s a homewares store I’ve been going to for years now, every time a birthday rolls around and I want to present a gift to someone that oozes heart and warmth; it’s called Humble Beginnings and it’s quite possibly my favourite homeswares store (and ok – you got me – sometimes I go there when there are no upcoming birthdays and I just want a wow moment!).

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the retro decor at darlo bar

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I don’t know what rock I’ve been living under the last few years, but I finally crawled out from underneath it and found my new favourite bar at the weekend – Darlo Bar in Darlinghurst, Sydney. It’s a retro lovers dream for all things old-school and has an amazing beer garden (hello upcoming birthday drinks!).

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creative finds | this weekend’s top five

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1 | This week I have been stressing over how to decorate my new office / blog area / craft corner. These are the big issues that keep me up at night! I was wandering around Typo and spotted these metal crates; they’re mini and marvellous and gave me a good starting point for the rest of the decorating process. The office pics will be up soon but the colour combo in the pic above gives you a nice preview!

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my 10 favourite second hand finds

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1 | I like a tipple or two – guilty as charged. I don’t exactly have the space in my apartment for a full-on bar area though, so this tray is as good as it gets. But I have to say – for $20 at the Vinnies salvage store – it’s a space saving bar with vintage charm – I love it!

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i made my very own cushion

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I finally made the treck out to Mum’s place this week and got to work on stage two of my sewing machine training – making an actual cushion. I did have visions of needles going through fingers and a blood-stained cushion adorning my couch. But surprisingly, the end result was actually nice!

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creative finds | this week’s top seven

As my usual Sunday evening/Monday morning creative finds post was late (I was making cushions!), I’ve packed seven glorious finds into this weeks finds post; it’s 100% fat free so you can enjoy without any guilt.

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1 | I’m about as fond of beige as I am of Chardonnay, so these pops of colour in cushion form from the amazing Missoni Home are what every couch craving a bright splash needs. I spotted this family in Myer in the Sydney CBD and love the pink and blue pops.

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frame your valentine’s day cards

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So sue me – I love to hold onto things. Though I’m not yet ready to star in an episode of Hoarders, I do like to find ways to upcycle or make something of things – especially if they’re special or heartfelt. Case in point – Valentine’s Day cards!

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creative finds | this weekend’s top five

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1 | It’s no secret that I’m in love with local Kensington store Sky Parlour; this ‘Must Remember to Love’ print – set in an ornate cream frame – only makes the love flourish further. And what a good little gift for Valentine’s Day (even for yourself!).

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i went a little crazy with decorative paper

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Once upon a time, a stationery addict discovered that craft stores stocked sheets of decorative, textured paper. Once this discovery was made, covering items around the home with paper got a little out of control…

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fancy making a brekkie in bed tray?

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Surely I am not the only one who goes to Spotlight (or any craft store) for no purpose other than to see what you can make with their current stock. Case in point – this brekkie in bed tray – which started off as plain, MDF-style wood and ended up looking rather cute!

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