Tuesday, 22 December 2009

all is bright

last weekend a magical moment happened. I was sitting at the table on the deck of my sisters holiday house facing the house. I could see that through the window winnie the poo had come on telly. I said 'look there's winnie the poo', my four year old niece looked out into the garden and said 'where? where?'. I had to hold my breath. all the beauty in all the world was right there at that table. My sisters house has a stream running through the garden, so it makes sense that winnie would like it there.

I haven't been able to stop thinking about that moment. when is it that we stop believing like children, stop believing in fairy tales and the impossible. this christmas morning i will wake up knowing that impossible can be possible. that fairy tales happen. that little babies can save the world.

Monday, 30 November 2009

under the pretty tree

this year i decided to be incredibly organised and buy all my christmas presents before lucas was born. incase he didn't like shopping centers, prams and car seats. I ended up gettting lots from etsy, ah handmade, such joy. stores like sugarloop and roundabout . we will be popping in a little christmas treat into all our brown packages. So jump onto the website if you so desire.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

welcome to the family little one

introducing Lucas Tate. the warm little bundle now filling my days with joy. who knew i could feel like this, such an intense love that makes everything else seem insignificant. such beauty. the most creative thing. life. 'all that has ever charmed my eyes is but the poorest reflection of your infinite beauty'. i am blessed.

Monday, 24 August 2009

in the poppies store

Finally we have counted, assembled and boxed all our new things....I'm especially in love with the butterfly notepads-ahh the springtime. I gave a pad to one of my nieces- she ran off to her bedroom and covered her pink wall in butterflies. she knows how to make my day, that and practicing ballet with her two sisters make for sweet moments. anyway, anyway everything is now available on our website and will be in stores over the next few weeks. yay for new things.

Monday, 10 August 2009

the latest poppies show

two pregnant poppies, a whole lot of lollies and new things = the melbourne trade show.
all our new things are up on the website but not available for purchase until mid august. we hope you enjoy their brightness! thought I'd share a few snaps of us setting up and how the stand turned out. Our yellow paper strings turned out a treat- If you'd like to make your own all you need is a pack of doilies, spray paint and ribbon. we cut ours in half (big mistake- as they we're tricky to attach to the ribbon) I think folding them in half and hanging them over the ribbon would work better! I imagine them looking rather lovely in a little girls room.
right, time for tea.

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

notebook giveaway

we have a tiny bundle of our notebooks left, if you'd like to get your hands on one of the last 20 simply spend over $50 on our website and we'll send one your way.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

nothing to do with poppies

We are back from our little adventure. we had two days of summer weather- such a delight. I had forgotten how green england is,
so leafy and thick, that beautiful deep green. No tired trees worn by this drought of ours. Oh how I long for weeks of rain to kiss our earth back to what I remember it as. I've popped a few holiday pics up. My brother in law said I looked so special in my purple coat that he couldn't walk next to me. I hope you enjoy it, I had matching boots ( thanks to my in-laws who never throw anything out- they have everything you'll ever need) There is a photo of my dear johnny and I, a little pathway, a few cows we met on our walk and the hill I huffed and puffed up. xx

Friday, 8 May 2009

with the trees

dear johnny and I are off to visit family for three glorious weeks. this little snap was sent to me by my mother-in-law just the other day. they live in a little village in Yorkshire, I plan on laying a big blanket under those trees, and staying there for hours with my thermos of tea, what joy.

belki love

this beautiful gem of a store has been a long time supporter of poppies and we are ever so grateful. Tanya's eye for detail, her merchandising skills and the charming collection of things has always drawn us there. We are so thrilled that she chose poppies for grace to be in the window for mother's day. We popped down this morning for a little look-see and took a few snaps. Windows are tricky things, sorry for the reflections! The display is wonderful!!!! thank you Tanya. If you've not been to belki and live in melbourne the address is 631 Rathdowne Street, Carlton North.

Thursday, 12 March 2009

new things in store

today there is new cards, stickers and sticky notes up on our website. yay.
today I had my 12 week ultrasound and saw the little one wiggling about, what beauty.
today charlie and I are both wearing yellow tops.
today we ate lunch outside.
today we had cake and custard.


Friday, 27 February 2009

another poppies show

since this show involved us getting on a plane (I have a massive fear of flying, not to mention pretty wooden tables don't fit) our stand design was a little less 'ta da' than I would have liked. hours of cutting out little paper butterflies to cover some of the white walls went down a treat. now we are working their prettiness into our next range.
we had such fun with the fine ladies of High Tea and of course Karen and Amber of Me and Amber, Elise Carrels, and the quirky, ever so lovely Nick of Two Ruffians
my most embarrassing moment: gushing over the buyers from Anthropologie, to the point I actually hugged the catalogue, dear me, when will I learn.

Thursday, 26 February 2009

remember me

I can't believe the last time i wrote was november. I'm sneaking in a post before it becomes march.
market day came and went, as did the sydney trade show. our hands have been busily working on new cards, stickers and sticky notes. these will be online soon. promise. here is a little pic of the welcome card.
a few people have asked if we have been affected by the terrible bush fires. i think we all have. we have seen so much to have hope in though, so much rich humanity. we continue to pray for rain.