Friday, October 28, 2011

Old Show Tunes

Now I would be lying if I said that musicals and the tunes that go with them are not a favourite in the kijaro house... so the other day in one of my light bulb ideas I acquired from my lovely father, my grandmothers record player. Although it isn't as lovely as the one I nearly bought at an estate a couple of weeks ago and have been kicking myself ever since.. it is still amazing. It proved to be a little bit of a challenge to get it going at first (helps if you press the phono button not the AUX button) but I can assure you that I have it all sorted now. The house of late has been filled with wonderful show tunes from the Sound of Music, My Fair Lady and a vast arrary of other wonderful broadway tunes mixed with some Santra and a dash of ABBA. I can say that it is wonderful to do the breakfast routine with some good old tunes with the wonderful unique sound of the original player. On a side note I am a little excited about tomorrow, the wonderful Laura from Kit and Nancy and I have a date with some yard sales, a coffee shop and maybe an oppy or two or maybe a few. I will be sure to check back let you know what our adventures entailed. kijaro xx

Monday, October 24, 2011

The new partnership, Apples and Kijaro xx

Well I must say that I have been a bit undisciplined in this blog business.. but rest assured I have had some ideas to make it happen a little more often. I am writing tonight from the Kijaro Mansion, as the lovely Laura has named it.... I am liking this one a lot better than 'The Hunting Lodge' as Amy has named it, due to the large number of porcelain animals that reside here... if you have any other suggestions I am open to them, but that is veering off track a little... I am writing to you from my lovely new abode, listening to some Frank Santra in the new/old record player, I have the house all to my self and it is quite delightful in fact... Today saw me back at work after a rather disappointing market weekend on the sale front, but on the up side I purchased some wonderful items to add to the growing collection (I hope to share those with you when I can photograph them), also I met some lovely people across the weekend at the Ipswich Environmental Festival and also Aladdin's Fair so in the end it all worked out delightful (these included LoveFromPatt and A little Vintage just to name a couple . When I wasn't marketing I managed to purchased some wonderful things from Laura with her sneak peek Yard Sale photos, if you haven't checked it out you really should and quickly.. things are not hanging round for long.... 

I think this would have to be my favourite out of all the things I have caught in just the nick of time. Although this is the third couch I have bought for the new house, (I know a little excessive) I am going to make it all work. This little beauty is a sofa bed and it is coved in the most divine fabic you have seen in the form of a couch. How could I say no really??

But to the real reason for our meeting tonight the very exciting news about the new partnership! Before I tell you about the news I want to give you the little back story first. Near my old house there is a delightful little shop with the blissful name of Apples on Ainsworth. Run by the duo of Kymberlee and Sarah this little shop is just the place for coffee, chats and catch ups of all sorts, did I mention its also a green grocer with fresh produce, herbs, honey and bread!! What more could a girl what.

 I have been past this little gem a couple of times thinking I should stop by for a taste and not just a look, and Thursday was the day. Miss Kylie and I popped in for a bit of brunch and were not disappointed. With walls covered in blackboard paint it is literally a canvas for all things vintage and lovely. The food was amazing! For under twenty dollars you could find yourself tasting beautiful food and drinking perfect tea all off mismatched vintage crockery! Defiantly worth a visit.. and make sure you take advantage of their blanket lending service for a picnic in the park. Oh, and don't forget to pick up a kijaro greeting card while your there! Yes thats right! Kijaro is now stocked at Apples on Ainsworth, now that should give you even more reason to pop in and see the girls and their beautiful shop. xx


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Happenings of Late

It has been a while I know, but this have been very busy round here. After 5 weeks leave I am back at work and wishing that I was on holidays again, but never mind I have to have some form of income to support my rather expensive vintage habit. We have been to lots of markets lately including Marky Markets at West End, Suitcase Rummage and the Wynnum Spring Fair, and this weekend is shaping up to be a busy one too. We have the Suitcase Rummage at the Ipswich Environmental Festival on Saturday and the Aladdin's Fair on Sunday at Windsor. Also we have just received an email confirming our place at the new West End Twilight Markets starting on the 12th of November, all very very exciting. We have had a birthday in the house, Amy turn 23 and we had some celebrations across 2 night. For the occasion our walls got graced with its first lot of event bunting made out of an old girls annual. Although I didn't get a photo of it the right way round you get the idea. 

Sunday night saw the lovely Laura pop round for dinner and some talk about moving into the house. She bought brownie treats with her and there was a vintage and artwork swap take place. But Laura describes it a lot better than I do and you can read about it on her blog over here. I must say that I am very very flattered that she thinks my house is a wonderland (and I am very very very anxious to see what goodies she has for sale in her yard sale, one not to be missed!). I am extremely excited about having Laura join our little house I'm sure it will make for a very vintage and creative house with Amy, Laura and I. Spending too much time in op shops, learning blogging tips and generally being a lovely place to live.. and I must say the prospect of tasting Laura's treats is also a large positive! Anyway I must be off to make sure I am ready for the up coming market weekend. Kijaro xx

Monday, October 3, 2011

Doodlers, unite!

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Happy Monday, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Just a small video on the Art of Doodling, let those creative juices flow and be proud to be a doodler! Hoping to check back later with photos of my weekend adventures.

Kijaro xx