Sunday, June 30, 2013

Big week ahead; Twilight Treasure Hunting and Birthday Celebrations.

it is a very exciting week ahead in the kijaro house. with a number of things ahead its going to be all systems go. with amy and i both coming down with the flu this weekend it has been a tough couple of days fighting the urge to do things in preparation for the exciting events ahead and physically not being able to stand for too long before my eyes close and tell me to sleep. i have never been one to cope well with being sick, tending to fight my way through it with all cylinders firing (or wishing they were). but this weekend has proved to me that sometimes you have to give in and stop, after a spot of treasure hunting (of course!) to try and make you feel just a bit better. 

some of the loot from yesterdays treasure hunting adventure.

anyway, enough of that i seriously cant wait to share with you the 2 exciting events that are happening next week!!!

firstly we have our twilight vintage treasure hunt on Thursday night and we are joining forces with Julie from vintage for the minx. we have a wonderful selection of vintage available from sheets, furniture, bags, clothes, crockery, fabric, artwork, lamps and who knows what else! if you missed the pop up shop why not come along and have a glass of wine, a bite of cheese and come and have a chat! also if you do have someone who you think might like to come along, why not make a night of it, the more the merrier. don't forget that basket to fill up with vintage goodies on the night. we will have both cash and eft available so we are covering all bases. 

also its my birthday next weekend and plans have been put in place for a high tea followed by a cocktail pyjama party on saturday. i have been working pinterest like crazy, especially since i have been bailed up on the couch this week. you can check out the party planning inspiration board here. i am going for a lolly bar and sweet station and have been window shopping online for a glass drink dispenser and a lot of other things that i really don't need but would love! i have been fossicking around the house this weekend to find jars, bottles, cake plates and other treasures  bunting, ribbon, signs, tea cups and other splendid things to use on the table. i think lolly shopping is on the books this week as well. 

i hope you have a great week and i hope to see some of you at the twilight treasure hunt on thursday! 

image sources available through pinterest board; party styling

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Home love. x

its a funny thing, when i was at home with my parents my space (my room and studio) was a treasure trove, but with limited storage and space it was a mismatched squashed arrary of delightful things. now that i have been in my lovely home for nearly 2 years now (which has come around so quickly) i have learnt to love my space, respect it and use it as a canvas to show off all the treasures i have collected and let the house move with my needs. 

sometimes though, you just need that little fire cracker to get you going. some time ago the lovely Hannah from Lost in wishful thinking approached me to photography my home. i was so excited and so petrified at the same time (buying, selling and collecting vintage isnt always as tidy as everyone thinks!), as well as this with vintage fairs, deadlines and life some sections, in particular my studio, hadnt made it to magazine perfection. 

given a deadline, which i moved a couple of times, a fortnight ago Hannah came over and visited, we had tea and chats, and i shared stories of treasures collected and how much of a small world it really is, with everyone knowing everyone. i was so excited to share my home, and also so grateful for the gentle push i was given to turn my storage studio into a beautiful space i can share with people and get my creative juices flowing. 

Hannah did such an amazing job, as you can see below or through her blog here. she is looking for homes to photograph for her blog, so if you have a great house, or need a deadline to work to make a great home get in touch with Hannah.

i hope you all enjoy the images as much as i do. 

kijaro x

my charming Dad