Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Each pack of 6 will scent your home for up to 60 hours.
I've ordered a lovely range of scents again so the shop will keep smelling de-lic-ious!!
Saturday, September 25, 2010
I won't share photos of my Sister's new home for privacy reasons, but here is one of the blue tongue lizard we found lazing in her HUGE backyard literally minutes after we arrived. It was pretty tame, just sat staring at us while we stared back. While I was snapping this shot a cockatoo flew over my head. It was such an "I'm out in the Australian Bush" moment.
I am exhausted right now but I cannot WAIT to go back there & just chill out in the fresh countryside air and just sit.
While I'm here I think I'll just let you know that we'll be closed again this year on Darby Street Fair Day. It is on Sunday the 10th of October. ie 10.10.10
When we decided to open another shop, we also decided to do it our own way and we're happy with that. Accordingly, sometimes we will close if our Families need us or sometimes for other reasons. We will always endeavour to give our beloved Customers as much notice as humanly possible.Now that Jen has left town, there is just us - Nici & Sean - to run our shop. We open as many hours as we can whilst still being able to maintain the stock levels. Making the vast majority of our own stock is a tad more time consuming than if we simply ordered it of course! We've certainly made compromises over the past four years and will continue to do so. I honestly do not believe you cannot grow without change and compromise. We just want to make it clear that we mean no offence to our lovely little Community of Stores on Darby Street or to the people who attend these Festival Days by not opening.
Our tiny store is very precious to us and our experiences in the first few Festival Days that we did open were not pleasant to say the least. We're simply not equipped to deal with such crowds. Or that many prams at once. Or hyped up/unsupervised kids. Or people carrying food and drink through/sitting them on random flat surfaces/items of stock that we made by hand.... eeeeek my heart pounds just thinking of it. There is also the incredibly unwelcome prospect of shoplifting by unscrupulous people who frequent these types of events and blend in with the crowds.
We were shoplifted from today actually & it just sucked. It doesn't happen often but it still feels very personal each time it does. Today two LARK soaps were stolen from me and I was cross for hours afterwards. Luckily a friend of the shop (Lindsey) popped in with two of her beautiful friends & cheered me up! She reminded me that most of the people who frequent our little story are interesting & lovely & trustworthy.
You know I think while Darby Street Fair is happening, that we may just be sitting quietly, looking blissfully at the hills and sipping a hot choccie, out the front of The Dungog Cafe.
PS That Blog entry was a LOT longer than planned. I do get a rant on sometimes. xxx
PPS I miss Jen, Jed & Freyja already.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Fisheye Compacts (35mm) in Bright Red or Blue! Oh my!
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Frankie's first-ever diary is beautifully illustrated, featuring a 12-month calendar, week to a double page layout, birthday reminders and cute notes-to-self section. Presented in a hard cover, cloth-bound book, it's a little bit of frankie goodness everyday of the year."
This beautifully designed cookbook is filled with scrumptious old-school afternoon tea treats. These 40 recipes, including old favourites such as caramel slice, choc chip cookies and carrot cake, have been hand-picked and handed down through generations. Each recipe has been rigorously tested (or should we say tasted) by the frankie team, so put on your apron and set the table, it’s afternoon tea time."
Sunday, September 12, 2010
These are Cocktail Forks. You can understand why I couldn't leave them - no?
And this is something I have always coveted. It is meant to be used to store reels of thread with but I'm sure I'll be using it to display something(?) in our little store instead!