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Category Archive: 2010 Christmas

Show and tell: Christmas Eve at my place

Just in case you thought I forgot to update you on the Christmas baking, here are my snowflake gingerbread with some very wonky icing (they got a bit sticky in the humidity this morning) … …and here are the apricot balls. Still have to cross Hugh's peppermint creams off my list. And some very last-minute […]

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Show and tell: my vintage Christmas decorations

One of the nice things about being back home in Sydney is that I’ve been reunited with my boxes of Christmas decos. And the ones I picked up in London (like all the birdies from Liberty) make excellent additions to the collection. But my most precious decos are these vintage ones, including the rather charming […]

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Wee Christmas finds: My ultimate wishlist

A few of my favourite things this Christmas season… *sigh* 1. Marc by Marc Jacobs Jumbled Birds umbrella, US$48, from Shopbop.com (ships internationally). 2. Frankie Diary 2011, AU$24.95, from Lark (ships internationally). 3. Floral Wiltshire Liberty print mini suitcase, £60, from Liberty (ships internationally). 4. Bengt Lindberg Moose blanket, £86, from SCP (ships internationally). 5. […]

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Wee Christmas finds: Trims for gift wrapping

Here's a wee Sydney secret shop find: Fenners in Mona Vale. This relatively unassuming haberdashery and fabric store on Waratah Street in Mona Vale stocks a good range of reasonably priced fabrics, as well as an impressive collection of ribbons, trims and braids. Just look out for the Australiana tea-towels of galahs and lorikeets out […]

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How to make: the prettiest eucalyptus Christmas garland

I've been desperate for a stretch of mantel to decorate at Christmas for a very long time, so there was no way the wee fireplace in our new flat was going to go unadorned this season. So, amidst a sea of unpacked boxes, bubble wrap, tissue paper and stuff that has no home (we only […]

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Free! Wee Birdy Christmas gift tags to download

Mr Birdy and I have been busy designing some very special downloadable Wee Birdy gift tags* for all you lovely readers. Hope you like them – I'm using them on all my presents this year. All you need to do is print out the PDF onto (printable) white card stock (or just print them out […]

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