Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Can't Hold Back

I know its still 12 hours away but I cant hold back any longer. Got up at 6am. Stripped my sofa covers off and replaced with new fabric covers. Mixed up my cushions. Grabbed some gerbera's from the garden. Why? My absolute favourite season is about to begin. I am so excited I cant contain it! Today I have been running around taking photo's at home. Here are some images from around my place today.
Oh joyful Spring. How I love thee!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Change is Coming for BV

It's time. For a change. Beach Vintage is evolving. It has been in the air for some time.
This photo is about 3 months old. It was taken just before I cut all my hair off. This is one of my favourite places to think. On a cliff top. Surrounded by the ocean.
I will let you all in on what's happening soon.
Simone xx

Friday, August 26, 2011

Project Fabric Day: Tablescape

We have been playing with an old outdoor setting that has been sitting on the verandah for a few years. What better way to decorate it than raid our fabrics. We used Alexander Henry's Hollywood Pink heavyweight fabric for the tablecloth and for the cushion covers Heather Bailey's lightweight Nicey Jane. All of the fabrics featured are 100% cotton.
If you would like any of these fabrics you can buy them now. Just email the code and quantities HERE
The fabrics also come in different colours shown below.
Have a great weekend.
Simone & Jody

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Should I Share This?

Over the weekend I was sent an email by someone who I have not seen for many many years. An old school friend. I basically grew up with her and we had a ball together throughout our teenage years. She emailed to tell me she had come across some old photo's of us as kids. OMG. This is a Madonna Party we attended in 1986. Can you tell which one is me? If not, well I am the white Madonna bottom left. Help me Rhonda!
What a laugh. Geez I miss those carefree days.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Mountains of Bias Trim $1.99/m

Oh my goodness take a look at all the new trims arriving. Talk about swamped! These pretty cotton bias tape / trims / ribbons are all here in the studio and on sale for $1.99/m. Normal retail is $3.99/m. Measuring 1cm wide with a cute crocheted edge. I have sewed with these beauties and let me tell you they are super easy to use.
22 gorgeous colours to choose from.
To order: click on the image above to enlarge it
email me the item code and the metre/s you require.
I will email you back an invoice with shipping.
VISA/Mastercard/Paypal/Bank Deposits accepted!
Sshhh....First 10 orders get free shipping.
Happy Weekend!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Cheers Ivy & Piper !

Here's cheers. How fabulous are the girls at Ivy & Piper. It never ceases to amaze me how they come up with all these wonderful inspirational pages very issue. So colourful. So beautiful. So clever. The current issue is no exception so please check it out, if you haven't already! Thanks girls for including Beach Vintage in your latest issue.

Monday, August 15, 2011

~Today ~

Today is a public holiday here on the Bayside. And I am sorry but this is what I am faced with today. I just picked these flowers from my garden 5 minutes ago. Set the table and the day bed with pillows. So forgive me for not spending much time in blogosphere today. I am having my family over for lunch. Happy Monday. Simone xx

Friday, August 12, 2011

Project Day: Studio Floor Finished

Remember the studio floor? OK, here is a first look at the space. Finished! The main feature was the stencil flooring. I hand painted some stencil shapes to try and create an illusion there was a rug on the floor. The stencil cost about $20 and I used some left over paint. It took awhile but worth it.
I didn't use lines or a guide, just my eye and the square edge of the stencil (line it up each time). I painted them across the floor until I thought it looked right. Some of them are a little wonky, but that's how I like things anyway.
I hung the hanky bunting up this morning. Can you see it? So sweet.
Anyone can do this. It doesn't cost much to change the look of a space.
Have a great weekend everyone.
Simone xx

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

~ You Had Me At Heart ~

Yum. I have a weakness for chocolate hearts. Actually, I have a weakness for anything chocolate. Can I tell you a secret.....I had a few bites. No-one was looking.
Visiting a chocolate shop is always hard, but even harder when you have a 5 year old and you are on a diet! I took these pictures last weekend on a visit to Stanthorpe. There is a little chocolate shop called "Heavenly Chocolate" near Ballandean and they have all sorts of things made from chocolate. Take a visit if you are ever around the area. Just don't blame me!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Not Fake

I know these look fake, but they aren't. Amazing but true these are real roses and they are shining today in my home. They were a last minute impulse buy as I wizzed through the local supermarket. Marked down to $5 a bunch I couldn't resist them. I was in one of those moods this morning and decided to put them in a vintage tin filled with water.
Happy Monday.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Project Day: Vampin up Storage Shelving

You know those storage units you can buy from the hardware store. With the ugly steel frames? Well the thing is we needed to buy some for the studio but we had to try and make them more appealing to the eye. Is that possible? Well, here's what we did:
  • Unpack the units and separate all the outer frames.
  • Grab some different coloured spray cans - we used pale pink, blue, green and yellow.
  • In an opened aired area spray straight onto the steel and cover all sides on all frames.
  • After the paint has dried assemble the units.
If you really want a mismatched look you could even put the units together with 4 different colours each end.
Happy Weekend Please Everyone!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

LAST ONE - Be Quick

This is our absolute last Like For Ever Canvas for sale. We are unable to get anymore from our supplier. I am offering it for sale for a discounted price of $99 (Australian Residents Only) + postage costs (courier $35). This stunning wall canvas measures approx 60cm x 100cm. It is ex display and has been in our window so has some extreme MINOR tiffs. Nothing to deter from this wonderful classic. First person to EMAIL ME can have it!
please note this is a canvas not a framed poster
UPDATE: SOLD thanks for all your interest

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


What are friends for? Well they are for many things. But my absolute favourite is when they bring me home grown flowers from their own backyard. Wrapped in some good old fashioned foil. All scrunched up at the base. You know. And for no reason at all. Here are some hibiscus a friend dropped by. I put them in an old glass jar and sat them on my vintage table. Perfect xxx

Monday, August 1, 2011

I'm Back

Here I am helping Simone out in "the studio" working on our exciting new venture. Today was spent putting up shelves and putting things away. Lot's done but lot's more to do. Stay tuned.
Jody xx


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