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Wednesday, 25 August 2010

It's in the Details

What a week! I have thankfully recovered from 2 unpleasant days fighting a migraine but I won't dwell on the negative. We've been otherwise busy with hitting the phones and the road visiting stores to make up for the fact that we were stuck in The Dungeon recently. It's proving to be a fruitful exercise which shows that when you do escape from the dungeon, you can either start swimming or sink into the moat!

A few new stores will be stocking Thea & Sami products for Christmas but I will be revealing more at a later date.
In this post, I thought that I would share a few little styling details that bring a smile to my face.

I have been wanting some Japanese washi tape for ages and recently purchased these cuties from Pretty Tape. If you've made an on-line purchase from us, you may have noticed that I have been using the tape for wrapping your goodies.

The advantage of washi tape is that it is made of acid-free paper, semi-transparent, archival safe and best of all, comes in many pretty colours and patterns.

I have to admit that I've become a little addicted to shopping on Etsy lately and have acquired one of the beautiful calligraphy custom-made stamps from Primele. Creator Patricia Mumau's work is in demand so do expect a little bit of a waiting period but all good things are worth waiting for, right? Patricia also writes a blog here.

These twin metal hat hooks were used for displaying our bags at the trade show. I have six of them that will now have a new home in my walk-in closet. I bought them from this eBay store. They don't come with screws but this could be because different kinds are required for different walls.

Speaking of the trade show, I loved Kimono Reincarnate's booth display - it was one of my favourites. Melanie is such a creative girl and used several red felt flowers to display her jewellery.

The tree and branches were cut vinyl which looked great but unfortunately can't be reused.

Here is Melanie in her very inviting booth. To see more of her Japanese-inspired work, visit Kimono Reincarnate.

All images taken by me (Thea).


Tania said...

Blast those head things! As far as the rest of your post goes, I'm Hear! Hearing! all over the place. You have damned fine taste.

Hot Fudge said...

I love reading of your adventures, and I am pleased you survived the Dungeon!

I'm glad you featured the talented Melanie of Kimono Reincarnate. She will be my next-door neighbour at the BrisStyle Indie Designers Market on Saturday week and she's always such fun.

Kim Wallace :: Udessi said...

LOVE that stamp ~ and it looks so lovely to use as well with that timber base and handle ~ none of that cheap plastic spoiling the fun :)

Catherine Lowe said...

Oww Thea, loving the stamp!! Great idea!

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