My big beautiful 2014 Vintage Charme Gallery Calendar published by Korsch Verlag has arrived!
The calendar can be purchased online from Amazon or from bookstores throughout Europe.
The gallery size pictures from each month are perfect to keep and frame.
Here are a few glimpses of the calendar cover and inside monthly pages.
The full calendar can be viewed here on Korsch Verlag’s website
With a little grandchild due later this year I am finding some adorable inspiration…
From Sisters Dreams
I bought these adorable elephants from Julia Wine
who is the fairest of them all…
It is my 6th Anniversary today of selling online.
It has been quite a roller coaster and we have come a long way.
My first little shop Mulberry Muse opened on etsy on June 11th 2007.
It is exciting to see so many of my designs licensed and sold all around the world,
as books, diaries, notebooks, wall art, calendars and cards.
I have been truly blessed..
in celebration a little fun…
a discarded mirror, a little Annie Sloan’s chalk paint and some creative blackboard, chalkboard, art.
This is my second piece of kitchen wall art, the first can be seen here…
It is difficult to photograph a mirror without unfortunately putting oneself in the image,
after taking it I realised all the breakfast things were still unwashed and in full view!
Mr Fox, a very handsome fellow…
Anthropomorphic greeting card for the gentleman.
Design and artwork by Wendy Paula Patterson of Mulberry Muse
“PEACOCKS sweep the fairies’ rooms;
They use their folded tails for brooms;
But fairy dust is brighter far
Than any mortal colours are;
And all about their tails it clings In strange designs of rounds and rings;
And that is why they strut about
And proudly spread their feathers out.”
By Rose Fyleman
Peacock card from Mulberry Muse
Inspired by The Elephant of the Bastille, a monument in Paris that existed between 1813 and 1846,
l’Éléphant de la Bastille (1809-1810)
Musée du Louvre, Paris
a new collection of designs rapidly began to form in my mind this week.
I love it when a inspiration strikes this way and gives birth to many new ideas.
they are available as cards and prints
l’Éléphant cards from Mulberry Muse
Deer on French Sofa from Mulberry Muse
Saturday, we went to the flea markets at Rozelle
and then enjoyed a visit to our local coffee shop with my husband’s Mother.
The Astor, coffee shop, was once a theatre built in the Art Deco style.
It was a venue much loved by her in her courting days with my father in law.
They would travel by tram from the city of Sydney.
This is the only image I could find of the old theatre and tram.
We also enjoyed a stroll around the South Dowling St Antique centre
where I found the lovely candelabra,
top picture, above.
I know it has rust and needs some repair work but I think it is wonderful!
This weekend was also a time to try Annie Sloan’s chalk paint
it transformed a lovely little table found at the markets.
The paint is so easy to use and having no odour makes it a pleasure to work with.
I am smitten and will be using it for many more pieces of furniture collected over the years.
The roses were a gift from my husband for Mother’s day,
this was my first “empty nest” Mother’s day, a little sad, but I did spend almost 3 hours on the phone
chatting to our 2 children, our daughter Tabitha is soon to be a Mother herself !!
I love teddy bears and have a small collection of precious bears some are almost as old as I am!
As we are to be Grandparents later this year, toys and baby things are on our minds quite a bit lately….
10 years have passed since I designed the wrapping paper below for Taylorgraphics Pty Ltd
It was designed for baby boys and girls and features a teddy bear
illustrated in water colour, blue for boys and pink for girls.
Amazingly the wrapping paper and gift bags are still popular
and sold in shops and department stores around Australia today.
Marie Antoinette vintage rose wallpaper tea party invitations from Mulberry Muse
Marie Antoinette high tea invitations from Mulberry Muse
Marie Antoinette vintage wallpaper teacup invitations from Mulberry Muse
Marie Antoinette rose bower tea party invitations from Mulberry Muse
We have a wonderful collection of tea party invitations to choose from at Mulberry Muse.
We have Alice in Wonderland, Jane Austen and the ever popular Marie Antoinette themed cards.
Please pop in a join us for a cup of tea and piece of cake, we would love to see you…
I took courage this morning, picked up the chalk and began to draw on our pristine new chalkboard wall !
After a few minutes my confidence grew and I had a lot of fun indulging in a new creative medium.
This was the wall before….