Last minute shoppers

Do not despair if you have left it too late to buy Mulberry Muse cards and gift tags for this Christmas.

We have a lovely range of Christmas digital products for you to print at home right here

Look through all of the categories for a download that suits your needs x

These gorgeous swans would make wonderful gift tags or bunting.

To buy the digital file click here

We also have weekly planners here

We even have an Etsy cover banner for making your Etsy shop look beautiful this season

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Vintage tin cake stand

tin stand by Wendy Paula PattersonIt took a number of months to find this collection of lovely French vintage brioche and

pastry tins to make my eclectic stand for cakes or vintage bits and pieces.

With a little help from my home handy man it all came together & looks rather lovely.

At the moment I am using it to store buttons, lace and vintage sewing ephemera.

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Painting with Anne Sloan chalk paint and vintage treasure weekend

candleabra Wendy Paula Patterson Saturday, we went to the flea markets at Rozelle

and then enjoyed a visit to ourĀ  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!


Sydney Antique Centre, picture from here


table shabby

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 !!


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Painting a kitchen wall with blackboard paint, chalkboard paint, DIY renovations

blackboard wall

Our weekend project was to paint one of the kitchen walls with blackboard, chalkboard, paint.

We think the result is wonderful…

My only difficulty now is daring to draw something on it,

being an artist and perfectionist I just can’t decide what to do!

A vintage mirror to hang in the center would be a charming addition I think…

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