Things I love …

This blogger thing is actually so cool!
I get sent some great stuff from so many little brands to review. I only ever share the things I love with y’all. I would never recommend something that I wouldn’t wear or have in my own home.
The fastest way for a blogger to lose their reputation is to be a sell out, endorse something just for the money or promote something they don’t really believe in, so rest assured the brands I share are brands I truly love!

Having said that, sometimes I am extra impressed with something … a product, the quality or the unique talent behind a brand and I feel like I want to share more than I can on Instagram and Facebook.
So, here I am … sharing!

CIRCA HOME
The lovely people from Circa Home sent me an Electric Wax Warmer and some of their beautiful soy melts to try in my home. They are flame free which meant I didn’t have to worry about Orly burning the house down, they give off a pretty warm glow and they provide up to 96 hours of fragrance per tray of soy melts. Seriously guys, I love candles and I always will, but the scent from this is amazing and it radiates through my entire home. The Oceanique scent is my favourite so far.
This is my new go-to gift and I will be buying them for everybody this Christmas.

CIRCA HOME Electric Wax Warmer
CIRCA HOME Electric Wax Warmer

THE SOURCE PRODUCTS
I have been a long time fan of The Source Products, their products are unique, fun and versatile. Their latest collections are absolutely stunning and I can’t get enough of them. The Teal and Blue Vases are just the perfect colours and the Cabbageware bowl is a piece that will sit on my table and never get shoved in the cupboard, it deserves to be on display.

THE SOURCE Teal and Blue Vases
THE SOURCE Teal and Blue Vases
THE SOUREC Cabbage Salad Bowl
THE SOUREC Cabbage Salad Bowl

MARI BRAY
I met Mari at the local markets a couple of years ago, she is so warm and friendly and I know how much love she pours into each and every piece she creates. She recently made Orly a very special Moringa all of his own, with his name on the back and everything. For those of you who don’t know, a Moringa is a ceramic water jug and cup to be kept on your bedside or desk to keep your water fresh and handy. Her work is beautiful and one-of-a-kind. All 3 of my kids have their own moringas on their bedside tables now, they love them and so do I.

LE Yemanja Ceramic Water Jug by MARI BRAY
LE Yemanja Ceramic Water Jug by MARI BRAY

What do you think?
Do you love them as much as I do?

Christmas is fast approaching, I’m hoping to get organised early this year as we are going to Hawaii in early December for a wedding. I’m on the hunt for lots of Christmas gifts for my loved ones and I want to hear what y’all like receiving? Tell me your favourite gifts you’ve received or given, or show me over on Instagram.

Happy Shopping!

Hayley x

Cabbage-ware and Lettuce-ware dining …

You probably saw some cabbage-ware or lettuce-ware proudly displayed in your Mothers, Aunts or Grandmothers cabinets when you were younger. It has been around for hundreds of years and was  handed down through generations.

Cabbage and lettuce ware is dining and serving pieces crafted in the natural shapes of cabbage and lettuce leaves.

Well, It’s back, so go and raid your parents and grandparents china cabinets and get your hands on the good stuff!

Many of the big ceramic manufacturers did their own version, including Carlton Ware, Beswick Ware and Wedgwood.

Some of the most well known pieces of cabbage-ware were made by Bordallo Pinheiro in Portugal more than 100 years ago and it is still in production today.  This is my favourite range of cabbage ware, and it is hard to come by in Australia.

I have a found an online stockist for you if your interested – Pigotts Store. It is also available in store at Oliveaux in Brisbane and The Potting Shed in Bowral.

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In the 1960’s Dodie Thayer created a range of lettuce ware that was very popular in Palm Beach. Tory Burch has recently done a collaboration with her and released a stunning range of lettuce ware. It is green and glossy and everything I dream of putting on my table one day, swoon! You can buy it directly from Tory Burch, and yes, she ships to Australia.

Dodie Thayer for Tory Burch

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If you prefer something a little more organic and locally made, I found a Melbourne based contemporary ceramics business called Bear and Bone. They produce a lovely range of individually handmade cabbage bowls they call ‘Cabbage Patch Kids’, like the 80’s dolls they all have their own unique personalities. They are available in white and liquorice colours. I’d like a white set to mix in with my blue and white Spode, Aren’t they beautiful.

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Here’s a few dining tables set with Cabbage and Lettuce Ware. It always looks so crisp, especially when it’s paired with white, but I particularly love green and navy together.

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Dodie Thayer for Tory Burch.

 

Meyer Interiors.
Meyer Interiors.

 

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Dodie Thayer for Tory Burch.

 

James Andrew Interior Design.
James Andrew Interior Design.

What do you think? Will you be sporting some Cabbage or Lettuce Ware on your table anytime soon? I’d love to get my hands on some!

Hayley x