Saturday, August 15, 2009

Closing Down Sale

I have some great news and some sad news. I'm sitting on an egg (yes I'm pregnant) so we've decided to pack up the shop and go home to Darwin. Don't worry I won't disappear forever I'm in the process of designing a web shop and will keep you all posted on my progress and who knows maybe we'll start another physical shop in Darwin in the future.

Thanks to everyone for your support. Come in now if you want to grab a bargain. Stock reduced up to 50%.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Miss Mouse

Here's an image of Miss Mouse, the fabulous fashion boutique which I share the building with (I'm upstairs). Here you see the always glamorous Rose hard at work pricing a wonderful piece of clothing that I no doubt will want, as I do with most of the fabulous pieces Dee sources (Dee's the owner of Miss Mouse and a close friend).... it's so hard to resist when I have to walk past them all day.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

I thought I'd post a photo of the amazing building that Nesting Bird is housed in. It was built in 1855 and has been lovingly restored. I'll post some more images of the street and the other lovely buildings and businesses in the near future.

Friday, June 26, 2009

The Cherry On The Cake

“La Cerise Sur Le Gateau” (the cherry on the cake) French designer Anne Hubert takes inspiration from the sunny side of life and feeds her imagination with it, she then reinterprets it with taste.

Her yummy textiles take basic elements from grandma’s kitchen sprinkled with flashy touches and quirky images.

We are exited to have “La Cerise Sur Le Gateau” cushions and tea towels in store, come in and check them out.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

The feathers in my nest

I was sitting up here on my perch above Miss Mouse looking at my blog and I realised I hadn't posted anything on my blog that was remotely grown up for a while so I thought I'd share some images of the shop that weren't so kitsch. I hope you enjoy them.

Just as a side note I wanted to let you know that the street is pumping once more... the line up for Pearl Cafe is long (the food is well worth the wait) and the street is finally looking close to finish. We have trees and we are stoked. Cross Town Eating House is open and offering an enjoyable atmosphere, great food and a vodka or two (my favorite). Come by and visit me soon in my little nest upstairs above Miss Mouse.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

It's time to warm up those little tootsies!

How gorgeous are these Pedro Sprout booties. Michelle is in the process of making some more to ensure all our little darlings have warm toes this winter.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Boy's can have cute rooms too!

I'm very happy to announce the arrival of Arthur's Circus prints at Nesting Bird Interiors.

These prints are just waiting to find a new home. Why should girls be the only ones who have fun rooms? If you want to add a bit of vintage flair and a lot of colour these prints will be sure to impress.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Belle & Boo

How cute are these Belle and Boo prints by UK illustrator Mandy Sutcliffe?

Mandy has quite a big following and her work has been featured in this months Country Style magazine. The perfect addition to any nursery. These prints and more in store now.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Paper Wings Tea Party

This is for everyone who wanted to know how the Paper Wings tea party went... here's a pick courtesy of the South East Advertiser. The actors did such a fantastic job, they had the kids mesmerized and how cute does our little model look?

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

What's not to love about handmade?

Check out all the beautiful local cards and toys. Including cards from Little Jane Street, Tsk Tsk and Flying Star Toys. Aren't we lucky to have these talented people living in our town?

Friday, April 17, 2009

Bluebird & Honey alert!!!

I'm in love with these cute little pinnies by Bluebird & Honey. I only wish I had a little darling to dress in them. They also do really cute elephant and owl cushions and baby clothes that are smartly bottled up. The perfect baby shower gift (hint, hint to all my friends who are going to Monique's baby shower in Darwin). Yes they are for boys too!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

A Mad Tea Party to launch Paper Wings winter collection

To all mother's, daughter's and ladies who just refuse to grow up, this is your formal invitation to attend the Mad Hatter's Tea Party I'm throwing this Wednesday 15th April at 2pm to launch Paper Wings whimsical new winter collection.

It promises to be a day of fun and frivolity, with cupcakes and tea (of course)and games and giveaways and yes a performance of the mad tea party scene. And I might even sneak in a little champagne for the big girls!

I'm holding it a Joshua Levi Galleries (around the corner from Nesting Bird Interiors) 4 Ipswich Road Woolloongabba as I didn't want any little girls or big girls for that matter falling down the stairs after one too many cups of tea.

So dress up if that makes you happy. I'm intending to squeeze into one of Paper Wings little numbers because I love them so much!

Hope to see you there!

And don't put butter in your watch works with a bread knife as you can't afford to be two days late. Even if it is your best butter!

Mad Hatter

Friday, April 10, 2009

Paper Wings Winter Range

Paper Boat Press

Giddy Giddy bags and hair clips

Yes I know, I'm the world's worst blogger. I haven't posted anything since my birthday and the worst thing is I have so many lovely things to report. In store now, Paper Wings theatrical winter range, Bluebird and Honey's gorgeous pinnies and elephant and owl cushions. Red Seeds lovely bird, fern and palm seed cushions, Lightly's china butterflies, clocks and mirrors, Giddy Giddy hand stitched hair clips and bags, more of Paper Boat Press' beautiful products, cards by Little Jane Street, Chinnnychinchin little shrunken ornament pendants and Belle and Boo prints on the way.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Who's up for a tea party? It's my birthday today! Don't worry if you can't make it, I'm not too hard up for friends me and Miss Mouse are going out for lunch and maybe a trip to The Lark for a little cocktail or two.

Have a look at these super cute Dumpling Dynasty kits. The tins are fantastic but the contents are even better. Also coming soon from this range are writing kits, beauty kits, explorer kits and sew bunny kits. Also worth a mention are the Belle and Bee prints coming soon.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

I'm really sorry I haven't posted anything lately, it's not that I haven't had anything to share it's just I've been so flat out. I flew to Sydney yesterday for the Life In Style Fair, wow what an exhausting day. I'm sure I was speaking gibberish and made no sense to anyone by the end of it. So many beautiful things to look at and touch which was fantastic for me, (I usually choose my interstate stock via the web) but talk about sensory overload!

I saw so many amazing things it was hard to decide what I should get and what I could leave behind. A couple of items worth a mention... whimsical butterfly wall plaques cut from old china plates. Bird Textiles new fabric covered cuckoo clocks.... I can't wait to get these in store. I think I'll set them all fifteen minutes apart so I can hear them cuckoo all day long (so what if it drives the men folk mad). Super cute pendants that look as through someone has put your mums ornaments in a shrinking machine and these have been spat out and threaded onto a chain. Lots of lovely bits and pieces from Blink Designs. There's so much more but my brain is still battling to remember anything. All in store soon.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Mexican Cross

An old hospital bed full of romantic cushions... the perfect spot to spend a lazy afternoon. I've sold quite a few of these old beds as day beds. They had a prior life at the South Port Private Hospital.

Seeing as Valentines Day is rapidly approaching I thought I'd post a romantic plea by the master himself Nick Cave.

Love Letter

I hold this letter in my hand
A plea, a petition, a kind of prayer
I hope it does as I have planned
Losing her again is more than I can bear
I kiss the cold, white envelope
I press my lips against her name
Two hundred words. We live in hope
The sky hangs heavy with rain

Love Letter Love Letter
Go get her Go get her
Love Letter Love Letter
Go tell her Go tell her

A wicked wind whips up the hill
A handful of hopeful words
I love her and I always will
The sky is ready to burst
Said something I did not mean to say
Said something I did not mean to say
Said something I did not mean to say
It all came out the wrong way

Love Letter Love letter
Go get her Go get her
Love Letter Love letter
Go tell her Go tell her

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds

Saturday, January 24, 2009

This is my shop, Nesting Bird Interiors. I figure there's no point being all mysterious. A picture is worth a thousand words as they say.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

I found this birds nest yesterday while walking my dog Buffy (yes I'm a tragic fan of the TV series). It was on the ground but there were no sign of eggs or chicks
(the egg in the photo is

actually a Gianna Rose bird egg soap which I sell at my shop). I took the nest home because I thought it was so beautiful and I wondered about this labor of love - what had happened? Had the chicks grown up and flown the coupe or did something more sinister happen?

I remember being fascinated by nests as a child. I would climb along flimsy branches to get a closer look inside. This soon ended after discovering a scrawny chick discarded on the ground barely clinging to life. My Auntie Regina warned me that if I touched the nest the birds would smell my scent and toss the chick out. I'm not sure if this was entirely true but I took heed and enjoyed them from below instead.

Since opening my shop it seems that I'm haunted by birds. There is so much birdie stock around at the moment and without even trying I seem to have filled my shop with copious products with bird motifs.

Oh and by the way, the nest has found a new home in my shop in a tree branch I use to hang Megan Park's beautiful jewelery.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

This is my shop Nesting Bird Interiors... my new project (well not all that new- I've been open for about eight months and yes it does feel like it).

The old bird cages are from China, I love this old stuff it has its own story to tell and it really suites the building. It was built in 1855 and has so much character, high ceilings and beautiful sash windows and even a sky light. I just love this space, its a pleasure to come to work every day.

These are the stairs you have to climb to get up to Nesting Bird Interiors... aren't they beautiful? Just twenty three steps to feather your nest (I know it's a bit corny but that's what my sandwich board reads. You have to make it sound appealing otherwise people just won't come upstairs).

Scott spent a hell of a lot of time getting the mission brown paint off these steps and the pressed metal was a great way to cut down the sanding workload. I should post the other image of Scott hammer in hand looking less then impressed fixing the pressed metal to the stairs.

My partner Scott found this Chinese proverb in a fortune cooking after a meal in Sydney's Chinatown (we were living there at the time- I had a nine month contact on a TV show). He turned to me and lamented that this was half our problem we just didn't sit still long enough to make a nest.

When the opportunity arose to open a shop in Brisbane the Chinese proverb seemed to make sense. There would be no way we'd be able to uproot so easily if I owned a shop and the time seemed right to put down some roots and so Nesting Bird Interiors was born.

Isn't it funny how you start a business and without even trying it becomes a reflection of who you are as a person and all the experiences you've had in your life up to that point.

There was also summitry in the fact that Nesting Bird is upstairs and the boutique downstairs is called Miss Mouse.