Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Alice in Wonderland

Last week one of my new customers (Yvette) came into the shop and mentioned that she was hosting a High Tea with an Alice in Wonderland theme in aid of Camphill Farm (a comunity village for the disabled). The High Tea was held at her shop, Yves's Pudding and Pie, Hermanus. Yvette and her Mother worked until two in the morning to prepare for the High Tea and half of the proceeds for the day went to Camphill Farm. Some of the Camphill people attended the High Tea  in full costume as there was a prize for the best dressed and a lucky draw.

Here I am with my friend Venessa in the Scrapbooking shop Veronick's where she works. We had so much fun dressing up, I can't remember the last time I went to a dress-up anything! Venessa went as the White Rabbit and I went as the Mad Hatter. I still wanted to go crazy with accessories but we ran out of time... we had about five minutes to get dressed at Veronick's and went to straight Yves's Pudding and Pie from there. 

Yves's Pudding and Pie... everything was so pretty and so yummy! The Lucky Draw winner received an Alice in Wonderland cake and donated it to Camphill Farm. The 1st prize for the Best Dressed went to two playing cards (a mother and her son who looked like the playing cards from the Disney animation, Alice in Wonderland)

...and then Yvette took out another cake, turned to me and said "the 2nd prize for best dressed goes to you" pointing at me. I turned around to see who she was pointing at and then she started talking about MishMash and how I'm a new business owner in Hermanus... then I new she was pointing at me:) So I won this awesome Alice cake that Yves's mom baked and it was yum, and it is gone now but I've still got the little Alice. 

Thank you, Yvette, for all your hard work for an awesome day and for your caring heart.  

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Freezing Tuesday Attire:)

This morning I awoke with the rain pouring outside my window and I thought to myself, "Awesome! Now I can where the pure woolen skirt I thrifted two weeks ago!" What a beautiful skirt, it's woven in a tweed pattern and it is warm and oh so soft! So I dug in my cupboard and put some old time favourites together to make up this cozy outfit...

It was so nice and snug:)
  • Trench coat: a gift from my mother-in-law
  • Fair isle mohair over coat: knitted by my gran for my mom
  • Woolen skirt: Hospice shop

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Prezzy for me? YAY!

I do apologize for the delayed post, as I have received my present a while back but just did not get to posting about it. Well, here it is..... thank you Amy Scheepers from Licid Dreams for the lovely prezzy. The jellies were yum, they've already been polished:)

Love my Owly! ...and my pretty jar ...and my anchor ...and my moustache!

It was awesome being a part of Present Project 2, thank you Angie


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Hello, MishMash! Where have you been all my life?

Ta-dah! Welcome to my little shoppy. My name is done at last, finished and up where it belongs and looks oh so pretty! happy-happy-happy:)

I would just like to thank David for making the name with his own hands, oom Joppie for the router work beneath the name, my Dad for always helping (and for all his advice) and last but not least, myself for designing it (hehehe)

It's still in working progress, getting shelving done, finding the right suppliers, and so on... but it's coming on nicely. Oh yes, another thanx to the three mentioned above for making my cloud-shelf:)
If you're in the Hermanus area, do show your face. MishMash is in the Victoria Square, behind the Pick'n'Pay.  

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

More Owlies...

My Friend, Irma, is really on a roll with spotting my feathered friends! She found me these flying owls, aren't they just adorable?!

 Quite different from the usual owls, which are all seated either from the front or the side. Although these seem to be brass plated pewter, they still have a certain charm to them:)  

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Owls make me happy!

My friend, Irma is the owner of the cutest little secondhand shoppy (Matchbox) and when she heard that I like owls she started collecting them for me. Welcome to your new home, my pretties:)
 What a cutie! Little porcelain owly:) 
These are all from the late 80's to early 90's, in different shapes and sizes. Owls are such beautiful creatures, calm and mysterious... they make me so happy.

Mean! Mean! Mean!

How awful, that some mean-spirited troll could just walk up to these poor defenseless little pickets and kick them down:(  Who would do such a thing?!

It felt like someone kicked me in the stomach when I got to work and saw my pickets like this. So sad, we worked so hard to get it looking pretty.

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