Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Magnolia Square - Malvern Town Hall - this week!

Yep, it's on again!
The legend that is
Malvern Town Hall

It seems like yesterday we were doing Mag Square at this very town hall.
It was in fact, it was only back in August.
Where did September go?
Anyway we are back again this week..and we cant wait!

Thursday 10am - 9am 
(late night trade - wine & shopping - yes please!)
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm

PS: If you have a pram, we would highly recommend you use a 
baby carrier or sling to avoid the dreaded pram jam!
There does seem to be a 'quiet' time too - school pick up times.

Some exciting news from
The Cupcake Wrapper Co.

New products
Polka Dot Ball Decorations
(the hit of Finders Keepers!)

Woodland Cupcake Wrapper
available in green, pink & red

Swing Tags
To make your lolly buffet look fab!

Mixed Packs
These were so popular at Finders Keepers 
we will have our order book to take your order of your fave designs to 
make your own mixed pack

Cupcake Toppers
The Ballerinas are back!
Plus...we have Christmas packs too
and we even found some more of those fab vintage air hosties

We like to revamp our stall each market so you have something 
new to 'ooh & aah' about each time you visit us.
This time we are getting a bit frenchy!
If you want to see more you will have to come along
this week!

Au Revoir!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Props and stuff

Firstly we want to thank everyone for all the 
super lovely comments about our Finders Keepers stand.
We were thrilled how it looked and even more thrilled, 
if not a little bewildered, by the amount of happy snappers 
taking photos of it over the weekend too.
But then we were blown away to see that Lucy from our fave design blog, 
The Design Files featured us in her wrap-up
of this amazing event too.
We are just a tad excited!

I did promise earlier this week to let you know about the props 
we use in our market stalls.

I'm just going to highlight the most asked about goodies.
If you want to know anything in particular, just leave us a comment.

Cake Stands
Our beautiful milk glass cake stands are from the Donna Hay General Store.
The pale pink and green milk glass stands come in three sizes.
Ours are small and medium.
They do ship around Australia.

 We have another large whie milk glass stand that I found 
at the huge second hand emporium in Maling Road, Mont Albert.
As always with these places, it's all about good timing!

Large balloons
You can get these from any balloon place.
They are the extra large balloons and can be blown up to 4feet big!
We only blow them up about half their size!
I think they just look spectacular!
Helps people find us too!

This higgedly piggedly old thing came about from one of my treasure hunts at 
Camberwell Market one Sunday.
I found the base - hated the shade.
Then driving along Johnson St, Abbotsford one day, a cafe was selling everything and this lamp shade was propped up on the trailer out the front with the for sale sign leaning up against it.
I quickly did a u-ey and offered them $20 for it.
At the time the color was perfect for my bedroom (still is)
but one night while gearing up for a Magnolia Square I had an epiphany 
that the lamp was also perfect for our stall.
Our stall needed just an extra little oomph and this was it!

Glass Jars
These are a collection of old ones from Mum and ones I have picked up
from the same wonderland in Maling Road!
Plus there are also a few from op shops around Kew.

 Bottles & Stripey Straws
These are old Soda Stream bottles I picked up from an op shop in Fairfield.
$6 for 6

Everyone LOVES the stripey straws!
Yep they do look ace but I do remember as a kid 
they went all soggy when you drank from them.
We got these ones from Bake It Pretty.
But in Australia you can get them from plenty of online party stores,
Both stores just happen to stock our cupcake wrappers too!

Jar labels
A lot of our stall design has been inspired by Amy Atlas and her candy buffets.
The labels we have created for our glass jars have all been custom made.
We have used Specklefarm swing tags & I have added some custom print stickers with fun little sayings.
The grosgrain ribbon is all from The Works in Hawthorn. 
We will be selling these swing tags at Magnolia Square
and will take orders for the custom stickers.

Wooden Stand
This is a Natalie treasure!
One of her fave places is The Junk Company in the city.
It fits in perfectly with everything on our stall.

Whimsical Treasures
If you've seen our pics, you'll know we love our little pieces of whimsy!
Whether they are deer, bunnies, mushrooms, lambs, tin apples, birdies, 
we love them!
All of these are sourced from op shops, etsy and ebay.

Ribbon rosettes from Dear Colleen on etsy.
We have customised them slightly to add the 'hello cupcake'

I made these rosettes from flowers from Diva and some old brooches.
We have some cute black ones too.

Little Cupcake Stands
If we had a $1 for every time we were asked about these, 
we would no longer have to sell our cupcake wrappers!
These are only available from the USA
we are sourcing to have them made so we can sell them
Very soon too!

Polka Dot Ball decorations
Good news here too!
We will have them for sale at Magnolia Square this week!
They will be $2.50 each and come in
red, yellow, pink and blue, plus we have a pretty floral one too.

If I missed something you were wanting to know about, 
just leave a comment and I will get back to you.

Magnolia Square
If you are in Melbourne, we will be setting up a newly styled stall
at Magnolia Square this week.
We like to keep things fresh so whenever you visit us, 
you will find something new and pretty!

Thursday 10am - 9pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm

Malvern Town Hall
Cnr Glenferrie Rd & High St, Malvern
Pop by and say Hi!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Natalie's Home - November Home Beautiful

After 9 months of waiting it has arrived!
No...not another bouncing bambino.

Natalie's gorgeous home was featured in the 
November Home Beautiful.

After a chance meeting with Melbourne uber-stylist Wendy Bannister,
the Home Beautiful crew set up shop at Natalie's home on 
a hot day in March earlier this year.

As you will read in the article, the original home was featured in 
Home Beautiful back in 1948.
The shoot took all day and the results are fabulous!
All the pictures look absolutely stunning! 
Our cupcake wrappers even get a mention!

It's on sale now so grab a copy!

Monday, October 11, 2010

The Wrap Up - Finders Keepers

What a weekend!

was an absolute ripper!

It's going to be hard to sum up this massive experience.

I will start at the start...Friday arvo.
Bump in mid afternoon.
Car loaded.
'Where Is' map printed off.
(My Melways doesnt have these new suburb maps!)
Driving, driving
Mmmm....where is this place?
Eventually the nice lady at the postoffice at Docklands helped us out.

Yep this is the Shed.
And what a Shed it was!
A huge, industrial empty space.
(Not for long I might add)
Hey it's right on the water.
On the dock of the bay!
Beautifully looking over the city right out the front of our stall.
Stall all done. Head home.
Mr.Cupcake Wrapper was Daddy Day Care while we bumped in.
Get home to find Miss C (Natalie's daughter) has taken a 
big tumble off our trampoline.
Arm broken in three places.
Natalie spends the next 2 nights in hospital with Miss C.
Oh no!

Glorious Melbourne days on Saturday & Sunday.
We could not have asked for better weather.
Despite the tricky location, the Shed was packed!
We must admit we were a little aprehensive that people 
may not find the venue, but they did.
Boy did they ever!
There were people everywhere!
There were dogs, bikes, scooters, wheelechairs, prams.
It was all happening at Shed 4!

And what can I say about the amazingly creative bunch 
who had stalls at this wonderful space?
WOW! Springs to mind!
There was so much awesomeness there!
It was quite overwhelming.
We even had customers who came on both days as there was so much to see.

So what did we love most about Finders Keepers?
Meeting SO many peeps - thank you SO much for dropping by!
My Mum, Barb for helping me out on Saturday..love ya!
The live music
Being beside the water - just lovely
The Frankie stand
Our yoga mat we used as a floor mat - saved our feet bigtime!
Our stash of lollies in our lolly jars
I went a bit crazy at Pigeonhole
at Storybook Rabbit & Made by White
Bespoke Letterpress Boutique
My G&T at the end of the day on the couch with dinner made 
by Mr Cupcake Wrapper!

It was just a great environment, full of fab people!
Thanks again to everyone for dropping by our stall.
We did have heaps of queries about all the goodies/props 
on our stall.
I'll write a separate post on that.

We now wait with baited breath for the next Finders Keepers in 2011.
Cant wait!

And lots of other fabulousness at

Stunning Dames & Divas vintage kimono wedges

Finally got the meet the legend that is Pip from Meet Me At Mikes!
Whimsical Storybook Rabbit collection - right up my alley!
Clever Auntie Cookie!
SuperDooper lovely Maddie from Little Circus DesignHer Daylight Savings drama made us giggle!
Quirky Made 590

My new love...Pigeonhole from Perth
Fabulous Frankie!
Find me Keep me