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So it’s possible if I actually want to sell more of these for Mother’s Day that I should have done this post at least a week ago, but ‘as a busy Mum’ [an advertising sales pitch that makes me cringe however true it may be, juggling 2 jobs right now, #eek but #good, I am better when I am busy, decisions are easier] obviously I didn’t get it done. Till now.

But there’s still plenty of time for local shoppers and loads more where these came from. Watch this space.


I did get this done. An ad in the local Pittwater Life magazine. #yay

vintage pretty bone china tea cup candles

And then there’s these…Pretty nice huh?
Bonus cups. An added extra to these lovely vintage fine bone china tea cups and saucers: locally made, hand poured Coconut scented soy wax candles. #yum

And once it’s burned, what remains is not some bland container destined for landfill but a beautiful, functional, one-off collectable object.

This is the gift that does keep on giving. Recycling and repurposing in fine form.
And clichés in abundance…

Happy Mother’s Day ladies. May your cup runneth over.



You’re such a lovely cup
Why don’t cha fill me up
All these reasons too hard to explain
So, I’ll drink you up my dear
We got it all right here
Here is now, and now is where I want to be


urban rustic love shopping postcard

It’s a question, it’s a statement, it’s an appeal.

shop now please, so I can buy more…


PS Or email me:
if you see anything you love not listed. xo

Happy St Patrick’s Day from a not so angry bird.

St Patricks Day green toy in miniature glass

Recently informed my surname [Cash] is an Irish gyspie name.
The penny, as the cliché goes… dropped.

My love of travel, a fascination with fossicking, luckily I’m not into child theft [more clichés] just coveting children’s toys…

souvenir bread plate


Want? It’s yours FREE just pay for post $7 AU, $13 US $18 rest of the world.

First email gets lucky, to be sure.

green Nixon Watch copy

Feeling quite fortunate myself, picked up this watch recently in the 50c basket at the Red Cross. Grand.
Needs a new battery, that’s all. If not, no great loss. I’ll probably wear it anyway.
Nixon is another family name, and ’tis the Emerald Green Pantone colour of the year. Or close enough.

Pantone Green Emerald colour of the year 2013 swatch

And lastly some little gems of wisdom from the Emerald Isle and Huffington Post

If you’re lucky enough to be Irish, then you’re lucky enough.


in all its forms.
green leaf rubber salt & pepper organic things
So without too much guff, here’s to a New Year and a new leaf.
Hoping it is fruitful for all of us.

Not adding much more to Etsy for now. The urban rustic shop site is coming along nicely thanks to my lovely bud Michelle Lorimer, though I am trying to enjoy this last summer with my little Lily before her new school life begins.

If you see anything you would love to buy or hire, just drop me an email, no pressure. Inquiries welcome.

Evergreen Jadeite [heat and stain resistant milky-green glassware from the 1940/50s] Fire King plate.

japanese leaf plate
Gilding the leaf. Pearly Japanese dish.3 bowls green inside pontessa spain monstera japan copyGreen on the inside.

Spanish Crown Pontesa cereal bowl. Ashtray made in Japan.
Monsterio bowl by The Outdoor Room.

pontesa leaf plate detail
In detail. Sweet.

Crystal clear. Not my usual style but it is lovely.

west german leaf plate copy

Old and saucy.
Neuerer West Germany circa 1950

leaf cup and saucer mismatch leaf plate copy
Odd but ok together.
Paisley set to have another moment.

Glass leaves in vase copy

Past leaves.

collection vintage green leaf plates dishes

large wall mount fern leaf plateLeaf spoon green plate_lighter

And more past leaves [ones I have prepared earlier]

5 vintage leaf plates plus kids hands-sm

Not set up, I’ve mentioned before how hysterical my kids think it is to creep their hands in when I am shooting stuff. So I guess I am blowing my mystique [say what now?] but I may as well confess: most/try all, of my photos are not taken in the gi-normous light-filled studios of urban rustic incorporated [I wish] but on the white Corian benchtop in the family kitchen.

And now to leaf you with further inspiration, by some people who really know what they are doing…

vogue living wall of vintage leaf plates

Photo by Chris Court, Vogue Living September/October 2005

These are not my plates, and to be totally clear, not my photo.
This collection belongs to Chrissie Jeffery of the gorgeous textiles shop No Chintz.


Christmas Sydney, Australia:
the only appropriate sweater/ jumper for this fair isle.

Red Fair isle Christmas jumper for a wine bottle, gift
Sadly not wool [big fan of wool, having grown up on a sheep farm] or handmade for that matter, and Naff?  Yes, but this had me at pom pom…

 knitted reds wine bottle cover pom poms

More original than paper because, let’s face it, there’s no disguising this shape even in a box.

And of course recyclable / regiftable. Found these at Charity shops so already they are getting a second life.
[But let’s hope the contents don’t come round again…]

Speaking of re-using…

A priest is driving home. A police officer behind the priest notices that he is swerving a little bit, so he pulls him over. “Sir”, the officer asks “Have you been drinking a little bit tonight”? “Only water,” the priest replies. The officer suspicious, shines his flashlight into the priest’s car. He notices an empty bottle of wine in the passenger seat. The priest follows his eyes and cries “Good Lord”, he’s done it again! 

Joke found @
But do I need to credit a joke?  The ultimate in recycled material…

Wrapping it up now. Cheers
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