Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Lollipop Lady Morning Tea

Phoenix Room, Peter Phillips Building
Ipswich Girls Grammar School

10am to 12pm

Entry $20per person ( morning tea and lucky door prize)

Raffle Tickets available for sale on the day.

RSVP 20/2/11

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Twiggy Outfit,

I was just reading over my last blog, Halloween, wow that was a long time ago.

For those that are interested in seeing the Twiggy Outfit, here it is.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Our first Pumpkin Carving

Happy Halloween People!

This year my lovely daughter has been invited to 2 Halloween Parties so its going to be an action packed sugar filled weekend.

To get into the spirit, we have tried our hand at carving a pumpkin. Something that I felt a little nervous about. I've grown quite fond of my fingers over the years and don't really want to lose any.

After finding the right Pumpkin, and then searching the Internet for a suitable picture to carve, we decided on a great Cat picture, that looks like an "Evil Nu Nu" as Rose would say. For those of you that are not familiar with Nu Nu... she is our much loved Chihuahua. And I have to agree, the cat does look a lot like Nu Nu.

Here's a picture of our pumpkin... we are pretty happy with the end result.

Now I just need to get cracking on a Halloween outfit. Miss Rose has requested a Twiggy outfit. What is a Twiggy outfit I hear you say? I have been informed by Miss Rose that its the female character from Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds". I assure you she has not watched the movie, but she still insists on having Black Birds in her hair and scratches all over her face. This should be fun.

I will post some pics when the outfit is ready.

Happy Halloween!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Getting creative @ Province

Surrounded by so many beautiful items, with french music being piped into my soul.
I feel like making something pretty.

These ribbon creations are available for sale at Province Modern Country.
They are made from a beautiful selection of Vandoros ribbons, hand stitched and
ready to complete the perfect gift.

They also look great as a sexy little neck tie. This pink one would give
your favourite little black dress a new look. Very French, very Chic.

This one, takes pride of place on a most delicious cake stand by Mud.
Come into Province and check them out. I guarantee you will
find the perfect gift to go with your favourite bow.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Saturday Mornings @ Province

If you haven't heard from me in a while, its because I have been busy getting ready for the opening of the Ipswich Antique Centre, where I have decided to lease some space and try my hand at selling antiques. I'm always buying display pieces for Peg & Kate and with plenty of interest in the school desks and little bits and pieces I find,
Ive decided it cant hurt to give it a burl.

Fresh Lilies, Alstromeria's, Roses ......

More on the Antique Centre very soon, another reason I have been neglecting my blog is I have started a new part-time job.

If you are out and about in Ipswich you will find me Saturday mornings at the beautiful Province Modern Country store.

my personal favourites Pewter Milk Jugs and tableware

With things getting busier, Naomi, Micheal and Kerry have asked me to join the team. I love coming into work here at Province. There's always something new to see, and plenty of friendly Ipswich personalities to catch up with.

fabulous Manzoni leather handbags and purses

So if you are thinking of making a trip out to Ipswich or if you are a local and would like to call in for a chat I'd love to see you.

a selection of Cote Est bowls and cups

Province Modern Country
197 Brisbane St
email: provincemc@optusnet.com.au
phone: 61 07 34961183

Glasshouse Fragrant Candles

Friday, May 14, 2010

And the winner is.......drum roll please

LittleCrissy winner of Peg & Kate Lunch Bag

Lots of very creative ideas, although I'm going to give the prize for most creative use of the space to LittleCrissy, here are LittleCrissys ideas for the space;

I'm thinking a new dance hall a la the original Cloudland that was so cruelly erased in the middle of the night.
There shall be a live croon-worthy swoon-worthy band, the ladies will wear deliciously pretty vintage dresses and carry fans to cool themselves on sticky summer nights, and the guys will be gentlemen - no fluoro, no muscle tops, no arrogance.
Tea and dainty cakes will, of course, be served, and all will have a jolly good time dancing until the wee hours.

Crissy, your Lunchbag awaits. I look forward to getting it off in the post tomorrow.

As for the prize for the naming the building and year it was constructed, I'm still waiting to hear, Bec Lewis has come close. A little bit of research and you could find yourself the winner of the Lyra Set of 6 Metallic Pencils. I'm going to extend the cut off date for the Pencils till 8pm this coming Friday, the 21st May. So get your entries in. Make sure you email
your entry to info@pegandkate.com.au

Good Luck.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Website unavailable

Just a quick note, to let you know we are experiencing some technical difficulties with the Peg & Kate website.

If you need to contact Peg & Kate for an order or just to make an enquiry, please email cathydearinger@optusnet.com.au until the problem is resolved.

Thank you for your patience :)

Thursday, April 29, 2010

GIVEAWAY!!!! What could it be?

I have some very exciting news to break, but lets make it even more exciting with a giveaway.

That's right a giveaway! Tell all of your friends and family!



Over the next 2 weeks I am going to post some images from the inside and outside of one of Ipswich's Historic Buildings. I want you to email me in 25 words or less, what you would do with this building if it was yours to restore. Maybe its a Theatre Restaurant, or a Wedding Reception Venue. The possibilities are endless.

At the end of the 2 weeks the entrant with the most creative use of this space will win a
Peg & Kate Lunch Bag.

There will be an extra prize for the first person who can name the building from the images and the year it was built. I think a set of 6 Lyra Metallic Colour Giants Pencils would be a good prize.

So email your entries to info@pegandkate.com.au. I will post as many of your responses as I can. So get that imagination flowing, and tell me what you would do with this fabulous site.

I look forward to hearing your suggestions.

Here are the first images. What could it be?

Email your entry to info@pegandkate.com.au
Entries close 8pm Thursday 13th May 2010.
The winners will be announced on the blog
Friday 14th May 2010. Good Luck!

Retailer of the Month! Woooo Hoooo!

This evening I am very surprised to learn that I have won "Retailer of the Month" for last

For those of us heading to the markets on the weekend to sell our wares, its very rewarding to hear when someone likes what we are doing.

Its a huge effort to pack the car, unpack and set up shop at the markets only to have to pack up again at the end of the day. It's hard work! I'm lucky to have a supportive husband to help me at both ends, but it can still be exhausting.

Anyway, I have won 2 tickets to see a movie at the Dendy Cinema's Portside. My husband and I are going to see Date Night. I can't wait. Thank you to Leasl and Rachael who do a fabulous job organising the Boutique Market every month. I look forward to many more in the coming months.

Keep checking the blog during the week as I have some news to break, but I think I may need to tease you a little with images for a while first before I spill the beans. There may even be a giveaway in it. I will iron out the details and let you know tomorrow.

Friday, April 23, 2010

USQ's Jazz, Wine & Blues

Playground at Queens Park Ipswich

What are your plans for the weekend?

Why not head out to Queens Park, Ipswich for Jazz, Wine and Blues.

The Festival forms part of the Ipswich Festival 2010, and starts
from 1pm Saturday going till late.

If you haven't already checked out Queens Park then you may very well have
missed out on one of the Great South East's best parks.

Bring the kids and a picnic blanket and enjoy some good old fashioned fun in Ipswich.

Queens Park, has a fabulous new cafe, so if you haven't time to pack a picnic lunch then grab
a bite to eat on the verandah, taking in views of the park.

Two words "Flying Fox". Very popular with the kids and the adults. Once you have had your fill of the Flying Fox, then take a walk over to the Animal Park. For a gold coin donation you can stroll through the animal park and see all sorts of local native animals. Kids can even get hands on with the baby farm animals in the petting zoo.

If you are after something a little more tranquil and reflective then the Japanese Gardens are
for you. Once you are calm and centred, then head back over the the main park and sit back and relax to your favourite jazz and blues tunes..... It doesn't get any cooler than this. If you are looking for some sophisticated deli treats, then its worth popping into "Fedup" on the corner of Limestone St and Thorn St, a short stroll from the Jazz and Blues Festival.

Just another reason why Peg & Kate call Ipswich home.

Hope to see you there.

Queens Park IPSWICH
Saturday April 24th
1pm till late

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Province Modern Country

I love calling into Province for a quick chat with Naomi. Her store is always a treat for the senses.

Province Modern Country
197 Brisbane Street Ipswich Qld 4305

p: 61 07 3496 1183 | f: 61 07 3496 1184
e: enquiries @ province modern country.com.au

Trading: Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm;
Saturday 9am - 2pm

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Life's Simple Pleasures.....

I love the simple pleasures in life, be it colouring in with my girl or enjoying a sweet apple. Uncomplicated and refreshing, life is sooooo good.

If you'd like to join me, I will be at the following locations in May;

Saturday 8th May
10am to 2pm at "Rockton"
2 Rockton St, East Ipswich

Sunday 9th May
8am to 1pm at Hamilton

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Its been a while....All Aboard!

Sorry I haven't blogged in a while, slack I know and I will try not to let it get so long between blogs.

If you haven't already seen the Boutique Markets blog from this morning, then here are some more images from my fun Steam Train ride over the weekend. '

Don't you just love the old seating, so much more comfortable then train travel of

I love the colours, so warm.

This carriage not so inviting.....it was for transporting prisoners
between Brisbane and Rocky.

It looks so romantic with the Steam through the trees.

I love good old fashioned fun!

Uncle Bob, if you are reading, this blog is for you.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Thankyou Wendy.....

It's oh so nice to get feedback from your customers, and when the feedback is positive it's inspiring.

Wendy your note gave me a real boost, Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Wendy purchased a Pencil Roll for her daughter over the Christmas break at the Boutique Markets. She tells me it has been a real success. It makes me so happy to think that I am giving others the same joy that I gave my daughter when I made her first Pencil Roll and introduced her to Lyra Pencils.

So this morning I was inspired to get sewing on something that will invite more of my Boutique Market customers to experience the Lyra difference. I'm not going to say too much, only that you should call into my stall this Sunday and join me for some colouring in.

Experience the Lyra difference for yourself. Your all welcome to pull up a chair and join me. See you Sunday.

Here is a little hint on what I have been sewing....

Looks like this and took 6 metres of fabric.....hmmm see
you Sunday and find out.

Boutique Markets
Portside Wharf, Hamilton
This Sunday 8am till 1pm

A parcel from Tassie

A good friend from Tassie mailed me a wonderful parcel filled with fabulous gift cards, note books and shopping list pads. I love them so much I just had to share them with you.

Christine from Gypsy Two Designs has been selling her beautiful wares at the Salamanca Markets in Tassie, and would love to find a retail outlet here in Brissie.

I'm very happy to inform you that Belleville Kids Boutique of Annerley
will be stocking them very soon.
So keep watching the Belleville blog posts to see when they arrive in store.

I have no doubt they will be just as popular here in Brissie as they are on the ultra groovy Salamanca Market.

If you have a retail outlet and are interested in stocking these fabulous little cards, let me know and I will be more than happy to put you in touch with Christine.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Warm Pikelets on a rainy Friday afternoon

Look out, Rose feels like cooking. And Pikelets are on the menu. Gluten Free Pikelets!

I love when Rose feels like working in the kitchen. There's nothing like passing down skills and recipes to your children. It always reminds me of cooking with my Mother and Grandmother.

Recipe is very simple, perfect for a 9 year old budding cook.

Gluten Free Self Raising Flour
Gluten Free Baking Powder
1 egg
Soy Milk
Caster Sugar
Butter for the pan

One thing my grandmother passed down was the ability to measure in "dashes", "dollops" and a "good helping of's". So for those hoping for measures, its about 2 cups of flour, 1/4 of a teaspoon of Baking Powder, 1/4 cup sugar, and enough milk to bring to a batter. Pikelets are very forgiving so don't stress over exact measures.

After seasoning the pan with a dollop of butter and a poor little sacrificial pikelet, your good to start pumping them out. Pikelets cook quickly, so they are perfect for keeping a 9 year old's attention, without becoming to involved.

Once you have cooked your pikelets both sides and set them aside to cool, your ready to top with my favourite, butter and strawberry jam. One coffee and you have the perfect snack for a rainy Friday afternoon. Bring on the weekend! Have a good weekend guys ;)