Thursday, March 26, 2009

OK Market goers..... Mark this one in your calendar!


If you love historic homes, then you will love "Rockton". The owners Wybe and Angela Geertsma have kindly open the doors to their home to host "An Evening of Elegance". An annual event organised by the Ipswich Girls Grammar Old Girls Association.

Sample some local wines, and enjoy the selection of cheese on offer. There will be a fashion parade, showcasing some of our local talent. Lyn from Ookee will be showing some of her beautiful designs, along with some other well known labels...

The night is an opening for the Rockton Market. To be held the following day in the gardens of "Rockton." Enjoy local Arts, Crafts, Jewellery, Candles, Calligraphy, Bric-a-Brac and be transported back in time, with the Australian Costumers Guild. In keeping with the Q150 celebrations their will be a display of 19 Century costumes worn by ladies from the Australian Costumers Guild.

Wybe and Angela will be offering guided tours of "Rockton" an absolute must, as I hear there was once a ghost residing in "Rockton". Or was that just a rumour. You will have to ask Angela all about it.

See you there... Tickets for "An evening of Elegance" are $30.00, to be held Friday 8th May, 6:30pm. Hurry they will sell out quick! Contact Julie McNeill on 0448845281 or Kym Powell on 0416073061.

Admission to the Rockton Market is $3.00 per adult ($5 Family Concession).

Rockton Market
Saturday 9th May
10am to 2pm
Venue: "Rockton" 2 Rockton St, East Ipswich
Refreshments Available.

Monday, March 16, 2009

On a recent visit to Sydney I was lucky enough to meet Nastassia Ikasovic, the owner and creative mind behind Little Voice. Little Voice is a most whimsical store located in the Sky Gardens shopping arcade in Sydney. Nastassia and her family hand craft all of the lovely furniture in store. The store is filled to over flowing with wonderful finds from around the world. Hand crafted treasures that would make your heart melt. You simply must check out Nastassias store next time you are in Sydney, make sure you say hi from me.