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 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
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

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 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.