Here I am with a gift guide, of all things. I miss faffing around on my little corner of the interwebs here and sharing with you all (or nobody, doesn’t matter), so I thought I would do a wee little round up of some loveliness for Mother’s Day.
Now, every mother will probably say they don’t want for much… a cold cup of tea in bed and a small person’s arms around their neck etc etc etc etc. But, here’s what would be quite nice of the material pretties variety, nonetheless:
My clever friend Mich (who also is the brains and braun and creative hum behind String + Salt in Warragul) has dipped her toe into beautiful ceramics. She recently made these gorgeous butter bell’s which I have been coveting ever since missing out on one at our local farmers market where she did a limited release. Aren’t they sweet?! You can see Mich’s other ceramics creations over at Stolen Flowers.
Despite Husband Dearest’s protestations – yes, I am considering more bedlinen. We had white, it got filthy from constant brushing past in our small bedroom. We have navy currently, it’s too dark. One day (soon?) I may find my Goldilocks quilt cover. Suggestions?
Pretty little trinket dishes to sit on a dresser for earrings or by the kitchen sink for rings. Love the green gingham and wattle design in particular. Available from Wattle and Twine.
A new Akubra – I “only” own one Akubra, a black bronco style from my time “up north” a lifetime ago now, chasing mickey bulls and cheeky kids around a classroom. A black bronco somehow seems a bit out of place down south – ha! So I’m considering getting something more like the Traveller in Regency Fawn. Available from Port Phillip Store.
Classic navy and linen napkins – I rarely (read: never) use napkins for a family lunch affair… and I’d really like that to change! My excuse is usually I don’t have any lovely ones. Perhaps if I had lovely ones this would change. Perhaps not. Only one way to find out. Available from Add To Cart.
My plastic fantastic watering can for my terracotta pots by the back porch is completely utilitarian… why couldn’t I have something that is both functional, and beautiful?! Available from Perennialle Plants.
Fingerless gloves are my best friend in Winter for tying little shoelaces, mixing up milk powder for lambs, gathering firewood and still keeping my dreaded childblanes at bay. Nutmeg merino wool no less. Available from Mookah.
I have “known” Sophie for many years through blogging, and her books never disappoint. Her latest offering looks just as scrumptious – always full of heart and soul these meals and words. Available from Booktopia.
Also on my book wishlist is Philippa Cameron’s book, detailing life and livelihood on a New Zealand sheep station. I have long followed Philippa on Instagram and her general ethos of simplicity, giving and receiving, hard work and fulfilment just speaks to me – deeply. Also available from Booktopia.
A classic black dress – can’t go wrong. Simple and classic for sandals in summer or with tights and boots and a coat for winter. Available from Marvel Designs.
My seed “organisation” is particularly woeful. Organisation is a very loose term. This is much needed. Available from Gin Gin Garden Club.
I was going to put some sensible no fuss studs on this gift guide – but then thought better of it, you bet I would be rocking these beauties to kinder and school pick up. I think I may just be coming out of the trenches of six years of a baby grabbing anything dangling from my ear lobes… hopefully. Available from Country Traders.
I’ve mentioned on my Instagram stories before that our every day bowls we got for our wedding ten years ago are looking a little… loved. In the search for the perfect bowls I fell in love with Bison ceramics – a little bit special, with a special price tag also. Available from David Jones.
The perfect wine glass. I currently have two red wine and two white wine glasses left – small children care not for glassware unfortunately. I am currently on the hunt for The Perfect Wine Glass, any tips?
We have long had a wooden fruit bowl on our bench, which I actually got at an op shop in Bordertown when we lived in SA, before Eleanor was born. I’ve thought often about a tiered fruit situation on the table… it seems there is always (always!) a small head stuck in the fridge door looking for something. I wonder how successful this would be… Available from Myer.
A drink bottle to actually remind me to drink water. At all. Ever. Available from Frank Green.
Perhaps on my Mother’s Day wish list for more years than I have been a Mother – ha! Classic original style black Hunters. I shall say no more. Available from All Sole.
What are you hoping to get this Mother’s Day?
Jumbled arms and legs hugs?
Ripped scraps of paper “cards”?
Hope it’s all that and more.