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I am so excited to have discovered a unique store called Fenton & Fenton. Fenton and Fenton describe their world as “Weird & Wonderful” which is a good description but mostly I just love their eclectic style.  Based in Melbourne Australia, their website  reflects the quirky and unique style. At fentonandfenton.com.au/ you can shop, follow their blog and get some design advice and ideas. Whilst most of their lovely items are definitely out of my designer price range, their website is so beautiful and their gallery is just so inspiring. Check it out: Fenton & Fenton

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I have to admit, I am a little obsessed with home office and desk spaces. Which goes hand in hand with my obsession for stationery and office supplies. I would love to have a beautiful office space and I am considering a bit of a home reno, so I can make the dream a reality. I don’t have a big space, so I have been inspired by some beautiful, but small desk nook spaces:

Courtesy of ReadyMade

Courtesy of diyideas.com

Courtesy of Home Office Design Blog

Courtesy of Home Interior Design Blog

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Summer always makes me feel like wearing white sun dresses and crisp white shirts with cut-off denim shorts. The best colour to compliment this is of course turquoise. One of the best examples of wearing white with turquoise has to be Eva Mendes.

Image courtesy of blueearthjewelry.com Blog

Eva was a vision in white at the 2009 Golden Globe Awards. The actress hit the red carpet in beautiful white silk Dior dress and turquoise statement necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels. The outfit was put together by stylist Rachel Zoe. Nothing is more gorgeous then a statement piece of turquoise jewellery:

Image courtesy of blueearthjewelry.com Blog

Turquoise Dancer earrings by Laughingdogstudios

Ocean Couture Beaded Crystal Cuff by nansglam

Revamped Copper Charm Bracelet by Jane Dean

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Hello I’m Chantal and I am addicted to coin purses!

From a young age I was fascinated with small, fabric coin purses. I now have an impressive collection of gorgeous coin purses – you know the sort with metal frames that your Nanna might own. As a true addict, I won’t say exactly how many I have but enough that I had to buy special storage boxes to keep them all safe!

The dilemma is that they are rare and hard to find, especially here in Australia! There are an impressive amount on Etsy and Made-It but often the fabrics don’t appeal to me much. There are a number of free and commercial coin purse sewing patterns out there, some that seem easy and some that are very fiddly and difficult. I bought a rather difficult pattern online ( won’t say where from) and managed to create this:

This was such a difficult pattern to follow,  that I’ve been reluctant to try another! Although today I stumbled upon some coin purse beauties which may have inspired me again to give it another go!

I love these coin purses made by Karyn @ theworkroom.ca The pleating is such a nice detail:

I love the pairing of fabrics for both the outside and inside of each purse. Such a great way to use up fabric scraps and fat quarters.

So my mission is to now find an easier and hopefully free pattern to use. I will let you know how I go and post my end results if I have success. Check out more of these gorgeous coin purses here.

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It’s raining here today and I love it! I slept in late and I’ve spent the afternoon listening to music and blog-hunting.

Which is whyI’m sending out some blog love to the House of Turquoise. Not only is it a blog all about my favourite colour but it also has beautiful style and design ideas. All of the following images are featured on the blog.

See more of Suzanne’s house here.

I think Margot Austin’s house is my favourite though. It’s actually designed as a teenager’s bedroom! I’m sure I could act like a teen again, if this is where I get to gossip with my friends, study for my assignments and whisper about boys!

Finally just a little shout out to this gorgeous little desk space. The wallpaper is to die for!

Be sure to show some blog love at House of Turquoise.

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