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Happy Campers

Feeling a little bit kooky and fun today so thought I would share with you guys these super adorable dog houses made by Jumahl of Strictly For The Birds in the shape of retro campervans! THE best right?!

Based on the classic shapes and colour combinations of the über cool 40s and 50s vintage campers, this is a dog house no one would mind being sent too! Plus there is a mini bird house version too, um adorable! Unfortunately for us Aussies, these creations are only available to the US market but you never know, campervans are made to travel and maybe, just maybe, if a retailer sees this post they may grace our shores soon! Fingers crossed :)

 

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Great Heights

One for the parents or parents to be out there… height charts!

Height charts are such a cool way to document changes in your child’s life, kids get so excited to see how much they have grown over time and by buying height charts, such as these below, you have a wonderful keepsake to pass on to your child later in life. They also make a brilliant baby gift!

There are a trillion different incarnations on the market, something to suit every budget with the cheapest paper or wall decal examples starting at a mere $10.00 upwards. My pick of the market though are these two fun ruler designs, the Measure Me Stick by Studio 1am and the Wally Ruler by Leonie Evans. I think these two designs will really grow with your little ones in the style department, complementing the various changes in bedroom decor throughout the years.

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Wally Ruler by Leonie Evans

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Crosley Crush

Crosley radios are simply THE coolest!

Crosley has actually been around since the 1920′s, god knows how I have only just discovered them now?? Steeped in history, their designs appeal to anyone in love with retro styling without sacrificing all the latest mod cons. These radios have a vintage style facade that disguises Bluetooth and MP3 capabilities and iPod docks. The sound has been honed from years of experience and is apparently crystal clear and crisp, but they really had me with the styling… I’m just a complete sucker for anything as gorgeously retro at these!

Prices range from $49.95 to$249.95 for the radios, but they also have an equally awesome range of telephones, jukeboxes, headphones, turntables and other accessories. Definitely worth a peak, check it out here!

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On ya Bike!

One of my fave online shops is Caravan Shoppe! They stock THE coolest range of illustrated goods which you purchase as a digital file and then print yourself. Full to the brim of bargain goodies you just have to take a peek.

Especially loving this new Ride Along 2014 Calendar which is illustrated by Mike Loveland for a teeny cost of $5!

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Psst Caravan Shoppe also currently have free downloadable gift tags for Christmas which are super cute! Get them here

Sweet Treat

Make Me Iconic have such a uniquely Australian approach to their products. I’m a huge fan of their whole range, but I’m thinking that I simply MUST have this adorable biscuit set for my little girl!

The Iconic Bickies set comes beautifully packaged in a retro style tin box, so up my alley! Open it to reveal all those classic Aussie favourites such as Iced Vo Vo, Teddy Bear, Delta Cream, Scotch Finger and possibly the best biscuit ever, Tim Tams!

Each bickie is a cute wooden replica of those original treats, meaning they will last a lot longer and are the perfect addition to a little ones tea party. What a cute, and cool way to keep a bit of Australian culture alive!

The set contains 10 biscuits in total and retails for $35 from Make Me Iconic.

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Loving Lenneke

How is there not an Australian stockist for Lenneke Wispelwey? A travesty I tell you!

Netherlands designer Lenneke creates the most divine geometric porcelain pieces in pretty pastel hues. They are a nod to retro pieces from an era past, but at the same time are beautifully modern and fresh. There is something so very romantic about the dusky colours she works in, it gives each piece a timeless quality and makes them feel more like an heirloom than a new purchase.

Times like these make me wish I had a shop of my own, because Lenneke’s work is definitely something I would stock…

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Images by Masha Bakker Photography

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