Monday, December 23, 2013

a very merry backyard christmas.

being from Canada, but living in Australia, i have experienced a few christmases down under. it is always a bit strange and never quite feels like christmas at all. since i am home in the great white north these holidays, i thought i would embrace what it means to have this traditionally north american holiday in the sunshine. photographer Fiona Galbraith and i wanted to create a sort of daggy backyard christmas and not use too many custom holiday motifs (except tinsel). the result is a colourful, haphazard, outdoor setting amidst the ever-present aussie hills hoist. merry christmas and happy holidays to all, no matter where you are celebrating. enjoy your time with family and friends- that's what it's all about!! the transcontinental affair will be back after a short break. peace and love xoxo

Photography: Fiona Galbraith Styling by: Nicole Valentine Don

Sunday, December 22, 2013

inside out debut!

i'm so happy that i made a wire sign for stylist Jason Grant's new home and that he liked it enough to put it in his feature in this month's Inside Out magazine. i have worked on many Inside Out shoots in some capacity (mostly assisting), but this is the first time my work and name have been included. hooray! if you go out and get yourselves a copy (and you should), keep your eyes peeled for this image.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

the big picture.

hello everyone! could you please take a minute to like my travel photo on the Sydney Morning Herald traveller section of their website.  it is part of a contest that i have entered and would very much like to have a shot at winning (it's a trip for two to abu dhabi!). all you have to do is go here and hover over the image with your cursor- the Facebook like button should appear and if you are a Facebook user you can 'like' it. thank you!!!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

home sweet home.

i am just settling into this Canadian winter wonderland…and it already feels like i won't be here for long enough!

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

be merry.

it's time to deck the halls! my living room is looking only a little festive this year. since i won't be here for christmas, i wanted to do my mantle up in a non-traditional way, using colours you wouldn't necessarily associate with this time of year. can you dig the pink and black (and gold, oh my)?!

Photography: Fiona Galbraith Styling: Nicole Valentine Don

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

large ojo de dios.

another giant ojo de dios; this one is 40 cm in diameter to give you an idea of scale. a whole lotta' driftwood, neutrals and guinea fowl feathers.
made by: little nicki

Saturday, December 7, 2013

dreamcatchers by little nicki.

a small sample of some of the latest dreamcatchers available in the shop. take a lucky dip and get something special for someone these holidays!

Available just in time for christmas, here.

pretty picture of the day.

leftovers after a week-long shoot, so pretty all wrapped up in newspaper.

flowers by: garlands

Monday, December 2, 2013

put a crown on it. 10.

okay, so maybe even better than feeding the chickens...our weekend stay in the country had an outdoor shower! this feature is high on the requirements list for my future dream home. showering in the great outdoors was so wonderful and refreshing; i made a native flora crown for the occasion and felt a little like brooke shields in blue lagoon or something. i used the bright red grevillea that you tend to see everywhere in australia and have just since learned that it is part of the protea family - one of my favourites!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

a girl after my own heart.

is it just me, or could you stare at jennifer lawrence's face all day long too? and she's wearing a flower crown to boot. jennifer lawrence is my spirit animal. girl crush of the year.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

etsy christmas pop-up shop, sydney!

hello all, i will be at the Etsy Christmas Pop-up Shop all day tomorrow, doing demonstrations and making custom dreamcatchers. if you are so inclined, bring down a reference image or idea to throw at me and we can make the perfect dreamcatcher for you.  there are already many made and available, you might just fall in love with one of them. hope to see you there!

Friday, November 29, 2013

chicken run.

the best part of country living (even if it was just for the weekend) is feeding the chickens!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

hazy morning in the country.

the house where we stayed up in northern New South Wales, is actually in a place called the Valley of the Mist. no wonder i was able to capture similar images to these one particularly dreamy morning this past weekend.

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