Winter skies are always beautiful in Hobart around dusk with pink hued clouds alluminated by the setting sun.
The aptly named flowering Shrimp Tail Salvia echos the colours of the evening sky and the leaves turn to patches of burgundy and green like an exotic camouflage print, perfect for the Garden Fairy’s Wardrobe.™
I once mistakenly picked this flower for a floral arrangement, the strong scent becomes more intense inside and is not at all pleasant – definitely a flower to simply admire in the garden.
It’s been a week of market preperation at petal & pins HQ getting ready for our first Hobart market of the year.
I’ve been signing prints, tagging our new petal & pins tea towels and stamping paper bags for Sunday’s appearance at the autumn CUCKoO Artisan Market.
There will be a whole host of lovely things to tempt you from local Tasmanian designers & makers and as it’s held in a gorgeous industrial space of a local brewer if you’re partial to a pint that’s on offer too!
CUCKoO Artisan Market – Sunday 23 April, 12:30 to 4pm
Shambles Brewery 222 Elizabeth St Hobart
We opened the door to the petal & pins + amanda sheen jewellery pop up shop last Thursday.
It’s located in the lovely Salamanca Place inside an old stone warehouse – we’re having fun ‘keeping’ shop, meeting locals and interstate and overseas visitors – so thank you if you’ve come in for a chat and browse!
We’ve also been selling bunches of spring flowers picked and gathered each morning, they make the outside of the shop really pretty and add a burst of colour to the pop up shop bicycle basket.
Open every day until the 5th of October at Space 008 Salamanca Arts Centre, Salamanca Palace Hobart.
“I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck”
Emma Goldman 1869 -1940
Hobart designers Sandra Alcorn & Amanda Sheen celebrate spring, friendship and its connection to the garden at Salamanca pop up shop from 22nd September – 5th October.
Designer Sandra Alcorn’s garden inspires her miniature flower couture and under the petal & pins label she designs and produces a range of greeting cards and art prints featuring these ephemeral dresses. For spring 2016 petal & pins launch their Garden Party Collection and new print range Atelier Pétale featuring floral millinery.
Jewellery designer Amanda Sheen brings her hallmark style of organic shapes and playfulness to design a range of jewellery, objects and accessories using silver, gold and mixed media from classic pieces to statement collars that will add an air of haute couture to the simplest little black dress.
Sandra & Amanda often spend time together in the garden – they celebrate summer days with a gin & tonic, autumn with fruit bottling sessions, their birthdays together in winter and spring with flower adorned teacakes.
No matter what the season there is endless conversation and most likely champagne! From all this sprung the idea of the shared pop up and they invite you to come and see their work.
Space 008 Salamanca Arts Centre Hobart Tasmania
22nd September – 5th October Mon to Sun 10 to 4
Opening night Thursday 22nd 5pm to 7pm