Friday, December 18, 2009

Dandi giveaway at Ish and Chi

Hurry over to Ish and Chi for their giveaway of Dandi Christmas decorations. She is choosing the winner on Sunday 20th December. Good Luck!

Christmas Cheer Cocktail Recipe

Be careful! Very Alcoholic!

Christmas Cheer
350 ml Cointreau
450 ml Vodka
200 ml lime juice
800 ml cranberry juice
200 ml icy cold water

Mix together ingredients and chill in freezer one hour before serving. Serve with ice and a twist of lime. Makes 2 litres - around 20-25 drinks.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Caroline's Christmas Table

Caroline had an early Christmas celebration this year and decked out her table Dandi style to get the mood happening. A plain dyed tablecloth and holly berry napkins were used to set the scene.

Berry red ribbon on simple elegant paper lanterns add a touch of drama to the occasion

Edible napkin decorations - yummy plump cherries to accentuate the red.

They even had matching cocktails courtesy of our favourite Dandi model, Nadine. Recipe for these to follow!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Giveaway at The Happy Home

How exciting! Just in time for Christmas! Three lucky readers of the Happy Home Blog (authored by the lovely Belinda) have the chance to win two of our gorgeous Apple and Pear decorations. Just wander over to her blog and leave your comment. Hurry! You only have until Thursday December 17, Good Luck!

image from The Happy Home blog

Friday, December 11, 2009

DIY Dandi Christmas - Free Download

Click here to download the pattern

Monday, December 7, 2009

Little Jane Street

We discovered Little Jane St at the Magnolia Square markets and loved their ranged of ceramic herb garden tags and magnets, as well as their gorgeous gift cards and tags.

Image from Little Jane St Blog - she takes some great pics

Hopefully it helps them grow better... or maybe better watering habits would help...

Friday, December 4, 2009

The Finders Keepers Market : This Weekend

Once again our talented Manny is showing some gorgeous new artwork. This time its at the Finders Keepers Markets which also host a range of other great designer and artists stalls. Check them out tonight and Saturday at the Carriageworks.

Friday 4th December from 6pm – 10pm
Saturday 5th December from 10am – 8pm

Christmas Wishes

Mindi was the lucky recipient of a very special housewarming present from the rest of the Dandi ladies when they came over for some dumplings a few weekends ago.

These gorgeous butter knives are still in their original silk lined case and what is even more special is that the card from the gift giver is still attached!

The card reads: "To Muriel, with love and all good wishes, from Mabel - 25/12/1925

Pretty special huh?!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Summer Trends

Welcome Summer! To kick off the start of the party season we have compiled two different looks from the our range which both capture the essence of Summer entertaining - what fun!

Our Gum Leaf pattern is so elegant and calming it will cool even the hottest of Summer days! Try the rick rack range of placemats and table runners for easy outdoor entertaining and picnics.
Bold, bright Bloom is the perfect statement pattern this Summer. Whether you're after a tote for the beach or an oilcloth tablecloth for a fuss free Christmas table, this range will turn heads for all the right reasons. Team the tablecloth with plain dyed berry or wisteria napkins to create a nautical inspired look.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Mindi's Birthday

Yesterday the Dandi ladies all celebrated Mindi's Birthday! We sampled two different types of cake, Chocolate Mud and Orange and Almond flourless, as well as delicious cupcakes from My Little Cupcake (courtesy of a friend in Cairns - how cute!).

We also sat down to the traditional Dandi birthday lunch of yummy sushi and present unwrapping....

Two pressies! + a gorgeous handmade card by resident dandi Artist, Manny

Pressie number 1: The very cool new book by Sydney chick Kelly Doust : The Crafty Minx

Some projects from the book: Top: Beach Bag - a summer essential! Bottom: Elegant clutch? Yes please!

Pressie 2: Speaking of elegant clutches... how gorgeous is this Organic Cotton clutch from aussie company Apple & Bee? Now Mindi just needs to go shoe shopping for some killer heels to match!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Dandi in the Ski Yoghurt Ad!

Have you seen the new Ski Yoghurt ad on TV? We couldn't help but notice that a Dandi small bamboo bowl has been used! Click here to view the full ad on their Website - we just can't get enough! x

Once Upon : Manny's Exhibition : Leeloo

Here are some pictures from the very cool exhibition, Once Upon, which Manny was invited to be a part of. The exhibition was put on by the online community Leeloo, who support emerging designers and artists.

Once Upon featured the work of 40 Artists who were each given a fairytale to interprete in their style. Manny was given Rapunzel and the above image is her interpretation of this wonderful story.

Manny standing next to her precious illustration, we are so proud!

It was great to see how all the artists conveyed their particular tale, and for us to feel a bit childlike again and reminisce some forgotton stories. Manny's work is on the bottom row, second from the right.

The crowd at the opening night. It was a really good turn out, it got very hot it there!

The Dandi chicks, we are uber avant garde!

Cards by La Rara

As we mentioned last week, the Dandi ladies visited Magnolia Square and did a spot of shopping. One of our favourites was the La Rara stand. The Dandi girls were already familiar with La Rara (aka Lara Raymond) and couldn't help but buy up lots of her gorgeous handmade cards. You can pick up your own copies at her etsy store - she offers FREE postage!

Such a cute stand (and stand holder!) with so many yummy things to buy!
All the Dandi girls couldn't walk past this gorgeous tea cup card. Multiple copies were purchased

Caroline was particularly enamored with this design, its so sweet, she had to buy two copies so she could keep one and give one away!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Magnolia Square - This Weekend in Sydney

Last night the Dandi girls (sans Manny who had her exciting exhibition opening which will be featured next week) went Christmas (and personal) shopping at the fabulous Magnolia Square market at Randwick Racecourse. We saw lots of yummy things and made quite a few purchases which we will show you over the next week. The first feature is from a cute art print brand call Printspace.

Printspace are a Melbourne based Husband and Wife team who also run a graphic design firm. Mara and Nicholas collaborate on the Printspace artworks and we love the result.

Caroline purchased the print above from the Printspace stand - it really is too cute!

The above image was a postcard freebie from their stand - good enough to frame don't you think? Thanks Printspace for coming up to Sydney and enlightening us with your artworks!

Magnolia Square is on from now until Saturday 21 November. Don't worry if you can't make it though as we will post some goodies all next week and you can check out more stalls on the Magnolia Square website

Thursday, November 19, 2009

PAD Australia

Very often in life, a change is as good as a holiday, and with this in mind Caroline and Mindi decided to spice up their living spaces with some yummy new cushions from Pad.

We first spotted Pad over a year ago and have been loving their gear ever since. The current collection features an awesome range of colours including fresh green, sapphire and ash grey and the quality of fabric is the very best - durable and snuggly at the same time.

Its fair to say we went a little crazy and our living rooms could now double as Pad showrooms, but the end result breathes new life and inspiration into our worlds and that is what is most important, right?

You can find Pad cushions at the following stores in Sydney

Magnolia Home and Gift, Shop 6-9/ 19 Bungan St Mona Vale NSW 2103
Essentials or Home, 112 Cronulla St, Cronulla NSW 2230
or at Oz Design Stores nationally

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Plain Dyed Love