Tuesday, March 30, 2010


WOWEEE!  thanks Kirri and Chloe for being PERFECT for these outfits.  I just sold the 'BLACK with RED FLOWERS dress' worn by Chloe, its off to Malaysia with the delightful Frida then a cruise around Samoa! what a lucky dress.

All dresses available now at Dear Prudence.

.....and little green Bunny made by the lovely Beck of 'Dandelion' has hopped off to a new home to live happily ever after with a lucky little someone!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

modelling heartyness

The gorgeous Maddie has featured in recent photos and we're on the look-out for some more  people to do a spot of modelling.  Both catwalk and photographic
is called for, its an upcoming vintage & retro extravaganza, photographers are also welcome to inquire, more specific details will be available soon, but in the meantime, feel free to contact me, I'd love to see you xx

Sunday, March 21, 2010


you may have heard about  the new Mill Market in Ballarat, which recently had its official opening.

It now has its own blog and features  profiles on stallholders and their wares, plus latest news and events happening within the Mill Market community. It will also include information and events relating to all things Vintage, Retro and Antique in and around our town,  pop over to have a look

There is some tweeking to be done, and a presentation of the 'benefits of blogging in business' at the next meeting (yoinks)
- a work in progress......

Friday, March 19, 2010


Doolittle, but  do get down to have a peek at the latest exhibition by Chloe Flemming at Dear Prudence

2 little darlings who won't be attending the opening tomorrow night

                                                                          One of the pieces which is part of Chloe's exhibition starting from tomorrow and showing for 4 weeks. We have a dirty great bunch of people coming along, and look forward to a great night!

                   Toadstool by David Firth


My Grandma's kitchen dresser, Grandma Hazel's cannisters on top, Grandma Hilda's spotted jugs.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Celebrity Snaps for Kate and Nathan

Ok first things first,
Happy Birthday to Dear Pepper, Happy Birthday to you, little cute baby, you are........still smiling at me! even with big monsters growing in her mouth.

Then I discovered THE pictures!  Jamie Oliver! well done you guys! I found it on Kate and Nathans blog
How lucky we are to have such a talented family in town, and I love having Kate and Pepper, and occasionally Maya (when she's not busy being a big girl at school) come to visit, they are an awesome family!

Kate is soon launching 'MAEVE MAGAZINE' latest news is, it will be sometime in MAY!   yay Kate

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Although I've grown quite attached to Talloulah's drawings, sadly, her exhibition is about to end. 
Time for those lucky buyers to collect their artworks.

Time to dust and polish up the space for Chloe's opening night on Saturday, we're expecting a great bunch of friendly folk, plus Chloe's family will be travelling to Ballarat  for the opening.

Friday, March 12, 2010

more susieness

Susie has used flocked wallpaper and textured fabrics blended with oils and pastels to produce this tactile piece of artwork, just love the overall effect.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Chloe Bear in there

Chloe Flemming is on her way to show some very groovy art from the 20th March for 4 weeks!


Currently for sale at Dear Prudence are a selection of Oil and pastel paintings by Susie Sabien, who is undertaking her Masters in Visual Arts at the University of Ballarat this year.

This retro themed assortment of cool and kitschy art is making itself right at home in the shop, and would look great amoungst  mid-century through to  contemporary  settings.

Susie has been a regular at Dear Prudence since we opened, and we are very proud to have her work  available for purchase.

One of my favourite paintings by Susie, is the kitschy retro orange salt and pepper shakers, a la still life.

A TIMELY REMINDER THAT TALLOULAH BYRNE'S ART IS HERE FOR A COUPLE MORE   WEEKS and sales have gone amazingly well!  Be sure to call in for a look!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

handmadelove has inspired me to brighten up my day! I only have one colour of nailpolish, lucky for me its my favourite. It should last til tonights dishes!

Saturday, March 6, 2010


Timbo turned 30 last week, with a Funky/Sci Fi themed party at Portico.

I've recently been teaching myself to sew,  so for my first project:   The turtle looked funky, and I was fast running out of ideas for a guy gift, so, being that Tim plays in a band called 'The Funky Turtles' I thought I'd give it a try, and, ta daaa.........turtle tee for Timbo!

Zara stylin' with the Blues & Bagpipery

Jackie popped in to Dear Prudence to drop off her darling girl Zara, pictured here modelling the latest finds, rich soft velvets, all shades of blues, emerald green velvet, denims, beaded bodices.

When an afternoon of photography by Miss Tzigane concluded, we made our way up the street, homeward, drawn by the familiar piercing squawk of  bagpipes, the player resplendent with sporran and swanky shoes
Nessy could hear the commotion from her vantage point by the Lake...................

Friday, March 5, 2010

dishpan fingers fan

dish pan doggy came to visit recently, must get that cd back from my sister!