And now for something completely different…a gift guide (or rather, three gift guides). Throughout the year this blog has introduced me to so many clever artisans, growers, chefs, collectors and makers and I thought it might be nice to bring a few of them together here and shine a little light on the beautiful goods they take to market (virtual and otherwise).
I’ve split all these goods into three separate gift guides and am beginning (selfishly) with my own wishlist (Tim…ahem…I’ve just made Christmas very easy, if not exorbitant, for you). Then on Monday I’ll post a collection of gift ideas perfect for last minute family shopping, finishing on Tuesday with a round-up of handmade, foraged and low key presents for neighbours, teachers and friends.
If like me, you haven’t begun Christmas shopping, I really hope that you might find a few ideas here and help us spread the local love this Christmas!
1. Salami knife made with our own antler and hand-forged for 1803 Artisan Deer Design ($220). 2. 8×10″ ‘Bouquet’ print by local artist Amelia Herbertson, the cever lady responsible for my gorgeous header! ($25). 3. An original artwork by another wonderful local artist Kezz Brett, or anything really from Orange’s Jumbled Online store.
4. A set of enamel baking dishes from online store Odgers and McClelland based in Nundle, NSW Odgers ($69.95). 5. I have been eyeing off this beauty by Emily Green for a while now, and every time I pop in to Hawkes General Store for a coffee stroke it lovingly, ($220). Please Santa…?? 6. A weekend away with a bunch of friends at Mudgee’s stunning Trelawney Farm (from $450/night). 7. Small Acres Cyder’s award-winning sparkling cider to toast Christmas Day ($22). 8. A set of pure white, pure linen sheets from Millthorpe-based Gypsy Luxe Trading, (bedding starts at $275).
Collages by the lovely and clever graphic designer Jess Rossiter.