Sunday, 21 August 2011

5 things I enjoyed about my day...

1. David Met Nicole.
I've been meaning to get down to this store for ages and when I found out  they have vintage letterpress letters for sale, I finally found a good reason to stop in. Its quite tiny inside and jammed packed with mostly used items that David and Nicole pick up on travels to America and the U.K. They have quite an impressive number of vintage wood block letters. I walked away with two letters even though it wasn't exactly what I was looking for, and at around $12 AUD per letter I was kinda glad. I also brought a beautiful vintage birthday card for $8, expensive, but  I just love how cards from this previous era come with a lovely message inside as well as a little illustration or detail from the front of the card. I just had to have it!


David Met Nicole, Cleveland Street Surry Hills.


Small Letterpress vintage wood block letter. $12.50 AUD


Detail of a vintage card I brought. $8.00 AUD, Ouch!



















2. Follow Store
I think this is my new most favourite store!
Follow Store is owned by the duo behind Finders Keepers Markets and are located opposite David Met Nicole (where Bird Textiles use to be) in Surry Hills. Its therefore no surprise to find that they stock the wonderful letterpress work by Bespoke Press, in a shop interior reminiscent of old department stores. Actually the interior is the original 1898 fit out from what use to be a pharmacy. According to the nice lady behind the counter at David Met Nicole, Follow Store only opened a couple of weeks ago.



Pixs: Follow Store



















3. Paper 2
Love a paper shop (of course!)
Telegram 90 cents. No sure who makes it, but its beautiful.


















4. Afternoon Treat
All that shopping requires a re-charge. Caffe Sicilia on Crown St was also one of those places I had been wanting to go to for ages. I had a cup of tea with the cake of the day, $9, expensive but delicious!






5. A brush with fame
Tobey Maguire, AKA Spider-Man walked right past my right shoulder!
His my height! Love it!





















Hope you too enjoyed your Sunday :)





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