Monday, July 27, 2009

Stunning creations from Caroline Mitchell

Whilst on my trip to the Reed Gift Fair in Brisbane earlier this month I met Melissa from Caroline Mitchell, a New Zealand company named after the founder and creative spirit who sadly passed away.

Melissa was showcasing the new range of exquisite hanging decorations exclusive to Caroline Mitchell and all were eye catching to say the least. The range includes Australian native flora and fauna as well as some more traditional icons such as the Aussie flag and the Sydney Opera house.

Each handmade animal and flower almost comes to life with intricate detailing consisting of stitches of metal threads and embroidery, sequins and beads and to chose the one I liked the best is impossible.

So what do you use them for? Only lack of imagination will find you short of ideas, but some of the suggestions include the obvious such as using them as decorations on Christmas trees, include them in the wrapping of a gift instead of a bow, hang from doorknobs or dresser drawers, or tie one around the neck of a bottle for a stunning presentation.

According to Melissa they are like "Earrings for the home". Wherever you use them they are sure to be noticed!

This festive season I plan to carry a selection of Caroline Mitchell’s beautiful creations at Hamperific. For more information, drop me a line at Hamperific.

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