Friday, December 7, 2012

Some New Stock and the Twilight Market at Black Forest Hill

Hello everyone :) 
I have some news...
the shop will be open tomorrow, Saturday the 8th, from 9:30 am until 7:30 pm.
Black Forest Hill is holding a twilight market. There will be market stalls, a sausage sizzle and entertainment. All the shops will be open and with little or no rain forecast, it should make for a very lovely evening for all. 

 With Christmas just around the corner I have restocked on some of the very popular red and white ceramic range. Just perfect for Christmas entertaining. The salad bowls and platters come in very handy at this time of year.
I also have some more pieces of the Palas range of jewellery in. These make lovely gifts and are made using bronze, brass and sterling silver making them popular with both gold and silver lovers.

Please feel free to contact me by clicking on the email button at the top of the page if you have any questions.

Til next time,

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Spoon Bracelets

A quick note to let everyone know that the spoon bracelets have finally arrived.
Also, I have begun post outs of JDL magazines and A Touch of France this week so keep an eye on your mail box...

Monday, November 19, 2012

The New Shop

 Well here it is finally all done. It was such a beautiful space to work with so needless to say I have had a lot of fun with it.This is the view from the front door.
 From the side looking towards the counter at the back of the shop.
 I have some new Dharma Door baskets made from jute, string bags and a selection of book and e-reader bags. All fairtrade.
 The view from the counter looking towards the entrance. The Christmas decorations are old world style glass ornaments with a French feel. So pretty!
 Some pretty things on top of the new display cabinet.

 This is my lovely daughter Erica who usually works for me on a Sunday. We spent the day together yesterday trying to get everything priced- such a big job. 
 I just love these cute paper ballerinas from Jeanne d'Arc Living ~ $6 each. They have a little piece of tulle and lace around their waist to add dimension and prettiness :) A very nostalgic feel to them.
The shop will be open again from Thursday to Sunday.

Have a good week ☼

Back in Stock

 A quick note to let everyone know that I now have more letters back in stock of Plum and Posey wax seal pendants ~ $45 each
and typewriter key pendants ~ $27 each.

Angela :)

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Opening Day at Black Forest Hill

In five very short days, Simple Things Small Joys has been relocated to Black Forest Hill, Cabarlah. I certainly could not have done it without the much appreciated help of my dad and mum, John and Erica. Thank you so much!
You are all now welcome to come and see the new shop. I just love it.  I have a little studio section in this one so I will  have no trouble now creating charms and some vintage paper wreaths and keepsakes.

I also have some good news about Touch of France by Jeanne d'Arc Living. I am expecting its long awaited arrival this coming week- YAY!

Have a good weekend and pop in and see me if you would like a nice country drive to Cabarlah.


Monday, November 12, 2012

A Glimpse of the New Shop

Well I have had a very long day moving all the things out of the old shop and into the new. My husband, John and my dad did all the carrying of heavy things and my daughter Erica, mum and I moved the small things. I am exhausted but happy. Tomorrow I get to start setting everything up- so very exciting!!!
This is just a little glimpse of what is in store at my new shop. I didn't really want to show too much :)
If you look down my side bar on the right, you will see that I have put up the new address, phone number and opening hours. 
Don't forget that this week due to the BIG move the shop will only be open Saturday and Sunday.
Hope to see you,

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Shop News

Well it's all happening around here! 
In  this coming week I will be closing my current shop and getting my new shop ready to open the following Saturday. I think this week is going to go very fast.
In the meantime, I have begun post outs of the magazine and all should be in the post today. 
I have also found out that Touch of France should be here in two weeks. 

Wish me luck for the coming week. It's going to be a big one!


Saturday, October 27, 2012

Moving Shop

Hello everyone!

In case you haven't heard, I will be relocating my shop. I now know that my last day of trading at Abbie Lane in Highfields will be the 11th of November, 2012. 
I will then, all going well,  be reopening the following weekend upstairs in the  Blackforest Hill Cuckoo Clock shop 6 minutes drive north up the highway at Cabarlah.

In the meantime, trading will be as normal and I am happy to say that I have some new stock of silhouette pendants by Tina Tarnoff. They are very unique and would make a very special gift.

Now I know all of you who ordered the Christmas book are wondering where on earth they have gotten to- well me too! No, I do have a little information. When I ordered them many moons ago, I was told by JDL to go through an Australian company. To cut a long story short, the books have been "on the water" for what seems an eternity and all things going well should be in my possession within the next couple of weeks and then to you ASAP! Rest assured I will let you know of their arrival.

For all those who rely on the blog as they do not have a facebook account, I must apologize as I have not been entirely forthcoming on my blog posts. To keep you in the loop the above photo is of some new soap that I will have in the new shop - only a few weeks away now!


here are some charms that are available now...

Butterfly SOLD

Round and square butterfly SOLD

Butterfly SOLD

I also have Romanian enamelware....

and some alphabet purses ($18 ). More letters on their way :)

See you soon at the current or new shop,


Sunday, September 30, 2012

Open Tomorrow

Simple Things Small Joys will be open tomorrow from 9am to 4 pm for the public holiday. I have some new white china in stock for anyone that has the same addiction as me :)

Monday, September 24, 2012

Opening hours this week...

 Hello everyone!
I hope you are all enjoying the start of Spring as much as I am. I just had to pick a bowl of flowers to take to the shop with me. For all those who may not know, this is the Carnival of Flowers week in the Toowoomba area. There's lots happening around here and I must say that if you haven't had a wander around Toowoomba's gardens, you are missing out on some very lovely flower displays! Due to the carnival and start of the school holidays I will be opening from Tuesday to Sunday this week instead of my usual Thursday to Sunday. I have however come down with a rather heavy cold so if it progresses into something worse, this may indeed change. Best call on 07 46 154 193 before you head out of Toowoomba just to check or maybe take your chances as there are plenty of other lovely shops in Highfields and Cabarlah to wander around. 
 The next- 9th edition- JDL will soon be on it's way and I will let you know when it arrives.
 I still have a few copies of Amazing Retreats ($55) left and just one French Atmospheres ($65).
 There is still time to preorder A Touch of France the new JDL Christmas book. These should be coming mid October all going to plan. 
Have a good week...stop and enjoy the gardens if you can,

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

New Things

Sorry, I had forgotten to do a post about some of the new things in store. I have suddenly realized that not everyone is on Facebook so here are some catch up photos...

60cm sail boat -$58, French style scissors- large $19, medium $14

Vintage paper bobbins $2.50 each

20 pack JDL paper serviettes wrapped in tissue and tied with crinkled seam binding and script tag- $6 each
French "Durance" olive oil soap- MILK $7 each

White china dinner plate and small white china jug- $8 each

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Jeanne d'Arc Living 8th Edition

Don't you LOVE the cover of this one! 
Jeanne d'Arc Living 8th edition 2012 is on it's way and will be available next week. If you would like a copy they are $18 plus $10 postage anywhere in Australia. 
I also have a few other beautiful JDL goodies coming and will let you know a little more about these when they arrive.
It's been such fabulous weather and I can see more people out and about each day at the shop. 
Pop in and say hello if you're out my way over the weekend,
Angela :)

Monday, August 13, 2012

Jeanne d'Arc Living 7th Edition

Well ladies, the 7th Edition JDL is finally here and will be available instore from Thursday and I will start posting them out this week.

 I also have a small quantity of their very wonderful new linens so come and check them out if you're in Highfields between Thursday and Sunday. 

Smiles, Angela.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Brass Cuffs

These very beautiful brass cuffs have arrived today and are available instore as of Thursday or online via an email. They are $48 each plus postage.

2 SOLD, 1 Left



Shall I compare thee to a Summer's Day SOLD

Stock is -as per usual- limited. So please contact me ASAP if you are interested or you would like further information.

You may also see my facebook page for further information if you would rather. There is a button down the bottom of the sidebar.

Smiles, Angela