Is there a catch? No.
Looking for something hand-made or crafted from Australia’s beautiful South West corner?
Not wanting to spend ‘too much’?
Look no further. I’ve beetled around Lyndendale Gallery, camera in hand, to show you just what you can buy for a modest amount – the modest sum of less than $20.
Next time, I have a list of things for under $30 – but first things first!
Look at this precious little pack of paper cut decorations for only $10. Created by Anita Smedley, they will be joined by some delicate paper-cut name tags before the end of this article.
And how beautiful are these? There are only eight of these angels left. Made by Brigitta Kurmann of Busselton, they are highly sought after every year. I call them ‘angels with attitude.’ Price each? $25. (How did these sneaky angels get in here? They’re supposed to be in the $30 and under post!)
Normally a very reasonable $16, The Fairfields are offering their ‘limited edition’ olive oil for $13 as a Christmas special. Fabulous present.
By now you will surely realise that you can have something very special , something of quality, something hand-crafted – for a great price.
And here’s something new! our local photographer, Libby, of P.H.otos4U has put together beautiful images of scenery and places in our lovely Ferguson Valley. And look! Lyndendale Gallery features in September. Guess what everyone in my family will be getting for Christmas this year? ($18)
From Emme come these delightful aged- jarrah birds with fabric wings. You can choose a bird with felted wings, with bronze wings or …there’s quite a variety.
Each bird is about 10 cms high and hangs from fine fishing line. Cost was $15 but is $12 for Christmas
Again from Anita Smedley. How stunning would your Christmas table look with these name tags at each setting? There are 6 different designs in each of these little red packs, all tied with white ribbon. Will you believe they cost $4 a set?
(I have to confess here – I think I’m going to have 15 items to show you)
These little boxes have original hand-printed lids. These come from me. Inside are packs of paper. These are ideal to keep near the phone. These boxes are usually $10 but are only $8 as a Christmas special.
And what about a holiday read? Proving that he is nothing if not versatile, artist, Kevan Collett, has written an intriguing novel. I’ve read it and can tell you that there came a point where I had to sit up and finish it to see what was going to happen.
This novel usually sells for $20 but Kevan is offering it as a Christmas special – $16.
And what about a festive touch in your room? This lovely fabric bunting from Jane Flower of Folios and Fibre is double-sided and about 2 metres long. You can use it year after year. Price is $18 (I only have 2 of these so be quick if you like it)
We’re getting there but I do really want you to see all these items.
They can be hung or put on a stand. Price is usually $15 but only $12 up to Christmas
Well, I’ll have to stop here and show you the rest when I do my under $30 post. The computer has decided it is too hot/cold/late/early/wet/dry (tick the correct answer) and refuses to download any more images.
So you’ll have to wait to see these other hand-crafted items that are all under $20 – the Marri tealight holder, the 2015 diaries with original prints on the covers, the photographic zines, the felted necklaces, e fabric -covered notebooks and…wait for it…. the 2015 Gnomesville Calendar!