This is kristina[at]oldyarns's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following kristina[at]oldyarns's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
kristina[at]oldyarns
on finding beauty, travelling lightly, living simply.
Interests: liking antique linens, stories, clouds, little boats, just for starters.
Recent Activity
the bowerbird stories are now continuing here. please join us at our new tumblr: http://kristinachelberg.tumblr.com/ or facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kristinachelberg/ Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2012 at oldyarns. tells the bowerbird stories
Image
there has been an absence here over the last months or so. spent in consideration, renewal, refinement. * a journey started here in tentative steps, 300 stories ago while working as a corporate lawyer. offered permission to follow a creative... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2012 at oldyarns. tells the bowerbird stories
Image
here is an incredible project & a unique opportunity to get involved... with approximately 40,000 menus dating from the 1840s to the present, The New York Public Library’s restaurant menu collection is one of the largest in the world, used... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2011 at oldyarns. tells the bowerbird stories
Image
“if I had a flower for every time I thought of you... I could walk through my garden forever.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson * {papery blush pink peony roses, bought early summer last year. revisted.} Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2011 at oldyarns. tells the bowerbird stories
Image
“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden. yesterday we took a walk to the post office & found our way home via new streets;... Continue reading
Image
row, row, row your boat gently down the stream merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily life is but a dream. {photos of little lost wooden boat july 2011, near Maclean NSW} Continue reading
Image
often it's the moment before the moment that's the most interesting to me. {photo of heavy morning fog high on Cradle Mountain Overland Track, February 2009.} Continue reading
Image
sitting in the heavy stillness of this too warm summer's night. house finally quiet. silent, silence. a tiny sliver of the day. words, the right words are not near. watching days slide by. Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2011 at oldyarns. tells the bowerbird stories
Image
my perennial favourite, bloomed. velvet petals, wilful scent. borrowed from a garden along the footpath. dos gardenia. now sitting quietly on the kitchen window sill. Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2011 at oldyarns. tells the bowerbird stories
Image
evam eva linen drop pocket pullover kinfolk a guide to small gatherings manifesto: "Kinfolk is a growing community of artists with a shared interest in small gatherings. We recognize that there is something about a table shared by friends, not... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2011 at oldyarns. tells the bowerbird stories
Image
things are slowing finding a new pace. waiting preparing anticipating. making it a good time for baking. * here, fresh bread warm from the oven. lashings of butter & jam. served on breakfast plates (from Holland I believe.) * recipe... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2011 at oldyarns. tells the bowerbird stories
Image
so very pleased to have a small feature in this month's map magazine. in the regular 'village dreamer' column (page 22) of their annual eco issue. a local street magazine, filled with thoughtful inspiring pieces; & always, always aesthetically beautiful.... Continue reading
Image
collecting reference images for a mood board of kinds. inspirations & fancies, to inform the very first oldyarns. photo shoot. * {image credits: 1. the horse, 2 & 3. kinfolk, 4. dan mithchell style, 5. dangar island home as featured... Continue reading
Image
new yarns in the shop this week from the oldyarns 'return to sender' collection. includes a new style of messenger bag, fit for both boys & girls with fully adjustable shoulder strap. Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2011 at oldyarns. tells the bowerbird stories
Image
a sneak peek of the first Postale Society postcard in the Vo11/Ch3 series 'Matildé & Humphrey', which has now posted. if you are a member expect your postman to be bringing yours any day now. (touchingly, my Dad agreed to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2011 at oldyarns. tells the bowerbird stories
Image
nourishing breakfasts amongst fallen petals a beautiful light filled room to sleep, comforted a giant bunch of fresh camellias by grandiflora (& a little sneaky fox by kylie gartside). * a weekend of softness. thank you. Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2011 at oldyarns. tells the bowerbird stories
Image
taking a few days off for a retreat to a special seaside place. be back next week with photos from a lovely weekend just past in Sydney & that long promised shop update. 'til soon. * {image of gorgeous Frankie... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2011 at oldyarns. tells the bowerbird stories
Image
shop update coming this week, with a few new styles of messenger & envelope bags. from the 'return to sender' collection. {images by Louise from recent Finders Keepers, thanks!} Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2011 at oldyarns. tells the bowerbird stories
Image
images of 'The General Store.' Louise & I created for Finders Keepers this last weekend. we were inspired by notions of the quintessential corner shop where it was possible to buy pretty much all of life's daily essentials. you know,... Continue reading
Image
noticed in the last few days: 1. smooth sensual wooden spoons by attia bought at finders keepers over the weekend. 2. music by tiny ruins, calm, haunting & especially 'you've got the kind of nerve that I like'. 3. still... Continue reading
Image
feeling fortunate to be featured in this week's Brisbane News interiors page (p39). oldyarns' military canvas utility bag alongside other Finders Keepers favourites in looseleaf.paper & bespoke letterpress boutique. * look forward to seeing you at the Old Museum this... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2011 at oldyarns. tells the bowerbird stories
Image
continuing in the postale theme a big find of vintage french mail bags, made of an amazing nubbly linen. will be repurposed into utility & messenger bags for the upcoming Finders Keepers this weekend. & if any left, for the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2011 at oldyarns. tells the bowerbird stories
a few days have now passed since our first staging of Two Golden Hours. we were so delighted by the enthusiastic response of our guests & their enjoyment of our unique retail event of escape & beauty. thank you so... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2011 at oldyarns. tells the bowerbird stories
Thanks Elena, Sarah did such a lovely job in capturing the mood of the Postale Society.