Saturday, March 20, 2010

Hi Everyone!!

Its been a while since my last writings but when you hear the news you'll hopefully understand.

The first piece of news is that I'm going to become a Grandmother for the first time!

This news has created a need to be flexible enough to travel interstate regularly and often to keep up to date with the pregnancy and then be part of the 'precious bundle's' life.

Ive decided to close the 'physical' doors to my store and take 15 of my favourite local designers to create an online 'virtual' store. I told them..."girls we are going GLOBAL!"

Much to do but much excitement. This will broaden our audience as well as bringing more balance to my family life.

Balance .

By making way for balance in my life I will be also able to follow my own creative urges and paint paint paint.

My loyal customers and holiday makers will also be able to enjoy monthly "showings" of new products in the garden of my own home in Peregian and again I can do what I love most by welcoming them with homemade scones and tea...more like friends.

Our new website is under constrction so keep up to date with the blog and Facebook page. Just google South Peregian Trading Co.

Love Vicki

First attempt at knitting a bootie with our Nundle wool- $5.90 per ball

Kim Rigby painting- $120.00
Pearl necklace- Designs by Leigh- $159.00

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Night Classes at SPTC

Likes to welcome people through its doors at night too.

Tuesday 6pm: French Language Class

Wednesday 6pm: Learn to knit/crochet We have so much fun! I always make a little slice and we enjoy a glass of bubbles.This weeks yummy treat was:

Australian NUNDLE wool Available $5.90 per ball
Marnas Lemon/Coconut Cake
Cook in one saucepan:

4 oz butter )Melt
3/4 cup sugar)
1 cup SR flour
1cup coconut- Add
1 pinch salt

Mix 2 beaten eggs with 1/2 cup milk
Cook medium temperature oven for 30 minutes
Ice when hot with 2 cups icing sugar, juice of one lemon and hot water to blend

Monday, February 15, 2010


The first thing I do after riding my gorgeous pink bike to work is order my large Latte from Le Bon Delice Patisserie. Its the best coffee in town.

Not to mention the exquisite little french tarts. Its a real find! They spoil me by bringing my coffee to me daily. I love the way they have decorated this year for Valentines day.

I re-merchandised my shop window yesterday with everything I could find 'red' in my store. Its amazing how many people came 'looking' for something special for their love.

The soap petals by Debra Hutton have definitely been a hit and there has been loads of interest in the 'One Red Bird' jewellery.

Vicki x

Thursday, February 11, 2010

From the beginning...

Hello readers,

From the moment I opened the doors to my magical store I had special moments where designer, customer and myself all connect ...there is a definate energy.

When a designer comes in to deliver or show her wares, I introduce whatever customer is in the store. We all end up chatting and the customer will give input and help me decide which pieces to order. It honestly has happened a few times that designer and customer bond and go off to continue chatting around the corner at Le Bon Delice Patisserie over a latte...hilarious!

My little shop has evolved into supporting local designers, and gosh there are so many talented people on the Sunshine Coast, I get an average of two new designers weekly come to my door. The best part is...I don't need to go looking for stock or go to those Trade Fairs...the word is out and they come to me!

When I first opened I just sold my art (1) and my daughter Chloes photography (2).


Then I included some of my friends jewellery such as Pam French Design (3), then it just blossomed!


There is a story about everything in this store. By Friday afternoon I am so talked out-but its very rewarding at the same time.

My aim with this blog is to tell you about my constant designers and share the excitement as I get a new one!

Colour your life.

Vicki x

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Back to work!

Hello everyone,

As promised here are a few of the lovely vintage bikinis and necklaces which are locally designed by Vicki Conolly.

Nola from Coolum QLD also makes the most beautiful 'one off ' necklaces created using treasures she has collected in her travels. Below are some of the lovely products and pieces currently in store...

1) Necklace- Au $176.00

2) Kids Kini- $38.00

3) Painting by Victoria Lemarseny, acrylic on canvas, 'Coolum Beach'. $250.00

4) Vintage fabric bikini by Vicki Conolly- $119.00

I'm blessed to be surrounded by such beautiful people and things. Have a lovely day
Vicki x

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


I hope that everyone had a great Australia day. How lucky are we? On the Sunshine Coast the weather was true to its name....clear blue skies and a sweltering 33 degrees.

The fish were 'on' and my handsome husband caught us a sweetlip off the beach here at Peregian.

I made a delicious passion fruit Pavlova and 2 traditional meat pies to eat with mash and mushy peas, could you get any more Aussie that that??

Pavlova Recipe

4 eggs

1 cup sugar

1/2 tablespoon cornflour

1 teaspoon lime juice

1. Lightly dampen greaseproof paper and cut to size of plate

2. beat egg whites till stiff and frothy

3. Gradually add sugar

4. Fold in flour and lime juice

5. Spread into Pavlova shape on prepared plate

6. Bake in oven slow, 150 degrees for 2 hours

7. When cool top with cream and fruit
Back to the shop tomorrow, i must show you the most divine Vintage kiddies cozzies made by local Nola Wilson, so so cute.

Until then,
Vicki x

Friday, January 22, 2010

Hi everyone,

Well I had a glorious day today. Stunning Sunshine Coast Qld weather as you can see.

Woke early to the birds singing..made a cuppa and then set about making "Marnas Slice"
Its my mums recipe and is so foolproof and very adaptable.
Today I made it with Coffee icing.

Marnas Slice

1/4 lb butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup SR flour
1/2 cup coconut shredded
1 teasp vanilla
1 beaten egg

To make;
Melt butter in saucepan
add sugar and melt
mix in everything else

Press into a square tin and cook 180 degrees for 1/2 hour or until brown
Ice when hot
Sooooooooooooooo yummy and easy

This afternoon my handsome husband and I sat under the pom pom umbrella in the shade on Peregian Beach. Isnt it divine?
Thats when I realised I was wearing everything from my shop and had to show you whats available .
The white skirt/sarong can be worn tied high or Deshabille
Vintage bikini ..Vicki Connolly
Beach towel...Lelly Dee
All local Peregian Beach Designers
Im blessed to have so many clever people around me.

Have a great weekend.
blogging is SO fun
Vicki X