Resource Directory

Take advantage of my eternal quest for awesome, affordable and obtainable goodness!
I created this database to catalogue and share some of my fave ‘home’ related stuff.
For your convenience, also included are many of the supplies used in my projects.
This is an evolving directory so check back from time-to-time to see frequent updates!

Products & Brands

Edison BulbsEDISON BULBS
For an attractive vintage-style alternative to standard globes. I used edison bulbs to complete my sconce light makeover and I have them in my living room and dining room pendants.
Magic Decal PaperMAGIC DECAL PAPER
For easy, professional-looking and durable DIY decals. I used magic decal paper to make my pantry canister labels.
HAND CARVED BIRDS
For little crafty projects these hand carved timber birds can add the prefect touch. I used them in making Charlotte's nursery mobile.
Danish OilDANISH OIL
For a natural, lustrous, nourishing and protective finish on timber furniture. I LOVE danish oil and use it almost exclusively to seal my natural timber pieces.
Card File PullCARD HOLDER PULLS
For creating the look of vintage style file cabinets and drawers. I adore hardware like this and have used these pulls on my IKEA drawers and to transform our bedside cabinet.
Modern MastersMODERN MASTERS PAINTS
For amazing high quality speciality paints including the reactive iron paint I used to create a real rust finish on my plastic cage light.
Rust-OleumRUST-OLEUM
For high quality and innovative speciality paints.

Online Shopping

eBayEBAY
For a huge selection of affordable pre-loved furniture and homewares. eBay is my first port of call whenever I'm after a 'new' piece for my home.
GumtreeGUMTREE
For a wide selection of affordable second-hand furniture and homewares.
ETSY
For handmade goods, vintage finds, custom items and craft supplies. Etsy is a vast and competitive online marketplace where you can find just about anything!
EzibuyEZIBUY
For a wide range of homewares. I'm particularly fond of their bed linen range and use their ticking sheets on my master bedroom bed. They often offer great discounts and free shipping.
Eckersley'sECKERSLEY'S ART & CRAFT
For a huge range of supplies for all your art and craft needs.
O'VERLAYS
For affordable decorative panels and fretwork to dress-up bland furniture, notably IKEA pieces.

Free Printables

Navigating some of these sites to their full potential can take patience and Holmes-worthy sleuthing though the rewards are worth it. Oodles of amazing (FREE!) images to use in crafty projects or as beautiful wall art.

The Graphics FairyTHE GRAPHICS FAIRY
For a huge range of beautiful vintage graphics. Many at large-scale or in high resolution. Visit the search page to browse by category.
Free Vintage PostersFREE VINTAGE POSTERS
For hundreds of high quality vintage posters. Note, not all are actual poster size.
Vintage PrintablesVINTAGE PRINTABLE
For some amazing (and a few unusual) high resolution vintage images. This site can be slow and a little tricky to navigate though there are some lovely images.
BotanicusBOTANICUS
For thousands of downloadable large-scale botanical illustrations. This site is a vast digital library of historic botanical literature so much of the content is text. To find images, open a book and scroll to 'Plate' or 'Illustration' in the 'Pages' list. To download an image click the straight arrow icon in the navigation tab.
The Vintage MothTHE VINTAGE MOTH
For hundreds of antique and vintage graphics.
BioDivBIODIVERSITY HERITAGE LIBRARY
For a huge range of beautiful scientific flora and fauna illustrations.
Pear WatercoloursAGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SERVICE
For over three hundred lovely scientific historic pear watercolours. Image links are displayed in a text-based table. To view thumbnails instead click the link at the top of the table.
New York Public LibraryNEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY DIGITAL GALLERY
For thousands (upon thousands!) of free printables. Most images are at low resolution so can't be enlarged though are great for standard certificate sized frames and/or matting.
BibliOdysseyBIBLIODYSSEY
For thousands of gorgeous vintage images, many of them at high resolution (so able to be enlarged!). BibliOdyssey's images are all neatly stored in Peacay's Flickr stream. I definitely recommend checking this one out!
Map HistoryMAP HISTORY
For links to databases carrying thousands of digitised historic maps. Start your search in the 'Images of Early Maps' link (in the left sidebar).
Awesome ArtAWESOME ART
For hundreds of premium, large-scale digitised artworks. Although not free, this site offers some amazing high resolution images at affordable prices. Be sure to check out the Vintage Illustrated Posters and the 'Birds of America' museum quality illustrations.
Old MapsOLD MAPS OF PARIS
For a lovely collection of copyright free antique maps of Paris. Some large scale.
David Rumsey Map CollectionsDAVID RUMSEY MAP COLLECTION
For a huge collection of maps scanned at very high resolution. Registration is required to export maps at their full size (which is often larger than two meters!). Search for maps via this category page.
Antique MapsPHOTOSHOP ROADMAP
For forty lovely antique maps. A small donation is requested to download all maps at full resolution.

Blogs & Websites

MISS MUSTARD SEED
For rustic painted furniture, cute vignettes and charming interior decoration.
PURE STYLE HOME
For beautiful interior decoration which mixes old, new and unexpected elements.
THE LETTERED COTTAGE
For visionary DIY, pretty photography and cute cottage style interiors.

Bricks & Mortar Stores

Some of my favourite tangible stores (it’s important to me that my blog connects with an international audience though as I’m based in Australia many of these stores are exclusively Australian).

EARLY SETTLER/RECOLLECTIONS
For stylish and affordable furniture, fixtures and homewares.
PROVINCIAL HOME LIVING
For gorgeous French style homewares and stunning inspiration.
SPOTLIGHT
For fabrics, craft supplies, window dressings and affordable homewares.
Pottery BarnPOTTERY BARN
For adorable homewares, lovely inspiration and the occasional splurge item (with affordable nation-wide shipping).
MastersMASTERS
For a wide range of affordable home improvement products and decorator items.
Bunnings
BUNNINGS WAREHOUSE
For a wide range of affordable home improvement products.

Local Haunts

Some of my favourite places to visit in and around my home town of Melbourne.

THE MILL MARKETS, Various Locations
For a huge range of antique and vintage wares to happily hunt through!
SCHOTS HOME EMPORIUM, Clifton Hill & Geelong
For traditional and contemporary restoration-style homewares, fittings, fixtures and hardware. They also have a clearance outlet.
Zetta FlorenceZETTA FLORENCE, Fitzroy
For a beautiful range of stationery items and frame-worthy gift wrap.
PURDY'S FURNITURE, Briar Hill
For inspirational French-style, traditional and modern country furniture and decor.

Sponsors

Coming soon.

Please note: With the exception of the ‘Sponsors’ section, I receive no compensation (monetary or otherwise) for listing any of the resources contained within this directory. I am simply sharing the products, brands, stores and websites I genuinely use and like in the hope you might find it helpful :-)