Friday, August 14, 2015

Green with Envy - Green Door

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It's been far to long since I've posted on the Ten Green Balloons Blog - becoming addicted to Instagram   and having an extremely busy couple of months has meant the TGB blog has suffered…
So I'm simply going to start again with this image I've loved for ages and start a regular Green with Envy post...

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Addicted to Instagram


Its official Ten Green Balloons is addicted to Instagram
#tengreenballoons
#tgb

Whats your Social Media of choice

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Bloggers Block - Time to get Motivated


It seems hard to believe I started blogging five years ago and although I've recently lost a little focus and direction, I absolutely love blogging, so it's time to regroup, get motivated and keep going!! Stopping would be easy, but looking back, once I embraced the JUST START concept and let the blog evolve rather than worrying about how it initially looked and what I would actually blog about JUST STARTING was pretty easy… 

Despite my current lack of motivation and a few health issues, (which have had me questioning my decision to work freelance and run a small business) the retail side of Ten Green Balloons is growing, and I have a few exciting projects coming up in the new Financial Year…
which is only a few weeks away!!! 

So enough of this Bloggers Block - its time to get motivated
and
START TYPING!!!





Thursday, April 30, 2015

Word of the Week - Sponge


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I'm still reading the Naked CEO by Alex Malley and although I'm only up to Chapter 4 Insights Come from Everywhere (I have read Chapter 4 twice already) I'm finding it really relatable…..

"Why do some people have great idea after great idea, like it just comes naturally to them? I can tell you, while many of those people are naturally creative, they also possess an ability to absorb like a sponge. This process makes them confident and opportunistic" 
The Naked CEO page 29 

I'm lucky enough to work casually at The Heide Museum of Modern Art and felt like a complete sponge last weekend surrounded by inspiring 21st Century art works… so much so that I left work feeling completely inspired with pages of idea after idea - I have been described as naturally quite creative and by the time I got home I was feeling pretty confident…. now the hard part I just have to turn some of those ideas into opportunities….


Monday, April 27, 2015

J&G Meakin - South Seas


I just adore these three J&G Meakin South Seas bread and butter plates from the late 50's which I've reluctantly decided to sell at my space at the Waverley Antiques and Collectables Bazaar…

I'm currently sorting through a huge pile of crockery here at TGB HQ which I've quite frankly been hoarding and saving them for a rainy day - which is what just happened all weekend here in Melbourne…So off to Waverly they are going and hopefully they will make someone really happy!!! 


Monday, April 20, 2015

Word of the Week - Focus


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I had a completely different word planned this week until I read an article about staying focused… 
Reading the article was especially timely and helpful today because rather than focusing on what I was doing, I got completely side tracked and started reading my favourite blogs… although useful today - because it helped me re focus and complete what I was doing -  it can certainly be a time trap...

Focus is key when starting up and growing a new business, because its really easy to get side tracked and lose sight of your goals….

Check it out



Friday, April 17, 2015

Junk and Disorderly - Auckland NZ



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Since meeting Nicole Stewart (who set up Junk and Disorderly with her husband Richard) I've been wanting to visit their Auckland store and it certainly lived up to my expectations…Selling mostly vintage but with a good dose of new & contemporary home wares there is something for everyone including great coffee…


18 Kawana Street
Northcote
Auckland 
New Zealand

Mon - Sat 9am - 4.30pm
Sun 10am - 4pm


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