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Etsy Roundup – Blue Flower Girl Dresses

by | Etsy Roundup, Made


Polka Dot Bride


Blue Flowergirl Dresses

1. Linen and lace dress from Petit de Lin 2. Navy and white polka dot organza dress from Top Kid Fashion 3. Floral blue summer dress from Gilly Gray 4. Tutu dress with rhinestone studded flowers from Krystal’s Adorable Accents 5. Navy blue tutu dress from Fashion Touch 6. Lace trimmed dress from Posh Peanut Children’s Boutique

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Cocktail Friday – Soleil Pool Bar’s The Scarborough Fair

by | Cocktail Friday, Made


Ms Chinoiserie

The Scarborough Affair 2-A

From Soleil Pool Bar , the hippest inner city open-air bar in Brisbane, The Scarborough Fair cocktail is a spice – infused dream; Mediterrenean gin with rosemary infused syrup, pepper and lime served with bitters gives this Cocktail Friday a touch of sophistication in a glass!

P.S I need to try this cocktail based on the image alone – amazing!


60ml Gin Mare gin
30ml lime juice
20ml rosemary infused syrup
15ml egg white
Pinch of pepper
Bar spoon of olive brine
2 dashes of Peychard bitters


Shake and serve in a Coupette glass.

Garnish with an olive and a sprig of rosemary.


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Printable Labels For A Bridal Book Tea

by | DIY Tutorials, Made


Jane (emerald + ella)


Fancy a change from the usual kitchen tea with the ladies? More often than not, couples already have a kitchen full of stuff so why not try a bridal book tea instead?!

Everyone brings a book for the couple – it could be a novel, cookbook, design book or whatever they are in to – and writes a little message on these sweet printable book labels to pop in the front of each book.

If budgets are tight you can always bring secondhand books or one of your own previously loved titles.

book-labelsWhat you need:

– Printable book labels. Download these here.

– Printer

– A4 sheets of white mailing labels. These are A4-sized stickers that you can print on. You can get these from office supply stores like Officeworks.

– Scissors or a craft knife and ruler

– Pens

– Books!


Just download the labels and print as many as you need on the sticker sheets. Make sure you uncheck ‘Fit picture to frame’ if this is an option on your printer settings, or you may chop off part of the labels.

Cut out the labels and you are ready to go! 



Images, book labels and tutorial by emerald + ella

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Ms Chinoiserie Says: I love this idea – so nice to have something so sweet for a keepsake!

About emerald + ella: I’m Jane Howard, the girl behind emerald + ella – an online shop and blog which encompass a world of beautiful, eclectic things. I’m also a recipe writer, food stylist, vintage collector, New Zealander, married to an Aussie boy, aspirational crafter, wine drinker, pulled pork sandwich lover and basically just a girl who likes pretty bits and pieces.

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