{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2018} Tinbum & Buckethead

This is genuinely one of my favourite local businesses and I am thrilled to have them on board this year. Tinbum and buckethead (soon to be known as T & B Bespoke Furniture) create incredibly unique and practical furniture. 

Owned and operated by Nick (Timber – Builder) and AJ Cook (Metal – Boilermaker) and located in Bathurst Tinbum and buckethead can create a masterpiece for your home. 


Tinbum and buckethead  strives to create unique and attractive furniture and home wares that are made from mostly recycled or reclaimed materials.  

They create a wide range of items including dining tables, vanity tops, kitchen benches, coffee tables, front doors, barn doors, starts, balustrades, bedroom furniture and desks. Having said that they will create just about anything you want! 

Tinbum and buckethead  has  a new range of timber vanity bench tops that are not only made to standard sizes but can be made to order. 

 Tinbum and buckethead pride themselves on creating custom furniture that is respectful to natural finishes and fit perfectly in a practical home. They source much of their material from old buildings, bridges and factories. They have a magic way of marrying together both timber and metal to create pieces that will endure the test of time. 

If you need another piece to love in your home (or office) contact  Tinbum and buckethead today: 

| Phone: 0421 973 912 |

| Email: ajcook@njcbuilding.com.au |

| Website: www.tandbbespoke.com.au |

Facebook: @tinbum&buckethead |

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Tinbum and bucketheadare offering one of my favourite prizes this year, a large crafted chopping block/cheese board and a 4 cup coffee holder made from reclaimed timer!

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of Tinbum and buckethead on facebook as well as The Central Nest’s facebook page and like the ORIGINAL competition post on our facebook page.

Remember to ‘tag’ a friend and ‘share’ the post for an additional entry.

Winner will be drawn 5pm (AEST) Thursday 20 December 2018.

To see the full terms and conditions go here -> Christmas Prizeapolooza 2018 Rules

{Great Pieces} How can I do, I do, without you? The best way to ask is with WordsETC

By far one of the most beautiful ways we have EVER seen of asking a beautiful friend to be your bridesmaid.

It is an honour, a privilege so you may as well give them a lifelong keepsake.

Enter the fabulous team at WordsETC. A local business with talent to boot!i do without you

These are made using recycled card and have matching envelopes. O, I DIE!

You can find more information about these wonderful products on Facebook – ‘WordsETC’ or on their website at http://www.wordsetc.com.au/

Enjoy Nesters!

The Button Jar is where memories are made..

The button jar

Creative people just astound me. In our little Nest we call it creative if we cut a sandwich diagonally instead of straight across. Laura Brace at The Button Jar is not only creative but has turned her skills into a full-time business! Here we talk to her about stationary, being a work from home mum and her tree-change.

Hi Laura, please tell us a little about yourself:

I am a 29 year old mother to two very vibrant boys, Aiden is 4 and Lachlan is 2. I have been married to my wonderful husband, Adam for 5 years and whilst originally from Bathurst it was a tree-change after having our boys that bought us back to the Central West.

The wonderfully creative Laura from The Button Jar

The wonderfully creative Laura from The Button Jar

Tell us about the Button Jar:

The Button Jar was created in 2008 as a result of my love of creativity and stationary. I completed a Bachelor of Business (Human Resources and Industrial Relations) but decided that a corporate path was just not for me. I wanted to be creative and spend my time doing something I loved. A friend introduced me to card making and scrapbooking and I was hooked!

The business started slowly, it was never my intention to be self-employed, particularly in a creative industry, but after making Christmas cards for my family and friends they started asking me to make cards for them to pass along. Slowly, the recipients of the cards starting placing orders as well, and The Button Jar were created! Word of mouth has been my biggest marketing tool!

Whilst the business started in 2008 it wasn’t until after the birth of my sons and our return to Bathurst that I was able to turn it into a full-time business.

What does the Button Jar sell?

The Button Jar makes and sells handmade greeting cards, invitations, announcement cards and giftware, as well as bespoke event stationary. We also run monthly card making classes.

What is the price range of your products? 

Our generic greeting cards are priced between $4.00 – $6.00 each, with our personalised cards starting at $5.00 depending on the customer’s specific request.

What is your favourite thing about The Button Jar?

I definitely love that I am creating a keepsake for some of the most memorable times in a person’s life. A wedding invitation, birth announcement or graduation card may be kept forever.

I love when I hear from happy customers, especially when they tell me that the end result is just what they had pictured or even better.

I really enjoy being able to create a card, that truly reflects the recipient. Knowing that someone has taken the time to consider what you actually like, something that reflects your personality and individual tastes, rather than just randomly selected a mass produced card, is really special to me.

I also love seeing families grow and change. It is very rewarding to make wedding invitations for a couple, only to have them return a year or so later requesting birth announcement cards.

Plus, the flexibility of working from home and being available for my family is amazing.

What is your least favourite thing about being in business?

Absolutely the paperwork! I would definitely prefer to spend my time being creative but unfortunately keeping up-to-date with the administrative side of the business is my least favourite part!

Tell us, where can we find The Button Jar?

You can find The Button Jar:

Facebook: www.facebook.com.au/thebuttonjar.au
Website: www.thebuttonjar.com.au
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/thebuttonjarau

We will be at the Bathurst Artisan Markets in Keppel Street on 14 September 2013 and at the Bathurst Biggest Expo at the Bathurst Showground on 16 and 17 November 2013.

WIN: To celebrate The Button Jar spreading its wings further in the Central West ,Laura is giving away a box of 10 cards to a very lucky winner – Head over to our Facebook page to find out more! 

Some of the beautiful cards from The Button Jar 1. 'Little pink toes' 2. 'Love from home' 3. 'Neighbourhood'

Some of the beautiful cards from The Button Jar
1. ‘Little pink toes’
2. ‘Love from home’
3. ‘Neighbourhood’