| CHRISTMAS PRIZEAPOLOOZA 2019 | Elk & Tom

One of the best things about the Christmas Prizeapolooza is the great little businesses that get on board that I wouldn’t have known about without this showcase. One of those great little businesses is Elk & Tom

Elk & Tom is owned and operated by Elizabeth Klavins who is a fibre artist. Elk & Tom offers a range of Artisan jewellery and home wares created through hand embroidery and needle felting/wet felting.

Elizabeth says Elk & Tom was created a few years ago when her son was born. She says she wanted to pursue her creative side while on leave. She says she has always been creative, so to her creating her own little business was the natural next step.

Over the years you may have seen Elk & Tom at places like the Bathurst Artisan Markets or online through her social media pages. Recently she jumped on board with the beautiful store in Bathurst “Bespoke & Co.”. Elk & Tom is also part of “The Journey person” which is a collective of artisans from the Central West, who get together a few times a year, selling their handmade items at Pop ups held at The Corner Store Gallery in Orange. Elk & Tom will very soon have their own online store which is exciting for 2020!

The thing that sets Elk & Tom apart from other artists is that a lot of her work is inspired by beautiful Australian Flora and Fauna. It’s unique and quite popular with people.

Elk & Tom is a fantastic idea for gifts for those who are looking to send a little bit of our flora/fauna overseas to loved ones.

| Phone: 0435 252 652 |

| Email: ElkandTom@hotmail.com |

| Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/elkandtom

| Instagram: @elkandtom |

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Elk & Tom is making Christmas more beautiful and is offering one winner 1 Pair of Hand embroidered Waratah Studs (19mm) + 1 x Hand embroidered Brooch (4.8cm), featuring Gum Leaves, Gum Blossom, Wattle & Our iconic Christmas Beetle.

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of Elk & Tom 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 prior to Christmas 2019.

To see the full terms and conditions go here -> The Central Nest Christmas Prizeapolooza 2019 terms and conditions

| CHRISTMAS PRIZEAPOLOOZA 2019 | Firefly your way into Christmas

This is one of my absolute favourite businesses in this year’s giveaway, in fact, I am smelling one of her incredible candles as I type this!

Firefly Earth is owned and operated by the gorgeous Trudey Bailey and offers pure soy triple scented candles.

Firefly was born 10 years ago, when Trudey’s baby was 11 months old and after a trip to Canada to visit family, Trudey noticed just how many homes she visited had candles burning. The candle culture was massive in the northern hemisphere, and she says she was all in after that trip.

Trudey says the problem she faced back in Australia was that if she wanted a triple scented candle that packed a fragrance punch, she could only find them in paraffin. Australia had various ranges of soy candles but the fragrance seemed to be a little light on. Trudey says she didn’t feel comfortable burning paraffin around her baby so decided to create her own!

The thing that sets Firefly Earth apart is the brilliant business strategy. She has streamlined all her products to make it so much easier for consumers. Some companies may offer up to 30 different fragrance’s which is great for consumers who love bulk choice. Trudey says that after observing her sale trends over the years she made the decision to take more of a minimalistic approach and not overwhelm the bejesus out of her customers. Trudey says she quickly realised that it didn’t matter what she offered up, her customers always returned to the top 3 sellers. Angels Milk, Bondi & French Pear.

Having said that, this year she is offering a super special Christmas edition candle! It’s called Christmas Caramel, its the Angel’s Milk Blend with swirls of hot salted caramel notes. You won’t regret purchasing that one!

It you want to smell some joy this Christmas get in contact with Firefly Earth today:

| Phone:  0407 197 480 |

|Email: dollfacebytrudey@hotmail.com |

| Website: http://www.fireflysoycandles.com.au |

| Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/fireflyearthaustralia/ |

| Instagram: @fireflyearthaustralia/ |

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Firefly Earth is spreading the Christmas love and is offering one extemely lucky nester a prize pack that includes:

  • 1 x White Hamptons French Pear
  • 1 x White Hamptons Bondi
  • 1 x Matte Black Angels Milk
  • 1 x Christmas Caramel Candle (it comes in a rose gold box)
  • Total Value – $135

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of Firefly Earth 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 prior to Christmas 2019.

To see the full terms and conditions go here -> The Central Nest Christmas Prizeapolooza 2019 terms and conditions

| CHRISTMAS PRIZEAPOLOOZA 2019 | Handmade love this Christmas

Handmade Country Blankets are owned by the lovely Nicole Luther and she creates handmade 100% Merino Wool Chunky knit blankets and crochet blankets suitable for cots, throws and bed runners. 

Nicole has been making her creations for her family and friends for about 4 years and now it has proved so popular it has turned into a business. 

Handmade Country Blankets will help you find the best present and Nicole will happily work with you to try and get that perfect colour or exact size that you want. Handmade Country Blankets really are that, made by hand, with love. 

If you pick up any style or design magazine you will see them strewn with chunky and comfortable throws and now with the help of Handmade Country Blankets you can bring that look (and comfort) into your own home. 

Handmade Country Blankets is a local business that loves nothing more than keeping the locals warm! If you need some warming up contact Nicole today: 

| Phone: 0488 567 233 |

| Email: nicoleshaun1@bigpond.com|

| Facebook: @handmadecountryblankets |

| Instagram: @handmade_country_blankets |

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Nicole is offering one special nester a $100 voucher to be used on one of her creations.  

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of Handmade Country Blankets 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 19 December 2019.

To see the full terms and conditions go here -> The Central Nest Christmas Prizeapolooza 2019 terms and conditions

| CHRISTMAS PRIZEAPOLOOZA 2019 | Chalk up a good Christmas

Finding a good graphiuc designer is like finding a good hairdresser, once you find one you grab on for dear life and never let them go. That’s exactly how we feel about Chalk. Creative Designs.

Owned and operated by the delightful Amy Keech Chalk. Creative Designs is your one stop shop all things graphic design. Think birthday invitations, wedding invitations & stationery, signage, business stationery & logo design, prints, framing, birthday boards, milestone cards etc.

Chalk. Creative Designs was launched while Amy was on maternity leave with her first little bambino and has grown since that time. Amy says she has had a love for stationery and design and says her high school diaries were the prettiest you’ve ever seen. It was just a natural progression to start her own little business after always designing things for friends and family.

Amy is an absolute perfectionist and spends the extra time making sure fonts are perfect and everything is aligned exactly as it should be. Amy says it’s not about the money but rather a love of creating beautiful designs.

If you need some perfect graphics in your life contact Chalk. Creative Designs today:

| Phone: 0431 349 871 |

| Email: hello@chalkcreativedesigns.com.au |

| website: www.chalkcreativedesigns.com.au |

| Facebook: @chalkcreativedesigns |

| Instagram: @chalkcreativedesigns |

| Go see: You can see some of her designs as Bespoke & Co in Keppel Street, Bathurst |

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The gorgeous Amy is giving away to one lucky nester either a Wedding Stationary package (which includes design of an invitation, RSVP card and wishing well card plus an A1 sized “welcome” wedding sign OR a $75 voucher, your choice!

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of Chalk. Creative Designs 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 19 December 2019.

To see the full terms and conditions go here -> The Central Nest Christmas Prizeapolooza 2019 terms and conditions.

*Wedding package only includes design, not printing*

| CHRISTMAS PRIZEAPOLOOZA 2019 | Plastic Cactus is a holidays must

One of the best local businesses I have learnt about since starting this blog is the gorgeous Michelle McRobert and her Plastic Cactus earring shop. 

Michelle operates Plastic Cactus  with a rotating group of loyal friends/shop girls (who get paid in earrings) Mel, Lindy, Trudie, Claudia, Ruby & Piper. Plus, her awesome delivery guy/husband Matt.

Plastic Cactus  offers acrylic & bamboo earrings (Dangles & Studs), brooches, hair clips and necklaces.

The thing that sets Plastic Cactus apart is just how passionate the team are about funky, colourful and affordable earrings & jewellery. Michelle is not afraid of colour and loves creating unique and fun earrings that either have the ‘Wow’ or they ‘Awwww, aren’t they cute’ factor.

Plastic Cactus also offers statement dangles that you could wear to a Ball, a formal or a graduation. You could wear them to the horse races, a Christmas party, a Halloween party, 80’s dress-up, a ladies lunch or even your very own wedding.

In case you’re not that brave she also offers a range of simple shapes for a little pop of colour for your work uniform. Plastic Cactus also offers small simple shapes that are suitable for the school kid in your life.

The range of tiny studs is crazy! Everything from unicorns, Bulldogs seahorses, lightning bolts, Pugs, Cats, Butterflies, Horses, Penguins, Frogs, Turtles, Sausage dogs, Wombats, Clouds, Skulls, Kangaroos, Ghosts, Bats, Poodles…. In every colour imaginable!

If you haven’t bought your end of year gift yet Plastic Cactus  are a great choice for the School teachers. Imagine the students each day looking forward to seeing what they wear to school each day!

One of the coolest new things I am crushing on from Plastic Cactus are the brooches. They come in all shapes & colours

The best thing about Plastic Cactus is just how friendly Michelle and the team are, you don’t just get earrings but also make new friends!

Plastic Cactus  are the queens of collabs and have a ‘Smith & Jones’ range and a cool collab with Abby Smith who has a Vintage Clothing online shop called ‘A Puppy & Her’. Plastic Cactus  designed a range of earrings inspired by her & her collection of amazing Vintage clothing.

You can find Plastic Cactus  locally at Dejorja Boutique, Al Dente, Bathurst Regional Gallery and Australian Fossil & Mineral Museum. Otherwise order through her socials or email! Easy!

If you want some help filling your Christmas stockings get in contact with Plastic Cactus today!

| Phone: 0439 318 990 |

| Email: shellmac31@hotmail.com |

|Facebook: @PlasticCactus |

| Instagram: @plastic_cactus| 

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Plastic Cactus  is spreading the Christmas cheer far and wide this year and is offering one very lucky nester a prize pack valued at $160!

The prize includes: Jumbo Dots, Classic Cactus Studs, Gold Crown Studs, Mirrored Sugar Skull Studs, Pale yellow ‘Petal top’ Dangles. Bamboo ‘Owl’ studs (Dejorja Boutique exclusive) Two Tribes Dangles (Bathurst Regional Gallery exclusive) Pop Pink Dinosaur studs (Australian Fossil & Mineral Museum exclusive) Etched Acrylic Lolly Studs (Al Dente exclusive) and Plastic Cactus + A Puppy & Her collaboration ‘Unicorn Breath Disc Dangles’

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of 
Plastic Cactus 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 19 December 2019.

To see the full terms and conditions go here -> The Central Nest Christmas Prizeapolooza 2019 terms and conditions.

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{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2018} Handmade Blanket love this Christmas

Handmade Country Blankets is one of the best finds I have found this year!

Owned by gorgeous Nicole Luther she creates handmade 100% Merino Wool Chunky knit, crochet blankets suitable for cots, throws and bed runners. 

Nicole has been making her creations for her family and friends for about 3 years and now it has proved so popular it has turned into a business. 

Handmade Country Blankets will help you find the best present and Nicole will happily work with you to try and get that perfect colour or exact size that you want. Handmade Country Blankets really are that, made by hand, with love. 

If you pick up any style or design magazine you will see them strewn with chunky and comfortable throws and now with the help of Handmade Country Blankets you can bring that look (and comfort) into your own home. 

Handmade Country Blankets is a local business that loves nothing more than keeping the locals warm! If you need some warming up contact Nicole today: 

| Phone: 0488 567 233 |

| Email: nicoleshaun1@bigpond.com|

| Facebook: @handmadecountryblankets |

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Nicole is offering one special nester a $70 voucher to be used on one of her creations.  

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of Handmade Country Blankets 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

{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2018} Turn the tables this Christmas

I am one of those people who is creatively challenged. Don’t get me wrong I like all the arts and craft I am just horrible at it! Now, the same CANNOT be said for Louise Blencowe! 

The owner of Turning Tables Louise has this incredibly amazing ability to create and restore items to their former glory. 

What started about three years ago when Louise was creating some pieces for her own home has quickly turned into a beautiful little business. 

Turning Tables transforms furniture and furnishings, by restoring, painting and repurposing in order to bring them back to life. Louise even does custom pieces and items on commission.

I think what is lovely is that Turning Tables started from Louise’s love for practical hands on work and artistic creativity and after encouragement from her family and friends turned into a business!

Louise will happily help create that something super special for your home. She is flexible with techniques and different styles so can find that perfect something that is different from what anyone else has!

If you need something new to love in your home then contact Turning Tables today: 

| Phone: 0403 195 956 |

| Email: louise@blencowes.net |

| Facebook: @TurningtablesbathurstNSW |

| Instagram: @_turning.tables_ |

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This Christmas Louise is giving away to one lucky nester a gorgeous mirror in your choice of colours/style! I REALLY want to keep this one for me nesters!

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of Turning Tables 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