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Welcome to Tizzy's

We have been in the Home & Giftware business for many years and are proud to now be able to supply our range across New Zealand. Our range is forever growing, our latest addition is our new Baby Department including top of the line brands Haakaa, Bumkins, Crane, Little Unicorn, Woolbabe, Merino Kids, B.Box.

Have you spotted us?

Our new baby manchester range featured in this months NZ House & Garden magazine.

Our Top 5 Scully's Products

 

Scully's New Zealand made products are just divine.

1. Foot and Leg Cream

You can use this cream before and after Sport, Gardening and general Hard work.it easily absorbs to help sooth sore feet and leg muscles while also deodorizing with its fresh peppermint scent.

2. Lavender Sachets

You may be thinking this is something your grandma would do and yes it is, so you know its 'tried and true". The Benefits of keeping lavender sachets in your draws not only keeps them smelling good but also keeps those nasty moths away from eating your woollen clothes.

3.Gardeners Hand Cream

Scully's states on the packaging "Helps soften and nourish dry skin. Use before and after gardening  and outdoor pursuits" Your outdoor pursuit maybe drinking wine in the sun or chasing toy boys. Whatever you pursue soft healthy hands are a must. Always have Scully's Gardeners Hand Cream at the ready.

4.Lemon & Lavender Soap

Who would have thought Lemons would be essential for another reason in your kitchen other than G&T's. Lemon and Lavender Soap is long lasting and has the ability to clean the grotty ickys on your hands from everyday life without stripping your hands of its natural oils

5. Furniture Wax

Everyone is experiencing the big craze of Chalk Paint furniture at the moment (if not get with program honey) and we all have inherited some sort of antique furniture that needs a bit more TLC than others. With a hint of Lavender in the natural New Zealand beeswax Scully's Furniture Polish brightens and protects but also scents.

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7 Things to Make Christmas Awesome

7 Things to Make Christmas Awesome

With Christmas so tantalisingly close, and the long hot summer days ahead, it's only natural to be excited for the awesomeness to come. Here are our picks for things to make Christmas even more awesome...

7. Poo Pourri - with all the extra food, guests and Uncle Franks digestive troubles this Christmas, its a good idea to nip bathroom problems in the bud before they get started. Poo Pourri makes an awesome gift, stocking stuffer or just a handy odor preventer as the family gathers for the silly season. It was big last Christmas and is likely to bigger this time around.

6. DIY Christmas Decor - we love to sell home decor and especially awesome Christmas trinkets, but we're also a fan of the DIY. There are plenty of awesome ideas for this around on the likes of Pinterest and Youtube, the link above is to a Youtube video from Kristi-Anne Beil with a great how to on crafting Christmas decorations.

5. Santas - there's nothing more magical at Christmas than the jolly fat man himself. Santa ornaments are highly collectible and it is very cool to see the twists on this tradition each year. Like this Rustic Wool Beard Santa, or the more traditional Grey Jersey Santa, they're a hit with just as many adults as kids! 

Rustic Wool Beard Santa

 

4. WWWD? What will WestJet do? - If you haven't seen the videos from this Canadian airlines Christmas stunts, they are well worth a watch to put you in the giving is better than receiving mood. For Christmas 2013 they chose a flight and had their passengers tell Santa what they wanted for Christmas via a Video booth, so that when they landed the luggage carousel was filled with the gifts they had wished for. Last year, they did a similar thing for a slightly more needy community in the Dominican Republic. Last years video is below, but what will they come up with this year with the countdown in full swing? 

3. The thrill of the last minute Christmas shop - or the chill of the "I got all my gifts ages ago". Whatever your holiday shopping style, we are here to help. We can deliver your goods with complimentary gift wrapping anytime you are ready to do your shopping, though it is probably best to order by the 21st of December to avoid disappointment. Check out our delivery details, including our $75 free shipping deal here.

2. Giant Christmas Stockings - it's a well known rule, the bigger the stocking, the more gifts it takes to stuff that sucker. There's also the very funky Santa sack, a great way to build the excitement for the kids, or yourself on Christmas Eve.Giant Christmas Stocking from Tizzy Home and Giftware

1. Outstanding Gift Wrap - if you are the type that loves to wrap gifts yourself, you know that a stand out gift wrap is nearly as important as what is inside. My personal favourite is the Vintage Wrap pack (pictured below) but because I'm a terrible wrapper, I'll probably go for the Vintage Parcel Pack. You can see all of the glorious Christmas wrapping goodness here.

Vintage Christmas Wrap Pack from Tizzy Home and Giftware

And there you have it, seven more things to make Christmas even awesomer. We wish you a safe and happy holiday shopping season, and most importantly a relaxing few days before Christmas, knowing your gifting is under control and set to impress.

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Turn a Tea Towel Into a Unique Artwork

We've recently been getting pretty crafty here at Tizzy Home and Giftware! One of our customers sent us in a photo of a unique way she had used one of our tea towels, and we thought we would give it a try too. We Turned our "Life and Lemons" Tea towel into a one of a kind canvas for the wall! Making decorations at home can be easy, this just took afew steps, and the best bit is, no one else will have a piece just the same in their house! Unique, one of a kind, easy to make! In this post I'll show you the transition and steps it took to turn a boring just a tea towel and an old canvas into something cool!

 

What you'll need:

  • An old canvas - an old piece of art that isn't being used is a good idea, you just need to make sure that the canvas is smaller than your tea towel and fits the design on nicely.
  • Something to remove the staples on the old canvas, we used a screwdriver to loosen them and a pair of pliers to pull them out
  • Staple gun - for sticking the tea towel in place
  • A tea towel with an awesome design on it!

Step One:

We've got an old piece of art that we no longer like! You could buy a cheap plain canvas if you wanted, but this was lying around being unnappreciated so we decided to give it a new lease of life

Step 2: Were going to use our tools and remove the staples holding the canvas to the wooden frame beneath it. There will be quite a few around the edges, this is probably the most time consuming part. If you've bought a brand new blank canvas you could just leave the canvas attached and place the tea towel on top.

Step 3: Now your canvas should look like this:

You want to get your tea towel now and spread it over your canvas frame.

Make sure to leave a good overhang on the tea towel as you want to be able to staple the edges of the tea towel to the back of the canvas frame ( so that when the tea towel art is hanging on the wall the staples cant be seen)

We stapled gunned the top of the tea towel to the canvas frame first, then the bottom, and then I had help to stretch the sides of the tea towel as far as possible over the canvas frame to make sure the tea towel was tightly in place before we stapled it on. The tighter the tea towel is on the canvas frame, the better it looks when hanging.

We pulled the tea towel over the canvas and stapled the edges to the back so that the staples aren't visible when hanging, and stapled all the way around the edges. We left the very corners till last and gave them a nice fold (you could cut a slit in the corners of the tea towel for a better fit if you wanted).

 

And this is the finished product:

Check out our awesome Tea Towels we have in stock, and make yourself a unique piece of art!

 

 

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