nestemporium That favourite little nook on the front porch, has a new friend in the frangipani. Love the 2 tone pot too #nestemporiuminteriors #wollongong #wollongonginteriordesign #thirroul #palmbeachblack #porterspalmbeachblack #hardwood #frangipani #illawarra 36min

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nestemporium This is why Lolita Hamilton is our resident artist. These aren't your average seascapes, as they don't necessarily evoke that holiday feeling we've come to expect from images of the sea. I genuinely love her work so much. #lolitahamiltonartist #thirroul #wollongong #illawarra #nestemporium #nestemporiuminteriors #wollongonginteriordesign 2d
  •   nestemporium Oh the colours are incredible! We get them as much as Lolita can supply us. He have a couple in stock at the moment, but we can also arrange a commissioned piece. This one is so lovely in real life and much bigger than it looks @cathrinejohns 2d
  •   cathrinejohns Think I need a road trip down to finally meet you! Getting a new place so once I know wall size would love to buy one. I could get lost in the painting.... X 2d
  •   belljarinteriors I love my Lolita, no matter what room I put her in she always outshines all my other artworks. 2d
  •   nestemporium Oh I'd love that! Lolita's palette varies a little depending on how life is treating her, which makes every work so unique and interesting xx @cathrinejohns 2d
  •   nestemporium They truly are remarkable works @belljarinteriors 2d
  •   iamannathomas beautifully moody 2d
  •   nestemporium She nails the mood @iamannathomas 2d
  •   hichan__ Wow, I love it! 20h

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nestemporium Working from my crazy sister/partner Angie's place today. Her home is like a shrine to all the good stuff that didn't sell within a week or two haha! #nestemporium #thirroul #wollongong #wollongonginteriordesign #illawarra #nestemporiuminteriors #lolitahamiltonartist 2d

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nestemporium Natural. White. Green. 6d

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nestemporium Mermaids, ferns, driftwood crosses, shelll encrusted baskets, Lolita Hamilton original oil paintings... #thirroul #wollongong #nsw #nestemporium 6d

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nestemporium We must pinch ourselves more at the good fortune bestowed upon us when those poor wretched convicts arrived here 227 years ago. Anthony Rope and Elizabeth Pulley were the first white couple married in the new colony and went on to have the first white baby, Robert Rope. Anthony and Elizabeth are my GGGGG Grandparents. I'll be thinking of them and marvelling at their longevity (they both lived into their 80's) in this brutally harsh brown land, on Australia Day. #australia #wombarra #wollongong #clifton #coledale #coalcliff #coalcoast #scarborough #thirroul #stanwellpark #bulli #austinmer #illawarra #nsw 7d
  •   jamiewalsh_urbanstylehunters Sorry...should have said first born Aussie ;) My brother and I were the only ones until we had kids. 7d
  •   fleur_de_lisi Where's the best places to start researching @nestemporium ? 6d
  •   fleur_de_lisi Did your GGGGGG grandparents settle in the Illawarra? @nestemporium 6d
  •   nestemporium No, my first fleet ancestors settled in Castlereagh at the foot of the blue mountains near Windsor. They're graves are in the Castlereagh Pioneer Cemetery. The place that I started my research was at BDM, Births, Deaths and Marriages. There's a family search option. I just started with the birth of my grandmother, and tracked back from there. Then I subscribed to Ancestry.com.au and created a family tree. It's a great place to start because you can research your own tree through other people's trees. It's simply fascinating and for me was a life changing experience. I didn't realise when I was a small child studying our convict history, that they were my ancestors. It has changed the way I see everything, from the type of gifts I give, to the way I parent. When my daughters went off to school hike camp, I told them, "you'll be fine. You're strong and tough because you're made if convict" haha @fleur_de_lisi 6d
  •   fleur_de_lisi You've inspired me too start. A cousin in England had done my husband's maternal tree and a neice is doing the paternal side. So I have both branches of my own tree to start with. Btw I'm in Thirroul ;) 6d
  •   nestemporium Beware...it's addictive! It's given me a real sense of belonging and of nostalgia. My children think I'm nuts, but that's normal . Haha. Nice to know you're a fellow neighbour xx @fleur_de_lisi 6d
  •   fleur_de_lisi Ancestry.com.au was free this weekend so I spent a few hours and found one of my convict ancestor! I believe there's one on the other branch so I'll have to look for him also! ;) 4d
  •   nestemporium Awesome! It's amazing what can be discovered. @fleur_de_lisi 3d

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nestemporium It's a bright and tropical kinda mood here today. There's a gorgeous breeze and the sun is belting out the warm rays #coalcliff #coledale #coalcoast #thirroul #nestemporium #nestemporiuminteriors #illawarra #wollongong #wombarra #nsw 1w

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nestemporium If I had $1 for every time somebody asked about this incredible paper chandelier by the inimitable @jimmieg2, I could certainly think about tiling the stairs in $1 coins. We're enjoying the honour of being the current care takers of this wonderful industry heirloom, thanks to @megan_morton kindly sharing with us. #paper #wollongong #illawarra #thirroul #nestemporium #jimmieG 1w

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nestemporium Gorgeous new cushions in stock along with lots of other lovely bits and pieces today. Frangipani from my garden..ahem, hanging on our side of the fence anyway #nestemporium #nestemporiuminteriors #wollongonginteriordesign #wollongong #illawarra #thirroul #sydney #southcoastnsw #spacialawarenessisnotmystrongsuit #frangipani #plumeria #nsw #beachhouse #design #interiordesign 1w

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nestemporium Hmmm.. 2w

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nestemporium A quick shot from Bulli looking north to Sandon Point. Such gorgeous seascapes along this coast #bulli #illawarra #wollongong #nsw #australia 2w

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nestemporium Details of the west facing facade, looking south. It's been a blessing being a part of this amazing home's transformation. @bm_total_building #nestemporium #nestemporiuminteriors #thirroul #blackhouse #palmbeachblack #beachhouse #australia #nsw #illawarra #wollongong #wollongonginteriordesign @porterspaints #porterspalmbeachblack 2w

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nestemporium Foraged flowers in situ #paulryanartist 3w

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nestemporium Flowers foraged from our side of the boundary fence #spacialawarenessisnotmystrongsuit #hydrangeas #illawarra #wollongong #coledale 3w

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nestemporium I'm not sure who took this photo, but this is the paradise 1 hour south of Sydney, that we call home. When I see it through somebody else's lens, I realise just how extraordinary it is. #coalcoast #southcoastnsw #nsw #nestemporium #thirroul #australia 3w

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