I’m so excited to finally be sitting down, writing my first blog post for you. There is so much I want to share, I’m not sure where to begin! But I suppose I’ll start with, well, what I’m all about! How did ‘billie’ come about?
I love cute things. I know, not how I expected this to start, either. But my love for cute things has always played such a huge part in my life. Collecting and discovering cute, new treasures has always brought me so much joy. The whole experience, whether it be browsing online or wandering around markets, I’ve always loved finding unique trinkets, to compliment many areas of my life.
Believe it or not, I actually consider myself to be quite the minimalist… having moved quite a lot, I’ve become ruthless with the amount of crap I keep or collect. In saying that, I believe there is a special place for cute things in our life. Tiny treasures that can brighten my day, whether it be a pair of fun earrings to put a spring in my step, or a beautiful candle that I can mindfully light, ahead of a relaxing evening.
As I mentioned before, there is something special for me in discovering special treasures, especially when I can meet the maker behind the product and find out about how they brought their passion to life. I admire those who follow their creative flare, and bring to life a product that can bring so much joy to someone.
The stories behind these treasures, and the stories of the makers themselves, is so special to me. Since I can remember, I have always LOVED pencilling in any markets on my weekends, even if it didn’t mean buying anything. I am so in awe just wandering, soaking up the creativity and inspiration in the air! And of course, chatting away to the creatives and finding out all about their passion and the process of making their goodies!
So, my love for cute things, appreciation for their purpose and discovering the stories and faces behind these treasures, really had my heart singing. A few years ago, I realised I had started my own collection of little treasures that were so special to me, because of their mindful purpose and story. Queue Etsy, Instagram and street markets - I was in my element! I knew there was always a special place in my heart for this story.
It was not until recently this year, that I realised my love for cute things needed to be shared with the world. I seemed to always be discovering and learning about amazing products from small businesses, and sharing my finds with friends and family who always wondered how I came across these treasures.
This needed a special place. A platform. A destination for me to share my experience and special finds with others.
Hello, Billie! It’s quite funny, really, because my mum has always dreamed of opening her own store. However, the timing and circumstances were never quite right..
My mum and I live in different states, and we have always been able to talk the leg off a chair. It was during one of our infamous phone conversations that we brewed up this concept. And it felt right, immediately. You know, that feeling of pure passion and joy? When you feel like you’re really on to something that sets your soul on fire? This was it! We knew this was going to be so much fun!
Our love, passion, joy and soul has been poured into our treasure shop. My mum and I are basically the same person, so working together is a dream. We are so excited to have you on this journey with us, in discovering special treasures that bring us so much joy in our day-to-day lives. Our collection of products is a reflection of our core values of mindful and conscious living, and giving back to the world whenever possible.
It is only so early in our journey, but we are so over the moon to be bringing this experience to you. We hope that our love and passion for our product range is shared equally with you, and that you too enjoy discovering the beautiful ‘billie’ brands.
I’m so excited to be sharing my passion with you and can’t wait to take you on this journey with us. I’ll be combining my loves of writing (and even photography!) to share this entire experience with you. You can read all about our journey, products, and our ‘billie brands’ in more upcoming, regular blogs – yay!
Our collection of treasures is here for you to experience here - we can’t wait to hear your thoughts!