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A yellow bowl, a ceramic wolf and an embroidered portrait walk into a room…13. January 2014

Hey guys, happy Monday! Just wanted to apologise for being a bit scare around here, I have had a few things going on and because of it my blog has suffered a bit, but I’m going to try my hardest to get back on track and start blogging every day again. Eventually, I’m sure I’ll get back into a routine. So again, I’m sorry for the lack of posts, but I’m going to try change that sooooon.

This morning I thought I would show you guys some of the cool loot we got in December for our house from some of our friends. Shane’s sister lovingly embroidered this portrait of us that I love so much, it makes me laugh every time I look at it. She made one for everyone in the family and I wish I had taken photos of all of them because they were pretty damn amazing.

My friend Gina bought us these bright yellow Country Road bowls, they are really pretty and prefect for desserts. Country Road at the moment has some of the nicest home stuff out there, I have banned myself from going in. Before we left on holiday I bought such cool bedding and polka-dot glasses, I must actually show you those.

And last but not least, how cool is this ceramic wolf head? My friend Jenna got it for us and it’s going straight into our dinning room, which Shane is nicknaming The Jungle. He wants to go all crazy in there, decor wise, he has some wild ideas, but hey I’m game.











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GIVEAWAY: It’s Christmas Bonanza tiiiiimmmme on Lucky Pony #LuckyBonanza05. December 2013

So it is nearly Christmas time, it’s nearly time for all of us (hopefully most of us) to go on holiday and forget about all work related responsibilities and just eat as much food as humanly possible. Well, this is at least what I plan on doing in the the next couple of weeks, for a couple of weeks.

But before I stock up on elasticated waist pants for the holidays, I thought I would host one final bonanza of a giveaway on my blog just to say thanks to all the awesome support that you have shown this Lucky Pony over the years AND to showcase some of my most favourite favourite LOCAL designers, whose stuff I think is beyond awesome and would all be very welcome in my present stash.

I have asked 10 of them to please add to my gift pile for you guys and they’re all onboard, which makes me very happy.  So this giveaway is going to be one I’m hoping none of you will want to miss out on. All the gifts are top quality made from genuine leather, sterling silver, rolled gold, 100% cotton and all natural ingredients. I have also included all the links to the designer’s online stores so that, hopefully I have made Christmas shopping a little easier for some of you this year.

And I’m making it super easy to enter and it’s absolutely open to everyone, local and international, so enter away!

How to enter:

1. Leave me a simple comment telling me who your favourite designer is (comments section is right at the bottom of the post, after the tags).

2. Like Lucky Pony on Facebook – just click here

3. Tweet / facebook / blog about this competition for EXTRA entries (I have had loads of past winners winning this way, so it’s worth the effort). If you do tweet, please tag me @miss_luckypony and use this #LuckyBonanza.

4. If you do tweet / facebook/ blog about it please let me know in your original comment, so that I can give you a few extra entries.

5. Entries close on the 20th of December 2013 at 1pm. I will choose winners later that day. Good luck.

This is how it will work:

I’m going to pick THREE winners and each person will get a #LuckyBonanza gift pack (see below), I’m going to let the 1st winner choose which one they want and then the second place winner can choose their pack and then the 3rd person gets the one that’s left, but all the packs are AMAZING, so I don’t think it’s going to matter which one you get.

And now without further a due I’d like to introduce you to all the designers and their amazing goods, which could be yours!







Link to Dark Horse – This cool little company has all sorts of awesome locally designed and produced leather goods, for men and woman. They’re also a design house, so if you’re looking for very cool original furniture and home ware, they are your guys. Happy shopping.


Link to Jane Sews – Jane Sews only makes super pretty things, nothing more and nothing less. Her clothing is dainty, considered and well crafted and her leather shoe collection is beyond amazing – happy shopping.


Link for Dear Rae – Dear Rae makes jewellery that is so fine and pretty, she has so many pieces that I would kill for. Her collection includes awesome affordable pieces and awesome luxurious ones too (diamonds and all), which I’m trying very hard to stay away from aaaaaa – happy shopping.


Link for Chapel – Chapel backpacks are still one of my most favourite things around. I can’t believe I don’t own one, I have to fix that! Their stuff is locally produced and designed and they have all sorts of canvas and leather bags to choose from – happy shopping.


Link for Lulu & Marula – This is a new kid on the block, I’ve only just been introduced to their products, but damn do I like them. Spoil your face and body a bit and get some of this local amazing skincare range – happy shopping


Link to Skermunkil - Marietjie has been one of my most favourite jewellery designers for years now. Her stuff is fun and pretty and gold and shiny and awesome, I own like 30 of her necklaces ha! – happy shopping


Link to Sergeant Pepper – Sergeant Pepper is probably one of the raddest men’s labels in South Africa at the moment. There stuff is well made and well designed and sometimes I’m a little jealous that there are no girl versions of their clothes – happy shopping


Link to Red Oker – Red Oker is a great initiative that houses a group of highly skilled craftsmen who hand make every bag that comes out of this company. Each one has a label inside it that tells you who made it and when it was completed, how special is that? They have men and woman’s leather bags – happy shopping


Link to Margo Molyneux – Margo makes simple, considered, easy to wear clothes, from dresses to skirts to blouses. Her stuff is light and feminine, produced and designed locally and oh so very very pretty – happy shopping


Link to Black Betty - Black Betty has all sorts of shiny pretty things to choose from, from rings to necklaces to earrings. Kristin’s stuff is fine and very beautiful and every time I wear one of her pieces I feel like such a lady hee. Her stuff ranges from a few hundred rand to a few thousand for her new diamond collection, you have to check it out - happy shopping






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Christmas time – nice stuff from lovely South Africa28. November 2012

As promised here is part 2 of my ideas for Christmas gifts. Part 1 was full of things that come from places all around the world, this one is made up of only products that are locally made and designed by South Africans. There are some super cool people out there making some super cool stuff and all I have to say to them is – YOU GUYS RULE.

Happy shopping guys, all links for each product is below the respective picture xx

*Only things that are not locally made in this post are the men’s shoes, but I liked them and so included them.

Vase by Chandler House available at Vamp Furniture

Bow Peep bow tie (available on Hello Pretty)

Skermunkil jewelry, also available at Wolves. 

Take Care Clothing 

Beautiful gift cards by Lauren Fowler

Chapel bags

Objects by Goet

Smith Jewelry cufflinks and rings

Mingo Lamberti apparel

Amazing Novelty bird print dress by Jane Sews

Missibaba Delicious Monster Tote – How mazing in the tiger paw?!

Dear Rae jewelry

Wallet is from Savior Brand Co (This awesome piece is currently up for grabs in a giveaway happening on What My Boyfriend Wore, click here to enter)

Genevieve Motley’s geometric jewelry

Dresses by Margot Molyneux – so pretty

Bow Peep button necklace

Sessi Bee bowls available at Vamp Furniture. 

Beautiful cushions by Mingo Lamberti


Dark Horse Two Tone Martini Handbag

Skermunkil ceramic pieces.

Marchand t-shirts

Cool home ware by No.19

Bicycle Portraits books, by friends Stan and Nick. These books are amazing and every coffee tabel should have a set.

Cool guy’s shoes from A-store

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Christmas time – nice stuff from over the sea.27. November 2012

I can’t believe it’s almost Christmas time. Time for holidays, lazy days, books, travelling, family, food, food, food and pressssents.

So in preparation for it I thought I would give you guys some ideas for gifts. I’ve complied 2 posts, this one which has all things that are nice from far away lands and then another one full of all local and wonderful things that you can fill some Christmas wrapping paper with.

And don’t worry not everything is for the ladies, I have included some stuff for the boys too. All links are below the pictures. Merry shopping guys xxx

*Local buying post will be going up tomorrow. 

 Rose gold crown ring

 Sacagawea Carryall backpack

CMBK cat hat – I want this A LOT.

 Silva Bradshaw ring 

Sight Unseen hand-painted-leather-pouches

Tan boots

 Porthole layered necklace

Paradise II by Martiosza

Herschel Kenny wallet

Eggshell necklace

Harding and Wilson bow ties

Stitched Pendant Necklace

This one is definitely for Shane – Saturdays t-shirt

Gold Vermeil Twig Ring

Alexander Girard Plate Set

Colorblock Leather Watch for men

Margao Collar

Only NY t-shirt

Lomography Sprocket Rocket Camera

Elizabeth Pawle pins, hair clips and necklace

April Look bow tie

Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke Wolf Line Art print


Wren Bicycles

Indifferent Snowman t-shirt

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I think I may love framing things like a lot.23. April 2012

When I took my family’s old passports to be framed I also took these drawings that I did of my parents when I was young. These were Christmas presents that I gave them one year – a one of kind, signed original by A.Batis. Hahaha it has all the important bits, the Merry Xmas, the part about loving them, the eyes that look like bicycle spokes, because i’m such a sucker for detail and then obviously my signature, because no great piece of art is complete without one. Obviously.

I’m so happy that my mom kept them. I stole them back a while ago and I have been wanting to do something with them for long. Then I remembered this black and white photo of my parents that I took quite a few years ago at my cousin’s wedding. I have always loved this picture, so I thought that I would frame all 3 together – so it’s how my eyes saw them and how my saw hands saw them.

I love these 2 people more than anything!

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New shinies.08. November 2011

Marietjie sent all these wonderful pieces to Wolves yesterday – just in time for Christmas wish lists. I got Este to try a few of them on so you can see how nicely they sit. There are some really nice ones and i’m struggling to keep my hands off them.

I have of course already claimed 2 of them. Damn it I can’t help myself, I know I don’t need anymore necklaces, but I just don’t know how to say no. When I look into their geometric shaped eyes all I can hear is “hello Angie, take me home so I can make some new friends”. I bought the 2 below, thought they made a nice combo.


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