Kaspia’s Caravan…

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What a beginning to 2015, for all of us… much energy moving around, can you feel it? Old energy moving out, new energy moving in, big changes in the air. I have many thoughts on it that I’d love to share with you and I’d love to hear your thoughts, to see how we are shifting and changing as a collective. I haven’t been blogging much this past year, as many of you know who follow my instragram, there are a number of personal reasons for that. But I miss being here. I miss this space, I miss you.  And this year I have some ideas on how I can be here some more, with your help. Because I’ve come to see this is a special place, a creative passage I need in my life – a place in the past where I’ve been able to thrive, to create freely, to move forward. And it feels really important to keep it going, keep it alive and fresh, for all of us. It’s not something I take for granted, and I’m very grateful for it, for you, both silent and spoken readers – we share something together, something we can’t really see, or pinpoint. But it’s there, it’s present and strong and it needs to grow…

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Today though, I wanted to share with you a creative endeavour of a dear friend of mine. Her name is Kaspia, and for years she has been dreaming of opening her very own pop-up shop, filled with incredible treasures she has collected from her exotic travels around the globe over the years. Kaspia has an incredible, unique style. I’ve long admired her sense of colour, wonder and energy, and I’ve been so excited for her, to see her dream become a reality and be shared with the world. You guys know how I feel about taking risks and following your heart!  Kaspia opened her pop up shop last month in the heart of Sydney in Potts Point, in the stunning artist’s space known as The Yellow House

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There are rugs, cushions, quilts and throws from the most remote parts of the world. There are necklaces, bags, boxes and bracelets, tables, day beds, lamps and baskets from Mexico, the Far East, the Himalayas and beyond.

The collection is out of this world and I urge you to go and visit before it closes on February 1st, 2015, that’s only two weeks away.

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A big warm, all encompassing hug to Kaspia for making her dream come true and sharing it with all of us… If you’d like to learn more about her wild and wonderful life, read her interview on Daily Imprint, and for more information about the pieces in her store, you can read her blog, there is lots to learn about the collection, where each piece came from and how they are made.

To celebrate I’ve put a few copies of My Heart Wanders and Little Treasures: Made by Hand in her store as a package for $65 (instead of the normal retail price of $85) so that means you basically get Little Treasures: Made by Hand for just $5 when you buy both books together. I know that’s crazy, but I want to! It’s only for this two weeks, so I hope it will encourage you to get down to Kaspia’s shop pronto. Someone commented the other day that they received My Heart Wanders as a graduation gift from a relative and I thought that was a wonderful idea.

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Looking forward to hanging out here in my blog house this year, in between working on my next book. Here’s to the new year, to celebrating our connections, and to being who we are meant to be, with our hearts open…

Pia xx

all photographs by Pia Jane Bijkerk

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  1. edwina says

    Happiest of new years to you and your family miss Pia
    Kaspia shop looks like a treasure trove would love to live closer to explore.
    Hugs ed xoxo

    January 14th, 2015 | #

  2. Kaspia says

    yoybare divine Pia! Thankyou so much. What a lovely way to start this exciting year and I’m so looking forward to many more heart adventures with YOU! 🌿🌺🌿 big love!

    January 14th, 2015 | #

  3. Barb says

    I don’t often wish I lived somewhere else, but for the next two weeks…

    Happy 2015, Pia!

    January 14th, 2015 | #

  4. Barb says

    I don’t often wish I lived some place else, but for the next two weeks…

    All the best to you in 2015. xo

    January 14th, 2015 | #

  5. bobbi says

    I’m so glad you’re back and plan to blog a bit more.
    What a wonderful collection this girl has. I’m in the process of closing down my shop after four years, a place that i made up from nothing taking a huge leap of faith. It almost killed me (ha ha) but I would do it all over again. As you I am a huge fan of following our intuition. It is actually my intuition that is suggesting to close down and move to new adventures (not the lack of money, naaaah!), but a pop up shop is something that it is totally in my future plans, so this girl is a huge inspiration!

    January 14th, 2015 | #

  6. claudia says

    Yay! I look forward to seeing more of you!

    January 14th, 2015 | #

  7. lynne says

    love it all! the weavings, the colour – fabulous.

    January 15th, 2015 | #

  8. shipbuilding says

    This has always been a beautiful, heartwarming and welcoming space. Visiting here never fails to inspire me to go a little further, to dig a little deeper when trying to follow dreams that sometimes seem elusive.

    Much love to you and your family Pia and may the energy keep turning for you, k x

    p.s. How I wish a visit to Sydney was on the agenda in the next two weeks. Bravo for Kaspia.

    January 15th, 2015 | #

  9. pia says

    Thanks guys, it’s great to be back!

    shipbuilding – you are wonderful, thank you!! I feel the same about you and your incredible work and inspirations.

    lynne – thanks Lynne! And welcome back to the blogosphere!

    claudia – thank you, so glad to hear it.

    bobbi – such a big time in your life! I had a store many years ago and did the same things after 4 years, it was heartbreaking but exhilarating at the same time, to imagine having a life outside of those 4 walls! Warmest wishes for the change of lifestyle, and I hope you will be sure to enjoy some much needed time off, and not to rush into anything if you can help it!

    Barb – how I wish we were neighbours Barb, that we could pop over to each other’s places for a cup of tea and a catch up.

    Kaspia – you are welcome!!! Enjoy your last few days in the shop, can’t wait to see what transpires for you this year! X

    edwina – a treasure trove it is. Thank you, happy 2015.


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  10. charlotte says

    Oh wow! Such an awesome pop-up shop idea, thanks for sharing! So many colours, and love the idea of collecting things from around the world 🙂

    January 20th, 2015 | #

  11. look see. by naomi fenton says

    I love this – and a big, fat YES to feeling that new energy swirling around!

    January 24th, 2015 | #

  12. Natalie Walton says

    Thanks for including the link to Kaspia’s interview. She’s an amazing person, with an amazing story. It reads a little like a movie script. I loved her store too, and look forward to her next chapter. Have been thinking a lot about you too, Pia. It is hard to know what to say, other than I hope you find your way to the light. x

    March 30th, 2015 | #

  13. Destinee says

    So lovely! The colors are more than beautiful! Really nice ideas! Thanks!

    April 1st, 2015 | #

  14. Eliza says

    The atmosphere created by these lovely patterns and colors is wonderful! Love it! <3

    April 14th, 2015 | #

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