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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

MS Walk and Fun Run - this Sunday 3 June

This Sunday is the 2012 MS Walk and Fun Run. Three family members of ours are giving the walk a go, including my 5 year-old nephew Roman.   

Did you know that MS affects over 21,000 Australians? So, if you can, please consider sponsoring a team or giving a general donation.

The website for the MS walk is here:

Monday, May 21, 2012

meet our guest window stylist ... maduncle

Wow! What a beautiful window display we have for you this week. Colourful autumn leaves, white ceramic bunnies, vintage milk bottles, rustic crates, new glass cloches and sunny gerberas.

It's also a first for me as this is the first time, in over 11 months, that a guest stylist has dressed the manufactory's window.  

Our guest stylist is maduncle, also known as Cliff Overton, my husband. Cliff has taken on board 'The Block's' mantra of less is more to create a pared back, striking window display. And it looks so cheerful. Just what we all need during these cooler, dreary days.

Who knows, this may be the start of a series of window displays prepared by other guest stylists... and if the calibre of this display is anything to go by, I may just be out of a job soon.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Sunny Vintage Finds

We have some lovely vintage items in store at the moment. Yellow toned crates, large bobbins, embossed tins and a great trike with racing stripes. Blue suitcases, large numbers, books, kitchen canisters and oil cans.  A green veggie stand, old signs, canisters, clocks and bird cages. Red tool boxes, carts, pulleys, tools and embossed tins. And many more...

Also, don't forget to use your Summer or Autumn discount voucher, as they expire on 31 May 2012. No extensions, sorry, so make your way to see us soon!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Mothers Day is nearly here

We have some lovely present ideas for your Mother and other loved ones. Our main window display currently features red, chocolate and glass vintage items scattered with fresh botanical offerings (sorry, the little dog is now SOLD).  

Our smaller window is stocked with industrial metal filing drawers (single and doubles, priced from $30). It's topped with white ceramic pear bud vases that look gorgeous filled with small flowers picked fresh from the garden. 

Our ceiling is dripping with colourful parasols from Boston Umbrellas, and our dresser is stocked with new kitchenware including straw dispensers, napkin holders and sundae dishes. 

To add inspiration for your home and garden, we are now stocking a range of books.  From Sibella Court's etcetera, to French General's The French Inspired Home, we hope you love these titles as much as we do!

SUNDAY TRADING: We will open Mothers Day, Sunday 13 May, from 10am.