881 High Street Thornbury VIC 3071 Australia Telephone: +61 3 9484 6001
Trading Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10 - 5

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Monday, January 28, 2013

Re-Opening @ 881 High Street Thornbury

Tomorrow, Tuesday 29 January, the manufactory re-opens its beautiful double glass doors at 881 High Street Thornbury @ 10am.

We are now located across the road from our first shop, just half a block back towards the city (south). We're so close, you can even see the lovely double fronted window displays of our new shop from outside the old.

We've taken a few snaps to give you a feel for the new space. Moody evening lighting of the two generous window bays:

We are so excited to offer you more space to browse, to visualise, to plan and to select. We have increased our floor space, and will offer more homewares and gifts for sale. Keep an eye out for new product lines due in the next few weeks. Just about the only thing that hasn't increased is our prices.

A sneak peak inside the new manufactory:

We have been so fortunate to have many generous offers to assist with our shop move. A very special thanks goes to Caleb (for his brute strength) and both our parents for their support. Thanks also to all the locals, customers and traders who have popped by in the past 4 days, encouraging us and giving us the big thumbs up (we assume that means you like it!).

And finally, onto a more serious note. Our beloved old rusty door. We did not bring the door across with us. So what have we done? You might just have to drop in and see what we have made of it @ 881 High.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

What's new at the manufactory...


We're so excited to be nearly moving into our larger premises, scheduled for the Australia Day weekend.

But in the meantime, after a great Christmas and New Year spent with family and loved ones, we are looking forward to greeting our next nephew or niece, who is due in a manner of days. Keep it cool, Sharon. (Welcome Miles Oscar Paul Young!)

the manufactory opens again next Tuesday 8 January at 10am. We will be trading in our current location for a few weeks, so make sure you drop by and say adios to our wonderful space that started it all.

To keep you interested, we have refreshed the shop after an amazing Christmas trading period. To all our customers who chose to shop we us again this year, thanks so much.

So, here's a sneak peek at what great items we have found for you that will be stocked in our new shop. 

  • Don featherstone signed flamingo pairs, accept no imitations! Made using the original moulds from the 1950s, these lawn sweeties would be right at home nestled in your flower pots or lawn...

  • Vintage botanic charts containing botanical and scientific images. Used as a teaching method and printed in Germany from the 1950s, these tough canvas prints are real beauties...


So that's just a taste of two newly stocked items, and of course there's more to come. Some of the charts have even found their way into our shop now, because I couldn't wait even a few weeks to display them!