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Monday, May 27, 2013

Just in - sunny retro pieces

Here at the manufactory we have just stocked up with some really well preserved retro homewares. 

Ranging from rotary dial telephones, to footstools, anodised lamps, funky orange kitchen canisters, mirrors and figurines, they are all excellent representations of the 1950/60s.

Here's some sunny yellow hued photos to get you interested:
Cute little beagle figurine (SOLD)guards a footstool and mound-making plants (these little clumps are Zoysia tenuifolia, a native to Tasmania):
Immaculate Vernon Ward white swan print (now SOLD):
Pie crust mirrors (SOLD), metal cursive house sign 'Dandee Vue' and wire plant stands:

This little haul has some of the best condition retro furniture and homewares we have seen so far. They won't last long...

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Cabinet of Clearance - vintage, new, retro, or handmade items


The first official cabinet of clearance for the manufactory is now on!

We have on offer gorgeous teacups and saucers from Melbourne's Cristina Re. In retro pastel colours - pink, blue, yellow, mint - and traditional black and white.

Usually priced at $25 each, now $20 each. Until stock sold out.

FYI here's a close up of the delicate pink teacup:

BTW did you know the manufactory is now on Facebook? Like us to keep up with all our newest finds!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Retro inclinations and a most excellent Union Jack flag

Thanks to everyone for making this Mother's Day the best on record! We loved serving you all, and your appreciation of the gift wrapping. We were awash with pinks and creams, and hope your Mums all loved their presents.
It was bound to happen I suppose...the manufactory is now stocking retro homewares. We have been drip feeding well designed, mid century furniture and kitchenalia into our stock for the past year or so.  

And it is fun! 
From the Don Featherstone flamingo pairs (which recently helped a local sell her Thornbury home at auction), to the wonderful sets of colourful retro canisters (well we did have them, but they are all sold at present), Sebel stak-a-bye chairs (ditto, already sold) and awesome Angus & Celeste pastel-hued ceramic hanging baskets (green is now back in stock).

See a teeny weeny pattern emerging?
All our retro (mid century) items have been carefully selected to complement our existing vintage and new pieces. No mustard coloured 70s graphics here (yet!).

And here's a peak at our newest vintage find, an amazing Union Jack flag:
All we need now is a framed print of Queen Elizabeth II, like the ones that primary schools used to hang in their hallways...

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Mother's Day shopping

Drop into the manufactory for all your Mother's Day shopping needs. Did you know we stock an interesting range of retro homewares, vintage furniture and Australian handmade items that would make great gifts:
  • one-off vintage canister sets
  • retro kitsch flamingos by Don Featherstone
  • pastel coloured hanging baskets by Angus & Celeste from the leafy Dandenongs
  • ethical and beautiful house cleaning and beauty products from Australian company Murchison-Hume
  • Scented candles by True Grace
  • Triple milled soaps by Melbourne Murphy & Daughters
  • Awesome vintage botanical charts
  • Handmade luggage by Ballarat company Trunk & Orderly
  • Gardenware, trugs and slate labels by Nutscene
  • Hand screen printed linen by Melbourne company printink studio
  • New labware, glass cloches, candy jars and vases

And for some more good news, Business Victoria has once again featured our little shop in their Mother's Day homepage carousel:

Here's the link to our case study on visual merchandising too:

Thanks BV!