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Elk Winter tempters…

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Elk winter, in store and selling fast…

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Have you been yet?

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

The Jeffrey Smart Exhibition, Master of Stillness 1940-2011, closes next Monday at Tarrawarra Gallery, and it is a wonderful opportunity to see various stages of his work.

I was completely unaware of Jeffery Smart, but after hearing so many people talk about how wonderful the exhibition was, I thought I should mosey along and see for myself.

One glorious late afternoon, with my Grade Two boy in tow, we headed off:was it amazing!  Loving it both so much, we have revisited again, and yet again!  Of course, there are no pictures of the paintings allowed, but Tarrawarra itself is so magical. It is one of my favourite places in the Valley, and each time I go, I wonder why I don’t make the effort to go more often!

Friday, March 8th, 2013

gorgeous Elk clutch

the lovely Lantern Dress

Beautiful lamps in store now…

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Lovely lamps in store now, with a variety of finishes; also available in floor lamps.

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Monday, February 18th, 2013

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Old ledgers…

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

Love an old ledger, gorgeous bindings, aged papers and a certain smell that wafts out: ok I admit, sometimes that’s not such a good thing!

I have a stack at home on the sideboard that give interest and height on the sideboard.

 

Others I have secretly stashed away in cupboards to be bought out when no one is watching!

At Heathmont we have several old notebooks and tombs tempting me here too, no where is safe!

 

Look at this special one, an old invoice book from Thos.A.Turner, a removal isn’t specialising in carting of electrical goods…

Then there are these old file holders at Healesville…

 

See, temptation is everywhere!

My Favourite Thing…

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

A box of trip wires…

Perfection, in my book!

Now at mb Healesville.

Reuse, repurpose…

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

Lots of things we sell, and use as props, fall into this category: from boxes, old wire camp beds, and doors used as tables… at the moment we have in stock old canvas army bags: simple, useful and classic. So far the uses they have been bought for include;

  • Vegie storer, primarily for potatoes and onions
  • To make a handbag
  • Bathroom storage on the Vanity; to hide the hairdryer, brushes and other bits and bobs
  • Present wrapper!

What would you do with one?

used here to hide a vase…

Beautiful cards

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

gorgeous faces

Over the years, we have had a board range of cards, some so beautiful, they were bought to be framed, others posted overseas to special friends or family members, and others making people laugh hysterically.  It is always quite gratifying to watch the time people put into choosing cards, and hope that the recipient can feel the energy that has gone into the choosing of the card upon receiving it.

My current favourite…

Nearly six years ago, when we first opened, the advice we received was to sell $1 cards: we are so glad we didn’t!

 

Last order of Elk before Christmas has just arrived…

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Wallets, bags and jewellery, great Christmas presents, from the beautiful Elk summer range…