Friday, March 11, 2011

some shopping therapy this weekend?

It's a long weekend in Victoria this weekend, so I thought I'd tempt the locals (and visitors alike) ...







I had the pleasure of dropping in to chat with Rachael from Maker Handmade in South Melbourne yesterday. I really love this shop. If I were going to open a shop, it would be like this - full of hand crafted and beautiful things. The variety is amazing as you can see from my photo's above - delicate jewellery, fragrant soaps and creams, hand upholstered furniture, clothing, artworks, homewares and so much more. I love how Rachael styles her shop too. At the moment she has a beautiful vintage dressing table in the window displaying beautiful girly things like handmade clutches, necklaces and delicate ceramic items - my photo (and all the reflection!) does not do it justice. It's really worth a visit. While you're in South Melbourne, you could also drop in to another of my favourite shops (just up the road from Maker Handmade) - Izzi and Popo - gorgeous French and European collectables and homewares. They have the most lovely french linen in the shop at the moment - drool! So once you factor in refuelling at one of the many cafes or the South Melbourne Market, I think you could easily spend a morning or afternoon in "therapy"! Whatever you do this weekend, I hope you enjoy it. Be safe!

9 comments:

gret said...

Um, yes please. Just a bit far for me! Another one for the next trip down.

by marie-nicole said...

Sounds wonderful... would love to, if only I still lived in Melbourne :-(

Naturally Carol said...

Wish I were there, it just looks and sounds amazing..just the shop I would like to own too!

Mookah said...

A beautiful collection of handmade goodies for sure. About time I paid another visit too....

Teek said...

You are right, that shop looks just amazing.. How lovely it is to know that something you made is in that shop..
Tanya

Tanya said...

Nice to find your blog too! I would love to have a browse in that lovely store - it's on the list for the next Melbourne trip.

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

That shop looks amazing...the spoons are too darn cute! Janna

Leni and Rose said...

I think I must have been living under a rock to not know about this lovely shop yet! I will have to make a visit...tomorrow!

Nunurina said...

Que mecedora tan bonita!!! Daria lo que fuera por tener una igual.
Núria.