Following on from good times and other good times on Crossley Street, we are going back to Von Haus this week - Thursday, Friday and Saturday - with a swag of great things that may be wrapped up, tucked into boxes and fit under trees. Milly's goods will be presented along side garments and accessories by S!X and other lovely local labels, plus cushions and tea-towels by printink Studio.
Apologies - we've had a little sojourn from the writing desk (let's blame the weather). There is much to catch up on; new pieces have arrived, we have gorgeous gifts good to go and - very soon - we'll be announcing a new online mini-shop AND an off-site Christmas market ...
But before we launch in, let's just sit quietly for a few more minutes and enjoy our flowers - the store has never had so many at once! For our birthday, we asked lovely Kate (a loyal visitor and student of floristry) to put together an arrangement for us - she created something very special and very Milly-esque, in response to a whispered theme, 'take your time'.
Despite the very thirsty conditions and hot lights, these strange beauties are taking their time quite nicely - they're all lined up in the window but for the posy that sits on our desk, and the beautiful protea that Nicole delivered with her own birthday blessings - thank you N.
The marvellous large round flowers are alliums, there are lotus pods and opium poppies, too, and the rest I've forgotten BUT... Kate can tell you all about them, or even arrange something wonderful for your next event... She is contactable via Twitter or, better yet, send a note to email@example.com (she writes a good letter, too).
Thank you Kate - we love them, and so does everyone passing by.
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Pictured: three new Romance Was Born digital print silk scarves featuring the Nail Scale, Fluoro Fossil & Renaissance Garden prints (RRP $195)
Yesterday was full of auspicious fives: we ordered five pairs of Problem Child earrings, listened to the same playlist five times and received 460+ high-fives from incredibly lovely TDF readers... wow. Thank you once again to Lucy and to everyone who took the time to comment, email or call.
We also received five new digitally-printed silk scarves by Romance Was Born (pictures to follow), and these five soft and lovely Primoeza Sandgrain scarves, which Elizabeth made up for Milly Sleeping on the weekend. Each is knitted from 100% Egyptian cotton, either pure or blended with cashmere. Choose from Lilac, Sunshine, Sky, Antique Pink and Lemon.
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Pictured: Primoeza Sandgrain scarves (RRP $125)
As foretold, our second birthday package is being given away by Lucy at The Design Files today. Everything looks gorgeous in Lucy's hands, and through her eyes - thank you Lucy. We have long admired her blog for its warmth and the fact that it is genuinely informative - long Friday morning interviews with inspiring creative professionals, veritable tours of intriguing Australian homes, and regular, alternative insights by guest bloggers from all kinds of artistic fields... but you already know all of this, don't you?!
The Design Files is pretty darn popular and readers' thoughts are rolling in (it is quite lovely to see). For a chance at claiming the second lot of loot, that's all you have to do - leave Lucy a comment at the bottom of her very generous write-up, before midnight tonight! Good luck...
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Pictured at The Design Files today:
First mannequin wears ffiXXed silk Hangers In dress with original digi print (RRP $576);
Second mannequin wears acid yellow Maiike tee (RRP $50);
Romance Was Born Seaside shorts (RRP $230 now $150);
& Mücke tee-lace (necklaces from $29);
the cabinet holds Limedrop pop-out earrings (RRP $39.50);
Materialbyproduct leather belt (RRP $95, now $86);
jewellery by Estelle Dévé from the 'A Fall to Earth' collection (from $77);
Mannequin Three wears Lui Hon Half-dreest;
Problem Child necklace;
with Penelope Durston vintage fabric clutch purse (RRP $54);
Mannequin Four wears a Penelope Durston scarf dress (RRP $297) available from Cottage Industry;
and the clothing rack shows an array of last Summer's garments ...
... by Georgina Thomas, Romance Was Born, Kuwaii and Alexi Freeman
P. S. Pieces with prices are currently available in store