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Rose St Trading Co

Last post for the year! Such a busy time of year, but if you’re still after a last minute gift then here is the store for you. I’d recommend going in rather than online, there is so much more in store!

Rose St Trading Co.
This gorgeous store has recently moved into Hawthorn. I watched as they moved in and set up just down the road from my work and it is just the kind of store at Glenferrie Road needed. A stunning store full of home wares, women’s accessories, jewellery, art- you get the idea. If you can’t find the perfect gift in here (for a female anyway) then I’m out of ideas! The cushions and lamps are seriously amazing and probably my favourite pieces in the store. You really could be there for a while looking through everything! And if you really love their style then Rose St offer interior design services. Wishing I could have a little bit of everything!

I haven’t been to the Armadale store but I am more than sure it is just as beautiful. You can also Rose St Trading Co stores in Albert Park and in Sydney. Find all the addresses you need to find Rose St Trading Co here

Rose St Trading Co website here and Facebook here (all pics below are from their Facebook page)

Why not have a wander down Glenferrie Road- especially in mid January the street is very quiet because everyone is away but all the stores should be open again after the Christmas break. There are some great shops including some other favourites of mine that are worth checking out- Mozi for well priced home wares and Hoss for luxe fashion and shoes.  And although I am not working there anymore as of very recently, I still say the kids store Petit et Grand is to die for, even if you don’t have kids just go and check out the gorgeous kids fashion!

I am looking forward to bringing you some exciting news in January (with my web luck- probably early Feb). Let me know any of your finds over summer!

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Lily and the Weasel

Finally, another store you can go and visit! There have been requests for more bricks-and-mortar stores in and around Melbourne to visit! Here you go-

Lily and the Weasel
Visited this little gem recently, it is the shining light amongst the somewhat questionable Swan Street. The perfect store for gifts, I adore their range of ceramics unique kids items. I was after a Kim Wallace Ceramics platter for a gift, I kind of wanted to avoid the postage charge from ordering online (don’t we all- it all adds up!) so hunted down where they were stocked in Melbourne. Surprise surprise I did not leave with the platter as intended but some other beautiful mugs and some serving dishes. My absolute favourites are the crisp white dishes with little sparrow sitting on the side and bright glaze on the inside of the bowl. Simply stunning. There are many great Australian brands in the store including Emily Green‘s necklaces, Angus and Celeste ceramics, Weasel soft toys and Victoria Mason jewellery just to name a few. There is also quite a homage to the area with skipping girl bookends and items vintage printed with the Richmond postcode. Very Melbourne.

A mix of pictures from the Lily and the Weasel website show some of their amazing products, it is definitely worth a visit!

Lily and the Weasel- 173 Swan Street, Richmond

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The Woodsfolk

The Woodsfolk
It only opened earlier in the year but already this has to be one of my new absolute favourite stores. And its so close to my work in Hawthorn that I can pop in whenever! Every time I head in here I just want one of everything and this is little to no exaggeration. I finally acknowledged I’m slightly obsessed with woodland creatures at the moment so it is no wonder I love this store because it is such an earthy, quirky, woody, homey store that oozes class in a modern old fashioned kind of way. A bit oxymoronic but true! 

The Woodsfolk has a really old-fashioned family service feel, possibly also because they had a colouring competition over easter for kids AND adults which is just so cool and reminded me of when I was growing up, they were all the rage.

The store is mainly homewares and decorations, including the felt balls rugs which i adore so much. Even better they have a couch with felt balls as the feature buttons, and felt ball garlands. There are not multiples of everything so its almost a little bit like walking into a well styled and bountiful home where you can just happen to buy that cushion that you’re leaning on or the rug you are walking upon. Soft furnishings, art prints, stationary, kitchenware, books, pompoms, fabric feather dream catchers, scarves, fur chairs, candles… um shall I go on? 

I just about died when I saw the kids felt coats with hoods like different animals. Absolutely adorable. None of that stuffy polyester fluffy ‘bear’ but real classic lions and bunnies. 

Have you got the gist yet how much I’m in love with this place? Even their website and blog are seriously inspiring, the styling and photography of the store and products are amazing. Definitely worth having a peek!

Visit The Woodsfolk in store at 39 Church Street, Hawthorn and online here

The day or two after I discovered The Woodsfolk, The Design Files blogged about it. Once again I felt like she has beaten me to all my good ideas. Haha! Because The Design Files is also a brilliant blog and they take all their own amazing pictures, you can check out her story on the store here.

*I take no credit for these amazing photos, all photos were sourced from The Woodsfolk site

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See the gorgeous little felt lion coat?!!

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