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Salvage and Selvedge

This weeks store quickly became one of my favourites, I can say I’ve ticked off a few important birthday pressies from here for this year already!

Salvage and Selvedge
This can be a hard one to spot if you’re not stuck in crawling traffic, which I always happen to be in so it worked out perfectly for finding this store!

A bright store that isn’t jam packed with stock but literally I could have easily purchased one of everything in there, I loved it! The owners make a range of jewellery and all the wooden items such as shelving and tables themselves so it is really nice to know things are kept local. All other items in the store also come from equally talented Melbournians who present a quirky range of homewares and gifts.

Some of my favourites were the amazing smelling candles in amber jars, gorgeous lace printed and glazed ceramic bowls, brightly coloured owl figures and handmade wooden box shelves for the walls. The jewellery that is made in-house includes vintage button earrings and necklaces which are made with pretty fabrics and great colour combinations. There are some really inventive and quirky gift ideas to suit many- from the humble cactus appreciator to the collector of the prettiest of ceramics.

I really can’t say too much more otherwise I’ll give it all away, but this is one store definitely worth stopping in to. Located just off Brunswick Street, an easy stroll from last weeks store so maybe go and visit both!

78 Johnston Street, Fitzroy.

Website here

(Apologies in advance for the pics- really have to remember to take a proper camera around with me more often!)

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A Skulk of Foxes

This blog on my favourite stores and labels is all good and fine as long as The Design Files blog stops beating me to the punch! I swear they keep featuring people I intend to feature! This week they featured Pop & Scott, who will be popping up eventually here when I do a blog on creative workshops and classes you can take around Melbourne- Pop & Scott do an amazing floral head garland workshop- just wait and see!

So this week’s store I have started seeing popping up all over the place in blogs and other design media, but I discovered it last year when I was looking for an wooden iPhone cover. I had seen the idea somewhere and my searching lead me to A Skulk of Foxes.

Here I found a range of covers made of hardwood with designs etched and enamelled onto the back. Check out the pic below, I absolutely love them! They also have a range of other bits and pieces like jewellery and clocks. I love the colours and designs in all the clocks, and since I have a thing for foxes at the moment, pretty much everything in this store appeals to me!! The fox clock- yes please!

The jewellery range has an almost fairytale story theme with foxes, squirrels, birds and rabbits featuring mostly as silhouettes but also some with details etched on them. They are also well known for their range of skull jewellery and accessories. I’ve noticed over the last year skulls are getting pretty popular, more of the intricate decorative skull designs rather than depressing grunge though. A Skulk of Foxes have this covered, if I was going to be into skulls I love what they have!

You must take time to peruse the webstore!

http://askulkoffoxes.com/shop/

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See you next thursday! x

Thoughts and opinions are my own, photos are not! 

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