Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Nila Nila Lip Balm

This fantastic Melbourne product called Nila Nila Pout Lip Balm arrived in the shop this week. It's certified organic and contains goodies like Fair Trade cocoa and shea butter, triple fold organic essence and virgin coconut oil. The Summer 08/09 collection features five different scents including lime, coco, limon, arancia and minty. But the best thing about this product....the gorgeous pin-up girls packaging! $12.95 available in store and available online in the New Year.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Merry Christmas Table

Here's a picture of our Christmas table this year. I went very traditional, with a lot of red and white and a little bit of orange. Even though it was a small gathering this year (half the family was in Qld), a great time was had by all..........

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Anna Spiro

My favourite blog at the moment is Absolutely Beautiful Things by Anna Spiro, a Brisbane based Interior Designer and owner of Black and Spiro. Anna's pictures of her own home, shop and her work, inspires me to take chances when decorating my own home and our shop. So I was pretty pleased when I opened this month's Country Style to see her holiday home on North Stradbroke Island featured. Check out this month's Country Style or visit to see Anna's beautiful work. 

Friday, December 19, 2008

A very Merry Christmas!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! The picture speaks for itself......

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Congratulations to Drink me, Alice

We would like to send a huge congratulations to Alicia, the designer behind Aussie accessories brand Drink me, Alice. Alicia recently won Best Accessory Designer at the 2008 2threads Australian Fashion Awards..
Drink me, Alice is the perfect example of a fabulous Australian designed and made product, that is both original and fantastic quality.
Drink me, Alice is available at and in store at Enchanted Closet. Well done Alicia!x

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


We've fallen in love with these designs from ibride. These French designers take their inspiration from nature to create beautiful cards, trays and homewares. You can buy them from who ship to Australia.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Louise Tidd

And on a very similar note, I wouldn't mind finding some of Brisbane artist Louise Tidd's work under the  Christmas tree......

David Bromley

On my Christmas wish list this year  is a piece of art from Australian artist David Bromley. It's highly unlikely I will find one of his artworks under my Christmas tree, but a girl can always dream!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

We ♥ Marcel Marlier

We were going through our old childhood books last night and stumbled across one of our favourites. Written by Gilbert Delahaye, the Debbie series were beautifully illustrated by Belgian illustrator, Marcel Marlier. Our absolute favourite was 'Debbie's Birthday Party'. We just had to share some of the gorgeous illustrations with you!

Murchison-Hume Organic Cleaning Products

A new shipment of Murchison-Hume arrives next week. This fantastic Aussie cleaning product has been extremely popular, with customers coming back for refills (always a good sign of a great product). These luxury cleaning products are packaged in apothecary style bottles, are refillable and are phosphates, bleach and sodium laurel sulphate free. With names like Boy's Bathroom Cleaner and Counter Intelligence and fabulous packaging, they're too good looking to hide in the kitchen cupboard! Prices start at $12.50 per bottle, with 1 litre refills starting at $14. Available in store and online at

Friday, November 14, 2008

Nulon Hand and Nail Cream

Also arriving today at The Enchanted Closet is Nulon Hand and Nail Cream. It comes in very cute retro packaging and smells like a hand cream our nan used in the 70s. It is $12.95 for 75ml, the perfect size for your handbag. This product isn't available in our online store, only at Enchanted Closet, Woodend. However, if you would like us to mail it out to you contact us at or (03) 54271370 and we'd be happy to take your order. 

Miss Haidee

Miss Haidee arrived today at The Enchanted Closet. This beautiful children's clothing label is the brainchild of Byron Bay local Haidee Neill. All her garments are hand-made from vintage fabrics, ranging from newborn to size 8. Haidee's range includes Baby Rompers, Summer Frocks and Tommy Boy Pants. Contact us at or call 
(03) 54271370 if you would like more information or pictures of these original designs.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Tea Pony and Belle & Boo

I had the pleasure today of talking to Esa from Tea Pony. Esa is a very talented Australian designer who uses vintage fabrics to make stunning clothing creations for children. Our absolute favourite is the Belle & Boo Dress. Esa has teamed up with UK illustrator Mandy Sutcliffe to create the Belle & Boo Dress, which will be available at The Enchanted Closet soon.
Check out Esa's website to view her beautiful collection.
Mandy Sutcliffe's illustrations can be seen at or visit her blog at

Maiden Luxe

The new Maiden Luxe range will be available later this week, both in store and online. This gorgeous Australian made label features beautiful sleepwear made from fabrics sourced from around the world. Keep an eye out for the Bloom Lounge Pants. These cotton voile wide leg pj pants are my favourite!

Photography by Ben Thomas
Shot on location at Zomp Shoes, Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Sewing Homage

In homage to all those who sew out there, we have put vintage Vogue, McCalls, Style, Simplicity and Butterick sewing patterns to good use and wallpapered our change room with them. A big thank you to our Mum who spent many hours when we were kids making us matching pinafores and Holly Hobbie dresses ♥

Lark Organic Soaps

We are loving these Lark organic soaps. Made in Australia from organic coconut, olive, palm and sunflower oils and essential oils of lavender and mandarin, they feature gorgeous vintage prints that will take you straight back to your childhood (if you're a 70s child). 

Friday, November 7, 2008

Spa Paradisa

Next week sees the arrival of the beauty brand Spa Paradisa at the Enchanted Closet. This tropical inspired range includes products such as Coconut and Frangipani Body Butter, Watermelon and Pink Grapefruit Exfoliating Body Wash and Jasmine and Ylang Ylang Bath Soak. We can't wait to try them.

Little Home

These beautiful cushions arrived in store this week from the new Australian brand Little Home.  Made in Australia, they come in the most divine prints. Available in store and online.


Welcome to The Enchanted Closet's blog. Our store is located in Woodend, about 50 minutes out of Melbourne in the beautiful Macedon Ranges. You can also visit us at our website
Enchanted Closet
Shop 5 & 6
93 High St (down the little laneway)
03 5427 1370