Wednesday, December 31, 2008
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
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
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 www.absolutelybeautifulthings.blogspot.com to see Anna's beautiful work.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
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 www.enchantedcloset.com.au and in store at Enchanted Closet. Well done Alicia!x
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
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!
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 www.enchantedcloset.com.au
Friday, November 14, 2008
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (03) 54271370 and we'd be happy to take your order.
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 email@example.com or call
(03) 54271370 if you would like more information or pictures of these original designs.
Monday, November 10, 2008
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 www.teapony.com to view her beautiful collection.
Mandy Sutcliffe's illustrations can be seen at www.belleandboo.com or visit her blog at www.belleandboo.blogspot.com.
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 www.benthomas.net.au
Shot on location at Zomp Shoes, Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Saturday, November 8, 2008
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 ♥
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
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.
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 www.enchantedcloset.com.au.
Shop 5 & 6
93 High St (down the little laneway)
03 5427 1370