I spotted these little guys on the front page of Etsy. How cute are they??
These two squirrels are in love, plain and simple. But, they know that they have to work together to maintain their relationship. Compromise and team work are key. Together they hold their little love up.
One thing I have discovered about Melbourne is that they don't have quite the same obsession with 'shiny and new' things that Sydney seems to. Vintage and pre-loved is definitely the epitome of cool in Melbourne and vintage and second hand stores line all the trendy streets and are styled and merchandised so well.
Pics above are from The Thread Den in North Melbourne which is packed with indie design and vintage clothing and bric a brac. It even has a room filled with sewing machines where they run lessons and craft nights. Love it!
The Mr. picked up an orange and brown 70s tie...this seemed to appease him after I made him walk all the way from our Fitzroy B+B after having already walked the whole of Smith St and Brunswick St that day. That was a tiring day!
Even the op shops in Melbourne display awesome merchandising. There was so much cool stuff available in this shop (above) on Brunswick St.
And of course...one of the coolest stores we visited was The Sticky Institute - 'the world's only known zine store'. Picked up a few gems here.
Today we discovered The Lost & Found Markets in Fitzroy. If you love all things vintage and/or pre-loved...you HAVE to go here. It was unbelievable...chock full of vintage goodies...I spent the first 15 minutes running in circles not knowing where to look first!
Unfortunately it wasn't particularly cheap so I had to refrain myself a little but I left with some vintage fabric, table cloths, buttons and brooches and the Mr scored some awesome vintage vinyl...70s punk from memory.
This has been one of our best finds and if I lived in Melbourne, I think I'd be checking in every week.
We have discovered some awesome cafes so far in Melbourne. Today we had a three cheese pizza prepared by a French chef in the funkiest little cafe on Smith St in Fitzroy. My cholesterol levels must be severely elevated but it was totally worth it :)
Pics above are from Von Haus on Crossley St in the CBD. Got this recommendation from the Hide & Seek guide to off-beat places in Melbourne and I'm glad we did. It was laid back, unpretentious, a little rustic and served fantastic food and wine. Go there.
Hi. I’m Jennie Smith.
I like recycling. I like trying to preserve our amazing planet too.
I also like designing and wearing pretty things.
Unfortunately these interests are often contradictory.
So...I created ‘Rejenerate’. Just so I could, you know, get all my interests on the same page.
Now I spend most of my time hunting down vintage fabrics, pre-loved clothes, unloved curtains and recycled bits and pieces and upcycling them into lovely new handbags and fashion accessories.
That way I can still sleep at night if I have the urge to accessorise each outfit with a different handbag.
And so can you.