As I am typing this blog update, I can’t believe how fast this year has flown! Especially the last three months, and no wonder, in the last 3 months I have had in the family a wedding, a funeral and a brand new nephew!!
We have some exciting RUSTIC BOUTIQUE news and that is that we have opened a gorgeous stall in Castlemaine, VICTORIA. Our stall is a lovely little space located inside PLATFORM NO.5 (right next to the Castlemaine Vintage Bazaar) and is a carefully curated collection of our favourite pieces. The stall will have changing quarterly themes, that way it will always be evolving and bringing you some snippets of my current collections and obsessions.
The current theme is ‘SPRING FARMHOUSE’ and is perfectly timed with this beautiful Spring weather that we are enjoying. Here are some pictures of the stall over the last couple of weeks…
That gorgeous shearers wool bench went super fast! As well as the long mint rustic bench seat..
How divine is that chippy rustic farm table? That beauty has already made its way to a lovely new home in Melbourne.
There are some absolutely stunning vintage pots and urns on the stall at the moment as well at those gorgeous green cast iron boilers that have been turned into planters!!
Also on the favourite list is the 3 meter long amazingly rustic and perfectly chippy farmhouse bench seat, so beautiful and a steal at $175.00
We have some new treasures heading up to the stall in a week so keep your eyes out.
As for our gorgeous little shop in Smythesdale we have some sad news, due to a number of factors we will be closing the Smythesdale shop front in the new year. We will be very sad to say goodbye to this gorgeous building and the beautiful regulars who would pop in. We have to say a huge thanks to everyone who has supported our little boutique shop out in Smythesdale, your encouragement and support has been overwhelmingly appreciated!! Although we will be sad to close the doors in Smythesdale, the business is by no means ‘closing’, we will still be trading and you will still be able to purchase treasures and find inspiration with us. As mentioned above we have our new physical location in Castlemaine to peruse, also we have just launched an online store which over the next few months will be filled with listings and goodies and hopefully in full swing in the new year. Also our social media accounts will be in full swing and the blog keeping you fully updated with all things Rustic Boutique. We will be attending certain markets and fairs and we also have some more ideas in the pipelines, but will play those cards close to our chest for the time being.
We are and still will be the local retailer for SWEET PICKINS MILK PAINT & PRODUCTS and CLING ON BRUSHES for both BALLARAT AREA and CASTLEMAINE (Castemaine in the new year). This means that should you wish to purchase any products after the Smythesdale shop front has closed, you still can.
We will have all our products listed online and we are more than happy to take orders online, over the phone and via social media. I can post orders or alternatively we can organise collection or work in with one of our ‘town drop’ days.
THE SHOP FRONT WILL CONTINUE TO TRADE RIGHT UP TILL CHRISTMAS .. so never fear, as we have a gorgeous array of goodies, gifts and exciting new stock!!
Now for the new stock and goodies, we have been working hard to curate a collection of locally made products and gifts offering both quality and support to small Australian and local businesses.
Aside from stocking Grounded Pleasures, Silk Magnolia, Wicked Candles and Sapon Goat Milk Soaps we have added a few new goodies to the list:
MIMOSA BOTANICALS BATH SOAKS
RUB A DUB GARDENING AND BATH/BODY PRODUCTS
We also have in-store 100% natural mens shave packs. The packs are ideal for sensitive skin and are super gentle and fantastic value. They are hand-made by a small soap artisan using a small batch process incorporating the finest and purest ingredients. These make fabulous gifts and practical ones too.
The packs include:
1 x 100% Natural shaving soap
1 x Activated Charcoal & Tea Tree Face Bar
1 x Coconut and Camomile Shampoo Bar
1 x Essential Oil After Shave Oil
1 x Shaving Bowl
1 x Shaving Brush
On a side note we have these fantastic vintage farmhouse ‘potato sack’ bar stools in-store this week. A steal at $95ea or the set for $340. They are solid and well made and really comfy too.
We also have an unusual entomology display with unique and unusual entomology cases of bugs, beetles and butterfly’s for sale.
Here is a sneaky peak!!
A lot of information to take in but new and exciting plans. We look forward to seeing you out at our Smythesdale store over the next 2 months. Please don’t forget that we will be here till Christmas with all sorts of goodies and prezzies in-store.