As you may have noticed, things have been a bit quiet on the blog and social media since we closed our shop front in Smythesdale in January this year. I have had a few people message to ask if we are still creating and curating and the short answer is YES we are!!
Here is the latest custom piece we have just finished.. as well as a gorgeous pair of refinished bedside tables which have found the perfect new home!
On closing the shop in Smythesdale we decided to take a short break to catch our breath and recoup as well as give ourselves the time to reinspire creatively. Seeing as we have opened a Rustic Boutique booth space in the gorgeous town of Castlemaine we ‘ducked our heads’ so to speak for the last couple of months and have been focusing on curating some great furniture and vintage wares for our new location (inside Platform No.5 Showroom in Castlemaine – 9 Walker Street, Castlemaine VIC 3450).
If you haven’t been down to Castlemaine to check it out, it is definitely a fantastic destination. We are now located inside the beautiful Platform No.5 showroom which boasts some amazing bespoke hand crafted furniture, original vintage pieces and antique, industrial and farmhouse furniture as well as several vintage and artisan stall holder booths (including our own).
Here are a few snapshots of some of our recent booth displays
We are really enjoying our new location, and the lovely old mill hub we are located in is truly a great outing destination. Our ‘neighbours’ include the Castlemaine Vintage Bazzar which provides another venue for vintage ‘picking’. From there it is only a short stroll to the absolutely fantastic Austrian Café – Coffee Basics Das Kaffeehaus which has a delicious range off meals, sweets and drinks including wines and cocktails. Also within the same ‘short stroll’ location are several other quality destinations including a brewery, Boomtown winery, a traditional German smokehouse / smallgoods deli, a biodynamic fruit and vegetable shop and an ice creamery amongst others. So don’t be worried to make the trip out, it will be more than worth it!
A few of you have also been asking wether we still stock Sweet Pickins Milk Paint.. and the short answer to that is also YES. We are really passionate about Sweet Pickins products and their Milk Paint is just fabulous. The milk paint is not available from our booth space at this time, however we do have your milk paint needs covered. We have just launched a web-store (yay!!) where you can purchase all your Sweet Pickins needs. If you are local to Ballarat feel free to message me regarding local pick up, otherwise we can post Australia wide. Sweet Pickins Milk Paint has been selling like mad lately and so we did sell out of quite a few colours, however we have a large top up order on its way to us as we speak, which should be available and online by late this week/early next week.
So what else is in the pipelines? At this point I am tied up till June as I finish off a backlog of custom work for a very dear client. That being said our booth space is freshly restocked and we have more unique stock lined up for the booth as well as some very exciting furniture transformations to come. We also have some big plans for our web-store and some other news but we will keep those for next time, so keep your eye out as we bring you all the exciting plans, projects and pieces lined up for the rest of 2018!