Sunday, 31 July 2011

Oh, What a Night!

The night finally came and we had massive fun at the Launch Party!

With over 100 people crammed into the shop and spilling out into the street we ate cookies, drank mulled wine and listed to the live band which doubled as our window display for the night!

Rachel Nolan was there to proclaim us officially open and there were so many familiar faces in the crowd cheering us was all a bit overwhelming! So in the quiet time we have a lot of folk to thank...

Rachel Nolan for racing back from the Cape to open us
Andrew Antonelli for his kind words
Ailsa for the cookies and company
Thea for remembering to take photos!
Alex, Jade and Lyle for plying guests with food and drink
Eva and Christian for the pumping tunes
Dorothy for Story Time
The Cubbee House boys for the awesome pasteup on the window
Anna-Maria for the caramel tart
fourthchild for things to drink from
Michelle from Nook and Alarna from Little Jane St for closing early and making the trip to spend some time with us
All our Craftisans for trusting us to sell their beautiful things
The folk who spent their hard earned cash on handmade goodness
and..all the people who gave us gifties in the form of drinkies (I think we love you the most!)

Phew! I'm sure we have forgotten a few so will come back and add to the list but there you go, we really couldn't have had such a successful first month without everyone who supports and is dedicated to making handmade a way of life.

Thanks to Thea White from Little Golden for the two images above.

Monday, 25 July 2011

Introducing Ethel...

We'd like to introduce you to the lovely Ethel our vintage dressmakers form and Cultiver's shop model. 

This week she's wearing:
A pre-loved Fenmoor pure wool skirt from Boutique Tres Chic - $69 ($34.50 this week only)
An UPcycled, screen printed t-shirt from Little Brown Dog  -$18
An UPcycled scarf from The Cultiver Collection - $12
and her handbag is from 
Snappy Stuff - made from vintage and repurposed fabrics

Ethel will be modelling a new outfit each week so stay tuned...

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Come frolic with us on Friday nights

After some post-work retail therapy? Well Cultiver is open every Friday night until 6pm just for you for some Friday Night Frolics!
With drinks and nibbles provided you can shop to you hearts content in the cosy warmth. We have so much to look at and lots of comfy couches to laze around on that you may never want to leave!

See you tomorrow night (and every Friday night after that too)
xxxKyla and Bec

Sunday, 10 July 2011

A wonderful first week.

Well, the first week of business has been amazing! The support from local community and businesses has been awesome and we can't thank everyone enough who has come in and praised all our hard work. It makes us feel so great when people walk through the door and exclaim "what an amazing space!".

We are not even 'officially' open yet, our launch party is on Friday the's the invitation...

There are over 30 craftisans with their wares instore already with almost as many still to come...that means even more well designed, modern, handcrafted wares will be on the shelves over the next few weeks.
What more can you expect? Well, to whet your appetite...cushions,bags and hobby horses from UPcycled coffee bags, amazing handcrafted chairs from REcycled wood, handmade stationery, art posters, journals made from vintage storybooks and albums and vintage styled underwear!

But for now, if you can't make it into the shop, here are a few photos from a massive album on facebook to give you a few tastes of what you are missing out on!

These are just a few shots from the next time you are in Brisbane St, don't just press your face up against the window...come on in and say hi!

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Beautiful Things to Behold

Well, it certainly has been a crazy first week here in Cultiver-land, lots of lovely people coming in to visit us, new stockists joining us daily and heaps of deliveries!

Here are some photos of the beautiful things we have on the shelves already...
Monkey and Mum

Diana Maloney

Chrissy Foreman C

Kellie Christie & Vintage Kimono

Flights of Fancy

AntiCraft by Aki

Blossom & Cat as well as Whiskers Lane

Dress by Redressd and MoTotes by Little Bird

Resin Bangles by Kellie Christie

Mumatopia Pendants

Ruffbat Creative & Kellie Christie

Redressd & Monkey and Mum

Boutique Tres Chic's Mini Store

Lamp it up!

Monday, 4 July 2011

We are OPEN!!!

What an exciting and exhausting day. We opened the doors of our not so little shop at 9am and it was go, go, go all day!
Thanks to everyone who visited and wished us well, all the lovely customers who came and indulged in the handmade goodness and all the beautiful, talented stockists who made the amazing things on the shelves!

We didn't manage to get many photos taken today because we were so busy (and both full of the flu!) but here are some that Kyla snapped on her phone...
Beautiful flowers from our across the road neighbour who also opened today

There is art on the walls!

Swifty made us some amazing lamps... I do love lamp!

The cosy corner is all ready for some chillin' and cuppas

pointing the way to the workshop

Brooches from Blossom & Cat and hair clips from Whiskers Lane

Miss Cara parked her chariot out the front

gadget cozies from Viva Handmade

There's also a chariot in the front window!

we kinda love astroturf if you haven't noticed!

Artworks by Chrissy Foreman C and Diana Moloney

We are open 7 days a week now, so come down for a visit and don't forget to drop in to our neighbours 'fourthchild' for some amazing food and coffee while you're here.

See ya!