31 Dec 2011

Have a Jolly NYE!

The Girls from Gleaners Inc. wish everyone a Jolly New Years Eve and hope all your dreams and aspirations come to fruition in 2012.
Thank you to everyone who has helped make this dream come true in 2011.At the beginning of the year if someone had told us we would be running a cute little shop by October we would have not believed them.
But being firm believers in grabbing an opportunity when it presents itself, we took the plunge.
No one can say what next year will bring, but I'm sure it will be a fun, if not sometimes bumpy, but ultimately rewarding ride!
Gleaners Inc. is open on Thursdays, Fridays and weekends in January from 11-5 (or there abouts)
xxx Liz and Kerry

28 Dec 2011


Boiled eggs are not to be sniffed at. Even tastier if they are served in these cute 70's Danish egg cups. Available at Gleaners Inc.
I actually found several "recipes" for boiled eggs on the web. AND if you need help making toast...just pop over here.

27 Dec 2011

Summer Times at Gleaners Inc.

Gleaners Inc. had a very Merry Christmas. Hope you did too!
If you got some $ to spend on yourself we are open again on Thurday Dec. 29th from 11am-5pm till Saturday 31st December, resting on New Years Day and then trading every Thurday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in January. Come and visit if your in the Brunny hood!

24 Dec 2011

Today will be the last day of Christmas trading at Gleaners Inc. We are open from 10am till 6ish! A huge thanks to everyone who has visited over the last 3 months and the fantastic designers who have helped us grow into a one stop shop for all things delightful.
We will be opening again on Thursday 29th Dec, and then trading on Thurdays, Fridays and weekends over January.
Best wishes one and all from Liz and Kerry xxxx p.s. We had our hair done specially!

17 Dec 2011

Shadows and Champagne

We had a lovely evening at Gleaners Inc. last night, sipping champagne, chatting and looking at all the ducky designs. There were 11 exhibiting designers/ artists /sculptors in the show, and it was so great to see their creative take on the theme "Flight of the Ducks".
Big thanks to all the fantastic creative people that are a part of the first show at Gleaners Inc.
The pieces will be on display and will be available to purchase till January, so do pop in and have a looksie at........
Recycled China and wooden ducks by Tarah from Little Bubalishka, Assemblage metal "Owlducks" by Robyn from Focus on Art, Recycled Cutlery ducks by Greg from Greg Mann Jewellery, Geometric Block and Fabric Duck by Julianne from Sister Outlaws, Machine stitched and mounted ducks by Cam from Curly Pops, 3D triptych and single canvas by Cathy from Tinnie Girl, Vintage patchworked linen ducks by Rosalinda, Fur and found objects sculptured ducks by Genevieve Mclean, Silver "Flying North" necklaces by Jay from Finki, Flying Duck dresses by Anna from Polly Pratt  and Lino Ducks by Betty Jo Designs!
Thanks to Cam for these iphone pics!
 At the end of the evening the sun was streaming through the window and here was the fleeting result!

14 Dec 2011

Ducks in Flight

Looking forward to hanging the selection of Handcrafted Flying Ducks for the "Flight of the Ducks " exhibition this Friday. As most submissions are still to arrive I'm in for a few days of surprises!
We now have a wall of pegboard at Gleaners Inc. I love pegboard. It's perfect for hanging stuff....especially DUCKS!
If you are not into wall ducks we have a limited range of these gorgeous Polly Pratt "Flying Ducks" dresses in store.  Still miffed I couldn't squash into the size 10 . It was a case of "in your dreams" Liz!
Everyone is invited to the shop on Friday afternoon for refreshments and a sweet 10% discount on all purchases. It's a great reason to come on over if you haven't yet visited!

11 Dec 2011


The fairy lights have been turned on in the window , so now it's officially full steam ahead to Christmas.
Yesterday, the shop was bustling with visitors. Cathie dropped off some yummy muffins.
Cathy and Lou pedalled over and sorted out some gifts!
Bec and her gal dropped off some goodies including a bag and a skirt for me and some sweet girls dresses.
My Gorgeous 21 yo nephew came in with his buddies and picked out gifts for his Mum and sister. With out any prompting he chose a Curly Pops sunnies case and brooch, and a Kitty Came Home clutch purse.
My sister and niece in Darwin are going to be in for a colourful crafty treat this year!
We have also been catering for those *wintery* gifts to travel to the northern Hemisphere, like cosy Gaye Abandon Hottie Jumpers and other woolly treats.
There is still plenty of time to get your gifts sorted....and as much as the term "Stocking filler" annoys me, there are so many to choose from at Gleaners Inc. ...and of course it's so much better to shop at small indie retailers and choose handmade gifts that are unique and made with love!

8 Dec 2011

Lino Christmas Wreaths

Betty Jo Designs Christmas Wreaths now available at Gleaners Inc. Comes with a pretty angel!
The angels are also available as single tree decorations. I am happy to make another non Christmasy character to hang inside the wreath so it can be displayed all year round. I'm thinking a swallow, owl or squirrel? These are a limited edition so let me know if you would like one.

4 Dec 2011

Christmas is coming....

.......so I fashioned a tree from some "gleaned" branches and some op shopped decos. Bring on Chrissy!