28 Oct 2012

Day of the Dead Celebration!

Look at some of the Day of the Dead creations for our exhibition. The show begins on November 2nd and Opening night is Friday November the 9th from 5.30pm. Woohoo!!!!

23 Oct 2012

Market Wrap Up!

A BIG thank you to everyone who came and supported Gleaners Inc. and our stable of very great makers, designers and friends at Finders Keepers on the weekend.
Special thanks to these talented lovey ladies-Janine of Middlemost Clothing, Sylvia Segon, Julianne of re-sew-cool, and Kerry from Luminous Glass Studio for all your help.
We had a brilliant time and tip our hats to the organising team who pulled together such a great event!

19 Oct 2012

Finders Keepers

The Finders Keepers Market opens tonight at 6 o'clock. The Gleaners Inc. stall will be BURSTING with cool stuff....bursting I tell ya!.
 I have been madly writing lots of lists...pretty unusual for a girl who NEVER writes lists!
So keep your fingers crossed that it's not pouring rain for bump in and my dream last night that no body turned up is not prophetic!!!

17 Oct 2012

Spring Things

Yay, we are finally experiencing some Spring like weather in Melbourne. Blue skies, light breezes and days in the 20's. I heard through a very reliable source that a cafe is opening right behind the red car. How nice will it be to have people sitting out in the sun under the trees sipping their drip espressos right over the road.
 I scored a lovely bunch of floral embroidered table clothes the other day. Perfect for chopping up to adorn the Betty Jo Sugar Skulls.

If this guy lasts long enough he will be a part of our Day of the Dead exhibition starting in November.
The standard of submissions is amazing and we can't wait to fill Gleaners with all the Mexicali colour and skully goodness!

13 Oct 2012

Cosy updates!!!

It's been  miserable weather in Melbourne this week. It's Spring goddam it. But we have kept cosy in the shop and enjoyed lots of visits from lovely customers.
Alas this cute vehicle did not herald the arrival of Gregory Peck offering to dink me and Kerry to the gelati bar a-la Roman holiday. Yes, I know Gregory is no longer with us, we would have been happy with a Gregory Peck look alike!!!
 I don't think I have shared these very cute tea cosies we have in stock. They are all hand made by Eril from Ruby Jayne. Eril can custom make you a cosy, and as you can see, she embraces Australiana like us!
Did you know Gleaners inc. is having another stall at the Finders Keepers Market next Friday and Saturday. Our shop will be closed on Friday afternoon and all of Saturday, but you can snaffle yourself  some very gorgeous early Christmas gifts at the amazing Exhibition Buildings.......so come and say hello!!!

10 Oct 2012

It's our Birthday!

Today is Gleaners Inc.first anniversary. It's been a year since Kerry and I moved in and set up shop.
As October is shaping up to be a busy month with preparations underway for both Finders Keepers on the 19th and 20th and  our next exhibition starting in November we are holding off the celebrations for several weeks!
These super cute Kitty brooches arrived yesterday. They are created by Pip Design and if you look closely, no two are exactly the same.

And in other exciting news, the other day I put a call out on Facebook for an arty, designery person to come up with a new postcard design for Gleaners Inc.
We were lucky enough to have Holly from Pannikin offer her services and we are over the moon with the results. The first batch of postcards will be available from Finders Keepers. Yippee!!!!!

5 Oct 2012

Day of the Dead Details

Here are some important details about Gleaners Inc.'s next exhibition entitled "Day of the Dead".

- You are all invited to be a part of our colourful and joyous celebration of past loved ones .

-If you want to be involved in creating our celebratory alter we would love to have your Mexicali inspired artwork for our show! Think sugar skulls, floral tributes, Frida and more.

- The  show  begins on November 2st, and we will have an official opening Party on Friday  November 9th from 5.30 pm. We will have drinks and nibbles and discount shopping on the night!

-Both 2D and 3D work will be accepted

- Please remember that the space is quite small, so keep this in mind when creating your masterpiece.

- Please email Liz at gleanersinc@gmail.com to submit your work . It can be an expression of interest with your idea, pictures of your past work or an image of the piece you wish to submit.

- All work for the show is to be delivered to Gleaners Inc. by Monday 29th October . If you are out of town email Liz for the mailing address.

- All work can be for sale. The gallery will take a commission on all sales in the vicinity of 25%, so price your work accordingly.
- After the roaring success of our last three shows , this coming event should not be missed!

- Any other questions, just ask Liz. gleanersinc@gmail.com

2 Oct 2012

Celebrate with Colour and Joy!

There has been much mourning of life lost lately. Flowers and shrines celebrating the memory of a beautiful neighbour.
I hope that our up and coming Day of the Dead celebration will embrace this love and respect and give us a reason to remember with colour and joy. Everyone is invited to create a piece for our show, Contact us for details. xxxxx

1 Oct 2012

Hello October!

Four "A Little Vintage" maids all in a row. Two have already been adopted!!
Spring Picnic window styled by our intern Dieu!
Ranunculus.....Fave flowers right now!