GIFTS

Select from the stallholders below to shop directly for your favourite products.  This list of stalls is constantly being added to, so please keep visiting to view the full offering ...

Written in Stone

Philomena sells prints, tea towels, maps and a detailed and much-loved book on the coast.
Written in Stone is multi-disciplinary; combining nature writing, poetry, sketches and photographs that chart the 135-million year story of the Surf Coast and its geology. 
Philomena takes the reader from the ochre cliffs of Torquay, where 25 million-year-old fossils can be found, past the tip of Cape Otway, where Gondwanan rivers have preserved dinosaur bones, and on towards the Twelve Apostles. 
This book captures the curiosity and beauty of small moments ... of objects found on walks, collected and treasured.

Artichoke Design

Melbourne designer Michele Hume’s Artichoke label showcases her individually conceived and handcrafted leather goods.  Beginning with a range of purses and handbags, Artichoke Design has continued to evolve, and now includes accessories such as key fobs, brooches and earrings.

Inspiration for her work is always self-renewing because of the textures, colours and variations in the collection of surplus leather she has amassed over the many years, from sources including the auto, footwear, furniture and clothing industries. Michele is currently incorporating new elements into her range such as mark making onto the leather inspired by patterns in nature and architecture.  Thank you for supporting my small handcraft business.

Leaf Tea

Created in 2002 to bring high quality, small-batch loose leaf teas and organic hand–crafted herbals that are beautiful in taste & beneficial in health, to the Greater Geelong, Surf Coast & surrounding areas.  Our original healing organic herbals are hand blended, working with a traditional herbalist.  These infusions are by far our most popular of all teas. There is an ever-growing demand for caffeine-free health benefiting teas, and we have many delightful blends from which to choose.  We also offer many gift boxes and tea accessories to choose from, uniquely hand-packed here in Geelong.

The Bearded Woodworker

The Bearded Woodworker hand crafts beautiful practical items, including cutting boards, knife blocks, spoons/spatulas, cheese knives/slicers, coffee grinders, scoops & tampers, pizza cutters, ice-cream scoops, tongs, rolling pins, napkin holders, coasters, shaving brushes, pictures frames and, my most popular item, a blackwood clothes horse.

I use recycled or scavenged timbers, including Blackwood, Redgum, Victorian Ash, Myrtle, Huon Pine, Jarrah, Mulga, Cypress Pine, Yellow Gum, various wattles, banksias, and fruit woods. Items are finished with different oils, depending on their use, to preserve the timber and bring out the colour. Contact me if you think I could make something for you.

Fusion Ceramics

I have been making ceramics for over 30 years and draw upon my background in science and my love of nature to capture in my designs the aspects of my surroundings. I am passionate about protecting the world we are leaving for future generations and so make products that help this goal. I use the natural elements of the earth, clay, water, minerals and fire to create products ranging from travel cups to tableware.

Bellarine Smokehouse

Getting ready for Easter, lockdown a solo party ... want to send a yummy gift to someone?
Head to our website to check out our home-delivered Bellarine Box(es) ... local gin, wine, fish, cider, cheese, butter, goats cheese, olives, olive oil, brownies, honey and granola ... oh and our smoked salmon and pate of course!  We have you covered ... delivered direct to your door ... Metro Melb, Country Vic and locally.

Mivart Creations

Minerva Lamorgese White, Italian mixed-media artist, children's book illustrator, living and working in Anglesea, on the Surf Coast. Her Mivart Creations brand is designed to bring Illustration to life, creating paper-machè, interactive sculpture and fine artworks. Mivart Creations aims to promote art, craft, illustrations and sculptures for every age group, supporting sustainable choices.  Minerva is keen to encourage environmental responsibility, designing her products with natural materials, organic fabric, recycled paper and plastic-free items.  Take a look at my original illustrations, books, fine art print, tea towels, cushions, home decor, lamps and handmade sculptures.  Stay tuned for the latest artwork!

Tree and Leaf

At Tree and Leaf, I handcraft unique and unusual timber pieces. My works include delicate feathers, tactile little birds, wafer thin maple leaves, wall plaques featuring owls and stingrays and wall mounted vases using wonderful Australian and exotic timbers, all recycled and responsibly sourced ... perfect for that special gift.

Jo.L Designs

Jo.L designs and products are handmade in Bacchus Marsh in a studio on a former orchard, (once the family business.) Through drawings and ceramic forms, plant and animal life in a three-acre garden surrounding her studio, are recorded in detail. Products for purchase include a blend of high quality prints, utilitarian porcelain shapes decorated with decals and sterling silver and porcelain jewellery. The porcelain pieces are slip cast in moulds that originate from found items and are transformed to reflect the unique qualities inherent in porcelain.

Homemade Succulent Creations

Homemade Succulent Creations is a small business that grows all its succulents from home, then looks for pots that are quirky, rustic, modern and just a little bit different. They are then planted up to create the perfect gift for anyone & any occasion.

Garden Girl - Veggie Guides

Our 'What to Plant When' Veggie Guide for temperate Victoria features 53 veggies and herbs painted by Lisa McGlinchey in her Geelong studio.  Available in both Tea Towel $25 and A2 Print $15, with $2 from every sale donated to food rescue charity FareShare. 

Simply choose your favourite herbs and veggies and this guide tells you the months you can plant them.  Beautiful gift for the home gardener.

Wayne Reid Photography

My photographic prints, greetings cards, books and exhibitions, offer subject matter that ranges from the political to the philosophical, from the poetic to the whimsical. Although encompassing abstract and fine art, nature and landscape imagery, perhaps my main focus is landscapes, and while my love of the 'grand landscape' is well represented, I also love the 'intimate landscapes' found in close-up and abstract photography. Another interest is the remarkable and subtle beauty that arises when the passage of time and the processes of nature perform their transformation on the works of human hands … think rust and derelictions! 

Birds of the Great Ocean Road Book

Margaret lives in Aireys Inlet and has photographed over 120 local birds in their natural habitat. The photographs capture the personality of the birds and are presented beautifully. The text is engaging and accessible and loved by readers of all ages. It is one of the essential books of the Surf Coast and the go-to guide for identifying local birds.  There is landscape photography interspersed with bird photos which helps make it a great souvenir or gift for travellers.  

Photos of the Past

Photos of the Past sells historical photographs from The Ron Blum Collection. Our photographs are predominantly Australian, including many of the Great Ocean Road and Melbourne. We have over 50,000 images from the mid-1800s to the mid-1900s. Images can be bought in A4 size, unmounted or matboard mounted ready for framing.  If you'd like A3 options, send us an email.

We also sell a number of books, including the latest written by Ron, 'DOING THEIR BIT – Australian Women & Children on the Home Front. World War Two'.  It features photographs never seen before from the original negatives, owned by the author.

MOTHER'S DAY SPECIAL:  'Doing Their Bit' book reduced from $25 to $20.  Perfect gift for the older Mum or any egalitarian!
 

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