Wednesday, February 27, 2008

I found heaven on earth!

(images courtesy of Harem and All things bright and beautiful)

(I am immediately going to order some of these dreamy silk and velvet pillows, GORGEOUS!)

Oh how I love Felicity from All things bright and beautiful and this outstanding post she did on the boudoirlicious store Harem! I'd never heard of this store before today but apparently Brunswick street, Fitzroy, Melbourne is the place to be!
After my post about Empire 111, I have GOT to get my butt down to Melbourne for some serious retail therapy! I love Melbourne and the last time I was there was 2001.

This shop, filled with vintage fashions designed by Harem's owner and founder, Sasha Dommershuyzen, and antique style accessories and homewares must be an absolute dream to work in. I worship everything that fills it's shelves and covers it's walls.
I think I'm going mental. One minute I'm obsessed with all things white and clutter free and the next I want to cover everything in Chinoisere wallpaper and fill with treasures and trinkets.
I think the blogging world is starting to mess with my mind. How rude! LOL ;)
To put things in perspective, I guess what I mean is, for my own home I love to surround myself with colour and texture and stuff that makes me smile but if I were to go away for a weekend or longer I would probably love to stay somewhere more on the pure white, stress and clutter free side ;)
Please, please, please check out Felicity's post about this amazingly beautiful shop and also have a peek at their heavenly website.


Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

ooooh Anna, I havent been to that store but we do go down to Brunswick street quite a bit for the restaurants so will have a look next time for sure. yes we do have great shops down here but those inner city ones are very expensive so save some $$ first before the visit!!
Alicia ~ time worn style

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

Also meant to say that another lovely shop in Melbourne is Vintage Living
463 High St
Prahran, VIC 3181

(03) 9529 3929
dont think they have a website though :0(

Sue said...

Thanks for pointing me to ATB&B's post about this beautiful shop. Lovely bright spot to enjoy this morning over coffee.

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

WOW Anna - these photos look SO much better BIG!! I must get around to getting a new template that accommodates these sizes!!

and I must check out Vintage recommended above.

harem is not cheap but its not prohibitive.

most of sasha's dresses are around the 200AU mark - tho the bits and obs are much cheaper. You can get an idea of costs on her site

AnastasiaC said...

i need to get to Melbourne many great places to shop and see and the food there is always fabulous!!!
I really want to go see 'Meet Me at Mikes' too - Pip's blog is so much fun and she stocks my paper goods so even a bigger thrill!

oldflowers4me said...

harem is so beautiful- i sold my over the top food covers to her, everythings so dreamy- singing and skipping love jo.

Linda and Laura Lilly Cottage said...

Oh my goodness, that really is a divine shop, need to get to Melbourne...though Queensland seems so far away from there..just to explore one shop would need a day to ooh and ahh over. Thanks for sharing and the links, off I go for a look see...KN Linda and Laura Lilly Cottage.