30 Nov 2011


After being stall buddies at Markit, I am happy to announce we are now stocking these super cool handmade vintage picture blocks by PaperScissorsBlock
 Each block is one-off, made from vintage picture book pages and hand cut wooden blocks. Available in a range of sizes and retro book designs.
I'm loving the map blocks. Perfect for travellers of all ages!

26 Nov 2011

Going to Markit!

Goodies at Markit

Some yummy goodies to be found at Markit tomorrow.
I want everything...except the bunting necklace because I don't need another!
Come and see us in the Edge Theatre Foyer this Sunday November 27th with Betty Jo Designs products and lots of special extras by our designer friends from Gleaners Inc. 
Gleaners Inc. will be closed all Sunday....but we are open today (Saturday 26th Nov.)from 10am-5pm

25 Nov 2011

"Flight of the Ducks"

"Flight of the Ducks"
Crafty Flying Duck Call Out!
Can you make flying ducks from recycled or preloved materials..I'm thinking crochet, felted wool, china, plastic, scrap metal or stuff you wouldn't usually expect a set of Nana-rific flying ducks to be made from?We want your ducks for our special "Flight of the Ducks" exhibition to be held at Gleaners Inc. in the Stairway to Nowhere mini Gallery!
If this is up your crafty alley, contact Liz at Gleaners Inc.
Ducks needed to be delivered to Gleaners Inc. or mailed to Liz by December 15th. So put on your thinking caps and get cracking...or as Vic from Punky and Me quipped.."Put on your thinking Flaps and Get Quacking!!!
Green Flying Ducks
Some ideas : The famous Kaiser Craft Wooden Ducks are the Bee's Knee's (or should I say the ducks flippers). Find them in Kaiser Craft outlets, craft stores or order online (they arrive in one day!!!!)This pattern is V.CuteThese are snazzy!
So go forth and create some Ducks

22 Nov 2011

Hey Good Lookin'

We have vintage aprons at Gleaners Inc. Here is a small sample of our mint condish beauties, sourced by my retro lovin' pal Rachel. Perfect for the retro housewife in us all.
And for a foodie lovers gift, why not combine a vintage apron with a Write to Me Recipe Journal. Be good lookin' while your cookin'.

19 Nov 2011

Bunting Blitz!

I was getting Bunting separation anxiety yesterday after three lengths of the Curly Pops bunting was sold.
But colour was restored in no time as super efficient Cam whipped up some more and hand delivered it too. And look , we received a South African safari cushion aswell!
Phew..Bunting to the Rescue.

18 Nov 2011

Pretty Pics.....

Natalie Jeffcott from Arthur's Circus popped into Gleaners Inc. yesterday. Never without her trusty camera, we were lucky enough to have some colourful shop vignettes recorded for posterity. See Nat's. website here.
We also now stock the Arthur's Circus range of kids tees, and Chrissy postcards featuring cute retro images taken by Natalie. Sweet as................

17 Nov 2011

Four of a Kind - Teapots

It's all about teapots at Gleaners Inc. this week. Check out the cool retro plate by Lucy King.
More Four of a Kind coming up this week.

12 Nov 2011

Online Shopping

Just letting interstate and out of town readers know that we are only too happy to organise payments and shipping for our goodies if you see something you fancy.
We take paypal, direct deposit and as of next week CREDIT CARD!!!!!
Here are some kitties that flew up to Brissy last week and are now languishing contentedly at Kirsten's (Each to Own) Brissy abode. She has renamed them Mark and Rob, who are two of my favorite singers in the world.
Wednesday and Betty Jo Sugar Skull Clock!
Sugar Skull Clock has jetted up to Stokers Siding in the gorgeous Northern NSW hinterlands. 
Can you be jealous of a clock?? I think you can.
Just contact us via the blog or Facebook , email , phone, text, send a carrier pigeon, or some smoke signals. And maybe one day we will have a proper online shop That would be ACE I know.

10 Nov 2011

Window Shopping

 Windows at Gleaners Inc. 
Yesterday we received a choice booty of hand made dresses, skirts, tops and accessories from Middlemost Clothing. Great vintage fabrics and repurposed kitchen linen with a suitable sprinkling of kitsch. The Rosella wrap skirt went straight in the window..........
.....as did the Melbourne skyline tank top and  fantastic geo print skirt!
Violet the shop dummy is looking very pleased with herself. You must pop in and see the whole range.
It's a vintage fabric lovers dream! I will be booking my in house model for some more pictures soon.
And there's a new green lino Petite Cuckoo Clock available at Gleaners Inc. Complete with my trademark wonkyness!

8 Nov 2011

I Love a Sunburnt Country

 Look, we have some  Australiana goodies in the window at Gleaners Inc
Featuring Greg Mann Teaspoon Jewellery,  Betty Jo, Each to Own,  some Aussie themed bric-a brac and some of my koala collection. Pop by to see the whole display!
We also have a winnerof the skull brooch Giveaway! Congrats Kylie from Lucy Violet Vintage.
You have a great a blog Kylie..I just wish I could have made it to Perth for your Garage Sale.

7 Nov 2011

Extra Juicy!

 We are loving  juicy orange tones in Gleaners Inc. Look away now if you are not fond of orange.......

From top left: Australiana apron and matching oven mit, "Luminous Glass" bowl and glass cookie jar, 
Very lovely glazed ceramic condiment set,  Kitchen goodies and a special 70's teapot  warmer and retro enamel teapot.

And new to Gleaners Inc........ "Extra Juicy" melted marble rings .

3 Nov 2011

New Crafty Goodies

 New crafty goodies are arriving everyday at Gleaners Inc. For the nostalgic sewer we have this cute Holly Hobbie sewing machine.
For the tapestry fancier, this pensive, daydreaming Harlequin.
 For the arty geometric lover, we have these groovy felt triangle necklaces by  Margriet Ebben.
I'm wearing the nine piece necklace with the silk Grecian shift ( comes with or with out shoulder pads!)
It's a festival of triangles!