15 Dec 2013

We are Dreaming of a Pink and Purple Christmas!

We are embracing all that is pink and puce this Christmas at Gleaners Inc. 
Our special tree. 
Cute gifts galore!
 The window is full of  mini pink and purple trees made by Jess from RMIT 
 Babs is also getting into the Christmas Spirit. Don't be alarmed, she is quite 'armless!
We are open right up untill Christmas Eve for those last minute gifts. 
*Compliments of the Season to one and all*

16 Nov 2013

2014 Ahoy!

Well what do you know! We are planning things for NEXT YEAR at Gleaners Inc. 
A wee while ago I didn't think there was going to be a next year due to landlordy stuff/family stuff. But there you go, we are still kicking and loving our always growing Gleaners Inc. community.

Right now we are gearing up for Christmas and looking forward to setting up a beautiful stall full of Gleaners Inc. goodies at Markit at Fed. Square on Sunday 24th November. This market is not to be missed! 
See you there xxxxx

9 Nov 2013

My Mexican Maracas!

 Cute Mini Maracas brooches are now available at the "My Mexican Donkey" Pop Up Shop. Both Julianne from Sister Outlaws and I pulled out our best Calypso inspired shirts to model these cuties. Nearly tempted to crack out the Harry Belafonte and get a conga line happening!
Other colourful Mexicali goodies are available like intricate hand painted ceramic candle sticks,milagro medals and mini sombrero brooches, not to mention the popular sugar skull kits and Betty Jo brooches! 

1 Nov 2013

Dia De Los Muertos at Gleaners Inc.

 As part of our pop up shop we have a little dia de los muertos alter with colourful Mexican ceramics and collectibles.
And yes, there are sugar skulls galore....
.... we are especially loving these festive paper skull banners!

29 Oct 2013

"My Mexican Donkey" Pop Up Shop

All throughout November Gleaners will be hosting  "My Mexican Donkey", a Mexican themed pop up shop presented by the Sister Outlaws and re-sew-cool. 
We will be selling Mexican gifts and home decor like these beautiful paper banners.Mexican Banners
We will  also be celebrating Mexican Day of the Dead so there will be an alter and sugar skulls galore!

See you there amigos!

25 Oct 2013


It's getting broochalicious in Brunswick cause Gleaners Inc. has brooches in every colour of the rainbow.
We would have loved to gift a brooch to Beyonce yesterday as she gadded about the back streets of Brunny in white togs, pumps and a furry coat. But alas, there was crocheting to be done and a pole to adorn.

11 Oct 2013

We love Colour!

 Our stall at Finders Keepers was a great success....who said the word minimalist? We are all about colour and fun and happy times at Gleaners Inc. More is more and never a blank white surface will be seen!!!!
I was chuffed to meet the girls from Flock Curiosity Assembly at the market and secure a big bunch of their delicious resin jewellery for the shop! My faves are the faceted drop earrings!

4 Oct 2013

Finders Keepers Market!

Gleaners Inc. is off to Finders Keepers Market this weekend. Our shop will be closed from 1pm today, and all of Saturday. Why don't you come and see us at the amazing Royal Exhibition buildings from 6 pm tonight (Friday) or Saturday 10-5. Just look for the Gleaners Inc bunting. Our stall is second row left of the entrance!
Here are just some of the goodies we will be squashing on our stall.

26 Aug 2013

"Spring Glean" Rummage Sale

Let's farewell Winter and celebrate the coming of Spring with a BIG SALE at Gleaners Inc.! 
Rummage through vintage clothes and collectibles all priced to sell. Nothing over $10!!!!!
Saturday August 31st from 11am

12 Aug 2013

Finding the Art in Heart!

"Take Heart" group show at Gleaners Inc.
"Sacred Heart of Gleaning"
Thanks to the Age for the plug! 

30 Jul 2013

Be still my beating heart..........

 Gleaners Inc. is celebrating it's sixth exhibition opening on Friday 2nd August. Our show, titled "Take Heart",  features the work of  twenty designers and crafts people and all the works include or reference the heart in it's many forms.
Everyone is invited to the official opening on Friday evening for drinks and discount shopping. The show runs till the end of August, so plenty of time for a visit. This event is part of Craft Victoria's Craft Cubed festival. 
 Esther Sandlers "Lovestruck" kitty tapestry 
And more gorgeous creations by re-sew-coolPleatybunny by Miss FOOGennybird Studio & Morgan Wills.
See you there <3<3<3

14 Jul 2013

Viva la FRIDA!

Jennie from A Little Vintage has sent some more Frida dolls to Gleaners Inc. along with a selection of the most divine machine stitched Frida brooches.
 As you can see I love wearing mine!
 Frida on the right has gone to live with the lovely Coco and is now right at home in her lovely bedroom.

26 Jun 2013

For the Sticky Beaks!

Isn't it always the way. You upload lots of pretty products pics.on Instagram but the photos that turn out to be  most popular are the Gleaners Inc. shots. I guess people love to have a sticky beak in places that they may not be able to see in real life.
I'll say it again, we are lucky to have such lovely natural light here!
And our Stairway to Nowhere is a cool feature.
More pretty light in our frock corner.

8 Jun 2013

Winter Warmth

Everyone is keeping warm at Gleaners Inc. now the chilly weather is upon us. We have woolly knits galore, cute and cosy scarves, and hand knitted beanies and mittens. There's Babs rockin' an authentic 80's jumper in cool geometrics.
 We also have a great choice of pretty crocheted pot holders in delicious colours!
Even our furry friend Xavier knows how to keep warm !

30 May 2013

"Take Heart"

Hear Ye, Hear Ye, The next Gleaners Inc. exhibition in the Stairway to Nowhere Gallery will be titled "Take Heart"
We are now inviting artists and crafts people to create a piece for our group show utilizing the symbol of the heart as inspiration. 
Simple, symmetrical and easily reproduced, the Heart shape is design at it finest.The universal symbol of the Heart is probably the world’s most recognizable image. Variations on the heart shape have been used in cultural and religious contexts through the ages to represent romance, love and all things sacred. In popular culture the heart appears regularly in art, fashion, religious iconography and commercial celebrations.

This exhibition will be part of Craft Victoria's Craft Cubed  Festival. The show opens on Friday, August the 2nd. and runs through to August the 31st
Submissions are now OPEN and can be emailed to Liz  at gleanersinc@gmail.com . Register your interest and provide a brief description of the work you wish to exhibit. Accompanying images will be happily accepted. 

29 May 2013

Great Markit Day!

 Thanks to all the friends and customers who visited our stall at Markit @ Fed Square on Sunday. We had a lovely day and boy was it busy and packed.
As you can see, even though we had a smallish table , we packed it full of gorgeous Gleaners Inc. goodies!
Can't wait for the next one!

12 May 2013

Happy Days

 Hello lovely people. I'm always happy to report Gleaners Inc. is still going strong. We had a boomer day yesterday with a big bunch of people choosing gifts for their Mummas. Cuddles and kisses to all the mothers and carers and generous women who do what they do and don't expect acknowledgement. You make the world go round, so have a happy day. We acknowledge you are Awesome!
Gleaners is bursting with fresh goodies like these cute new Dandelyne brooches and pendants and crocheted  Granny slippers and cushions by Ruby Jayne .
 The woolly knits are back! Even though last week was almost Spring like, the wintery weather is kicking in next week and warmth will be a priority! So why not be warm retro style in cosy and colourful patterned knits Bill Cosby would be proud to wear.
We can get enough tapestries at Gleaners Inc. and here is one of Liz's new favorites. Hello Bonnie and her foal Harry.