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Sunday, October 03, 2010

L'ucello's in Melbourne.

l'ucello is a vintage haberdashery store in Melbourne's CBD - I wrote a post about it earlier this year, although I hadn't been there myself. But last week on a visit to town with a friend, we made a quick detour there, and it was very worthwhile! I didn't have my camera with me, but I found another blog that has photos of l'ucello's interior, so go here for a peep. I'm sure any of you in Melbourne reading this, will dive in there as soon as you get the chance! I purchased a few little goodies in our quick visit:
A card with hairpins dating back to the Queen's coronation in 1953, and a section of very old woven band of fabric, possibly dating back to WW1. Kim at l'ucello said she intended to check this out at either the Shrine or Anzac House.
Half a metre of this darling fabric! My friend Julie asked what I was going to do with it. Julie is not a craft person, so she doesn't understand STASH!
****Note to Sylvia**** If you are interested in those hairpins, let me know!


Linens and Royals said...

A great length of ribbon for your stash. Am very interested in the Coronation hairpins, have seen them on ebay, but never a full card. Another swap? will email you.

Barbro said...


Ok I will start of saying that I'm not some odd person spaming your blogg so...

I saw the fabric you have on your blogg and I must ask something. Dala horses and russain dolls? I grew up in the earia in Sweden that produses these hourses and I have never seen this combination before. Sweden is close to russaua but no... there is no contact what so ever.

Did you bay the fabric online? In australia? Sorry for bugging you but this has rely got my curiosety going :)

As you can see english is not my first langwitsh so I hope you under stands my questions.

You can read more about these hourses here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalecarlian_horse

Gina E. said...

Barbro, I'm always happy to hear from anyone who has queries or comments on my posts! I bought that piece of fabric from a roll of it at a haberdashery shop in Melbourne. I just liked the design and colours, not really knowing what it meant.

Barbro said...

Thank you for your respond :)

Looking thrue the net I have found the moste probebul company that has made it. It is a company calld Kokka of japan as far as I can see. I have no idea hove they made the conection beween dala hourses and russain dolls but... It looks nice :)

I guess they can make that conection becose they are both folk art or something.

I hope you have fun whit your fabric and you make something rely nice.