Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Sophie Digard current stock

Large wool scarf No. 1 SOLD
This is just a quick Sophie update for all of the customers waiting on images, apologies for the delay. I thought this may be the most efficient way for everyone to be able to access the images, please quote image numbers with all enquiries. As a very rough price guide, the small scarves are around $200 - $240, the large scarves and handbags are around $380 - $450. The necklaces vary between approximately $120 - $190 for the longer ones. For specific prices please ring the store.

Large wool scarf No. 2

Large wool scarf No. 3 SOLD

Large wool scarf No. 4

Large wool scarf No. 5  SOLD

Small wool scarf No. 6

Small linen scarf No.7  SOLD

Wool handbag No8 SOLD

Wool handbag No.9

Linen and velvet necklace No 10 SOLD

Wool necklace No11 SOLD

Linen necklace No 12

Linen necklace No 13

Velvet and linen necklace No.14  SOLD

Wool necklace No. 15 SOLD
As always please note that our photos do not come close to capturing the sensational colours by Sophie Digard.

Lots of new goodies have come in this week so will follow up with images later in the week. If you are passing Kleins Perfumery this week watch out for our l'uccello feature window

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Accoutrements for Ladies

I love the word accoutrement and it seems perfect for the beautiful, rare and amusing arrivals this week, including Victorian enamel buttons, paper scraps, antique lace, trims and millinery supplies.
 It has been a fabulous week, busy with lots of lovely visitors who read the article in last weeks Age about l'uccello. Also a quite humbling one too, with very kind, sweet letters and anonymous little gifts of lace arriving in the mail and the generosity of others who visited the store. So thank you to all our customers, you really are an inspiration and we are very grateful for your custom.
The best quote of the week came from a a patient husband who described l'uccello as a bit like a Bunnings for women, gorgeous!

Vintage millinery trims, exquisite Victorian enamel buttons, probably the best we have ever had, antique sewing tools, beautiful fine French cotton lace and lovely dark lustrous metallic lace and braid.

More wonderful buttons including this set of steel and mother of pearl buttons and the stunning boxed set of lithograph buttons which are now part of my private collection.

Boxed sets of Art Nouveau oyster shells and diminutive enamel buttons

Gorgeous new selection of original Victorian paper scraps (well spotted by Miss Pen Pen, many thanks!)

Including this full set of anthropomorphic animals, some people think they are a bit spooky but I love them.

Update on the crazy patchwork classes with Robyne Melia, only 2 places left so if you are keen to join get in quick.

Have super weekend, hope the Grand Prix doesn't drive you mad X

Monday, March 12, 2012

                         Yes we are open............

Monday  12/3/12 Labour Day Holiday
10am - 6pm
Please note the lift has not been switched on today so access to the second floor is by stairs only. The stair entrance is in Cathedral Arcade, just to the left of the lifts.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Fancy work

Sometimes I get asked what our name means exactly.... l'uccello is Italian for bird, (if you want the full story use the search box and type in "about a bird.") The rest of our title, vintage haberdashery and fancy goods, also raises the odd query. In the past embroidery and needlework were often referred to as fancy work and the materials for this work, threads etc were called fancy goods. I have a collection of Victorian business cards from stores that sold items such as fancy goods and millinery supplies. With our range of vintage millinery & haberdashery, contemporary fabrics and embroidery supplies it seamed a perfect fit
The beautiful swallow featured above is by Robyne Melia, and it will be one of the motifs taught in her upcoming classes.

Our Internet connection is on the blink at the moment so I have to keep it brief this week, if anyone is waiting for me to reply to their email, apologies! To make things worse the shop phone has been on the blink and I got a new mobile this week, which may be great if I work out how to use it.

So many new deliveries at the moment and I have just been to old Sydney town ordering more, now I need more furniture to put all of this new stock on.

new vintage millinery divine!

fancy goods from Valdani, Sajou and Bohin

Gorgeous Sajou fancy goods

inspiring new books, French General pre cuts, and lovely antique pieces of fancy work  

I have been trying to get a Facebook page together but I haven't sorted out the link from the blog or vice versa, but it does exist. We are also working away at getting all the photos for the online store done, it really is on it's way. And finally I am also trying to get a Pinterest board together so keep an eye out for the icons in the next couple of weeks, so long as the new modem arrives soon.

If you read Homespun Magazine look out for our first ad, I think you will like him.
Have a super fabulous week x