Thursday, August 25, 2011

Fabulous & French

It has been a fast and fabulous couple of weeks, lots of packing wholesale and mail orders and lots of un packing of deliveries of new stock. Most fabulous is this lovely old cabinet, already stencilled with mercerie (French for haberdashery.) The other fabulous French arrival is our first delivery of textiles from Artiga. Brilliant woven stripes in the most gorgeous colours, traditional in the south west Basque region of France. Our first shipment is espadrille fabric, 15.5 cm wide, it is perfect for all sorts of projects. Our second shipment due in a couple of weeks will include regular width fabrics in the same woven stripes 

So of coarse to accommodate the new cabinet I had to move every piece of furniture around and around and around, until finally deciding to put it where I first thought it should go. And you know how it is, especially as it seems spring is here, I then decided everything had to tidied up, rearranged, cleaned etc. So two and half very long days later I have finally put the store back together and I must say it is looking fresh and lovely again.

These sweet little vintage Czech forget me nots arrived late last week, so charming.

I finally have managed to restock nearly all of the l'uccello products including some of these lovely vintage greeting cards made with original antique post cards.

There are a few new vintage Kokeshi dolls, this is my favourite.

Just a few shots of  around the store

Vintage Cutie Doll kits are back in stock at last, this one looks like she may have had a little tipple too many before putting on her lipstick.

This is the third rainbow I have seen in about 10 days, I can't remember the last time I saw so many or seen them so close, this is looking up Collins Street towards the Paris end. I have switched to regular unfiltered photos for the last few photos so you can see the fabulous Artiga Fabrics more accurately.

Delicious don't you think?!

Have a fabulous sunny spring week x

Friday, August 12, 2011


Well bravo us, it has been a huge couple of weeks and everyone has been working very hard to get everything done. We have been busy getting our samples for Christmas ready and into production, Spring orders have rolled in and are almost finished and lots of new stock has arrived.

More of these fabulous cockades and rosettes arrived this week and we are just putting the final touches on them. Many of them are made from French antique ribbons, this one features a Victorian period French passementerie motif.

We are so excited to announce the arrival of the very first pieces of a collaborative range of jewellery created exclusively for l'uccello by jeweller Vikki Kassioras. Titled l'uccello collect, this range of jewellery is made up of one of pieces, made from various pieces of my collection of antique and vintage beads, charms and other fixings.

Beads collected from different periods are carefully strung, some of the pieces feature knotting between the beads and all clasps and hooks are sterling silver, each piece is unique.

Each piece is presented with a hand made card made from Victorian period paper ephemera with a brief list of each unique piece's components on the back.

We have also had a lovely big shipment of these gorgeous paper goods arrive, vintage style reproductions - so charming.

New Sajou stock  is also in, including these divine new designs in their range of thread winder cards. 

We stock the original antique linen thread by the company Conscrit featured on these new cards, the box on the left is part of our collection.

Most exciting of all we are now the exclusive Australian stockist of this brilliant book on vintage French thread cards and reels by the creator of Sajou, Frederique Crestin Billet. It is full of the most wonderful images of an extensive array of antique packaging, a must have for collectors of these type of things.

If you happen to be around today you may see us waving a few yellow ribbons from the balcony, it is the parade for Cadel Evans at lunch time, we are so excited and can't wait to wave our ribbons and call out Bravo! 

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Sophie Digard Handbags

Bag No. 1 SOLD
We received another delivery of divine Sophie Digard bags today, please forgive the badly styled photos but the colours are pretty close. We completely sold out of the others last week before I even had a chance to photograph them. I loooove them all but especially the one above, I don't know if I will be able to resist taking it home.

Bag No.2

Bag No. 3

Bag No. 4

Bag No.4 other side

If fact I love them all, if you want one be quick or I might give into temptation with the lot!

Hope you are enjoying this prelude to Spring that is suddenly upon us, I will blog about other things at the end of the week  X

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

somewhere under the rainbow

After a frantic but fabulous week filling orders, installing window displays, sprucing up for open studios, and general shop duties Sunday was spent catching up on the dreaded bookwork. This is my reward, just about the most wonderful rainbow I have ever seen.

This is really just the other half of the last post with photos of the recent Sophie Digard arrivals, there should be more hand bags this week.

New No. 1 sold

I have tried so many times to capture the beauty of Sophie Digard's work in a photo but it is allusive, I kind of like the idea that you have to see them in real life to totally get how truly beautiful they are.

New No.2  SOLD

New No. 3 sold

I will do another post later in the week when I have recovered from last week and the new hand bags are in.

Have a splendid week    X