Sunday, September 27, 2009

In My House - the shop!

This is the second time I have set up a shop and it doesn't get any easier... But hey it is pretty good fun and here is my latest venture, still a work in progress.
In My House is in Berry, a small historic town 2 hours south of Sydney. The countryside is idyllic - all green rolling hills running down to lovely beaches. The town used to be well known for its antiques but this all died away in the past decade. That is why I am pleased to be bringing back some vintage mixed with new. The "old mixed with new" thing is my point of difference and don't most of us have that sort of mix in our houses?
I have found some excellent craftspeople in the area who help me restore furniture, not to mention one lady in particular who makes fabulous cushions and soft furnishings. 
Pics: The garden corner features beautiful hand-made, rustic garden products from Heaven In Earth which is a local business set up by Jocelyn Van Hoven who originally hails from Conneticut, USA. Very Martha! I painted the dresser lime green and rubbed it back to show the pink underneath.
Aqua Chair: This is an original Parker Knoll chair from England which I had restored and covered in an American linen.
Seaside Corner: Berry is a stop off point for people heading down to beachside weekenders so its great to stock some white-washed firniture, shells, coral and driftwood.
Garden Setting: I love that the shop opens onto a garden laneway. I am collecting architectural bits and pieces, like gates and doors which I put out here.


  1. Congratulations! I looks lovely! That little outdoor bistro table and chairs melt my heart!

    Hope you're having a great weekend,

    PS. On Monday I'll be announcing a giveaway I think you'll like! Hope you'll stop by :)

  2. wow - what a fabulous shop, congraulations x

  3. Love your red and white striped sign! Wish I lived in Australia to check it out! Looks beautiful!

  4. Thanks so much for your encouraging comments!

  5. hi is it in the main street of Berry?? can't wait to come down, it looks great!

  6. Gorgeous inside and out! You have done a fabulous job of keeping a consistent theme throughout. I'm sure you will do well!

  7. Nice blog. Nice pictures. It's worth visiting.

  8. Congrats Cath! It looks beautiful. I'm heading down your way next week, so I can't wait to pop in to see you and the shop. How many years has it been?? I'd say at least 15.

  9. Your shop looks beautiful. I will have to schedule a trip to Berry very soon, it is such a cute village.

  10. Yes I think a trip from Moss Vale to Berry is in order.
    What days are you open?

  11. I love the gray interiors...they just wrap you up like a gray flannel blanket. So cozy
    Warm wishes of success for your delightful store!
    It looks fantastic!
    Thank you so much for

  12. Oh congratulations it all looks just gorgeous.
    Looking forward to visiting your shop one day soon.