Thursday, November 22, 2012
A sunny spot of pop up shopping
I was off doing a spot of gift purchasing today when I stumbled across a pop up shop. You know, this new craze where an empty shop front is suddenly filled to the brim with goodies for a couple of days and then equally all of a sudden it all vanishes again back to wherever it came from. A bit like a circus I suppose.
This particular pop shop was packed to the hilt with colourful goodies and well worth a poke around, especially if you like contemporary Australiana and all things pineapple. Being quite partial to this very iconic fruit, I fully intend to re string my $6 white perspex christmas ornament and wear it around my neck.
There were Australian map and pineapple blackboards, sets of wooden Australian animals, gorgeous colourful ceramics and a fantastic range of tea towels. Perfect gifts for homesick Aussies abroad and anyone who loves Australiana, minus the kitsch.
The pop up shop is at 29 A Logan Rd, Woolloongabba and is open every day until 2pm this Sunday. But don't fret if you must have one of those map of Australia blackboards and you are not lucky enough to live here in Brisbane, they have an online shop as well. Pop over here and you might get all your Christmas shopping done before we even hit December.
I would have bought more myself (I am coverting that map blackboard), but I had just only minutes before, managed to get my paws on my first pair of these which I have been wanting for ages but was reluctant to buy over the internet as I have very difficult wide feet. Hooves really. Thankfully a lovely little shop right here in West End is now stocking them and they are a remarkably good fit for anyone whose feet have bovine tendencies.
Having never owned yellow shoes before, can I say that it is impossible to have anything other than a sunny disposition while wearing these. Hoping Santa might bring me the red ones for Christmas.
And while we are on a yellow theme, I could not forget Roboboy who has been obsessed with this colour since he was two. It does not get better than this really. Lego + yellow = happy child.
If you want to find one of these for your own gang pop over to Mini Mayhem to see the range of colourful T shirts for boys. Mine came from a lovely local shop called Handmade High Street which supports local artists and designers and is also full of amazing crafted goodies. Happy sunny shopping !