Sunday, October 31, 2010

calico and ivy is having a baby...

really...

come on inside...


10 Birchgrove Road, Balmain.  A thoroughly cute little shopfront which is slowly evolving into our Sydneyside home.


A touch more paint, a little more of my builder's (hubby of course!) handy work, and then in will go the stock we have been collecting.

You might know Sarah Wheatley...

 oh Sarah, please show your smiling face...


Sarah worked in Mosman Park from the day I bought Calico until the beginning of 2009 when she returned home to Sydney with her family.  Truly missed is an understatement, but I caught up with her as much as possible, and when I began to deliberate on the Sydney option, I knew it would only work if I could coax Sarah back to manage the shop for me. 

Come early December we hope to open the doors, with the product you have come to know Calico & Ivy for, and a few new additions.   Of course, Liberty of London Tana Lawn will be well represented, with many, many classics available on opening, and the new Spring 2011 collection arriving in both stores in January.

We will be needing a little help in Sydney.  We hope to attract a few talented, experienced, innovative and friendly people to assist in both teaching and counter roles.  Email here and tell us about yourself if you're intrigued.


we will keep you updated as Balmain blossoms...

14 comments:

  1. Super exciting! It looks so pretty.

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  2. congratulations..that is sooo exciting for you and sydneysiders...good luck

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  3. gee that title took my breath away...bet it did for many...so nice to have a sister shop and sarah at the helm wooee!!!lynnie

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  4. Thrilling news! Can't wait to visit Sarah at the shop.

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  5. I used to live in Balmain. I wish I was back there!

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  6. Welcome to Balmain - I am often there so will come on by.

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  7. Oh lovely - my DH lives in Glebe (sydney) and I fly up there once a month :-) Bit closer than the alternative!

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  8. ohhhh lovely! I live on the other side of sydney but will definitely make the trip over! it looks so gorgeous from the outside and I always have room for more liberty in my stash!!!!!!!
    corrie:)

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  9. Hurrah! Can't wait to come and visit Sarah and play with all the Liberty :)

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  10. Oh, that is wonderful news. And even better, it will be local for me!

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  11. exciting news...sydney needs some more Liberty & beautiful yarn & what a cute shop. Perfection.

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  12. OMG! I'm so excited!! I used to live in Perth and now am back in Sydney... this is good news for my stash, but not for my wallet...

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  13. This is so exciting, I've visited the last two times I was in Perth and now all I have to do is trundle a little bit down the road and there you'll be! Balmain is very very lucky.

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  14. I am SUPER excited that you will have a store on the east coast. Although I don't live in Sydney, I am there semi-regularly and this will be such a great excuse for more trips :)

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