Thursday, November 24, 2011

chalkboard kit

Looking for interesting gifts for friends or family?

We have just received a number of  Murobond Chalkboard Kits.  The kit comes in all of the 12 chalkboard colours : By the Yard, Chalk SI, Cherry Nose, Cicada, Dragonfly, Farrier, Oceania, Paper Bag, Patternmaker, Pirate Black, Ship Chandler and Whalebone.

Each kit comprises:

500ml pot of chalkboard paint
Paint brush
1 stick of chalk
Chalkboard Duster

Some ideas:
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...hours and hours of entertainment in a chalkboard kit!!!  Get santa to slip one into the santa bag and let imaginations run wild!!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Hello all....can not believe another week has passed, where has this year gone?  Christmas is creeping into ecoco and that also means we are nearing our first birthday!  wow!!!  amazing I know, but still loving every day, especially so when local artisans arrive at our door with their works of art, like the
 beautiful driftwood christmas tree that has found its way into our current window display.

and the minature version on the table amongst the wonki ware, which reminds me....our next shipment of wonki ware is leaving South Africa on Thursday and will be here early December.  More jugs, small, medium and large salad bowls, pasta and pudding bowls, platters, new mugs and a few new colours and designs as well! 

The beauty of handmade wonki ware and recycled glass from TADE...

Unfortunately the large glass grape light has been discontinued, but we have managed to secure one of the remaining ones, we have also just received the small grape light.

Every day we have new products and old favourites arriving.   The giant tea bag for the bath from Page Thirty Three smells divine and is a popular gift and the little recycled glass spice jars from TADE are a perennial favourite.

Handmade blockprinted paper good enough to frame...
new lamps

Pony Rider cushions and quilts.

Don't forget our giveaway....all you have to do is follow the link at the top of the blog page to facebook and like or share our page or post...winner drawn this Friday.
Good Luck!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

creative tasmanian homes

Nestled on the banks of the Tamar River near Launceston is a little cottage, home to one of my lovely customers and her young family.   Slightly distracted by the many treasures, I did finally manage some measuring of windows!  But not before I captured a few happy snaps...
Painted predominantly white with light timber floors, the spaces are brought to life with colour and pattern.... like the David Bromley wall hanging, zigzag patterned quilt and mustard coloured pillow cases in one of the bedrooms......

and the gorgeous cocky cushion from Bonnie & Neil on the sofa in a living space which looks out across the river.

an interesting collection of bottles, candles, paper flowers and brushes are displayed on a mantel...

and from ecoco the round recycled tyre mirror, laundry hamper, the small reclaimed printed floorboard box and the picture frame look fabulous arranged around this vintage chest of drawers. 


Friday, November 11, 2011

pick of the week

The joy we feel when those very special people walk into our store with their gorgeous handcrafted literally is like christmas!   Our favourite locally made product this week are the lovely driftwood christmas trees.

From Melbourne designers Bonnie & Neil, the flower mats made from reclaimed timber and printed with the robin design look fab in the centre of the table....

Hope you have a lovely weekend x

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

new competition

Follow these simple instructions for your chance to win:

1.  Visit the ecoco Launceston facebook page and share our latest albums with your friends

2. Let us know you have shared ecoco launceston with your friends by posting "shared" on our facebook page

3.  Competition closes 5pm November 16.  If your name is selected as the winner you can choose from the items pictured in this blog..... Good Luck  xx    Happy Sharing!!!

fair trade organic cotton....Kow Tow

Blink.....wall clock