Sedonia happenings...

The last month has kept us busy with lots of new stock arriving, and lots of other lovely things happening in the lives of the Sedonians. We can't believe how quickly 2014 is going - with Autumn already here it won't be long until the cooler months arrive and we're ready to curl up under one of our lovely St Albans Alpaca rugs.

One of the things we love about living in Melbourne is that there is always something to do, in the chilly weather or in the sweltering heat. We took refuge from the hot weather at the NGV, visiting Melbourne Now. Here are a few shots from the shop and general happenings over the last little while.

We love the new 'Kilim Miracle' rug from Elk - call us to order one!

Table top shot of some of our new favourites from Marimekko and Marmoset Found

Alpaca hair throw rugs from St. Albans, proudly made in Australia. 

Had some fun learning how to weave with Maryanne Moodie at The School

Visited the Urban Commons veggie garden at Melbourne Now, and found this albino eggplant! 

Autumn tones in the Uashmama washable paper bags, with our new 'etchings' ceramics from Marmoset Found

Getting nostalgic looking at these beautiful textile works by Starlie Geikie at Melbourne Now

And eating to our heart's content… always a favourite pastime. 


We're back!

We've taken a slow and steady start to 2014, and have enjoyed taking some time to recharge the batteries in preparation for a busy year ahead. We hope you were all able to enjoy some time off over the holiday period and spend time with family and friends.

It's getting to that time of year where New Year's resolutions are really starting to take shape, OR they've fallen by the wayside. Do you have any resolutions you've been working hard on so far this year? Some of ours are: to spend more time in the garden and the kitchen, and to see more art and music this year. Fingers crossed we can keep these up throughout the year.

We are back to our regular opening hours (7 days a week) so do pop in for a visit or just to have a look around to see what is new in store. We have lots of lovely things for that special someone this Friday, if Valentine's Day is your thing, but of course we just think it's nice to give your beloved a gift any day of the year!

We're also expecting lots of exciting new stock over the next couple of weeks - to keep up to date with our new arrivals make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We are becoming quite hooked on old Instagram - it's completely addictive! As always, our stock is constantly changing. For the most up to date information on particular products, just phone us on 03 9689 9368.


Sedonia's Christmas Gift Guide

With Christmas only a week away we thought we would put together a little gift guide. Hopefully it gives you some inspiration if you're still on the hunt for that special something! This is just a selection of our favourite things... there is even more to see in store, and believe it or not we are still receiving new deliveries!

And don't forget we are open tonight until 8pm to coincide with the Twilight Maker's Market down the road, and will also be open until 8pm on Friday night.

Black jute table mat $40 // Uashmama bags, prices from $28 // 
Bedouin Societe standard pillowcases $120 a pair // Marimekko 'Weather Diary' platter $125 // Laguiole cheese knife $25 // Design House candelabra $129.90 // Design House carafe $149 // Marimekko coffee mug $26

Coloured candles $4 each // Pantone coffee percolator small $40 (med $45, large $55) // Laguiole cake fork set $92 // Marimekko coasters (set of 4) $46 // Marimekko 'Weather Diary' dinner plate $52

Nkuku white jug $40 // Nkuku two-tone jug $35 // Nkuku two-tone mug $25 // 
Natural jute table mat $40 // Cheese grater with compartment $35 // wooden salt dish and spoon $21 // Red block printed napkins $6 each // Sands Made cheese paddle $40 // Sands Made risotto spoon $15 // Olive wood salad servers $25 // Uashmama mini bags for salt and pepper $10 each

Poppies for Grace paper pom pom garland $39 // Laguiole kids cutlery set $55 // 
The Silver Spoon for Children cookbook $30 // Cubebot mini $15 // 
Hello Toes socks $12.95 for pack of two // Emily Green A4 print $49.50 (A3 also available $88) // Blink 'LOVE' pouch $25 // Happy Socks $17 // Cubebot medium $26


Late night shopping at Sedonia

         On Wednesday night this week the Maribynong Makers Market is having their annual Twilight                                    
         Market just down the road in Gamon Street.
         We will also be open until 8pm. So come down for a relaxed evening and check out the local arts       
         and crafts, then pop into Sedonia. We have new stock arriving daily.
         On Friday the 20th we will also be open until 8pm, beat the weekend crowd and relax on Saturday!

Sedonia Christmas opening hours

Wednesday 18th: 10am - 8pm
Thursday 19th: 10am - 6pm
   Friday 20th:  10am - 8pm
Saturday 21st: 10am - 6pm
Sunday 22nd: 10am - 5pm
Monday 23rd: 10am - 6pm
Tuesday 24th: 10am - 6pm 


Long time no see…

It really has been a while since our last post… but only because we've been so busy getting ready for Christmas! In between posts there has been a wedding, some lovely new staff members and lots and lots of lovely new products.

We've also been busy with Christmas crafts - it's such a nice time of year to make things for your home and for others. We've been making Christmas decorations and foraged wreaths, and we're about to get stuck in to a batch of jams and chutneys….

A lovely night spent making wreaths and other Christmas decorations in Healesville

The finished product! 

And if you're thinking about your Christmas table, here is some Sedonia-style inspiration, which we shot for The Age a little while back. Get in a festive mood with our beautiful range of glassware, crockery and table linen from local and international designers. Stock is always changing so do be sure to drop in regularly. We've completed the look with beautiful triple-milled bon bon soaps from Murphy & Daughters, proudly Melbourne made.



We love Armadillo

It's no secret that we love Armadillo&Co rugs here at Sedonia, but after acquiring one recently I am even more in love. The sturdy natural fibres and understated patterns mean that each Armadillo&Co rug is made to last. I chose the Drift Weave rug in natural/black, and it has been perfect for my home. In the middle of winter it provided a cosy base for our warmest (and most used) room. With the weather improving, I know we'll continue to enjoy it well into the future.

As well as creating beautiful, high-quality rugs, Armadillo&Co are committed to Fair Trade production. You can read more about it here.

We have a great selection of rugs in store at the moment, and we recently started stocking their super-cute Junior collection (which is pretty great for grown-ups too!) - so do come in to check out these new styles.

image via Armadillo&Co website
image via Armadillo&Co website


Lovely St Albans

Have you seen our beautiful mohair throws from St. Albans? This iconic Australian brand is still going strong after sixty years in the business, and we can't say we're surprised! With a focus on quality, sustainability and comfort, St Albans ticks all the right boxes.

Right now we have a select range of their mohair throw rugs in store, in gorgeous bright colour palette to take you from winter to spring. The mohair fibre has unique insulating properties, which provide warmth in winter and cool-ventilation in summer - perfect if you don't want to stash away your beautiful winter woollies when the warmer weather comes around. To top it off, mohair is non-felting and soil-resitant. Can you tell why we're so in love with these rugs?!

St Albans mohair throws, $175 each / Bonnie and Neil cushion $ 125