Spring time at Sedonia

This week At Sedonia we've had a bit of a spring in our step.
Finally there seems to be some nice blue skies and warmer weather.
We've got the door open with some fresh air blowing in as well
as daily deliveries of new exciting stock for the shop.
On Wednesday our lovely local Seddon customers Martine and Jason Cooks house was featured on The Design Files.
We spotted a few of our favourite things from Sedonia. What a beautiful renovation they have done.
Today we opened up some boxes from Marimekko . 
The Rasymatto pattern shown in the photo has been one of Marimekko's strongest and most popular patterns since it was designed in 2009 by Maija Louekari.We've been hoping they would extend this range and now they have!
Pictured below is the new large jug, a plate, the small bowl and sitting under another plate is the apron. 
All available on a continuing basis so you can add to your collection.

Another one of our favourite labels Uashmama has also extended their range to include cosmetic bags, pencil cases , pouches and bags.
We especially love the new woven design in the dark blue, it has an almost leathery feel. The great thing about Uashmama, apart from the washability is the lightness, making these perfect for travelling.

Happy Spring and we look forward to seeing you soon.


Mother's Day

Do Mothers really have eyes in the back of their heads ?

We've been thinking quite a lot lately about our own Mothers and the important women in our lives . What is your favourite memory or thing about your Mother?
Maybe your Mum isn't around and you have children of your own. 
What do you like to do on Mother's Day?

We love this time of the year, not just for the beautiful Autumn days but we get to meet lots of new customers, especially the younger ones looking around for a present under $10, yes we do have those!

As Mother's day gets closer ( only a few days away) customers are looking for something special that suits their Mum. We find ourselves asking them lots of questions.
What does your Mum like doing? What are her favourite colours? What is her style?
Get to know more about your mum!

Would you trade places with her for a day and if you did what would she like to do for that day?

Here at Sedonia we like to think we have a gift for every kind of Mother.

We are open every day as usual so please pop in and catch up on all the wonderful new things 
that have arrived instore over the last few weeks.

To all our lovely customers and their families we wish you a very Happy Mother's Day this Sunday.

According to The fortune telling Birthday book ($20) if you are born on May 10th
you are persistent, mentally alert, levelheaded, courteous , diplomatic and gracious.
Sounds like the perfect mother to us !
Hanky Fever $10, Robert Gordon "Mum" cup $23, Set of Opinel knives $66.

Paqme up and take me with you.
A raincoat that squishes into it's own pocket. Designed in Australia, waterproof,
stylish and fun . $140, lots of sizes annd patterns.

Gifts under $20
Liberty hankies and lavender sachets $10, Hanky fever $10,
Uashmama Piccolo metallic bag $13, Palomino pencil ( half the pressure, twice the speed) $5,
Love/Hate nail polish $19, Able and Game card $6.

It's getting colder !
Made in Scotland scarf $90, gloves $45, Marimekko bracelet $39,
Our favorite Alan Myerson wallet $140.

The new eau de toilette from Fragonard "Jasmin "
and matching soap has just arrived with
new stock of Lily of the valley and Pois de Senteur.
Eau de toilette $40 and soap $15.

We have lots of Mother's day cards, this one is from Bespokepress $8.
Hanging above is a Titlee necklace $155, On the step are Starburst Earrings with rubies $130 and Knot ring $89,
Homestead candle from a range of fragrances $55
Angus and Celeste hanging pot $49, Emily Green necklaces from $49, Copper tray $94.90 ,
Edenborough Evans initial bracelets , brass $69, silver $89,
Serax pot $17 available in lots of colours.

Marimmekko scarves from $109
Able and Game tea towel $25, Bison jugs small $22, medium $29
and large $38.


Christmas Gift Guide 2014

        It's been a lot of fun picking out our favourite gift ideas from 2014 , gifts that we just keep going back to. Like the beautiful French Honey hand cream which we have sold out of many times, a little bit of luxury for $20. We love it and we know you do when you keep coming back for it!
With plenty to choose from we hope you can find something for everyone on your list 
from a broad selection of local and international designers , makers and brands.
As usual we are unpacking new stock each day so please pop by to see what's in and say hello.


Lying on top of a Printink Studio tea towel $29 is a Pear board $40, Boska cheese grater or
slicer $35, Love Hate mini planter $22 and copper serving spoon $49.

WOW wireless speaker (it's loud!) $90,
  Eye of the Time clock $60, One Good Turn bottle opener $22, 
Pocket magnifier with LED light ( same size as a credit card) $20, Horse shoe magnet $25, 
Happy Socks $17.

 In the background is a Spacecraft artwork $110, Glass lantern $40, Candle inside $4, 
Angus and Celeste hanging planter $69, Iittala glass tea light holder $30, tea lights $4 per pack of 6, 
Air plant in hanging glass sphere $25, Seletti mosquito coil holder $25, 
Sophie Conran garden Trowel $40,Water sprayer $35 and gloves $40.

Tom Dixon Hex bowl, small $99, Marimekko linen scarf $139, Tom Dixon "London" candle $113, 
Aalto vase $125, Nesti Dante Luxury gold soap $15, Anne Black bud vase $39, Spacecraft round art work $110.

Marimekko hand towel $37, set of 2 tea towels $42, pot holder $19, Weather Diary plate $52, Weather diary coffee cup $27 and Deer mug $26. Etna set of 2 blue glasses $30.

Placemat $7, Turkish hand towel $20, Sedonia candle in Fig, Quince, Pear or Violet $35, German nail brush $25, Round body brush $35, Honey hand cream $20, Marius Fabre Liquid soap $30 and small Olive soap $10.

Bedouin Society pure linen pillowcase set $120, Ayalabar earrings $82, Colab sunglasses $279, Confetti earrings by Edenborough Evans $120 and ID bracelets $65 -brass, $89-silver, Billy rose gold necklace $130 and Fragonard eau de toilette $92.

Smile pad $10, Marmoset bowl $15, half hour glass $20, Uashmama metallic bags from $13,
Sandsmade wooden plate $16, Laguiole butter knife $19, Kari Lee bowl $18, Soft face brush $16.

Our ever popular Gift Voucher, valid for 1 year .

To our dear customers, Merry holidays and thank you again for your support in 2014.
Best wishes from all of us at Sedonia.

We are closing this year at 6pm on Christmas Eve.

and reopening on Saturday January 3rd 2015
at 10 am !

phone 03  96899368


Our mini makeover

We've been a bit quiet on the blog front lately, and I wonder if, like us, you're thinking "where has the year gone?!" Before we know it winter is upon us and we're buckling down for some cosy time indoors doing some of the things we love: cooking, reading and pottering about, and of course spending time with family and friends. 

Cushions and blankets in store to keep you cosy during Winter

Metallic cushion from Spacecraft, black and white cushion from Bonnie + Neil, blankets from St Albans

A selection of Bonnie + Neil printed cushions and a patchwork Citta cushion

Beautifully cosy Mohair throws from St Albans

Just in time for the cooler months we have finished a 'mini makeover' in the shop. Some of you have no doubt already seen the transformation, but if not, do drop past and say hi. We are so delighted to have beautiful natural light pouring through our new skylights, which are actually part of the original building, but were hidden behind a false ceiling for many years. The natural light really gives a sense of spaciousness which we are really loving! 

We've also wallpapered our back wall in our very fancy Piet Hein Eek 'Scrapwood' wallpaper from Holland. This paper is seriously convincing! You have to look closely to tell that what looks like weathered timber panelling, is in fact an illusion. We also have this available for sale in store. 


Easter opening hours

Good Friday: CLOSED
Easter Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Easter Sunday: CLOSED
Easter Monday: 11am - 4pm

Have a wonderful Easter break everyone! xx


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