Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Botanical Beauty 'GROWN' Organic Alchemist

A new generation of organic beauty.

GROWN ingredients are natural in molecular structure so the body recognizes them and is able to utilize them providing superior anti-aging results without the potentially harmful side effects of synthetic ingredients.
Grown products are free from chemicals

NEW GROWN giftbox in store this week.
Pamper yourself or someone who you know deserves it.

Gift box  includes stunning body cleanser to relax in the shower or bath and Grown's new body serum.Perfect for after your shower.
VALUED at: $67.95  Special gift box $49.95

Body Serum of Ylang Ylang, Tamanu & Omega 7. Body Cleanser of Chamomile,Bergamot and Rosewood

GROWN - HAT BOX facial kit.$59
Contains:Facial cleanser - Geranium leaf,bergamot & rose-bud.
Facial moisturizer - Camellia & geranium blossom
Facial toner - Rose absolute, ginseng & Chamomile
Facial Serum - Borago, rosehip & buckthorn berry

GROWN - handcream 65ml $25,
Large handcream  300ml  $39

GROWN body cream   120ml  $27.50

Thursday, August 25, 2011

An affair at MOSS GROTTO

"If your eyes like it.....your heart will love it!" at MOSS GROTTO Emporium

Gold delight.....This interior shot was too much to resist.I just had to share it!

The Famous Frida Khalo - found in Mexico.A client of mine brought this in yesterday to tease me.I love it and wish it was mine! Stretched roughly on a canvas, the gold tones are beautiful!

Leather totes from Nepal.Due instore soon....

Brauer brass jewellery and more...
Prayer wall beads and red Indian stencils.


She's for sale.After so  much interest I should let her go to a good home.A girl can't keep everything. $750

Ornate silver plated candle holder

Eco crayons from Mexico and red leather note books.(books to arrive back in stock soon)

Indian wall print $35

Handmade ceramic plate with telephone cable stitch.

Elephant stack.Photo taken instore from my wall collage...

Hanging bells from Tibet. $30-$35ea

Copper bowls. Small $28  Large $35

Decorative ottomans $55ea
Giant prussian colour candlesticks.
Small $85  Large  $95

Saturday, August 13, 2011

NEW stock arriving soon....

The trade fair has been and gone and what a week! 100's of stands and so much to see.In the coming months you will see new pieces arriving at MOSS GROTTO that I hope you love as much as I do!

I always say, "If your eyes like it then your heart will love it!"

In my 20's I worked in the buying office at Sportsgirl.We were taught to buy for the customer.I did listen and learn alot in those years but I can honestly say that I have always gone against their motto.I simply buy what I love and hope that my customer will love as much!

Little handmade pottery pots & brass jugs.

           NEW wood Marron glace boxes. Small:$18.50ea     Large: $25.50ea

French vintage glove Moulds $95ea
Large wood sieves $42ea

Amigo has some news.....'NEW Mexican Milagros folk charm crosses coming soon......

Leather fringe necklaces $60

Large wood sieves $42ea

I love this fabulous shot of my girlfriend.The sepia sits well with my latest post.I met Anne-Maree in the early 90's when I worked in TV & radio.After so many years as her friend, she is warmly known to me as simply A.M.

If it wasn't for her I wouldn't have survived my single days and vice versa.Everyone knows her for hosting 'The Agro Cartoon show' for years, later moving onto 'The Great Outdoors', The Bert Newton Show' and many more fabulous things.She's now a proud Mum residing in Melbourne with partner and 2 beautiful children. Luckily for me, she holidays at her home in Bells Beach over Summer.
Silver Birch branches with large wood sieves.

Handmade ceramic tureen. 

Afghani pendant fish $85 (one off piece)

Amigo and donkey boy look forward to seeing handmade ceramic beads in blue,mustard and terracotta at MOSS GROTTO.

Alpaca pendant strung on macrame thread of red silk with coin detail.$69
 Nomadic tribal round pendant on red silk macrame thread $69.
Handmade ceramic jug & indian printers stencils from India.
(price to be posted)

Indian one off framed prints $35-130ea

The Milagros Cross.
Milagros are religious folk charms that are traditionally used for healing purposes and as votive offerings in Mexico.In Spanish, the word Milagro literally means miracle or suprise.
As part of a religious ritual or an act of devotion, Milagros can be offered to a symbol of a saint as a reminder of a petitioner's particular need, or gratitude for a prayer answered. A Milagro of a body part, such as a leg,might be used as part of a prayer or vow for the improvement of a leg. A heart might represent ideas as diverse as a heart condition,or a romance. Milagros are also carried for protection and good luck. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

AUGUST windows and more at MOSS GROTTO Barwon Heads


Last months windows were elegant in black for Winter -
AUGUST says "Hello Colour!"
Bulbs in the garden are starting to pop up and our jasmine on the balcony is out in full bloom! I love that smell as it flows through the house.It tells me that Summer is not so far away!
So a splash of colour was needed this month. I'll be honest in saying that I did have the odd sleepless night trying to work out this months window.....but it came together and I'm happy! If you're in Barwon Heads - walk past and take a look.

This is my new piece.Painted in acrylic's.It's my portrait of 'Twiggy'
I love the candy pink and lime green combination.It reminds me of a gelati ice-cream in Summer.
Just like an ice-cream  - this painting even has it's own drips!

New Crochet throw.$160 Handmade in India.Leather satchel from Nepal.$75

NEW August window at

Twiggy - $700 (SOLD) Sunday 7/8/11
Twiggy will be sadly missed, but I'm thrilled to know that the new owner from Melbourne will be loving her as she sits pretty on their wall.

After a day in the garden on Sunday I noticed my husbands old sand mats on our back decking.Perfect for a prop.
Hanging metal mussel baskets.$85ea

Mexican eco pencils in various colours $8.95ea

Crochet cushions in a combination of orange,stone and green. $70ea (Handmade in India)

Crochet throw $160 (Handmade in India)

Pretty print from India $70(one off)

This image is part of my collage collection on the back wall at MOSS GROTTO.

Lab bottles,coloured glass vessels and industrial spools 

I love this photo!! Hot pink donkeys! I hit the lane ways of Melbourne 2 weeks ago and snapped this! I never leave home without my camera.
Look out for it in the Echo Newspaper when it advertises MOSS GROTTO.

Coloured striped throw in crochet finish. $160 (Handmade in India)
Mexican Virgin of Guadalupe candles from $7.50 sm, Medium $20,Large $25