Come Shopping With Me!

My dear friend, Denise, has just opened her beautiful new gift shop, ‘Shop 51’, here in Toowong, Brisbane.

Isn’t it the most gorgeous store? … and what an Aladdin’s cave of delights it holds.

My friend Annie (@redrosescrystal) and I visited ‘Shop 51’ yesterday and squealed over all Denise’s pretties … and we seriously shopped up a storm too! “Christmas shopping? No, these are all for me!”

I found it very hard to leave without these pom-pom cushions. They are on my ‘after the holidays, birthday wish list’.

Annie and I sniffed every bottle of this gorgeous range. I settled on the ‘Maids Day Off All-Purpose Surface Spray’. #theglamour

It’s scented with pink peonies and hibiscus. It’s divine. Certainly beats the old toxic ‘spray and wipe’. The boys are under strict instructions, “only one squirt” …. as they do the benches at night and in the morning. #husbandsintraining

There’s everything you can think of!

… and I was delighted to see another friend’s beautiful jewellery range, ‘Sistaco’, in store too! Hi Yolanda! …your new range is sooo beautiful! So proud! Yolanda travels the world to have these beauties made. #theglamour

Look at the detail in the light on the ceiling! I digress, but isn’t it exquisite?

Denise has a thing for bees … (Faux Fuchsia, ‘run, don’t walk’!)

… and lamps … which I understand … completely.

Be still heart.

Look at her beautiful pressed metal walls!!!

Oh Paris, I will see you bientôt!

There’s a coffee shop to come soon too. There is a little annexe on the shop that is just the most perfect potential coffee and cake meeting place. I have to move over that side of the river next year, as my boys’ schools are in the area, so I am now looking in Toowong too … so that I can be a local …. and hang out at Denise’s coffee shop every morning after school drop off (sorry Justine!). My new mobile office peut-être? (just learnt ‘perhaps’ today) …. I could handle that!

Shop 51 is at 8 Bent Street, Toowong. It’s open Tuesday and Wednesday, from 10am to 5.30pm, Thursday and Friday up until Christmas, from 10am to 7.30pm (complete with a glass of champers as you walk in the door #theglamour), Saturday from 9am to 5.30pm and Sunday from 10am to 3pm.

If you see anything you love here, give Denise a call on 3161 5341 pronto.

Shop 51 is on Facebook HERE and Instagram HERE.

Say hi from me when you pop in. You’ll never want to leave. Denise is the most gorgeous, warm and welcoming person.

Happy Shopping!

A-M xx


This is where I muse about home design, interiors, life with my boys and other stuff that stops my heart. I own my own Real Estate agency, 'Cape Cod Residential', through which I stage, style and sell beautiful homes all over Brisbane, Australia.

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  • Sarah B
    November 22, 2012 at 6:52 am

    It looks like a wonderful and very tempting store. I’d have to have that pompom cushion too 🙂

    • A-M
      November 22, 2012 at 4:41 pm

      It was hard to leave it in the store! xx

  • Deanne
    November 22, 2012 at 6:54 am

    looks fabulous, makes me wish i still lived in Brisbane!

    • A-M
      November 22, 2012 at 4:42 pm

      Yeah, Brissie’s getting some good stuff now. xx

  • Ames
    November 22, 2012 at 6:57 am

    Just down the road from me! I have my eye on those bunnies for a friend 🙂 xxx

    • A-M
      November 22, 2012 at 4:42 pm

      I’m going to be living in your neck of the woods next year. Will have to do cake. xx

  • Karyn
    November 22, 2012 at 7:02 am

    I can feel a drive up from the Gold Coast coming on ! Thanks for sharing A- M . I would never know about these gorgeous shops without you giving a shout out.
    Karyn x

    • A-M
      November 22, 2012 at 4:44 pm

      You could make a day of it. Go to the Corner Store Cafe on Sylvan Rd, in Toowong, for lunch. The food is to die for and so is the service! xx

  • Brismod
    November 22, 2012 at 7:12 am

    The glomesh purse is right up my alley. Love a bit of glomesh! xx

    • A-M
      November 22, 2012 at 4:46 pm

      Oh they have a beautiful big glomesh tote number that Annie had her eye on too. It was heavenly! xx

  • Annie
    November 22, 2012 at 7:38 am

    I’ve noticed more goodies in your photos that I didn’t see yesterday!
    Loving all my purchases to bits and loved meeting Denise and her kids.
    Beautiful store and a coffee nook would be fabulous.

    • A-M
      November 22, 2012 at 4:46 pm

      Weren’t we saying we should have done a few more laps?!!! x

  • Something Gorgeous
    November 22, 2012 at 7:52 am

    What a gorgeous shop. Good luck to your friend, I hope she makes a success of her store, we certainly need more shops like this in the world. xT

    • A-M
      November 22, 2012 at 4:47 pm

      She’s such a beautiful person, she will be a success. xx

  • Miss Gingham
    November 22, 2012 at 8:58 am

    I know how much hard work had gone into the opening of your friend’s shop and it does look gorgeous! Will stock be online as well?

    • A-M
      November 22, 2012 at 4:48 pm

      Oh I don’t know? You might have to ask Denise. I know she’s going to have a blog! … aren’t you D?!!! xx

  • Faux Fuchsia
    November 22, 2012 at 9:03 am

    OMG there BEES!!!! LUFF THEM! Does eh sell online too? Fabulous! xxx

    • A-M
      November 22, 2012 at 4:50 pm

      I am sure the online will be next! We walked around saying “oh, FF would LUFF this”.. that’s why I took the photos of the bees….pour vous mon ami! xx

  • Lorraine
    November 22, 2012 at 10:16 am

    A-M your friend has a gorgeous shop. I hope it is very successfull for her, a coffee shop would work well too. Looks like there are a lot of beautiful goodies to buy.


    • A-M
      November 22, 2012 at 4:51 pm

      Oh the little annexe is just perfect for a coffee spot. I would be the local… like Norm in Cheers. xx

  • parisgirl
    November 22, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Guess where I will being going on Saturday?
    Thanks A-M for the information.

    • A-M
      November 22, 2012 at 4:51 pm

      Oooh I should pop down too! xxx

  • Tricia Rose
    November 22, 2012 at 10:29 am

    I’m sending my niece in, she has just bought her first house.

    • A-M
      November 22, 2012 at 4:52 pm

      Oh there’s some nice homewares and Denise is doing furniture too. She has a big overseas buying trip planned too! xx

  • The Distressed Mother
    November 22, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Looks fab! Will defs be popping in soon.

    TDM xx

    • A-M
      November 22, 2012 at 4:53 pm

      … and having lunch at the Corner Store Cafe with us! Lots to catch up on. Need to see the wedding album. xx

  • Engineer Mum
    November 22, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Pressed metal sheets are on my To-Do list! Toowong isn’t far! Thanks for sharing this lovely shop with us all

    • A-M
      November 22, 2012 at 4:53 pm

      Oh me too. Just need a house to install them in. I love them! xx

  • Edwina
    November 22, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Looks divine. I will have to go and have a look. Look at that fancy string! I love me some fancy string. 😉

    • A-M
      November 22, 2012 at 4:54 pm

      Loved the string too! xx

    November 22, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Looks like a beautiful little, (or not so little from the outside if it is all 3 windows?). Love the collected feel from the photos you have taken.
    Wishing her the best of luck over the Christmas trading period, hope she has lots of sales.

  • Priya
    November 22, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Fabulous store ….. I especially loved the bee theme and metal pressed walls , hope to visit sometime . All the very best to your friend on this venture:)Priyaxxx

  • Lori R.
    November 28, 2012 at 4:36 am

    I saw a few things that I would have loved to have snatched right up. The watercolor pillows – GORGEOUS! I wish I had a spray cleaner that smelled as wonderful as you have described. Sigh. I’ll have to dream a little more.

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About ‘A-M’

This is where I muse about home design, real estate, interiors and life with my boys. I am starting my next house build, 'The Next House That A-M Built', and hope to have some action on site in January 2018. While I am building I will continue to run my Real Estate agency, 'Cape Cod Residential', through which I stage, style and sell beautiful homes all over Brisbane, Australia. I have an unrivalled staging inventory which enables me to present all manner of homes in their absolute best light for sale. It brings me such joy to be able to do Real Estate so differently and achieve great results for my clients. I am so grateful to be living such a creative and exciting life ... that I have created through blood, sweat, tears and physio appointments!
A-M xx

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