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

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33 Responses to Come Shopping With Me!

  1. Sarah B says:

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

  2. Deanne says:

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

  3. Ames says:

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

  4. Karyn says:

    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 says:

      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

  5. Brismod says:

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

  6. Annie says:

    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.

  7. 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

  8. Miss Gingham says:

    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?

  9. Faux Fuchsia says:

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

    • A-M says:

      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

  10. Lorraine says:

    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.


  11. parisgirl says:

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

  12. Tricia Rose says:

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

  13. Looks fab! Will defs be popping in soon.

    TDM xx

  14. Engineer Mum says:

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

  15. Edwina says:

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

  16. 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.

  17. Priya says:

    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

  18. Lori R. says:

    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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