Friday Colour

Have I got the place for you if you want some colour in your life!

Mondo Cherry now have a shop!

You know? … the talented girls who do all the beautiful hand cut paper art from vintage books … who I used to stalk at the Boutique Markets? (I even helped them set up one time so it didn’t look like I was stalking their stuff too much)

I was bemoaning the fact that I am in Brisbane and they are in Melbourne… and that I couldn’t come down and see all their beautiful goodies… so they sent the shop to me!

I had to share.

Look at the pink flower wall thingy… isn’t it beautiful! All hand cut. I’ve seen them in action … they cut so fast and with such precision. That Clare, she’s a machine!

Little touches of their supreme creativity. Look at that Christmas tree!!! They had to get a shop … an explosion of all their talents … styling, merchandising, buying. Even their market stalls were a sight to behold. Now they have free reign!

I LOVE that tree…. and those lamp shades!

Love the blackboards dotted around the shop.

 I recognise the chandelier. Plug.

And their cushions! Their designs… their fabrics. So clever.

Oh the Christmas shopping!…. look at it all!

… sure is!

Nice angle girls!

I couldn’t imagine working in such a bright, happy place … the Mondo girls must just smile all day.

Mondo Cherry is at 3 Claremont Ave in Malvern, Melbourne and is open Tuesday to Saturday from 9.30am to 3.00pm

The girls have some of their goodies online at too!

And after all that colour and whimsy this morning, I’m heading here:

Cue trombone slide ….

I might have to put one of these colourful Mondo Cherry photos up as my screen saver, on my computer in the shed, to brighten the place up a bit!

Have a happy, colourful Friday … and if you are in Melbourne, pop in and say hi to the Mondo Cherry girls! … and say hi from me!

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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  • Amanda
    November 30, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Oh my goodness, so much loveliness in one place!!! What a beautiful shop… if only I could visit it in person. I spy several cushions that I think I definitely MUST find a need for in our home, along with one of those gorgeous butterfly framed artworks… x

    • A-M
      December 2, 2012 at 5:28 am

      The cushions and art are available via their website Amanda, for those of us not in walking distance! Xx

  • Priya
    November 30, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    I love their art and shop … So pretty . Would love to meet them in person whenever I go to Melbourne – that shop pic just brightened the day :)xx

    • A-M
      December 2, 2012 at 5:28 am

      You can’t help but smile can you? Xx

  • Clare
    November 30, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Thanks A-M! Your gorgeous chandeliers are showstoppers – everyone who comes in comments on how beautiful they are and they absoluetly make the space.

    • A-M
      December 2, 2012 at 5:27 am

      Can’t wait to come in myself and inhale your shop! Xx

  • Virginia
    November 30, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Gorgeous stuff there A-M! Shame about your blog today, was wondering where you’d got to! Vx

    • A-M
      December 2, 2012 at 5:26 am

      A few technical challenges today but I am proud to say I worked it all out myself and now have a much greater understanding of the behind the scenes technical stuff!! Xx

  • Tammie
    November 30, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    The colours are just beautiful. I feel rather dull right now. Those cushions are gorgeous. I think I have a few things on my need list!

    • A-M
      December 2, 2012 at 5:29 am

      Quick, tell Santa! There’s still time! Xx

    November 30, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    What a gorgeous shop! I might make my way up to malvern! Love the cushions and the lamp shades. Mxxx

    • A-M
      December 2, 2012 at 5:30 am

      … And we’re going there next year when I come down…. After high tea! Xx

  • Siobhan
    November 30, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    What a beautiful riot of colour and creativity!

    • A-M
      December 2, 2012 at 5:30 am

      Great word! Riot! Xx

  • Maureen
    November 30, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    OMG very close to home and I didn’t know they were moving in, I hear the words of Faux Fuchsia as if she were her with me ‘Run Don’t Walk!’

    Thanks for the tip A-M will be there in the morning.


    • A-M
      December 2, 2012 at 5:25 am

      Ooh have fun. I can’t wait to see it in real life! Xx

  • Christine
    November 30, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Thanks for the joyous pop of Mondo Cherry delights – they are on my “to do” list when I hit Melbourne for Christmas visit in 2 weeks time!

    Are you counting your sleeps yet – happy times ahead in the beautiful Paris with your 3 boys!!!

    C xo

    • A-M
      December 2, 2012 at 5:23 am

      We are so counting our sleeps! Xx

  • KL
    December 1, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Love. Love. Love. Such happy images! The mint bamboo chair and pink velvet chair are seriously drool worthy. Clever girls. Off to peep their online offerings! Thanks A-M!
    x KL

    • A-M
      December 2, 2012 at 5:22 am

      That’s a great way to describe their whole aesthetic…’happy’. Oh yes, those chairs! Xx

  • littlemissairgap
    December 1, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Would you believe A-M that’s the street I used to live in in Melbourne??? Whaaaahhh!!!! Why not when I lived there??? I sooooo miss Claremont Ave … restaurant, cafe, milk bar, fruit shop with all the handy essentials, PT studio, etc. Soooo love Melbourne!

    • A-M
      December 2, 2012 at 5:20 am

      What a small world it is! Ooh I love Melbourne too. I would live there in a heart beat if all the planets aligned! Xx

  • Hayley
    December 1, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Hi A-M, I’m a newbie to your blog and am normally a person who sits quietly in the corner and doesn’t comment. I have been following you on Instagram and FB and reading your blog for about a month (Thanks to Katrina from the Block!) But, while I was reading your latest posts, I was thinking “where is this house? I need to see this house.” So, I went back to the start to check it out, with the plan to see the house and then get back to now. But I got sucked in to your story. Wow, what a journey you and your family have taken and continue to take. You are a wonderful person and an inspiration. Thank you for sharing your story. I can’t wait to read more xx

    • A-M
      December 2, 2012 at 5:19 am

      Oh goodness Hayley, that’s dedication! Thank you for your kind words. I must ask Katrina to help me access the house archives and bring them over to this blog. This blog goes back to the beginning of 2008 when I found the land. I archived 18mths of it ages ago and I can’t get it back! Xx

  • Engineer Mum
    December 4, 2012 at 12:48 am

    Oh how I wish they were still in Brisbane!!!

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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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