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Three friends, chocolate and vintage haberdashery...

Yesterday I had the best day, on the way to meet two of my Melbourne based designer friends I passed a couple more of these gorgeous Mali elephants. 



Whilst standing admiring the elephants Gail (Gail Pan Designs) and Natalie (Cinderberry Stitches) waved to me from across the street. I hurried across the road and after a hugging session we giggled as we took this photo of ourselves in this rather lovely huge old mirror.


As we headed off for our big adventure...girls day out we had to go in a rather old lift...which surprisingly had a lift attendant who was sat comfortably on her stool knitting!


Walking along a rather sadly in need of paint corridor on very faded carpet we wondered if we had come to the right place.... but as we passed this doorway and this wonderful display greeted our eyes we knew we were heading in the right direction...Harold and Maud was the name of this shop, Harold is the rather interesting moss covered moose head you can was a very quirky shop with some quite odd things inside.


We spied our destination....Luccello come on lets go in the door...yes this is the door...


It was hard to know what to look at first, there were colourful displays everywhere....there were boxes and boxes of the very lovely Valdani threads....I wanted them all...


wooden bobbins, felt wool balls, threads, wool fabrics, pachwork fabrics, Liberty print fabrics...


old buttons in boxes and on cards (which I may have bought a few of!)


I did buy a few bits and bobs and there is one special thing which I bought for myself.....but I cant bring myself to open this lovely packet to show you yet...maybe tomorrow...


Some two hours later we three friends emerged from this wonderful store and decided it was time to go in search of something to eat and drink....I introduced the girls to the wickedly nice Max Brenner chocolate experience!

Gail, Nat and myself had a great day and have promised to try to catch up more often...if your in Melbourne I can promise you this shop is more than worth the visit.

Lynette bird on jar