Lark is a beautiful shop nestled in the cosy town of Daylesford. Although I've never physically been inside it...yet....I have perused it's lovely shelves and pondered it's delightful wares in a cybery kind of way.
Lark is owned by Allison Jones and first began, in England, as an online store. She then bought a home in Daylesford, back here in Australia and decided to move her family (her husband and 2 boys) and shop permanently. The house consisted of two semi-detached dwellings so they renovated one part for Lark and the other for themselves to live in. Lark was based there until last September. It was then that Allison moved the business into an old building in the town centre. That's when she opened the shop, in front of their studio and office.
Lark products are not only beautiful. they are also home made, ethical and fair trade.
I have known about Lark for awhile now but my excitement was heightened in October last year when I eagerly flicked through the pages of my latest Country Style magazine and found, to my overwhelming joy, a feature story on Allison, her home and her business.
Allison is a woman after my own heart. Country Style magazine, October 2009 issue describes Allison as:
"A self-confessed 'thrift-a-holic' , recycler, collector of domestic linen, eiderdowns, vintage pictures, posters and advertising signs, Allison has raided op shops, car-boot sales and junk stores for furnishings..." And, I bet she's been to a few garage sales in her time too;)
You can view the entire article on Allison and her lovely home here or grab yourself a copy of the October, 2009 issue of Australian Country Style magazine (my favourite mag!):
Now's the fun part....perusing the lovely Lark store online! Go here and have a look. You'll love it all! http://larkmade.com.au
Then, when you've finished shopping take a look at Allison's blog here www.the-lark.blogspot.com
I love all of Allison's beautiful wares. I especially love the knitted teapot and cups and saucers. Who wouldn't love a tea party with that gorgeous set? I also love Kath Kidson's stuff and all of the vintage/retro bits and pieces (that pretty much covers everything in the shop!). Here's a taste of Lark:
This is the shop front. So cute!
Here are some pictures of the inside.
Here are some lovely Lark wares. I LOVE this tea set:)
Pretty in pink...cupcake holders and vintage china.
Some of the lovely cushions at Lark.
How cute! A retro caravan toy!
Cute felt cosy.
Cute knitted ware based on vintage knitting patterns.
Let me know what you think...