May is a busy month for us. Fabric-a-brac last weekend, new stock arriving daily, readying ourselves for the workroom to open (more about this soon) and this weekend our home is part of the Khandallah Kitchen Tour - Tour of 10.
I highly recommend buying a ticket for this Sunday's tour. Ten beautiful kitchen to wander through. It's a fun day out with a girlfriend. And there's Dunshea's and Rosa for coffee, or the tour's very own coffee and cake stall. Bring cash too. There will be pop up shops including Small Acorns, and artist Sam Walker has both her kitchen and studio open to view. Amanda from Small Acorns will be speaking through the day at one of the kitchens.
And then there's us, and our little house tart up! Our kitchen isn't one of the flash ones. It's more the 'before' kitchen of the tour. We will do the big renovation in a few years but the house works really well for us in the meantime. It's big enough, sunny enough and warm enough. So I was quite happy to give the kitchen a $900 do up budget. That was, until I was asked to be a part of this tour! But come Saturday I'll cute it up and hey, it's worth a visit! Even if just as a respite from fancy double ovens and granite. And for this reason we are also letting the tour upstairs. Four of the five bedrooms will be open to view. One of those is still rather original, we've not had a chance to do it yet, but happy for you to have a lookie anyway!
The kids rooms will be tidied and ready for the 520 ticket holders. Hmm, will be up early making beds and hiding pj's.
And then there's Tea Pea. Our workroom will be open for business. Cushions, bedlinen, new lamps and lampshades, prints, new lunch boxes and all sorts of gorgeousness exploding out of it at the moment. Turning it into a shop is so much fun for us. And I am pretty excited about customers visiting our space. Very excited actually...
How to purchase a ticket. Either pop into Dunshea's Deli on the corner of Box Hill and Baroda St, or in the village there's Village Rose. If you're not in the neighborhood then email Toni email@example.com.