An avid reader,writer,traveller, sports enthusiast living in beachside Melbourne & working in the city. Always curious about what's around the corner.
Published July 16th 2012
After checking out the quirky, followed by the scrumptious, (refer to previous articles on Yarragon and Scrumptious Yarragon- a Food Trail), today in this final instalment, we share the wonderfully wacky boutiques, art galleries and specialist shops in this fantastic little village .
Filled with one-off, hand-made items, the Cumquat Junction Gift Shoppe displays such wares as water features and vases, tableware and linens, oil burners and candles along with body products. There is also a good range of hand made jewellery, handbags and funky clocks.
Wardrobe in the Lane provides a great range of women's clothing with a quirky twist. Selections include classic day wear, woollen and cotton garments, handbags, homewares and a range of hand-crafted dress jewellery.
Situated at Shop 5 in the Village Walk, it is open from 10am-5pm -6 days. (Closed Tuesdays)
A delightful stroll down The Village Walk allows for stress-free window shopping as do most of the shops in the Village. In the Walk you'll find homewares, jewellery, clothing and accessories as well as patchwork and quilting classes. You'll also find, for artist in you, Tusk where videos, tapes, film strips, slides and photos can all be converted to DVD.
Annabelles of Yarragon is a definite for gift buying at reasonable prices. Gifts for babies are displayed alongside linen angels, frames and mirrors, candles, specialty soaps and other toiletries. New stock arrives weekly and purchases are gift wrapped free of charge. Open daily from 10am.
A favourite with the locals is the Town and Country Gallery and when you stop by for a browse, you'll see why. There's some very unusual art, lots of exquisite one-off, hand made jewellery, beautiful vases and various other decorative pieces. What particularly stands out most is the eclectic range of just about everything that's out of the ordinary. It's a fascinating shop to visit whether you browse or buy.
Rende Z Vous offers items ranging from classy and unusual clothes and handbags through to unique umbrellas. The window display is always really interesting and usually includes large brightly painted leaves .
In a beautiful old church hall you'll find a mecca for browsing- ChantryFaire. A very large array of gifts such as glassware, ceramics, jewellery and handbags is displayed in such a serene atmosphere that it makes an ideal space for shopping.
The list is long if you like to browse, buy or just rummage around in village communities. As well as those already mentioned, you can stroll around Gippsland New and Used Wares , the Leathern Saddlery, The Yarragon Attic Collection with it's wonderful range of collectible Painted Ponies, Candleberry Country and Sticcado.
If you are in the Village on the second week-end in July, you'll most likely find the annual Book Fair in progress in the Public Hall. Several rooms are filled with long, long tables filled to capacity with pre-loved books on all topics. The average price is just $2 for hard cover and $1 for paperbacks. The Fair is run by the local CFA and is manned by volunteers. Book donations can be dropped off at the CFA Hall on any Monday night.