Before and After

After has doubled in size since I first discovered it. Just before Christmas the friendly owner, Phoebe Munro, and her dad knocked a hole in the wall to the shop next door and now have more room for found objects and furniture. From what I could see the effort was worth it as the shop was super busy with customers when I popped in this week.  Always good for a gift with a difference, I thought the 'hippos taking tea' salt and pepper shakers were hilarious. You can find the bigger and even better After at 99 Therry Street Melbourne (opposite the deli hall entry at Queen Vic Market).

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After thought

I stepped out of the deli hall at Queen Vic Market to discover AFTER, a colourful little shop with a social conscience. Phoebe Munro and her mum support South African crafters who make things from discarded materials. Woven bowls from old telephone wire, cute animals and angels from plastic bags and soft drink cans, fab light fittings and colourful fly screens from plastic bottles and tops that have been tossed in the trash.  Whilst I said I wouldn't include the pic with Pheebs in it, who could resist such a happy smile? She also supports local crafters making products from reclaimed materials. AFTER 99 Therry Street Melbourne 3000.

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