Over the years I have used this blog to show and write about simple life. I could have made money on the side by using Google's Adsense and taking on the many commercial partnerships offered to me along the way. I chose not to do that because it would have distorted my message of home production and self-reliance. But we all need to buy some things and to judge for ourselves how much we choose to buy rather than make. So I decided to barter a small space here to small businesses selling some of the goods I buy in my everyday life. Continuing on that path, over the next couple of weekends, I'll be writing about my sponsors to highlight the products they currently have. Everyone of these businesses sends me goods in exchange for an honest review - not one of them has ever asked me to do otherwise.
Please note the Odgers and McClelland website is new and improved and the link has changed to: http://www.exchangestores.com.au/ If you've shopped there before, you'll need to update that link. Clicking on it will take you to a catalogue full of products similar to those your grandma used and many of which are hard to find. When I first found this store, I couldn't believe my luck - so many things I use, all under one roof. The shop is now full for the Christmas trade so I've added a few photos Megan sent through to share with you. Clicking on the links in this post, or the ad on the sidebar, will take you to their site and you can see photos and prices. If you order now, your goods will be with you before Christmas.
Looking for good quality gardening tools? Check the Burgon and Ball section to find them. If you don't see what you're after listed in the catalogue, use the search engine to find what you're looking for. I just searched for the pastry brush below and two pastry brushes came up very quickly. If you can't find a particular item, contact the shop by email: firstname.lastname@example.org and either Megan or Duncan will help you. Gift certificates can be arranged by email or phone.
Late addition: I've just discovered how to search the entire catalogue: click here - or what's been added so far. Come back in a week or so and more will probably have been added.
There's a good range of cast iron cookware.
Check the Robert Gordon section, you won't be disappointed.
I'll be back tomorrow to showcase Ecoyarns and their beautiful yarns, kits and notions.