The Home & Giving Fair is increasingly becoming an event noted for its beautiful decor as much as its homewares and giftware. I found a bounty of goodies I wanted to take home from the August fair in Melbourne.

This table and chair setting from Chanel Enterprises was extremely comfortable and substantial as well as stylish.

I could spend a very happy afternoon with friends and family around this table on a Sunday afternoon.

For further information and enquiries contact James at Chanel Enterprises on or visit the website,

We’ve all seen a bus load of vintage style wall clocks in recent times, however Christiana has a wide and very good range of clocks well worth looking at as well as some good quality furniture, lighting and ceramics.

The little collection of birds (above) was very sweet and took my fancy.

For enquires contact Gary Choi on or visit

Divine Collections’ colour themed stand was an eye catcher.

Loved the blue chair and cushion and the blend of colours in the pink themed area. Lots to see and love here.

For further information contact Girish or Lavina on or visit

Middle of Nowhere’s wall art is hard not to fall in love with, especially the children’s art designs.

It’s a new division of Warranbrooke which many will be familiar with and the designs are by Sarah Brooke.

The wall art is well made using quality finishes and are all Australian made. Yes!

If you’re a retailer you can access the artwork through Middle of Nowhere and Warranbrook’s website, and if not you could contact Sarah on to ask about stockists in your area.

These timber pieces are from Warranbrook and beg you to slide your hand over them.

My favourite piece is the tall urn with a high gloss white rim.

For further information visit the Warranbrooke website or email for stockist information.

These two excellent chairs make me want to book a holiday on a tropical island.

I sat in both (very comfortable) and the cushions finish them off beautifully.

Ginger house has a good range of cushions and also deals in other decor pieces such as poufs, hide rugs and wallpapers.

For further information contact Karen Leary on or visit

I hadn’t come across H&H Collections prior to this fair.

I thought their flower stands with test tube vases were a delightful way to display a bunch of flowers for a dinner table and they also had some very reasonably priced yet attractive candles holders, mirrors furniture and statement pieces including the very appealing little hide chair above.

Loved it all.

I was disappointed with how my pictures of the flower stands came out, but perhaps part of the overall appeal was the delicious smell of fresh flowers combined with the ambience created by the soft candlelight.

For further information contact Rob Hill on or visit


Horgans released some great new pieces to their range including new dinnerware, chandeliers and furniture pieces.

For further information, visit or email

K Trade’s new season designs are a little retro, a little nautical a little whimsy.

The lamp above left really caught my eye ... I’m sure my mum had a straw beach hat very much the same shape and I always loved it.

For further information, contact Sarah Kharouni on or visit 

More Home & Giving finds in our Part II of our Blog.