Monday, December 19, 2011

stocking fillers

These last minute inexpensive stocking fillers are now available at Montreux, and with prices ranging from ten to thirty dollars they are great value!

resin and wooden cross necklaces $15

glass beads $20

fabric covered beaded necklaces $30

rope necklaces $10

resin and wooden peace beads $25

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


trove  [trohv]

1. a collection of objects.

Without much ado, I am quietly excited to announce that our new shop 'trove' is now open for business.

Located only five doors from 'montreux', please drop by and say hello.

Pre-Christmas trove will be open monday to saturday 10am till 4pm.

montreux 545 high street prahran 03 9510 9100
trove 535 high street prahran 03 9530 2020

Monday, December 5, 2011

lee mathews sale

We are very excited that Lee Mathews ( is preparing for the most fabulous MELBOURNE FROCK SALE, to be held at our warehouse.

samples, seconds ,current and previous season stock, and accessories..... prices start at just $20!

WHEN:         thursday 8th dec    10am - 6pm
                    friday 9th dec        10am - 6pm
                    saturday 10th dec  10am - 5pm
                    sunday 11th dec     11am - 4pm


.....we just can't wait......we will be open on these days and have reduced ALL of our vintage/antique/industrial stock to get ready for our next announcement.....!!!

Friday, November 25, 2011

it's beginning to look a lot like.....


yes, we have started to prepare for christmas.......and here's a taste of some of our christmas offerings....all available at montreux (of course)!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

colour therapy

Yes I'm back....and full of energy, ready to take on 'the silly season' after yet another really fabulous time in Bali. Not everyones favourite holiday destination, but thats fine (each to their own). I have been visiting there since the seventies and have seen many changes in the past thirty or so years. I have had many a great family holiday there and was not dissapointed once again!

What really stuck in my mind this trip was how colouful Bali is - I realised whilst away that I have become quite 'beige' lately and it occured to me it that I am so ready for a bit of colour......these photos were all taken very early on the same morning - one of the rare mornings I actually took my iPhone with me and will be an inspiration (colour therapy) for me to add a bit of colour into my life!!!

Friday, October 28, 2011

smelling the roses

I'm taking a two week break. It's time for me to take a little time off to 'smell the roses'.

We have now received our final summer 'all for kat' ( we are currently well stocked (except for the pieces I will be taking away with me)!

Looking forward to a little R& R and of course as always I will be on the lookout for some new treasures to ship back home.

Monday, October 17, 2011

a creative duo

It must be a couple of months ago now that our warehouse and its contents was used by two very talented girls for a photographic shoot. Although they are both very busy, thay found time to come together to produce a collection of beautiful imagery which they passed on to me only recently. I was absolutely blown away by their work. It made me fall in love all over again with some of our gorgeous old pieces.

Styling by Paige Anderson and photography by Tess Kelly. I would be only too happy to pass on their information to anyone wanting to contact these up and coming creatives!