douglas & hope

this is the official blog of douglas & hope
douglas & hope was established in 1999

Thursday, December 22, 2011

christmas wishes

merry christmas, I am off on holidays, have a great christmas and see you in 2012

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

miranda skoczek

there is no doubting I love the work of miranda skoczek, she was one of the artists involved in my first range of 'artist plates'....
this week I was lucky to get one of her fabulous artworks....
the fox is now hanging in my bedroom.... I love it.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Harvest Workroom XMAS market 18th December

this Sunday I will be at the Harvest Workroom xmas market, there are some great people there selling their wares, come down, grab a taco and buy yourself something special.....

thanks craft vic.

craft victoria gave me a mention on their blog.....
thanks beth x

Monday, December 12, 2011


how perfect is this house, designed in 1959 by Richard Neutra, it sits above LA in all its perfectness...... see more

love love this

I completely love this stool, it is available through edition X, and if I owned a chainsaw I would be really tempted to try to make one, but it would never look as good as this..... & herald sun

there is more d&h editorial out this week, curvy has a miranda skoczek plate, and the herald sun Weekender had 2 plates.....

Thursday, December 8, 2011

online shopping

well it is starting to feel a little more like christmas...... I think it's the weather, it is getting hotter....
I am still sending out online orders, and can continue to do so right up until christmas, so if there is someone you need a little something for you never know what you might find.....

Monday, December 5, 2011

mixing it up

me and the boys did our tree this morning, and I decided to do something a bit different, our regular tinsel tree and decorations are packed away back in melbourne, so we improvised! We used our greg hatton ex douglas and hope shop prop tree!! and some of last years douglas & hope giant decorations, and we picked some succulents from our garden and tied them on. Because our house is a tiny miners cottage we have gone al fresco and put it by the front door..... we love it!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Butterfactory weekend

 It was a great weekend at the Butterfactory,
it will definitely become a regular event on the Central Victoria Calender, thanks again to everyone who came, listen out for the next one.

 western Union played Sunday afternoon.....
Here are some photos of the open weekend this weekend at Greg Hattons Butterfactory, we had a great day yesterday, meeting lots of locals, and some visitors from Melbourne. Thanks to everyone who came by, we are open again today from 11-5 with some live music at 2pm.

Thursday, December 1, 2011



that time of year....

I am involved in the Harvest Textiles christmas market, come down on Sunday December 18th for some christmas treats

new cushions online

I have just added some new cushions to the online store, there are some one off embroidered and silk ones too, so be sure to check them out....

Thursday, November 24, 2011

thanks the thousands

the thousands are a whats happening in melbourne city guide,
and they did a write up on a few d&h happenings
cheers guys

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Butterfactory Open weekend Newstead

It seems everyone’s moving to the country.  To celebrate my recent permanent relocation to central Victoria, along with furniture maker and landscaper Greg Hatton, Greg is opening his studio workshop, the Newstead Butter Factory, on the first weekend of December. 
We would love you to come out to Newstead and not only do you get the chance to meet us both, but you can have a sticky beak around this fantastic old butter factory and check out our latest creations. 

Greg’s hand made furniture pieces are generally made to order although there will be plenty to see and buy on the day.  I have just released a new range of beautiful melamine plates and along with my signature quilts and cushions you never know you may even cross someone’s name off your Christmas list!
To check out our work and make enquiries go to

There will be tea and decent coffee available and kiwi scones…apparently they’re better than ours? Local bullboar snags on the barbie and Sean McMahons Western Union playing at 2pm Sunday

The Butter Factory
2-4 Tivey Street, Newstead

Saturday 3rd December 10am-6pm

Sunday 4th December 11-5pm

Friday, November 18, 2011

markit at fed square 27th November

I will be at Markit at Fed Square on Sunday 27th of November, it is always a great day, come on down and say hi.....

Thursday, November 17, 2011

new douglas & hope bird range

Here it is, my new douglas & hope 'bird' range, these guys are 21.5cm side plates,
and it is not your eyes playing tricks, they are a bit 3D. 

country goodness and honesty

Saturday, November 12, 2011


In the Christmas issue of Inside Out is one of my artist plates,
miranda skoczek for douglas & hope
and you have the chance to win all 100 items listed in the guide,
or you can buy one online here

Monday, November 7, 2011

one week on....

this is my day today, one week out from closing the shop and it's all about preparing for the heat of summer ahead! I fixed flyscreen to a new door for the front of the house, fixed the broken flyscreen on the kitchen door (the blow flies are driving me nuts!!) and cleaned the filters on the air conditioner. all between preparing invoices ready for the arrival of my new artist plates this week.....

here are some random castlemaine shots

castlemaine botanical gardens.... can you see him?
 I am fairly sure this woman has no idea who Romance was Born are!
 castlemaine tip...

 one of our resident kookaburras
my poppies