douglas & hope

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

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

Thursday, November 3, 2011

au revoir brunswick street

After a mammoth pack and move out of the shop on Monday, the truck then went via my house and collected my home contents before heading on up to Castlemaine. 3 days later I am still unpacking and squeezing far too much into a 2 bedroom miners cottage!!!
The closing of the shop was celebrated on Saturday night with lots of champagne, and lots of fun.
thanks again all who have been a part of the last 12 years of douglas & hope, I look forward to the change and keep posted to the online store, as product is being added slowly.