Mangana Arts and Craft

As it turns outs, the aforementioned corner is further than I had imagined. It has been difficult adjusting to the workload in university, so you can imagine my relief when we had a week off for Easter.

During this short break, my family and I made a day trip to the Dandenong Ranges. We usually enjoy taking visitors there because it is both beautiful and close to home. On the journey to Miss Marple’s Tea Room, we decided to visit Margana Arts & Crafts in Olinda.

My fascination for this shop has continued to grow since walking in there 10 years ago. It doesn’t feel like you’re in Australia when you walk into the store, each corner of the room is full to the brim with all sorts of delicate trinkets. Some of which include lamps from Morroco, masks from Venice and jewellery from France and New York. They even have a little nook for Australian sheepskin footwear and didgeridoos. It’s like a showcase room filled with all the treasures of the world.

Enough talk, here are some photos by yours truly:

According to their website they specialise in the manufacturing of stained glass lamps, which are only available in their flagship store in Olinda. I didn’t happen to take any photos of it, so apologies for that! I don’t think my photos did the shop any justice, there’s just too much to see. It’s a beautiful shop and I highly recommend it to those visiting the Dandenong Ranges.

Stay tuned for my next post Miss Marple’s Tea Room

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  1. littlevip · April 20, 2012

    beautiful pictures!

  2. shenshennie · April 20, 2012

    I think I’ve been there before – it’s a very fascinating store. Lovely images!

    • iamnotscared · April 26, 2012

      Yeah, the stores next to it just can’t compare and thanks! It’s Photoshop magic, haha.

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