Date : September 30, 2018
Everyone’s collection of May Gibbs collectables are different. Some of them are proudly displayed in entry ways while others nestle safely housed between the sheets of our mother’s photo albums. Some of us wear them as jewellery and some are kept safely behind glass on the walls of our childhood homes.
Fans of May Gibbs, both recent converts and lifelong aficionados, have one thing in common. It is an intense love of what these items represent. The history, the kinship, the native Australian spirit and the ties that bind us together through a love of classic tales.
Our treasured May Gibbs Collectables
The images you can see displayed here represent those very values and memories for four members of the May Gibbs community. These are items that have stayed with them from childhood or that they have chanced upon in later years. They are items rich in family history and positive associations of simpler days and honest values.
The puzzle, found in an opportunity shop, was put together with love, framed and now hangs proudly on the wall of the lounge room. The gorgeous hand-made quilt was made by one collector’s mother (from her own design) and proudly passed down to her daughter so that it will continue to be treasured as a family heirloom. The baby nestled safely into the pink leaf was a treasured collectable from childhood that holds a special place in the heart of its owner. The gorgeous brooch, an Erstwilder reproduction, maintains pride of place in the home and heart of its owner after years of love.
Once a treasure like this is in your home and heart, it’s there for good. These are items passed down through generations and pored over during visits fuelled by steaming cups of tea and chocolate biscuits. These are the treasures that shape us into who we truly are.
The May Gibbs collectables we treasure the most speak to us on a different level. They stir up emotion and allow us to reminisce in quiet, private moments. They are beautiful and they are ours.
New May Gibbs Collectables
Lovers of May Gibbs collectables should be prepared for something new on the horizon. There are a number of significant, special items on the way that will soon hold a similar place in the hearts and minds of lovers of these iconic Australian tales.
Searching for May Gibbs collectables? Come and browse the latest offerings in the May Gibbs shop.