Mr Ed’s Victorian Emporium – WW2, Victorian & Steampunk Clothing

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Mr Ed’s Victorian Emporium

True vintage clothing and accessories from the Victorian to WW2 eras, some 50’s and 60’s too. Quality fabrics and classic designs. Military, steampunk themes.. .

Written by Guest Blogger
Danielle from the  ‘The Countryphiles’

“I’m not sure that I’ve ever been somewhere that feels so immediately intriguing & enveloping as Mr Ed’s Victorian Emporium, located in Central Victoria’s vibrant little hamlet Trentham. After dodging and weaving petticoats and knickerbockers pegged on a rope strung between two verandah posts, I knock upon the barn door of what was formerly an old High Street butcher shop.

I could not have imagined what was waiting behind the barn door if I tried!

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An instant sense of warmth radiates from rich vintage timbers that line the walls. Overhead, rustic metal hanging rails (from which bodies of beef, lamb and pig once hung) are adorned with outfits of a by-gone era. Underfoot, a delightfully cheerful floral linoleum peps up the vibe. Meanwhile, furs, leather lace-up shoes, bits & bobs and jewels are all a-twinkle. So many MAGICAL things in such an intimate space! But, perhaps more than the WONDER of the store’s wares, is the delightfully connected conversation I had with Mr Ed’s Victorian Emporium’s PASSIONATE, grounded and welcoming owner Cate Evans.

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Cate and I found ourselves chatting about all manner of things from soul food, honesty and authenticity to what it takes to follow your heart and live your dreams. It was great to see how Cate lives by these inspiring ethical qualities and how they’re echoed in her store & its wares.

Cate finds, mends and brings new life to old treasures – from dresses to naval outfits, from leather shoes to hat-pins, from furs to paper dolls, from feather boas to biscuit tins. Cate’s delightful store pays homage to the skill, care, quality and attention to detail of yesteryear’s tailors, seamstresses, jewellers and cobblers.”

Read Danielle’s Interview with Cate & her amazing Emporium 
The Country Files – Mr Ed’s Victorian Emporium

The Countryphiles - Mr Ed's Victorian

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Mr Ed’s Victorian Emporium

True vintage clothing and accessories from the Victorian to WW2 eras, some 50’s and 60’s too. Quality fabrics and classic designs. Military, steampunk themes.

Trentham, Victoria
Friday – Sunday   10am – 5pm
public holidays 10am – 5pm
0438 351 299

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