by Michelle Kneipp Pegler

There’s a great little gift shop called Nest in the pretty north-west Tasmanian town of Penguin. It’s located in one of the quaint old buildings in the main street of Penguin.

Nest - Gift Shop, Penguin
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Nest: main street of Penguin, Tasmania

Natalie Simpson: Nest

Natalie Simpson started Nest two years ago after feeling Penguin needed a gift store that sold unique and mostly hand-made items. There was nothing like it in the town. With a picturesque view of Bass Strait through the shop’s front windows, along with the assortment of wonderful objects inside, it’s a pleasure to shop here.

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Natalie Simpson at Nest: gift shop, Penguin

Natalie’s interior design background stands out tremendously in the way everything is lovingly displayed. There is a collection of fantastic Tasmanian talent on the shelves. Coming from the north west of Tasmania herself, Natalie is a big supporter of local artists and has filled the shelves with the most delightful items. Once again, I was blown away by the amount of talented people out there.

Nest - Lovely Gift Shop
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Lovely things: Nest, Penguin Tasmania

Gift Shop: Happy in Penguin

Nest is one of those shops that makes you feel happy inside! As you pick up each exclusive, well-made piece you are attracted to its beauty. Natalie says she likes the idea that her customers can pick up and feel the items for sale, as she didn’t want Nest to deny people the chance to touch and feel the merchandise.

There are so many excellent things here…

You should see it for yourself. You really must visit Nest next time you’re in Penguin.

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Nest: items sold by Natalie Simpson

Nest Penguin: the Finer Details

Nest is open Tuesdays to Fridays 10.00am to 5.30pm and Saturdays and Sundays 10.00am to 4.00pm. To keep up with what’s in store visit the Nest blog or Nest – Penguin Facebook page.

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Handmade items sold at Nest, Penguin

Michelle Kneipp Pegler writes a blog called Leven River Farm about the ups and downs of her Good Life and occasional forays delving into the lessons of the past.

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