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.
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 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…
- a great range of jewellery
- cards and stationery items
- art for your walls
- nick knacks
- many other brilliant bits and pieces
You should see it for yourself. You really must visit Nest next time you’re in Penguin.
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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.