Welcome to the Grace and Olive Story

Posted by Andrea Patten on

A collation of style, design, creativity and fun. Where you will find gifts that you will love to give, or love to keep. For her, For him, For them, For home.
Grace and Olive was an idea that formed when two Brisbane women bonded over the arrivals of their third children, both girls, with the middle names of Grace and Olive, back in 2008. As we both juggled three children within seven years, our careers, school volunteering, travel, extended family and friends, the idea of starting our own business selling the beautiful things that we loved to find in our lives with others grew.
Life can be a tricky thing though and doesn’t always follow the plans we make. With one family relocating to Perth for a few years, the business start date of “when the girls start Prep” was put on hold.......indefinitely. We both still sourced exquisite gifts to share with our family and friends, via local markets, online shopping and lots of exploration in many different shops! Wrapping, ribbons, decorations, cards and styling remained as important to us both as the gift itself.
Fast forward to May 2017 with both Suz and Andrea back in Brisbane together in neighbouring suburbs, the time to turn that idea into a reality, and Grace and Olive was born!
We have a vision of working with local designers and unique suppliers of beautiful products that inspire you both visually, emotionally and physically.
We understand that it can be hard to source that present that you need.......that one that will bring a smile to Aunty Anne’s face for her birthday, or entertain not only your nephew but all of your brothers too on Christmas Day, let alone the gift that will wow your fashionista best friend. Here at Grace and Olive, it is our aim to source all of these for you, including some gifts that will be just perfect for you too!
Our collection grows slowly each day, as we build our relationships with designers and source new suppliers. We are on a pretty steep learning curve, as we both continue our “other” jobs as a Social Worker and Fashion Teacher, so there are lots of ups and downs. With a website constantly being added to and two “Pop-Up Stores” well supported in late 2017 behind us, we have planned a series of four seasonal events for 2018.
Join us again at the Woolloongabba Substation on Sunday 4th March from 10am - 2pm for the new season of Autumn. Grace and Olive would like to share the warmth of rusty reds, glowing golds, forest greens, and subtle earthy tones that compliment our beloved black.....the staple base of wardrobe style.
While there are aways treasures to find For Him and For Them, this season is all about the stylish woman that you are, in how you express yourself every day.
So come and spend a morning shopping with Grace & Olive - for yourself, your daughter, your closest friend - the important and stylish women in your life.
We are always excited to share our carefully curated products we love with our friends, family and new customers, and look forward to seeing your stylish interpretation of our products via #graceandolive
See you soon!
  • Andrea & Suz xxx

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