This Christmas, We're Buying From The Bush - The Grace Tales

This Christmas, We’re Buying From The Bush



As most Australians will be acutely aware, our country is in drought. In fact, NSW is currently facing one of the worst droughts on record, with the impact on rural communities being significant.

Not only are farmers suffering, but so are businesses, individuals and families. In fact, some small towns are facing such dire consequences as having no drinking water, as well as the potential closure of schools and hospitals. 

But throughout the country, there are women running businesses and starting side hustles to support their families. Whether they are running the local boutique or are making pickles from their country kitchen, there is no question that these women are remarkable. 

To help shine a light on these businesses, Grace Brennan – a farmer’s wife from Warren NSW – launched a campaign titled @buyitfromthebush. By showcasing rural small businesses on social media, she is encouraging Australians to shop in a meaningful way this Christmas. With over 83,000 Instagram followers, it’s clear she’s hit a nerve.

We are so delighted to be following along on the Buy It From The Bush journey, and here are just a few of the items we’re adding to our carts this holiday season. 

Follow Buy From The Bush and shop meaningfully this Christmas @buyfromthebush.


A divine work of art by mother of four, Jade Chandler, based in western Queensland. Yes, this will be the perfect gift to self.

@jade_chandler_art

Christmas ham direct from the farm? Sorted. Located in Barham NSW, Bundarra Berkshires is ethical, free-range, rare breed pork, and looks completely delicious.

@bundarraberkshires

Sustainable home decor that looks as good as this, handmade and sourced with love by Willow & Mill, based on a property near Willow Tree in NSW. Perfect for a good friend with great taste.

@willowandmill

 

A stunning place setting for your Christmas day festivities from Unearthed Homewares, based in Cowra, NSW.

@unearthedhomewares

Waking up on Christmas Day in Kip & Co and Sage & Clare bedding is always a good idea, but when purchased from Folke & Freya in NSW’s Dubbo, it’s even sweeter (particularly when the bedding pays homage to Australian botanicals).

@folkeandfreya

There’s a reason why candles are universally known as the catch-all Christmas gift; because everyone loves them. These are all Australian, hand-poured soy candles from Kingaroy, Queensland and we just know they’ll smell as gorgeous as they look.

@bocandco

For the most delightful cotton and linen creations for little girls, we’re shopping with Kennedy the Label, which is based 50km west of Nyngan in NSW. We just wish these came in adult size… (Header image is also by this divine label.)

@kennedythelabel

As most mothers of boys will know, finding unique pieces is not always a breeze. But these shorts by Tribe of Two Creative (not to mention the cute matching hats) made in southern NSW fit the bill.

@tribeoftwocreative

Personalised towels make for gorgeous gifts, and in these sweet Liberty prints from South East Riverina in NSW, we’re in love.

@textileandtwig

And when you’re well and truly done with the Christmas madness, book yourself into a creative arts or wellbeing retreat at My Rural Retreat in Guyra NSW. (This may just get you over the line, “Guests enjoy a delicious home-baked morning tea, lunch under the oak tree and at the conclusion of the day a glass of champagne and time to natter.” Book us in!)

@myruralretreat

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