Abbie Melle - Lifestyle, Interiors and Travel Photographer @abbie_melle
"As a photographer, I'm always on the lookout for beautiful props to use in shoots (and also for my home). Scout + Bird has been such a wonderful place to find vintage wares, and Chris is always willing to source particular pieces if I need them. In the past, I've loved using some brass candlesticks in images captured for clients and magazines, and look forward to collecting many more treasures from Chris over time."
Jay Jay - Host @fairlightmaison
"The process of creating a home that reflects your personality as well as bringing you lots of happiness and joy is not an easy process. You don't need a lot of money to turn a house into a home, but what you do need is a lot of time to search for those perfectly imperfect treasures.
I love filling my home with vintage wares and unique timeworn décor. This is where my friend, Chris from Scout + Bird, can help. She has the most exquisite collection of antiques and the ability to help you search high and low for that unique piece you've been dreaming about to make your house your perfect home."
Tara - Host @simpson_cottage
"Chris from @scoutandbird might be the best treasure hunter I know.
There's always something to be found but, more importantly, if there's something specific in mind that I am searching for, she will hunt it down. When she does, if it isn't the perfect piece, there is no obligation to buy.
Once I told Chris what kind of things I was looking for, and the story I was trying to tell, and she put together the perfect collection of treasures to choose from for one of the bedrooms @simpsoncottage - and not only did she source but she delivered the goodies personally and helped style the pieces as well. Not to mention the antique riding boots that I just had to have!! We had a wonderful day and have been friends ever since! I can't recommend Scout + Bird highly enough!"
Nat - Host @cloudriverfarm_bnb
"Many vintage treasures from Scout + Bird sit proudly in both our home and our Airbnb cottage in southern Tasmania. Chris has a particular talent for styling and capturing the beauty of vintage pieces in her photographs. She makes everything impossible to resist.
She will always try to find the particular items I am searching for and has often let me know when she has uncovered a gem that she feels would work in our cottage. Chris - the success of your business is due to your friendly and caring manner and I am proud to be amongst your customers (and friend!!).
Fiona - Host @bayhues
"When I embarked on setting up Bayhues, I had no idea where to start when it came to sourcing beautiful, unique, vintage wares. I stumbled across Scout + Bird on Instagram and instantly knew we had the same taste. From my first interaction with Chris, I knew we'd become friends. This gal sure knows where to find gorgeous treasures and nothing is too much trouble for her.
If you walk into Bayhues, you will find so many treasures that Chris has sourced for me. All of them are so special and make our place what it is today. Not sure what I would have done without her!"