Nastalgica Homeware & Giftware
nastalgica is a family-owned speciality home and gift ware business. We are based on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, and deliver our wares Australia Wide.
We offer the delightful 1802 Le Chatelard range of quality French gift products, and the quirky House of Disaster range from the UK. Other range of gift products include our “My Herb Garden” range of tea towels, kitchen linen and jute gardening bags, as well as our Summer Jute bags (great for the beach), and our country styled Lavender Dreaming and Camellia Dreaming ranges.
We love what we do, and truly hope that you too get that beautiful feeling of nostalgia and sense of “home” when you view our products.
1802 Le Chatelard
The history of Le Chatelard starts in the year of 1802, in the era of Napoleon Bonapart , when France had a new constitution and became a republic. The law permitting people to build houses only within the borderlines of the towns was revoked and one of the first houses build outside of the village Saint Auban was built by the farming family, Montaud. Their stone house, with a carving of the year on the front of the main entrance, not only shows the year of construction, the year 1802, but also marks the beginning of the company, Le Chatelard.
The name Le Chatelard comes from the name of the little hill, which is home to a “small church”, and is now the place where the farm stands. The Montaud farming family harvested wild lavender in those first years, which naturally grows on the mountains, and produced essential oil from it. By 1805 they had started to plant lavender in their own fields and not to depend only on natural wild lavender.
House of Disaster
House of Disaster is a quirky and original brand from UK that was launched in 1989. It is an eclectic range of product, bound together by quirky and original designs developed by their team of in house designers.
The House of Disaster team loves designing and creating new collections and new product is a big part of the disaster brand. New collections are launched at least twice a year. House of Disaster produces a range of fashion and lifestyle accessories including bags, scarves, purses, notebooks, compact mirrors and flasks. As well as creating their own collections, they are also very proud to work with some licensed collections. Currently, they are really proud to produce collections for The Beatles, Moomin Characters and Jan Constantine.