COLOUR ME CRAZY TURNS 20
THE iconic Colour Me Crazy gift shop in Proserpine last week reached a huge milestone.
Twenty years ago the little bit crazy and vibrantly colourful Robin Shelbourne lent two elements of her personality to the Proserpine gift shop.
That’s how Colour Me Crazy got its name and it has been providing something for everyone ever since.
Since its inception the shop has become bigger and better, but there are a few core principles that Colour Me Crazy will always hold dear – offering something unique, which always comes wrapped with care and with a smile.
“We try to have something for everybody,” the shop’s owner said.
“You can spend $5 and get something beautifully wrapped or you can spend $3000.”
Taking a trip down memory lane last Friday, Ms Shelbourne remembered founding the Horny Housewife Condiment Company.
She operated from the local markets selling lotions, potions and aromatherapy products.
Then a friend told her about a little shop that had come up for rent in Dobbins Lane – Ms Shelbourne decided to take the plunge and go into business.
“I borrowed $7000 and it paid for all the signage and the shelves,” she said.
Ms Shelbourne said there was no secret to the shop’s success. She had kept it simple throughout the evolution of Colour Me Crazy right down to still using many of the shop’s original fittings and colour schemes – certainly maintaining its quirky, unusual flavour over the years.
Her right hand “man” and only full-time employee, Stacey Bernett, takes care of anything that needs to be done on the computer – as Ms Shelbourne is quite happy doing things the old way.Over the years many beautiful things have left the Colour Me Crazy shop to brighten the homes of people around the country. It’s this thought that helps Ms Shelbourne keep the doors open and continues to make her feel good.
AMAZING SHOP: Founder of Colour Me Crazy Robin Shelbourne with Stacey Bernett outside the shop in Dobbins Lane.