“Savouring and celebrating the past - but in a new modern way”
- Peninsula Essence


The Bookkeeper was established by designer Samantha Stretch.
Originating from unique homewares The Bookkeeper has evolved into bespoke table decorations that are perfect for a variety of events. From high teas, to weddings and everything in between they are sure to catch an eye at the next event! Recycling books and breathing new life into them by dressing them up with silver, strands of pearls and flowers they are all one of a kind table pieces designed for the original and to stand out!

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Samantha Stretch

Owner and Designer of ‘The Bookkeeper’

Samantha has had a whole career and life based around what she loves. Design.
After many years in the corporate world working for brands such as Nike and Westfarmers Australia. Her career has taken her from her home town of Manchester in the UK, to Hong Kong, and then finally landing on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, where she has found her niche.
The Bookkeeper is a combination of Sam’s passion for design and love of vintage homewares and is a way to share it with others that feel the same way.
With the ever-changing landscape of design and fast fashion, Sam has found a way to craft what people loved but could no longer find a place for in their homes, into something they can display with pride.