Friday, November 27, 2009

Friday Favourite ~ No more pencils no more books...

Last Friday Frankie said good-bye to school forever. He has had a fun 5 years at CHAC. Where has that time gone? Now its on to other adventures. First thing on the fun list has been Schoolies this week.

Monday, November 23, 2009

WW1 Badges ~ always sad

I always find old badges like these sad. I wonder who the fellow was. Was the badge made because he was off at war or because he would not be coming home ?
I think I have posted earlier a picture of a Kookaburra War Widows badge. I have had a few of them over the years, but they have all been bigger than this one. I wonder if they started making them smaller because they had to make so many once the AIF moved to the killing fields of France. The number on the back is Q4523. Which would mean I guess this is 4523 badge like this issued in Queensland to war widows. And to put that number in even more context I imagine the great number of war dead were sons rather than husbands.
These badges will be going up on ebay tonight.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Friday Favourite ~ Long Lazy Queensland Summers

You might have noticed that posting has been a little light the last couple of weeks. I guess without noticing it, we have gotten into the rhythm of Summer in Queensland. It was probably those light, tingerly, breezes that start just after the Jacarandas bloom. Those breezes that make you feel like it is Christmas already. I wonder if that feeling only comes from being in Queensland as a child, for many Summers or just last year.

I like to fully get in to the spirit of a languid summer, but it can get hard with 3 kids and a full time business. But I will try to be as lazy as befits a Queensland summer as I can. So I will be doing only a couple more weeks of ebay auctions till sometime in January, keeping a lazy eye on my spaces at the centres and postings will probably only be now and then.

Of course you never know what can happen, what you might find or as the last picture shows what a Queensland summer can bring.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Old Post Office counter and Bric a brac

Wonderful old counter from a Post office. The pine top has a warm and welcoming feel that only a hundred years of use can bring. It would make a fab preperation table in a kitchen or bar. My favourite in the smaller items is the lovely antique, marbled, French enamel ware basin and soap dish.

To contact please email boathome@bigpond.net.au

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Late Friday Favourite ~ Mad Men Addiction

My Friday Favourite is a Saturday morning posting due to the fact that Kristen and I, with the kids being very cooperative, mainly due to Lotte sleeping and the boys being out, watched an entire season of Mad Men in one day. It did not finish until well into early this morning. So Mad Men has to be my Friday come Saturday Favourite this week.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

New pictures of the garden centre

Dont forget to ask for your 10% off when you buy anything from theoldboathouse at the cottage garden centre 999 Stanley St East, East Brisbane.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Some of the items going up on Ebay tonight

These are some of the items I will be listing on ebay tonight.
Click here to go to my auctions on ebay.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Nan inspects the load

My Mum, Nan, often helps out on a Saturday when we have Garage Sales early in the morning (though today was the first day Kristen had gone to them in a fair while, I have been doing the right thing all along HAHA) and stays on to help out sometimes to the afternoon, when we have ebay pick ups. Down the front can seem like grand central, with all the comings and goings.

Nan often takes a keen interest in the loads Kristen brings home as when we get far too much for our house we have to push her one car ,out of its two car garage, to fill up with our overflow (Thanks Nan). We can't put anything in her back shed as it is already full of old stuff we will one day get to.

So when Kristen got home with this load from an old house at Enoggera this afternoon Nan was very interested,for the sake of her car, as she knew we were all ready full up this morning under our house.
But who would not want to have these 1940's to 1960 kids rides in their home or carport
; thankfully certainly not Nan
PS I have also included a picture of just some of the great smaller items Kristen got today from the same old Enoggera Home.
If you want to contact us just click on our email address boathome@bigpond.net.au

Friday, November 6, 2009

Friday Favourite ~ Lost and Found

This dolly size table and chairs belonged to my mother, Helen and her sister, Pamela, when they were children. They were made in the early 1940's by their Dad, my Grandfather Bertie, as a Christmas present. I am not sure if they were originally red but they were no doubt painted by my Grandma. She, like myself, loved the colour red, and every year all the painted furniture would be given a good freshen up and a new layer of paint would be added. I too played with this set, when as a child , I would stay with her in Miles and then in Roma. I loved them. When her house was sold, we were living in Victoria, and we thought this set must have been forgotten, thrown or given away. For years I nagged and hounded my Mum to ask if any one in the family new of its where abouts. ( or the other wonderful toys etc that my grandfather had made for his girls) It was so exciting when my Uncle found the little table and chairs in his back shed and now I have found a home for them in my hall.
I want to be able to see and enjoy them and keep my eye on them so they never will get lost again.
To see previous Friday Favourites please scroll down.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Some wonderful vintage items from todays estate

I just love old deck chairs and I think with a bit of a clean these ones would be shabby fine as is and the stripy canvas is fun. We also got a laundry trolley full of old linen, tea towels and doileys etc. My favourites today though are the small Singer machine and the petit point dresser set.

If you want to contact us please email boathome@bigpond.net.au

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Some of the items going up on Ebay tonight

We will be listing 30 items tonight on ebay, which include all the items above aswell as lots of great garden benches, hardoy chairs and some of the items pictured recently in other blogs.
If you want to contact us please email boathome@bigpond.net.au

Monday, November 2, 2009

Some great old vintage items from last Friday

Finally some success with working out the camera, the joys of working out new electronic items. Most of the items from last Fridays 2 house estate have been packed away or moved on already. But I still have many of my favourites yet to sell, and I have pictured some of them in this blog post. You can only post 5 pictures per post. So I chose my 3 favourite things and Kristen has chosen his 2 favourites. I love the paint work and feet on the old meatsafe, I had to include the little gold horse shoe with the cup being tomorrow and I always love old fancy unpainted cane which is getting really hard to find these days in good order. Kristen choose the old copper lightening rod made from, in part, an old bomb shell because it may be pretty unique if not worth a great deal, while I guess he crassly chose the Rolex Oyster because its the opposite.
If you want to contact us please email boathome@bigpond.net.au

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Local Brisbane weekly vintage Auction

I have solved my computer problem by buying a new computer, (No skill involved). I have also solved my camera problem, buy also buying a new camera, but I have not yet figured out how to make the new camera work with a memory card (Some skill involved). So I cannot take any new pictures.

But I realised I have some pictures on my memory card of items that will sell this week at well known Brisbane Auction house, McDonald Auctions http://www.mcdonaldauctions.com.au/ . Mcdonalds is a general auction house that sells every Tuesday from 9.am. They often have some fantastic vintage items for sale. I generally have 20 to 30 items sell there each week, 3 of which, pictured in this post, will sell this Cup Tuesday.
I have been selling and buying items at McDonalds since 1993 and have never had a problem. If you click on the McDonalds auction link above and then go to the Gallery section you will see a cross section of the items for sale this week. Most of the smaller items pictured are ours and they will be going off like all items at McDonalds at no reserve.
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