Friday, July 31, 2009

Friday favourite~ Buttons!!


I LOVE Vintage Buttons. I rarely do anything with them and I don't collect them but as Kristen will confirm, when I get a tin or jar of old buttons I will waste many good working hours pouring over them and examining them for pretty glass ones or unusual shapes etc. The other day I had an idea to create some interesting shoes using buttons. I purchased a couple of cheap pairs of ballet flats and because they were cheap, they were very easy to sew buttons onto. Sewing buttons on is, I must say, one of my only sewing skills, if you could even call it a skill. So now I have found another way to waste time in the love of buttons.

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Vintage Fabric

Always lots for sale at 22 Wellington Road, Woolloongabba QLD 4102
There is something about true vintage fabric. I rarely do anything with it myself but it is great to sort through and imagine its many applications.


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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

2 piece Retro Maple Lounge








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Sunday, July 26, 2009

3 non white Bakelite tube radios


None of these old radios were originally white. For some reason someone painted them all white, the first two are brown underneath, while the one with its innards out is a speckled green.


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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Full set of Le Creuset orange Saucepans


Hard to get a set this complete.
UPDATE
For sale from today 18 of August at 22 Wellington Road, Woolloongabba QLD 4102 Click on picture to enlarge. If you are interested in anything you see on the blog please email boathome@bigpond.net.au


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High quality 1970's Australian POTTERY vase with Lizard




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Rare example of a Victorian TURKEY PLATTER


Never seen a vic turkey platter with pink floral before.


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Rare Australian Hood ornament KANGAROO

UPDATE Just listed on ebay http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=370247016813&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT
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Eames era Wire Setting GREAT SHAPE


This 5 piece setting is in amazing order for its age.
For sale at

22 Wellington Road, Woolloongabba QLD 4102

update SOLD $ 795

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Elegant Silky Oak leadlight Music Cabinet

In very good original order.

For sale at 22 Wellington Road, Woolloongabba QLD 4102
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Friday, July 24, 2009

Friday favourite ~ theoldboathouse on One of Brisbanes Best Blogs

Imagine my surprise when I was scrolling through one of my favorite blogs desiretoinspire and there was a post about me. Thanks Jo . You can click here to see the post and visit the blog. http://desiretoinspire.blogspot.com/2009/07/winks_18.html If you don't know it already.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

RETRO PARKER TEAK




Another Parker extension table and chairs. These will go up on ebay tonight with some other retro items.

SOLD 650 offer on ebay


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Charming 1920's child paint set LITTLE MASTER







I just LOVE the sweet little glass dishes






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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Organ that has been through the grinder



Sold on ebay 455
Old 1890's Church organ that someone has had a good go at. Still some good old solid wood in it or could be made into a desk or Aquarium etc.
Will List on ebay tonight, will add link then.


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Monday, July 20, 2009

Vietnam Era Australian Army Ballot Box


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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Silky Oak , china plus more this morning...







Display cab sold on ebay for 225
Wardrobe sold for 150 on ebay-
Silky oak telephone table for sale at the East Brisbane Garden centre 999 stanley st
More goodies from an Estate this morning, lots of bric a brac and three nice silky oak pieces and a very chic cheval mirror.
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Shabby Chic RETRO twirly White metal French Provincial


Its got it all!! This is a lovely tall, hall table come plantstand for a conservatory.

The pictures do not do it justice as it is very long. I am going to go into a new antique spot so I may keep this one as really lovely shelving.

Click on picture to enlarge.
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Saturday, July 18, 2009

RETRO PARKER TEAK







Table and chairs sold.
Lounge sold on ebay $ 900
These all came from the one house as did the other bits of retro furniture in the post directly below.



Will be going up on ebay tonight for a quick 5 day auction as I am runing out of room.



Click on images to enlarge. boathome@bigpond.net.au

New items just in ~





Chest sold ebay 170
Chair sold ebay

Some fab retro furniture pieces and more lovely bric a brac.
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Friday, July 17, 2009

Friday favourite ~ Glass Flowers


Todays Friday favourite is my glass blown flowers. They date from the 1930's or so. I have collected them over the years and it is always a nice surprise to come across them, normally stuck in with old plastic ones at estates. Over the years I have found curled ones harder to find but the first time I came across them there was quite a few curled ones in an old vase but thanks to the males in my house I now only have one curled one left. I guess that is what happens when you believe things should be enjoyed and not shut away.
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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Fixer uppers




In an old house today the first things and really the best things, were the 1950's lighthouse table lamp and the Art Deco, nude lady, business card stand. Sadly both have their problems. The lighthouse is missing its roof and the dramatic lady has come loose from her base.


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Monday, July 13, 2009

Old Work Bench


For sale at the East Brisbane Garden centre 999 Stanley st RESTORED
We got this great old heavy bench. These look great restored and give a great industrial look as a kitchen island or verandah bench.

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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Just in....


For sale at 22 Wellington Road, Woolloongabba QLD 4102



They say Sunday is a day of rest. Sleep in etc. But not for Kristen today, he has been off at an estate at 8 o'clock this morning. Unfortunatly the large family was keeping alot but we got a few items.

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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Some new bric brac


None of the smaller items will be on ebay for a long while, if at all , but I will be listing some furniture auctions tonight.

Some of the items pictured on the blog will be heading to ebay and others will have to wait their turn. Click on pictures to enlarge. Email me if there is anything that catches your eye boathome@bigpond.net.au

Friday, July 10, 2009

Friday favourite ~ Capturing the moment.




This is my favourite photo. It is of my mother in law Grace and her first husband on the steps of the church on their wedding day. It is evidence that a picture speaks a thousand words. They both look so radiant. Why don't brides still have bouquets like this?...soo beautiful. Her husband was to lose his life as a result of injuries he sustained during the Second World War, yet here they are looking so excited, and he so proud, on the start of what was to be only a short life together.
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Monday, July 6, 2009

Standard Lamps



Sold on ebay

Some of the items pictured on the blog will be heading to ebay and other will have to wait their turn. Click on pictures to enlarge. Email me if there is anything that catches your eye boathome@bigpond.net.au

Saturday, July 4, 2009

More to choose for Indoors or out.







Some of the items pictured will be heading to ebay and other will have to wait their turn Click on pictures to enlarge. Email me if there is anything that catches your eye boathome@bigpond.net.au

Friday, July 3, 2009

Friday favourite ~ Movies


Today I thought I would share two of my favourite movies. We all have them, those ones we watch over and over and never tire of. For me the list is huge. T of my favourites are pictured here. Are you like me and find yourself watching the background, the setting, pointing out an architectural feature or a potted geranium that you love. I even have a chest, that Kristen I know does not like, that was my first ever purchase. It was when I was 12 and endlessly watching Fred Astaire movies. I dreamnt that he may have sat on it as the company that sold it was on 5th Avenue in New York. Just the sort of place I thought Fred would shop at.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Exciting New antique centre at the 'gabba'











There is a new antique centre that has just opened at 22 Wellington Road, Woolloongabba QLD 4102
http://www.woolloongabbaantiquecentre.com/
I have checked it out and shop 17 caught my eye. Click on pictures of shop 17 to enlarge and see theoldboathouse new spot at the 'gabba'. Here you will be able to get lots of goodies that do not make their way to ebay or the blog.
There is also a coffee shop, so I may see you there..




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