Monday, December 14, 2009

Vintage Apron Love....







Here are some of the prettiest aprons that have been freshly laundered and starched by Nan. (thanks Nan!) They are almost too pretty to use and would make romantic displays. I can imagine them framed a bit like Simone at beachvintage has done so effectively with vintage swimsuits and tea towels. Or even sewn together to make a cute little kitchen cafe curtain... I love how you can see the progression of fashion with these aprons, that came from the same home, from the gingham and ric rac of the fifties to the trendy mini variety and stripes of the sixties. All of these are off to the WAC and the Cottage Garden Nursery. They will retail between $15 -$18 dollars each.

To contact email boathome@bigpond.net.au

Friday, December 11, 2009

Some wonderful vintage items from todays estate









All of these items came from a lovely old Newmarket home. It was very original and had wonderful floral carpet in the lounge, c1940's. The kitchen cupboards had been painted different colours for each door, ie pink, blue, green white. The new owners will no doubt come in and rip it all out.
Favourites today are the old Rocker chair and the Art Deco mirrors.
To contact please email boathome@bigpond.net.au

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Chip carved Table







I have had a lot of chip carved or tramp art boxes and trays etc over the years, but this amazing table certainly puts all them in the shade both in its scale and detail. Imagine how long it would have taken to carve.
You can contact me at boathome@bigpond.net.au
PS You can get a much better view of each picture by clicking on it.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Christmas Shopping Night at the WAC






The Woolloongabba Antique Centre is having a shopping night on this Wednesday the 9th of December. There will be champagne and some great lucky door prizes. All are welcome but if you would like to go RSVP to the WAC by Wednesday. Many stall holders will be offering discounts and theoldboathouse, shop 17, will have 25% off all stock on the night. It should be a fun night.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Friday Favourite ~ Vintage Decorations











I love vintage decorations and have kept a few over the years. These ones are headed to The Cottage Garden Nursery today for a bit of a vintage display I thought would be fun. My favourites are the two wind up Santas, but I love the delicate glass decorations too. The larger box seems never to have been used and would be German in origin dating to before WWII I think.
To see previous Friday Favourites please scroll down.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Yucky dip at todays estate


















Had to go through an awful lot of junk at an old local home today to find any treasures. There must have been 50 green rubbish bags full of the contents of the house. Everything except the furniture had been put into these and I had to go through the lot because the golden rule is you never know whats going to be inside so all must be examined. I guess you all know how I like to go through old junk but the 3 rats I came across did make me think twice but at least they were dead and not alive.
Favourites today ~ the 1960's lace up black go go boots and tall green and Brown German vase.
(Also got heaps of linen, cloths, tea towels, and fabric I'm yet to go through.)


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