Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Thank-you Chic Modern Vintage and Little Bench finds a new home

You may remember this cute little child's size garden bench that appeared recently on the blog and went off to The Cottage Garden Nursery. My lovely fellow dealers and friends, Bev and John Christenson, purchased this cutie for their Grandchildren's cubby house. Bev has just started a new blog White French showcasing her beautiful home, her passion for antiques and her shop at the Cottage Garden Nursery. It is always fun to see where our items eventually find a home so it was lovely to see these pics on Bev's blog....thanks Bev. Don't you think that is just the most fantastic cubby?

Thank-you Tonia from Chic Modern Vintage
for this lovely award. As a recipient I have to tell you seven things about myself that you don't know. As I recently told you seven things and alas I'm really not that interesting, lol, I thought I would show you the questionnaire I took recently when the lovely Tonia asked me to 'Moonlite' on her blog.Let’s begin with the proverbial question.
Why did you start blogging?
We started blogging to share our daily search for antique and vintage goodies with others who love vintage.
Five words that describe your blog as it is today.
Fun, Eclectic vintage and Antique treasures
What is a typical day like for you?
Well I am a Mum, so it usually begins with the normal Mum stuff of lunches, school run, washing and so on and then it depends either off to an estate to purchase goods, off to the Cottage Garden Nursery or Woolloongabba Antique Centre where we have shop spaces or photographing stock for our weekly ebay listings.

7 things that you love

1. Family and friends
2. Decorating my house
3. Gardening
4. Going to the movies
5. Searching through Estate houses to purchase items for theoldboathouse

.........................You have to look everywhere when you buy the entire contents of an old house!

6. Home Magazines
7. All the lovely bloggers who take the time to comment

Any recent finds or purchases that you are most proud of?
Hard question, each week there is something really special...but the best finds are the rare items and the surprise finds that sometimes come from homes you would not think would have anything much, but you open a door and then WOW the blood rushes and you know you have found something great.
What’s in your purse you think you can’t live without?
I can't live without the various wardrobe and door keys on my key ring...this is a good tip for those who love thrifting or going to garage sales. A lot of old doors had standard keys but these can get lost over time. People are reluctant, understandably to sell cupboards etc they cannot open and remove or check the contents. If you can open it...well that is a different story. I have been able to purchase many lovely items thanks to my small collection of various keys on my car key ring and it also impresses the seller that you are serious and girl scout prepared.
Anything else you'd like to tell readers ? These questions are harder to answer then you think...ha ha

Speed round:
Modern or Vintage or Combo of the 2........I admit I like everything....but my heart is with vintage.
Heels or Flats......Flats, you need sensible shoes to move antiques.
Dress or pants......Definetly pants, dresses tend to twirl up when moving furniture...not a good look!
City or Country....the dream is country but my heart is in the noises and lights of the city
Toast or English muffin....Both! hey what can I say...I love my food...haha


  1. OMG what a gorgeous cubby house - I could live in that!!!

  2. Oh and congrats on another award - sorry, got sidetracked by the cubby :) And what a cute little chair!

  3. Wonderful post, I really enjoyed it and it's great to learn more about fellow bloggers! That cubby house is insane!! It's better than my house.... I would honestly never see my children again if they had that in the backyard...

  4. Katherine - the accolades are flowing thick and fast!Again well-deserved. Isn't it nice to know that bench seat has gone to a really nice home.

  5. I will need your autograph soon. The bench seat looks lovely on that cute cubby verandah!

  6. Katherine, thanks so much! and you know I didn't realize that bench was child-size. Makes it even cuter.

  7. The cubby house has a dream porch!!

  8. Most excellent advice with the keys, I'm going to borrow that idea for sure! Love the photos, you sure do check out a house thoroughly ;0)

  9. Interesting note about the keys. I guess that means I should keep the ones I thought of selling?


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