Sunday, August 22, 2010

"From Stanley With Love" ~ Things we got from the Estate

This house was built in 1934 for the owner of a prominent Brisbane department store owner G. Stewart and he obviously spared no expense. He had a full sized lawn bowls green built in the backyard with its own pavillian. I wished I could have taken more photos but it was raining and I did not want to wreck my phone.
The bowling green has been turned into a tennis court and a 100 strong banana grove. While the pavillion has been turned into a two car garage and entertainent area. Other wise the house and grounds are very original. It still has its original fence and driveway arch. Note the city view.
I have pictured some of the smaller items from the old house. It was too wet to picture the furniture. I really love the pair of silky oak counter chairs that would have been from the department store. But my favourite is the the huge framed embroidered memento of the Anzacs in Egypt in 1916. It is very touching as a young digger about to ship off to Gallipoli has embroidered to his sweetheart, "To Florrie from Stanley with Love".












15 comments:

  1. The cello looks like it's in wonderful condition. Great house, it must have been fun.

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  2. Your estate posts always remind me that life goes by in the blink of an eye. Sigh! A-M xx

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  3. What a great place! I agree, the Anzac piece is very special :)

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  4. Katherine, you really must enjoy all the stories you hear along the way.... Have a great day. ;-)

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  5. OH Fabulous Katherine
    What stories that house must tell.... you know I have a picture of my grandfather is uniform.. pith hat and all.. i suspect it was taken Egypt also.....

    And what goodies you snaffled.. does the camera work??? not that it would matter... i love just how it looks...

    Have a great week... xxx Julie

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  6. You're getting some fabulous West German pieces by the look of things ... if only four children didn't keep me house-bound.

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  7. Hello Elizabeth....!

    What a LOVELY home....! The fence & driveway arch are magnificent....!

    The wooden skateboards & camera are my FAVES....I keep looking for wooden skateboards but I NEVER find them myself....A Friend of mine found one at a swap meet back in February & the patina was TO DIE FOR....** sigh **

    Hope your week is WONDERFUL....!

    Cheers,
    Tamarah :o)

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  8. Beautiful treasures. Where will you be selling them? Lisa x

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  9. Hi Lisa the items will be going in all different directions some to ebay others to my retail spaces etc. What items were you interested in ? katherine

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  10. Love reading all about the stories behind your finds. Like the look of that white planter. All the little tin trucks are sweet too. Sounds like your having a great week. Michelle

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  11. Hi Katherine, that's insane!! Which suburb is it in? You are the luckiest girl being able to visit these incredible houses. It must be like stepping back in time. I would love to be able to pinch my fingers and live in that house for a few hours, maybe have a bowl... You are right, that framed memento is incredible. I'd love to know how much something like that would sell for. I'm also loving the old cane dresser in the last shot. Thanks so much for sharing this. Pruxxx

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  12. Loving the Brisbane history Katherine. Thanks so so much for our flowers. I planted them in my garden at home yesterday afternoon. They are so pretty. Your a doll. Simone xx

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  13. Hi Pru the house is on the border of Coorparoo and Greenslopes.

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  14. Forgot your other question Prue I think you would see the Anzac framed item for sale for around 300 to 500 dollars in shops

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  15. Always lots of Brisbane homes like this listed for sale.

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