Monday, November 29, 2010

Some pictures of items I have listed on ebay tonight

Groovy Retro bar stools.....and surprisingly comfy.
So much sleeker and elegant than today's office numbers. I really like the timber arms and it is in very good condition.

A bit of twirly metal, gives off both a retro and shabby French vibe.

Classic Captain's chair.

For restoration, this one is VERY heavy and perfect for storm weather. Lovely ornate ends.
To see all my current ebay auctions for this week please click here I will be listing more items in the coming days.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Your invitation to the WAC Christmas Shopping Night

It’s that time again..the Jolly Old Fellow is on his way!

“Oh-Ho! I still haven’t found what I’m looking for....”

On behalf of the Centre we would like to invite you and a friend or 2, to our Exclusive Shopping Night
Wednesday 8th December 6-9 pm

If the idea of hunting-down Christmas ideas in a crowded, banal shopping complex for mass produced, unwanted gifts turns your stomach then pull-up-stumps at Woolloongabba Antique Centre for a pocketful of cheer.

Not only will you bag a bargain, you’ll be passing on an old story steeped in history, whilst worshipping to the green gods of sustainability,A vintage toy truck for your young-at-heart man. A five dollar retro Pez dispenser for your nephew. An industrial antique for your stylin’ sister. Starched Victorian napery for your Mum. A pair of retro jeans or a vintage bottle of Charlie perfume for your besty. An orange retro transistor radio for your lover.

If you still can’t decide, in-store gift vouchers are the perfect passport to set your loved ones loose on their own treasure hunt.

Woolloongabba Antique Centre is as diverse, well-loved and as individual as you are – you’ll find that ‘just-right’ goody for your hard-to-shop-for loved ones, all in one round-trip.

Brisbane’s Largest Antique Centre with over 65 dealers under one Air Conditioned roof.

Please RSVP: Mon 6th December
P 07 3392 1114 F 07 3392 1116 woolloongabbaantiquecentre.com
Open 7 Days 9am-5pm

• Complimentary Champagne on arrival, Christmas Carollers’, and plenty of treasures to be found!

Opening Hours:
Monday to Sunday 9am to 5pm.

22 Wellington Road, Woolloongabba, (Cnr Nile St) Off street carparking off Wellington Road behind centre.
P: 07 3392 1114
F: 07 3392 1116

Friday, November 26, 2010

Friday Favourite ~ We don't like Cricket, we LOVE it!

Well its that time again, when Australia versus England for the Ashes trophy. For me this time around I can't help but feel a bit wistful. For those non cricket lovers the Ashes comes around in Australia every four years and kicks off at The Gabba Grounds here in Brisbane. Four years ago we were in the stands, Frankie was only mid way in his High School years and Chauncy was about to enter his final year of Primary School. The boy's primary school was right next to the Gabba grounds and that day Chauncy spent most of the day, shouting out to his mates, at school next door.

We love our cricket, Frankie played for years for both school and club cricket, which for Kristen meant long hours of score keeping, umpiring out in the middle and driving many miles to school and club games. For me it meant trying to get grass stains out of cricket whites. Above is Frankie's first 11 cricket baggy hat that still hangs proudly in his room along side one of his most valued possesions, a letter from the great Sir Donald Bradman himself, written to Frankie. My favourite line is..."I hope you learn to love the game of cricket and hopefully play it well." He did both Sir Don!

This photo is what I will always think of when I think of Frankie and cricket. Actually even when I think of Frankie as a young boy. He always was up for a game of cricket no matter where he was.
Here he is running onto the ground when he had the honour of playing a game on the great "Gabba" ground itself, midway during an International Game. Both boys had the opportunity to do this, one of the perks of belonging to both the Mater Cricket Club, now Carina Cricket, and also attending East Brisbane Primary School. Which is the only school that gets to use the Gabba for its sports day...a great honour.

Check out that action! Frankie is the bowler. So four years on Frankie has finished school and no longer plays cricket and Chauncy is half way through high school. But some things don't change, the radio is on, the tele is tuned to Chanel 9 and occasionally you will here Kristen or I yell "Come on Australia". Aussie, Aussie, Aussie GO GO GO!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Treasures from Yesterday's estate and Today's old home.

Today I visited a lovely elderley gentleman and his wife who are hoping to relocate to Rockhampton in the new year. They have so far had 65 happy married years together. I purchased these split cane chairs and table. I thought they were such great colours and had the perfect amount of wear to give them that shabby beach look.
Nice paint details, I like the two tone paint,

and multiple colours on the table legs.
I also get these fun pin wheel cushions. I am always drawn to the pin wheel shape.
Note the work to the edge. I also got a lot of table cloths and fabric.
Yesterday Kristen went to a home in Manly. The items above were my favourites in the bric a brac. I love Willow pattern enamel. The house was located only a street away from where we lived when our boys were babies. So I would have walked passed the house almost every day.

He also got these wonderful old hand tools. Old tools used to be made with as much care as the furniture and items they were designed to create.

And such a large number of sharpening stones compared to the tools they had to sharpen.
Wonderful old levels. The front one has a sight and is a surveyors level.
Look at this tool. If you didn't know you may think it looks incomplete.

But it is just hiding its attachments inside itself.

Very tricky, but a beautiful little item. To contact please email boathome@bigpond.net.au

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Hidden suitcase finds and Big doll, little doll.

Sometimes when we purchase a whole lot of things from an estate there isn't always time to go through everything and it is not until we get home that we get to see all that we have bought. Often it is a mixed bag, it can be a let down or a pleasant surprise. But it is always fun to see what people pack up and store away. This week an old suitcase held some treasures. Who knows when they all were put in the case or why.

There was a nice old carnival glass bowl.

A set of red anodised double bed lights...these are the kind that clip to the bed head.

A very stylish shell lamp...note the nice detail that someone has worked to the edge of the shell. There was also some old plates and a bowl made out of shells.

I also wanted to show you these dolls. They came from two different houses, but both were made for the New Zealand souvenir market.
Isn't she a cutie? Both of these are off to the WAC, Woolloongabba Antique Centre, along with the lamps and suitcase. To contact please email boathome@bigpond.net.au
Don't forget to head over and visit Pam at Bayside Rose and enter her great competition. Just leave a comment on her post

Monday, November 22, 2010

Some pictures of some items I have listed on ebay tonight

Here are some pictures of some of our items going up on ebay tonight. More will be listed tomorrow and Wednesday. (hopefully) This blanket box is nearly all solid Silky Oak and has quite large proportions.
Solid Pine Chest of Drawers.

Two seater made in Sweden by Nesto. The cushion is original but I like it just as much without as you can see more of the lovely pale timber.
Stylish mid century coffee table in very nice condition.
Old mannequin, had a bit of a hard life but she still has something don't you think? Hope you have a great week.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

The cute, the kitsch and the UGLY!

These chaps came in yesterday along with another table load of goodies and I thought they were just the cutest little guys ever. They are only about 3 cm high. Look at those top hats...sooooo cute!
Very stylish young lady on a glass..all class and sophistication but wait...
Oh dear..avert your eyes ha ha. (This is what you see on the inside of the glass)
Super ugly.....Yes the turtle is real or rather was living once. At first I thought the toad was real as he is so life like and so ugly.
Kristen has a thing for the poor little turtle guy so you guessed it he now needs to find a home in our home.
Hope you all are having a good weekend and don't forget to head over and visit Pam at Bayside Rose and enter her great competition. Just leave a comment on her post
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