Saturday, March 27, 2010

Tea Pots and Box Love...





There is something about tea pots and boxes of all shapes and sizes that I find irresistable. These ones are all currently available at The Cottage Garden Nursery 999 Stanley St East, East Brisbane. To contact please email boathome@bigpond.net.au

Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday Favourite ~ New addition to my Ruin




A while ago I started to create a ruin in my garden under an old Jacaranda. The idea is it pays homage to old Greek ruins etc. I have used old architectural features such as bits of broken marble, old columns, sandstone carvings and some of my favourite "heads" to give it that Greek look. The head on the right is a new addition. I would like to have more ground covers growing over the bits of marble etc but with water restrictions I haven't had as much success, even my seaside daisys gave up. We have had some great rain lately but alas I have not had the time to plant a few more and the Jacaranda sucks up a lot of water.
It is not everyone's thing...My youngest son, said to me recently " What's going on with all that Mum?" lol. Another comment I get, after I try and explain to a new comer to my garden what it is, is " Oh I new it must have been something arty"...code for... "you are a crazy person". But I love my heads, the big one came from my late mother in law's garden and is very special to me. I wasn't into garden ornaments etc until I met her and saw her garden, perhaps my ruin is my little homage to her I know she would have loved it.....

Thursday, March 25, 2010

No dancing on this ceiling...










I have been meaning to show you some of the photos from the estate where Kristen got the mystery tea chests the other day. It is amazing sometimes what you come across. Apparently the lady had been living here for a long time with the ceiling in this condition. Having, fallen in. We also got some lovely furniture from there including an unusual silky oak side table with drawers, a leadlight china cabinet, an old washstand and a super groovy dining table and chairs. All of these items are on ebay now.
You can go straight to my auctions on ebay by clicking here
To contact please email boathome@bigpond.net.au

Monday, March 22, 2010

Something secret behind the door




I was surprised when I was photographing this old cupboard this morning for going up on ebay tonight and found this 1950's pin up girl when I openned the door.
You can go straight to my auctions on ebay by clicking here

Friday, March 19, 2010

Lucky Dip at todays estate









Kristen came home today with amongst plenty of other items, 3 old tea chests packed full of-----unkown items, wrapped in old newspaper. He bought them as they say sight unseen.
It is always exciting and great fun when you bring home trunks or boxes of stuff that you have not had a chance to look through before buying. You hope they will be full of goodies but can often find yourself stuck with a lot of odd glassware and single chipped English tea cups that even the local thrift shop won't take off your hands. Fortunately while there were a few odd English tea cups, there was also some lovely pieces. A few of which I have photographed.
To contact us please email boathome@bigpond.net.au

Thursday, March 18, 2010

And the winner is .....


SANDY!!! from Sandy's Place. How exciting! I popped all the names into a hat, vintage hat of course and drew a name out old school style. I know you will love these cloths Sandy and I can't wait to send them to you. A big thank-you to everyone who left a comment to enter the competition , I have really enjoyed it so look out for another give away happening in the future...maybe with a retro theme next time, or beach, maybe Deco.... who knows. To contact email boathome@bigpond.net.au

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Child's Play...old style
















We are always drawn to old childrens'toys. They make great props in your home when used creatively or of course used for their original purpose with a new generation.
Plus don't forget to comment on any post on the blog to go into the draw for the first oldboathouse giveaway... you have till tomorrow. You can see the vintage tabeclothes by clicking here To contact please email boathome@bigpond.net.au

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Some pictures of the more than 3 dozen auctions I have up on ebay right now
















You can go straight to my auctions on ebay by clicking here
Plus don't forget to comment on any post on the blog to go into the draw for the first oldboathouse giveaway... you have till next Wednesday. You can see the vintage tabeclothes by clicking here
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