Monday, May 31, 2010

Off to the Garden centre...later today...


Shells are always very popular but I love the little childs size cast iron chair would not be that old but is very cute in a vintage sort of way....

Thursday, May 27, 2010

And the winner is .....

The winner of Bronnie Masefau's book, Australian Vintage Living, is Megan from White Cat Vintage. Thanks so much to everyone who left a comment and entered...Thought you would like to see this lovely photo, taken by the very talented Nat Duncan who is the creator of a wonderful new site called Precinkt. I had the joy of meeting Nat when she visited the Cottage Garden Centre to take some pics for the East Brisbane Precinkt. Don't you love the way Nat has captured the light falling on this darling swan jardinere ?

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Some lovely pieces from a old home today









Found some lovely pieces this afternoon with a lot more to come later in the week, as I just brought home some of the easier to carry items today.

Don't forget if you'd like to be in the draw to win Bronnie Masefau's book, below, just leave a comment.or to get 2 chances become a follower and leave a comment. You have until tomorrow (Wednesday) lunch time.

Monday, May 24, 2010

A few lovely goodies from Today's hunt.


Here are some pictures of the items we got today from a lovely lady who was moving
house. The little step ladder's legs fold into itself and would make an interesting little shelf.


Although this is a desk I could also see it used as a sideboard with a basket in the
centre between the drawers and a big mirror above it.

I fell in love with these fabulous mirrors, the unpainted one has some lovely details to the top and I thought the shape of the white was lovely.


Don't forget if you'd like to be in the draw to win Bronnie Masefau's book, below, just leave a comment...you have until this Wednesday.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Old Work Bench plus other goodies from today's Estate







I so love old work benches.... can't you just see this one with a bit of restoration as a kitchen island or on a verandah filled with baskets, enamelware or plants underneath. I also loved the cane blanket box. The legs on it splay out, so it gives it a stylish shape.


Don't forget if you'd like to be in the draw to win Bronnie Masefau's lovely book just leave a comment...you have until next Wednesday.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Some of the items I have up on ebay this week






Here are some of the items I have up on ebay this week...my favourites are the wonderful wooden specimen boxes, note the numbers in one, and also the WWII picture frame in the shape of a life ring preserver, this would be very suitable for an oldboathouse don't you think? As always this is only a few of the items I have listed. To see all this weeks listings click here Don't forget if you'd like to be in the draw to win Bronnie Masefau's lovely book just leave a comment...you have until next Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Girls Night Out at the WAC plus Bronnie Masefau Book Giveaway


Last night was the first 'Girls night out' at The Woolloongabba Antique Centre. Bronnie Masefau interior designer and author of the beautiful book "Australian Vintage Living" spoke of her love of vintage in decorating and gave a wonderful demonstration on how to prepare for a High tea ahead of time and she had some great tips. It was a fun night and it was wonderful to meet so many lovely ladies. Thank -you to Michelle from Divine Finds, who has a beautiful blog here for hosting the event and doing such a great job.

Theoldboathouse has a signed 1st edition copy of Bronnie's inspiring book to giveaway...yey...To enter just leave a comment on this or any post in the next week and become a follower for an extra entry. The winner will be drawn next Wednesday.


Bronnie's display ready for her to create her high tea table.

Bronnie with her book infront of theoldboathouse ~ Smalls

Monday, May 17, 2010

Around The Cottage Garden Nursery today...










Despite the weather being super chilly all of a sudden and the skies looking like they are about to open the Cottage Garden Nursery at East Brisbane was looking as cheerful as ever. Here are some shots of some of my favourite things in Shop 17 at the moment and around the nursery. Note the beautiful cushions are just a couple of some Bev Christenson has had made from some wonderful vintage fabric she purchased from theoldboathouse not so long ago....don't they look wonderful...I love the trims and they are feather filled. Bev along with her husband John have a space in the nursery too where they specialize in French inspired antiques.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Your invitation ~ Girls Night Out Woollongabba Antique Centre


On behalf of The Woollongabba Antique Centre I would like to extend an invitation to attend an exciting event, the first "Girls Night Out" , this coming Tuesday the 18th May 7 pm for 7.30 pm start. "Girls Night Out" is a community program designed to be a bi -monthly event for women of all ages!

One of Australia's most succesful vintage interior designers Bronnie Masefau, author of "Australian Vintage Living" will give a 1 hour presentation on vintage design tips and will share her passion for vintage homewares with us. This will be followed by yummy cake, coffee and SHOPPING...there will be discounts available on the night for example theoldboathouse shop 17 is offering 20% off all stock. There will also be prizes which will include some great vintage items.
Tickets are limited and bookings are essential. Wenesday night is SOLD OUT so don't miss out on Tuesday. To purchase tickets contact the lovely Michelle Mitchell from Devine Finds on ph 0413261426 or michelle@divinefinds.com.au . Michelle also has a wonderful blog here so go and pop in and say hello.
I hope Brisbanites will be able to attend and it will be great to meet some of you on the night. A reminder that the Wac is located at 22 Wellington Road Woolloongabba.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Pictures of some of my Ebay listings this week











I only picture just some of the items I list each week on ebay. You can see all the items I have on ebay by clicking here
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