Monday, January 24, 2011

Welcome New Kid on the WAC Block

Many of you may already know the new kid on the block at The Woolloongabba Antique Centre. She is of course the lovely Sandy from Paint me White  We are all very excited to have Sandy here. Although Sandy is new to the WAC she has been painting wonderful vintage pieces for years. I can still remember our first curb side chat many years ago now...I think it was an Art Deco sideboard that was heading home with Sandy to get the Paint me White look that day. We would like to welcome her to our little WAC neighbourhood...
                                 There are "lots of friendly people in our neighbourhood" and I thought it was a good chance to show you just some of the gang's shops.
         This is the super chic Sarah-Jane, co owner of the WAC. This is SJ's stall...otherwise known as "Almost Famous". She has lots of fab retro gear and stacks of amazing vintage clothing.
         This is Heather's Shop. You may remember Heather has just opened The Ipswich Antique Centre. To see more of her new centre just click here  .
                        Atomic Cafe....the hippist pair in the WAC. They have amazing vintage movie posters, memorabilia, advertisements and mid century furniture. If you would like a further sneek peek at some of their fab goodies check out their blog .
                The stylish Lisa of Industrial Revolution who specialises in local and imported unique industrial Antiques...wonderful mannequins and fun old lockers are some of my favourites in Lisa's stall at the moment.
                           My lovely neighbours Tess and Ali, who met at high school, have fun Retro items, mirrors pictures and lamps.
                      Our old buddies from our many years ago Antique Fair days, Di and Geoff who have some great country and retro items and very reasonably priced furniture, jewellery and bric a brac. (sorry the photo didn't work out well)
              The always bubbly Karie from The click clack Lounge...this girl has lived vintage since she was a teenager. She looks like she stepped out of an episode of Here's Lucy and has the best collection of vintage eye wear!! She sews aswell and makes wonderful unique handbags.
               Plus the very talented Laura who is a set dresser and props buyer for the movie industry (what a job !).... She has really lots of fun goodies and clothing.
    The sweet Tara from Vintage St Therese...religous kitsch is her speciality and passion.
 The groovy Treasure Shack...many of you may know from ebay. Fab retro gear! They always have a great selection of vintage ladies for your wall...Yes I know do you see it too, down in the left corner?  Yes look at the lovely German floor vase!!

And who is this? Why its me of 17!
       One of my favourites this week is this lamp stand...look at the shape of the legs!
             Anytime furniture has socks on I can't resist it and this chair has the cutest red set of feet.
                                             Vintage silver mesh Oroton evening  bag.
                               Shell light...these always fascinate me.
Heavy Art Glass vase...fantastic colour! So if you have a spare day come and be sure and visit us all at the Woolloongabba Antique Centre...and welcome again to our new old friend Sandy.


  1. I recognise some of those bosomy ladies (and I don't mean you, Katherine!) from Treasure Shack ...

    We were walking around the WAC one weekend and my two lads were swanning around Treasure Shacks' stall looking at this and looking at that ...

    They were (are) too little to look up and see all the voluptuous beauty above their heads.

    I think if they were a bit taller and older, their eyes would have popped out of their heads and they would n'er again play with Thomas the Tank Engine or Woody the Cowboy.

  2. Hi Katherine, I just happened to turn the TV on yesterday afternoon and the WAC featured in a story on TheGreatSouthEast!! (I was keeping my eye out for you!) Great to see Sandy has a spot there too now. I LOVE the chairs with the little red socks :)

  3. Stop the temptations!! I don't have time to visit :(

  4. Love seeing the stalls of the lovely people who surround you (and what about the not-so lovely people? Ha! Sorry, couldn't resist throwing that comment in). I have to check out Atomic Cafe. It looks cool. Anyway, better fly and make myself look busy! xx

  5. I had a blast helping Sandy set up her store last week. Had a good look around and fell in love with a huge clock in one of the shops.
    The only downer was that I didn't get to meet you Katherine!!! One of these days....

  6. Whow Katherine thankyou for the warm welcome. Look forward to seeing more of you. Sandy xx

  7. What a great tour through the WAC. Look forward to heading your way and having an extended period of pottering. I'm very good at that when I find the time. Sandy's shop looks just as lovely as her blog.

  8. Yay sandy! Thanks for the tour Katherine. Those red socks are really cute.
    Pam x

  9. wow i would love to moouch in there i can see so many yummy things, lovely photos. enjoy your week, Dee x

  10. I would love to go to work there everyday!

  11. Hi Katherine,
    I just read your comment on my blog. How exciting! Yes, I hope you find out where he's from.

  12. I love the WAC in Brisbane

  13. I went there yesterday is has closed down


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