Monday, May 30, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
"Whats the point of having a hallstand with a place for walking sticks and umbrellas and not having any there ?" he would tell me as I would give him a look that said why are you keeping that thing. (Not that I can talk with way too many West German vases)
After all why have walking sticks around the house before you really need them ? They just remind you of what one day life will be like as you hobble along.
happily volunteered to play the part of an old person walking along with this walking stick that Kristen picked up a couple of weeks ago.
The funny thing was Kristen picked this up with a few other run of the mill walking sticks and thought nothing of it. Until, when he got home and we were unpacking the ute he noticed that the top had worked loose from the base in the back of the car and of course, like any typical Australian male, was immediately very excited by anything sharp, bright and deadly.
So in honour of this being a Kristencentric post I will add his favourite song for the week. He has been listening to The Beach Boys ~ Pet Sounds Album from 1965 after he read that The Beatles upon hearing it thought they had better get their act together and the result was 1966's Sgt Pepper's Lonely hearts Club Band. I never used to like the Beach Boys, but I guess it must be as I am getting older I have been really enjoying the whimsy and warmth of this song "Wouldn't it be nice..." which is the first song off Pet Sounds.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
A few of the new arrivals at The Cottage Garden Nursery includes this wonderful old trolley above. It's timber is all weather worn. I think it would look great as what I call "Garden Art", as part of a feature or on a verandah with a plant in the middle or hanging from the cross bar.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
It used to seem to me that when we used the word Kitsch we were using it in a derogative way to describe something, gaudy, tasteless, tacky and in the levels of what was considered to be of artistic and monetary value it was way down the bottom. Now I think it has become more of a term of endearment, still describing the tacky, but seeing it as having a cultural and even aesthetic value in itself...what do you think? While you think, check out some of what I see as the levels of kitsch in this group of items we purchased recently.
Glassware from the 60's and 70's ~ Elegant, classy kitsch
Some say Kitsch is ugly, poor taste, mass produced and worthless. What do you think ? I think it is fun, over the top and always makes me laugh so isn't that something worth valuing ? Hope you have a lovely Sunday.
Friday, May 20, 2011
Good morning Madam, yes you need a hat, which one would madam like?
All these hats and a few more are available now at the Woolloongabba Antique Centre. Hope you have a lovely day.