Friday, October 28, 2011

Some of the bric a brac items from this week.....

Another busy week that has just zoomed by. All of these items on the blog today I meant to show you earlier in the week before they went to the WAC and garden centre but time has got the better of me and they are all now over at the centres. They all came from the same Kenmore home.
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The timeless stripes of T. G Green. (Available at the Cottage Garden Nursery)
Cutest little egg cups. I so get why people collect these, they are so fun and make we want to boil eggs and make soldier toast. (Available at the WAC)
Old mantle clock. (Available at the WAC)
Glassware and other bits and bobs including
a Harry Memmott bowl. (Available at the WAC)

Delicious West German and Italian pottery...yes the West German stayed with me but I was good and swapped out some others.


Loved this little trinket box, it has a few love bites (chips) but it doesn't matter to me as it is just a sign that it was a favourite by its' previous owner. (Available at the WAC)

Another favourite was this lovely Norwegian china. The pattern name is "Lotte".
All available at the WAC

This was so loved by the lady who owned it she used it every day....if you don't believe me here is proof below...

The name of this china is the same as my beautiful daughter, Lotte who did this painting for her Art show that was on at her school during the week. Good job Lotte. xx
Hope you have a lovely weekend xxx

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Just in....

                                                                  Firstly at the WAC,
This wonderful picnic set, which is complete, made by Nally and is such great colours. Perfect for a Melbourne Cup track side picnic I say.
Note it has two thermoses. Often people try to pass these sets off as complete if they have only one Thermos.
Green Rocker and more poufes.
I like the simple button detail.
Baskets of all shapes and sizes.
This clown not only makes me think of Tam, at A treasured Past. But it kind of freaks me out. Whenever we get something that does this Kristen takes great delight in leaving it in various locations around the house so that when I come upon it I get a fright. So he has been on my bed, on the kids beds, in the laundry and even on my car seat before he finally made it over to the WAC. He, and Kristen, owe me some hair dye for the extra greys they have given me.
Trunks are so popular and we always try to have a few different ones to choose from.

Heavy old sticky tape dispenser.
So on to the Cottage Garden Nursery.
Big old Chest of Drawers.
Great pair of heavy Art Deco inspired 1960's pots.
Great size desk.
Dressing Table.
I put an apron on the mannequin for fun and it made her look topless. So I improvised a top out of tea towels. I have since covered them with vintage costume brooches, a few you can see here.
My chandelier was quickly nabbed to display in Gillian's Garden Cafe, within the nursery. The photo doesn't do it justice it. It is perfect for the spot.
Hope you are having a lovely weekend.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

I've been at IT again....

....hoarding keeping stuff I should be selling. BUT IT IS SO HARD SOMETIMES...aargh! So you remember this chair below ? Well it's in the house now and if you look closely it is surrounded by some West German friends one of which is new.
                                     


Lovely vasey goodness. Son number two said to me "Mum don't you think you have enough of those vases, they are kind of every where?" So I told him what they retail for and how he will inherit them., he he. But yes I am the German vase equivalent of a crazy cat lady.

There is new things in the no man's land entance. The front used to be an open verandah which like a lot of Queenslander houses has been closed in. This means we now have a lot of useless space in the middle of the house.
So it is perfect for this sweet little parlour suite I nabbed moments before it was supposed to go to the WAC. I love these and it fulfills my need to own more chairs that no one sits on.  I like this set because it was complete, consisting of the two seater, two ladies chairs and two gents.





The hallway has some new things too.

I love this vase sooooo much. It came from the same house as the suite above.

Even its back is fabbo in my eyes.
I recently purchased these frames for some post cards I have....actually I have a thing about post cards, but that's for another post.  The frames are not old but I liked them and they were reasonably priced and fun. Do you recognize the print above ? Yes it was done by the lovely Kerri from Driftwood Interiors.
This post card is one of my favs. It's an old one that I had in another frame but the frame broke, some time ago, so finally it has a new home and I can enjoy it again.

Now you probably think this picture shows a new German lovely. But...
it's the fan that is new to this corner. Ready for summer. Vintage ones are so much nicer don't you think?
I know more vases...you see why son number two has a point and I am in some serious denial. But it is the poster that is new. I have actually had it for a while but only recently framed it for the Retro room.

Below is a taste of a couple of things I took over to the Cottage Garden nursery yesterday.
I thought the chandelier looked so romantic even hanging in the doorway to under my house. Hope you all are having a good week.
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