Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Sneak Peek at our Ebay Auctions listing tonight.

So groovy, dining or conference chair.
Pigeon hole cupboard, that's it below with the doors closed. It has an unusual concertina door.

Old extension table, I love the thick legs
Brisbane shaped single fin surfboard

No this isn't half  a push mower it is actually a rare edge trimmer.

I love these Cyclops tractors.
Fred Lowan designed Tessa Lounges above and below is a Waterfall Hutch top.
 To view these items on ebay please click here They will be listing after 7.30 pm tonight.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Why I Rarely paint things....

I have been painting this work bench in the hope of getting it over to the WAC to sell. I am really happy with how it is coming along. I should have taken a before shot as it was half painted orange. Although I don't mind orange it really didn't suit so I decided to give it a bit of a revamp.
I normally try to avoid painting for a couple of reasons. Firstly I never seem to have the time, and things sit around for ever waiting to be done and secondly,
because despite my best efforts, I manage to get covered in paint myself. 
At least the white highlights will make a bit of a change from the grey.

I am yet to examine my dotty ribbon for damage but no doubt I will have got some on it too....aargh!! 

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Treasures for Plonk...and other finds of the week

As you all know we have a lot of fun gathering our finds each week and we meet a lot of interesting characters in the process. People who are always up for a laugh and a story are my favourites and often the most memorable in the long run. This was the case yesterday with a fabulous lady who lives just around the corner from me. I have actually known this lady for sometime, as she had been a customer at my shop in Hawthorne, and I had recently noticed her house had come on the market. I had been meaning to pop in but was yet to do so when Kristen drove past on his way somewhere and noticed a garage sale sign.
Well he quickly rang me, being rather annoyed he couldn't pop in himself as he  was headed on a call out himself, and I high tailed it around the corner. As fate would have it another local dealer had been there the day before so I had missed out on a few treasures I'm sure, but as I say, I am not greedy and was happy with  the items I came home with. But what has this got to do with plonk you say? Well, let me finish...If a garage sale is close by I sometimes will pop back in later in the day or evening as you never know what else will have been added to the sale and lets face it you are still a good 12 hours or so ahead of the public and the official start time so there is no skin off your nose to do so. So I did this last night. When I got there, there was a bit of a post garage sale organizers party going on, with the lovely lady and her girlfriends (all I'm sure were well over 70 )   and sure enough there was a few more goodies I liked. We did the usual add up and then I got what in this game is not an altogether uncommon request...." You can have it for a bottle of Sav Blanc..." giggle giggle giggle go the ladies... So off I speed to my local,  retrieved the icy cold bottle (Not Jacob's Creek, an additional request), returned and gathered up my treasures. I got some of the treasures below for my troubles.

The clock below I had purchased earlier in the day.

Along with this snazzy tray mobile, which has a tray that pulls out.

and this nice copper and black gallery.
I couldn't resist this deck chair.
Or this nice lead light cabinet  and another tray mobile below.
Other finds during the week are pictured below...

This chair I loved and has already sold along with the sea grass table below.

This Smiths clock works so well and reminds me of a government office.
Saucer chairs
Large heavy wooden farm house cupboard

Industrial shelves.
These bags always remind me of my brothers high school days.
Fabulous pair of trestle ladders.

Cute pink and yellow metal meat safe, which I think would make a cute end table or bedside.
Hope you all had a great week.

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