Yesterday I met a lovely, very elderly ,couple who reminded me of the plot of the movie "it's Complicated". Have you seen it ? If you haven't I won't spoil it, but it is about a divorced couple, who years after their divorce, reconnect and the complications follow. It stars three of my favourites, Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, and Steve Martin.
It is also a Nancy Meyers movie, so if you love a good Martha Stewarty, Hamptony, high end and totally drool worthy set...you will adore the background of this movie just as much as the story.
Every time I watch it I say...."That vegetable garden is insane!" because of course I totally want that vegetable garden but know it can only ever exist in this movie or Martha Stewart's back yard. But I digress. The reason the couple made me think of this movie is that after being married in the 1950's, divorcing in the 1970's, they are remarrying, this coming Saturday. They reconnected recently and discovered that all the problems that caused them to divorce were gone, and what remained was the two people who had fallen in love all those years ago. They held hands the whole time I was with them and their daughter....it was very sweet. But what did I get you ask?? Well, not a great deal but below is some of my favourites.
Canadian (Yes Deb, Canadian) Ice Skates
Leather suitcase, still with keys and in lovely condition.
Leather hat box. Below is the interior.
1960's handbag. I love these.
Pair of Bull dogs.
I love their pudgy bodies and squashy faces.
Pair of lamps in a nice orangey colour.
The shades are still good.
Apple ice Bucket. These are getting harder to find and this one is in such wonderful condition, still bright and shiny and no dints...yey.
But my favourite, I know some of you will have already spied.....
ATOMIC COFFEE MAKER. I haven't had one of these for ages. I was only thinking about this fact recently when a friend and fellow blogger ( Hi Jo) purchased a similar sort of maker. Funny how that happens, you think about something....and then you find it.
And now because I know you want to see it and I always enjoy it, the movie trailer.
Today I took over some lovely treasures to The Garden Centre which included the top two trunks pictured.
Tall ginger jar and stylish pots
Large cane laundry basket
My favourite item today is this timber water carry. It would look great as a planter.
I also loved the timber shoe lasts and this other cane basket.
The legs on this chair are delicate but it has a real sturdy almost masculine feel.
On an unrelated note, we purchased a new lap top last week and consequently it has taken me about an hour and a half to do what normally takes about 10 mins tops....aargh. I have decided there is nothing like new technology for making you feel old and super tired. Hope you all had a good Monday.
This is the vivacious and creative Kimmie who has the Western WAC space at the Woolloongabba Antique Centre. She is posing next to one of two great old ladders that she purchased from me recently to display some of her fabulous Mexican blankets and groovy bandanas. We think they work a treat and look pretty spiff to boot. (We always have ladders of all kinds in stock. The ones Kimmie is posing with retail for about $55 each.)
Kimmie's space is jam packed with the most amazing western outfits and rockabilly treasures. I don't know if I showed you my gorgeous girl, Lotte Lou, in her western outfit I purchased for her from Western WAC. She recently wore it to see Dolly Parton in concert. She turned a few heads that night. Lotte takes her country serious !! ( If you look closely you can see how sick the poor love looks, this was right before a hospital visit and the transfusion of three bags of blood....no exaggeration. )
Her skirt is actually a petticoat but it fulfilled the right amount of country fairy look that Lotte was going for.
Check out the detail.
And before you ask, yes these come in Adult sizes too.
But back to the ladders. This is a picture of one I currently have at The Garden Centre. It is quite a unique farm style ladder.
Hope you are having a good weekend. It is election time here in Queensland, Australia. I'm a bit of a politics tragic so I am squeezing in this post before the coverage starts.
Lotte and I bought some flowers today. Big, bright, YELLOW gerberas.
Yellow is such a happy colour. It is so full of life, and joy, and sunshine. It is extra special to Lotte and I now because,simply, it was Ben's favourite colour. Ben was Lotte's friend. He was the truest of friends and the bravest of boys and like his favourite colour he was all joy and sunshine. Today is his birthday. He would have been 13...a teenager.
We love you Ben, we will remember and miss you everyday.
Just a quick post to show you my favourite "furni" I have taken over to the centres this week. Firstly at the WAC....
I love child size furniture, it is just so, for want of a better word....cute! This little mid century chair is just fabulous and is next to an adult pair I also took over.
Inlaid occasional table
At the Garden Centre my favourites would have to be these Hampton style, grey cane, chairs, below.
They are surprisingly comfortable and would be perfect indoors or out.
This one was already at the Garden Centre but I don't think I have shown you, apologies if I have. I LOVE them, they seem magical to me....along with every child that enters the centre.
This one was in the background of my last garden centre post. Apologies for only a couple of pictures, the others didn't work out, but I wanted to show you this groovy, hanging, cane chair as it is in such good condition. It is hard to get good originals these days.
Hello and welcome to the old boathouse. We are Katherine and Kristen, the couple behind the wheel of the old boathouse. We have been buying and selling Antiques and great vintage items for over 18 years. We love anything old and interesting. Here you can get a peek at some of our finds aswell as a little of what is on offer at our shops in Brisbane, Queensland.