Friday, June 8, 2012

Old school Wynnum House Today

This morning we went to this big old House in Wynnum. It is on a large corner block and no doubt will soon be moved over and another home or two added beside it. For those outside of Brisbane, Wynnum is an old suburb on the Bay. When we first started out in the Antiques caper, 20 years ago now, Wynnum was one of our first stomping grounds as we were living in Manly, the next suburb, at the time. We didn't get much from the old house today, but what we did get, took me back to what a typical Wynnum house used to give up back in those first days of dealing.
Old oars....old copper and 

old fishing reels. I love the old ingenuity of using bottles as hand fishing reels. We also got some old furniture and bric a brac but it was lovely to get these old school Wynnum items and have a trip back down memory lane, in more ways than one. Can't wait for the long weekend. 


  1. Don't oars make a nice feature, leaning up against a wall?
    I always feel sad for those old houses getting built out and cramped in. I adore seeing big old yards, full of space, but they're becoming as rare as hen's teeth.
    Have a lovely weekend!

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  3. Its nice when things evoke warm memories. Have a lovely weekend, dee x

  4. Remembering the fun and memories would always be cherish.

  5. Love those big old Queensland homes! My son would be very keen on that old fishing stuff! Happy long weekend! x

  6. Thank you so much for following my blog & your kind comments. I am so glad to have found your blog. Your stall at the WAC is one of my favourites! I love this post about the Wynnum house. I try to get to Wynnum as often as possible for some thrifting action. So funny that I often 'watch' lots of your items on Ebay too. Small world. Xx VBG aka Leisa.

  7. Oh I just realized I bought my much cherished Metamec starburst clock from your stall at the WAC. It is one of my all time favourite finds. I put a new mechanism in it & it runs like a dream. Every time I look at it it makes me smile. Xx

  8. Nothing beats fishing with your family and friends.
    Enjoying beautiful sceneries and fresh air, are a priceless moments.

  9. Wow! old school turned house? amazing. Glad I came here. Big thanks and keep posting.

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  14. This is my grandparent's old home! . Unfortunately both are no longer with us - my grandad passed only six months ago actually.

    They lived in this house all of their lives and raised three children there. Grandma died about 6 years ago but grandad stayed on in the home alone until around 2012 when he had a stroke and was moved to Nazareth House to be cared for. Right up until that day though he kept the home in mint condition - mowing the lawn and ensuring the house had fresh paint...bit of a feat for a man in his nineties!

    I have many memories here. Mostly running around wild in the backyard or being pushed on the swing hanging off the back tree. It was a happy place :)

    My Dad and his siblings have now sold the place given that grandad has passed on and you are right, they will either subdivide or build units on it. It will be a sad day when we drive past and no longer see it but the memories are always there :)


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