Monday, June 15, 2009

c'mon aussie

all from ebay but beautiful just the same...

c'mon aussie

picture frame


c'mon aussie

actually I bought this one from a shop!


And my most favourite thing I've ever bought on ebay (pineapple teapot, sugar bowl and milk jug a tight second)

c'mon aussie

isn't she beautiful? She's just a thing. No fitting or anything. Here's a close up...


c'mon aussie

such detail. click on it to go to flickr and view it at large size.

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Monday, January 05, 2009

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Monday, March 03, 2008

East Kew Vinnies, Mon 3rd March

Anyone into owls?

owls and boxes from East Kew Vinnies

I wasn't, but I am now. A visit to the East Kew Vinnies on the way home from geebum yielded this fantastic collection to put in my shadow box which is freshly painted and awaiting shadows. There were so many owls at the Vinnies, they filled about 5 big boxes, there were lots of really kitsch slip cast ceramic ones, fabric ones, plastic ones, glass ones, magnets, mobiles, candles, etc. I picked out the little hand-made folky ones but if you're into owls there are plenty left. I think their original owner must have passed away and the relos just dumped the collection! This must have been a passion for years for this person and it's so sad that it ended up here to be broken up. I feel I've done a little bit towards keeping some of them together and I met another person there who collected a few for her 'craft group' which calls itself 'the brown owls'!

These are my three favourites

owls from East Kew Vinnies

owls from East Kew Vinnies

owls from East Kew Vinnies


I also got the two boxes in the top photo for $2. The owls were 50c each.

And last, but not least...

mail holder from East Kew Vinnies

a bamboo letter holder from Surfers Paradise for $2 - what more could you want?

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Wales Street Primary School fete, Northcote, Sat 1st March

What fun! I'd forgotten how much fun! There's a few more coming up. I saw a sign on St Georges Road for the Merri Creek primary fete (must go back to check out dates) and I know the Lee St primary fete is coming up on the 15th or 16th March. Anyway here are the scores...


stuff from Wales St fete

a beautiful and sturdy handbag, $2, a little jug and two wall hangings, 50c each - I liked one better than the other but I thought they might be cursed if they didn't stay together!


books from Wales St fete

a couple of great books, $4 each (a bit dear I think)


book from Wales St fete

one of my favourite interiors from the 'decorative arts' book. It's a home in Bavaria that has world map wall paper and...


book from Wales St fete

...this is a photo of the floor. It's made of 4,600 pieces of copper embedded in cement! which, according to the book, is "extremely functional, warmer than stone and cleans itself by being danced and walked upon"!


book from Wales St fete

more from this book


book from Wales St fete

and more


book from Wales St fete

and more! I'm sure I saw this same design on a contemporary textile somewhere in the blogosphere. It's funny how contemporary textiles and ceramics are successfully re-interpreting designs from this period yet jewellers aren't going there!


And this...

lino sampler from Wales St fete

lino sampler from Wales St fete

which would be of no use to anyone except Betty Jo

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