Monday, January 30, 2012

Monday Finds

I walked up to my favourite Salvos today and found  a couple of interesting items.
A pair of 19th Century  brown and cream transferware plates  for $9,which I hope to start collecting, and an adorable 1932 Waddingtons Bridge set still sealed in a velvet box for $2
The book was a good cheap buy at 3.99

Sunday, January 29, 2012

My Boy

I call him pretty boy but he's actually a large  Austrian Amphora figure made around 1900 and he has a beautiful angelic face. Mum handed him over to me when she moved.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Hot Saturday Finds

Phew...a very hot Saturday..but the Salvo's had a half price day and I found 2 of my favourite brands of tops ...Basque and Blue Illusion... $8 for both .......YAY!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Not My Best Friday

My darling little cat has injured both knees and they are dislocating when she walks....soooo annoyed  I couldn't go to the vet with Mr VL because of work.....grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Australia Day Trip

We took a trip to the Adelaide Hills for the Australia Day Holiday and found a quaint second-hand shop in Mount Barker where I picked up this old trunk. It's a bit revolting inside but that's OK as I'm not going to use it for storage. Naturally Sascha had to check it out as soon as it was unloaded.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Saturday's Finds

Popped into the Salvo's this morning and found this cute Vintage Globe made in Osaka Japan with a 60's sputnick look and another jug for my collection

Friday, January 20, 2012

Opshop Find for my Majolica Collection

A great find for $5 at the Salvo's tio ad to the matching big platter I have
(It does have a tiny chip)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Keys and French Letters

The old French Letters were a E-Bay buy from Dyslexic Chic in Paris and The sweet Georgian Keys
from Engand

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Collections Pt1

Every now again I am going to showcase my extensive and much loved collection of antique linen.
These are part of my "girlie" collection of beautiful 19th Century sleeves and bonnets

Another Bumper Crop

Latest E-Bay Find

I bought this little  1720 French book from Dyslexic Chic
I could look at it all day long

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A garden Tip

Common Catmint is a great alternative to Lavender which gets a bit straggly.
We've had great success growing it and it quite drought resistant but softens a pathway

To Go or to Stay

It was love at first sight with this old vintage Thermos Flask from the Hong Kong Bottle Co
$5 at AW but not there's not really any room in my kitchen and not everyone in the house loves it like I do.
Im thinking I mightput it on my E-Bay page

Monday, January 16, 2012

More Favourite 2011 Finds

I found the tin trunk at an antique market still with it's original tags from the nun at a Monastary in Glen Osmond. I wonder what happened to Sister Mitchell. The cases from another antique market.
I found the antique silk and kid shoes from London in Oatlands Tasmania on my honeymoon, which is the most beautiful preserved  Georgian Town.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Another Way to Use the Tomatoes Up

It's Sunday and I decided to try and make a dent on the huge tomato crop we've produced and now onto my Tomato Bake with tonight's Roast Chicken

An old Friend Repurposed

Sadly Library Card Catalogues are a thing of the past.I spent years working with this one and it is nice to be able to repurpose it again at home.
Mr VL gave me the huge 1925 Webster's Dictionary for Christmas and I absolutley love it!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Saturday Finds

My OpShop Finds on a great Saturday Arvo

I was thrilled to find this 6 person setting of Fine China made in Poland dinner set
Lovely and scrolly! In mint condition for $69.99 from the Salvo's

A queen size Marcella quilt for $20 from the Animal Welfare Shop

A blue silk/damask throw for $8

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Favourite 2011 Finds

A large ironstone platter at the Salvo's for $9.99

I had to pay $19.99 at the Salvo's for this gorgeous teapot Wood & Son's but it was worth it!

A divine pure linen afternoon tea cloth with white on white embroidery from Goodies OpShop for $1.50