Monday, May 28, 2007

Pretty New Finds

I have loved the work of Australian artist Gail McCormack for years. I can't afford one of her original artworks but I did treat myself to two of her limited edition prints.

I also found the floral barkcloth knitting bag in a thrift shop the other day for $2. I was originally going to sell it but I just can't let it go!
If you look at my auctions link to the right under "links" I have uploaded 10 items today on ebay.

Friday, May 25, 2007

I Want A Giant Rabbit!

Ever since I saw this picture and read about "Herman" in a magazine I have wanted one of these gorgeous German Giants as a pet. Look at the size of those feet - apparently they sound like a small earthquake when they are hopping along!
They can be house trained and are very affectionate.
Jon and the kids are against the idea. The rabbit terrifies them.
The tradesman who did my new floor loved Herman (he saw the picture on my fridge.)
He said if he had one he would get it a leather studded collar and take it to the pub for a beer. Sometimes I love real Aussie men!

Monday, May 21, 2007

Ebay Auctions

I have four auctions running and hopefully will have more up tomorrow. I have a bad cold at the moment that I think may be the flu. Hopefully I will feel better tomorrow and will be able to list!

Another set of these cute vintage style measuring cups.

So quirky vintage killer whale salt & pepper shakers!

Vintage angel holy water font. Looks like Napco or Enesco.

Old cream and green enamel ware teapot.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Ebay Auctions This Week

All of these finish on Sunday, I have been a bit late this week to post about my auctions!

White set of three measuring cups. I have a set of these in my kitchen and use them nearly every day. Mine are pink of course!

Brand new very groovy "Skipping Girl" bag.

Divine James Kent Old Foley sauce boat and stand. Love the roses and pink blush edging!

Pink frosted glass perfume bottle with butterfly shaped stopper.

Old depression era egg beater and masher.

Bob The Builder quilt cover - Big L is too "grown up" for Bob now.

White wire cupcake stand.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Playing With China

When we got the new floor laid recently I had to pack all my china away. No way was I going to trust a tradesman to do it. The guy told me a lot of his customers leave all their knick knacks out for him to move!
With the amount of china I have, it took quite a bit of time and a lot of newspaper to pack it all away.
But so much fun to unpack and display it all!
I changed things around and here are some photos of what I did.

I moved all of the Josef girls to the one shelf.

Changed this around and added the deer and rose bouquet, both recent thrifting

Changed this too. The two little dog figurines are recent op shop finds along with the deer - 50 cents each!

Monday, May 14, 2007

Mug Holder

Check out this baby! When Jon went up North I got this up on the wall quick smart. I found an old coat rack in a thrift shop and painted it my favourite shade of green, Garden Fantasy by Wattyl. This rack adjusts to the size you want with brackets for mounting it on the wall.
I always wanted to have these gorgeous Cath Kidston mugs on display, they are just too pretty to sit in a cupboard!
The polka dot pot holder is by Robert Gordon.
The key holder has beautiful hand painted roses, I bought it off ebay.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Goodbye White Cupcake Stand!

I am selling my white cupcake stand on ebay, not because I don't love it but because I bought ANOTHER one... a PINK one!

Now if I could of I would have tried to have kept both and enjoyed myself buying more faux cupcakes to fill up the other one. But making the world a pinker place is a constant struggle aginst the forces of the Husband. So I have kept one and will bide my time until my next pink purchase...coming soon.

Friday, May 11, 2007

My New Banner

Loving my new banner, made by my talented friend Jullie from Jullie's World.
She also makes tags for scrapbooking, gifts or whatever you heart desires.
She made me these for my ebay auctions, thank you tags to send with parcels.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

New Floor!

Am so excited! We got rid of the cream carpet in our living area and hallway and replaced it with timber laminate.
The cream carpet was a nightmare. I was constantly shrieking at the kids "Wipe your feet!" "Take off your shoes!"
When we ripped up the carpet it had the most disgusting puke green lino tiles underneath.

Tom freaked out. He doesn't deal well with change.

While we had the carpet pulled up I finally convinced Jon to paint a green feature wall. I changed the dining table around too. Loving these floorboards, I am amazed at how much bigger they make the room look.
Oh, yes. Jon bought that horrid monstrosity of a television. 40 inch Samsung LCD, it completely takes over the whole room. Even worse, it is black. I have been threatening to throw a lace tablecloth over it.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

My Ebay Buys

Haven't done one of these posts for a while!

I bid on these prayer ladies solely for the Instant Coffee jar. Love the prayer on this one, click on it to see.

Hand dyed vintage doilies. I put the aqua one on top of Jon's xbox much to his annoyance. Hey, at least it wasn't the pink one, right?

Robert Gordon polka dot enamel ware jug. This is huge, I don't actually have a use for it! A rose vase maybe.

I think this may be another Josef Girl for my collection. It is the same height and quality of porcelain with the same Japanese stamp but this one doesn't have the black eyes. It was a bargain and pretty too, whatever it is.

Vintage roses painting. It was the background colour that sold me.

I have bought one of these bowls before. In fact I LOVE this old chinese enamel ware with the blush edging. This bowl has a lilac edge, one I haven't seen before. Plus, it has my beloved birds. I have high hopes of turning one of these bowls into a sink one day.

Another lot that I bought because they look like Josef Girls.

And last but certainly not least, a brand new in box lavender christmas tree!