Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Halloween & Pyrex

Wow, two posts in two days, unheard of for me these days!

I found a use for the pedestal of my hubby's ugly LCD TV. I am using it as a base for holiday decorating!

Halloween display. I need vintage decorating pieces, most of these were from the $2 shop.

Big ass spider from Harry Potter, kindly lent to me by my son.

The only vintage piece, an old kitsch Dracula mug.

Have started collecting Pyrex. I have three pieces now so that is a collection!
Just love the pink and aqua colours and the snowflake pattern.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

I'm Still Here!

Siobhan, I'm still here, just been busy working!
Above is a picture of the latest cupcake trinket box in the Robert Gordon "Scrumptious" range. I bought it off eBay recently as RG stuff is too difficult to find in the shops.
I was all set to take photos today of my Halloween decorations but my batteries ran out!
Hopefully I will remember to buy some more so I can show them on my blog tomorrow.

In the meantime, check this out; isn't this chenille Halloween decoration cool? It is from Vintage Halloween.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

I am not getting much of a chance of getting on the pc lately. I have been working all the time and it is only going to get busier as Christmas approaches (I am in retail.)
When I AM home I just want to rearrange my pretties, not bother with mundane stuff such as cleaning and laundry!

I played around with my fifties shadow box. I decided to keep it to two colours, pink and aqua, for a more uniform look.

The good old angled photo for added pizazz!

This is the photo I have been using for my banner. It is a collection of vintage eggcups that I have sitting on top of the fuse box in my kitchen!

I changed these plates around too. The blue one is new.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

8 Random Things About My Kitchen

My friend Nicole tagged me for the "8 Random Things About My Kitchen." I usually don't participate in these but this one interested me. I have a thing about my kitchen, it is my favourite room. Did I tell you all I now work in a kitchen and homewares shop? It is very tempting trying to resist spending up a storm!
I still work for Villeroy and Boch, am unpacking Christmas stock for them tomorrow.

So, eight things.

1. I love collecting kitchen stuff but I don’t particularly like cooking!

2. I have a collection of vintage and new thermos flasks on top of my kitchen cupboards.

3. Most of my prayer lady collection is in the kitchen also.

4.A collection of pink anodized jelly moulds on the wall. This has grown quite a bit since this photo!

5. My dream would be a pink Smeg fridge and a retro style pink oven.

6. I have about 6 different sets of canisters, most are on display.
7. I have heaps of tin signs on the wall, most featuring cupcakes.
8. I sorted out half of the cupboards in the holidays. I got rid of quite a bit of stuff. Now to brace myself for the other half.

9. Bonus thing – in my next place I want a heaps bigger kitchen. Not because I give a crap about cooking but for more collections!
Is it bad that I work in a kitchen store and don’t like to cook?

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Celebrate, Good Times!

Happy Dance! The kids are back at school today!
I celebrated by shopping at Target and the op shops.
I didn't find much at the op shops but I got a new pink enamel biscuit tin at Target. They have some gorgeous new things at the moment.
The biscuit tin below is my old one. Very Cath Kidston inspired. I love it but it just does not fit the look of my house. So I will be listing it on ebay next week.

I was seething with jealousy of all the "pretty chic" group girls who live near this Robert Gordon outlet. A sale! Click on the picture to view the pink cake shaped cake stand I am trying to track down at the moment.

Below are some of the things I have listed on ebay this week. Click here to go to them.

New Villeroy & Boch Christmas tree decoration. I am working for them on Friday and I can't wait as I am unpacking all the new Christmas stock! Can't wait to see it all.

Vintage money box. What a sweet face on this little mouse!

Vintage planter with chic coloured lamb.

Honey pot with matching dipper!

Another Villeroy & Boch piece, a large snowman tealight holder. I am selling my V&B stuff as it just doesn't fit in with my Christmas collection. Hopefully this years V&B range will be more in the shabby chic palette.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Ebay Auctions 10/10

Wow, I am quite chuffed that I managed to get anything listed this week with two bored, quarrelsome children in the house. Bring on Tuesday when they go back to school!

This is one of those old sewing boxes that are made of old greeting cards or papers which have been laminated. They are then sewn together with cotton or silk thread. This one is in my fave colours of pink and green.

Wedgwood "Weekday Weekend" jug in a pretty pale green.

Pretty porcelain roses plate which I think is of German make.

How cute are these? Dove salt and pepper shakers.

Japanese footed cup and saucer. Lots of pink and gold luster.

Enesco chef cookie jar.

The rain here has finally stopped so it is washing day! I wish I had room for a dryer sometimes :) It is nice pegging out the washing though on a gorgeous, blue sky day - like today.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Where I Blog From

I am up late tonight listing on turbo lister so I can upload tomorrow morning. I am pleased that I managed to get 7 auctions ready to go. I will do a post on them tomorrow.

It was Gail who suggested we show photos of where we blog from. I blog from my little corner desk in my living room.
Above is my pin up board. Bought from a thrift shop for 50 cents then painted pink.

A decapitated prayer lady and hatless kitty hold my pens and pencils. Another prayer lady hold the bills!

A full view of my little desk. I still manage to fit a lot of crap on it!

Lefton roses collection with one piece of much treasured Royal Winton roses. Can you see the little faux chandelier hanging from the shelf? This was the first "chandelier" I ever owned, before I could afford a real one!

And a taste of what I will be listing tomorrow. A vintage "Instant Coffee" canister by Napco or Enesco I think.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Mel's Rose Place

I am getting slack with the blogging lately, I know. My only excuse is that I have been ultra busy lately with the kids on holidays.
Here are the photos of my friend Mels gorgeous house. Click here to find out more about Mel and all the beautiful roses she loves to grow.
Mel had her place in one of my fave magazines, "Country Home Ideas" in November last year. Lots of thanks to Gail for sending me scans of the magazine.
If you click on any of the photos you will be able to see them in larger detail. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

My Ebay Auctions This Week

I have six auctions running on ebay this week; click here to go to them. It is quite a challenge listing whet the kids are at home on holidays!
The jar above is porcelain in the German style.

Pretty folk art "Welcome" sign.

An old "Grindley" luncheon set which is complete and in fab condition!

Gorgeous "Countess Rose" vintage jug. I can tell you that I was VERY hesitant about selling this one.

Retro 1950's "Diana" casserole dish. Of the old Australian potteries, Diana would be my favourite. I love the Shrek ears handles!

"Clio" mug by Wedgwood. This pattern is now discontinued. I loved this pattern and displaying it when I worked for Wedgwood.