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My brooches were starting to overflow out of there storage boxes and it was getting harder to find the right one everyday. I needed a new option. I needed a clever idea to make it easier to locate the best brooch to compliment my outfit. Instead, I created some of my own and here they… Continue reading Pin it here

Collectables, Craft, Decor, Information, vintage

Get Crafty on a Vintage Suitcase

My daughter wanted to store her craft and sewing in a box, so I suggested we decoupage a large vintage suitcase with pictures that are inspirational to her. Here are the steps to decoupaging a vintage suitcase. What you will need: Magazines Scissors Craft glue Vintage suitcase Small paint brush Clear paint spray or decoupage… Continue reading Get Crafty on a Vintage Suitcase

Collectables, Decor, vintage

Magical Mermaids

Mermaids are legendary creatures of the sea. The head and upper body are of a female human with the tail of a fish. Mermaid is a compound of old English - merely meaning sea and maid, being a young woman. Above image Mermaids are a part of worldwide culture! Sightings of mermaids have been recorded over… Continue reading Magical Mermaids

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Bag a Barsony

My latest obsession is with the Barsony Lamp. I love the look of the lady figurine and the shades are gorgeous! Above: Barsony lamp Below: a Barsony lamp collection I'm about to purchase my first Barsony lamp! Barsony Ceramics was an Australian company in production from the 1950's to 2005. They boomed in popularity from… Continue reading Bag a Barsony

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Not Just Another Fly on the Wall…

There is a wide variety of retro wall collectables, and some of them are just adorable!  I have purchased a few over the years and I am still on the lookout for more unique ones, but who isn't? Retro black deer head with gold trims This a very stylish piece and is still able to… Continue reading Not Just Another Fly on the Wall…

Collectables, Decor, Fashion, Hair, Information, Lifestyle, vintage

Great Places to Shop for Retro

I have undertaken some research and found the below 100 suggestions for places to shop for vintage items!   Below are some of my suggestions and in brackets I have added what type of items that they sell.   Addvintage Parramatta (furniture) Bowerbird Vintage Kogarah Marrickville & Parramatta (homewares and furniture) Antique General Store North… Continue reading Great Places to Shop for Retro

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How To Display Your Vintage Collectables 

If you purchase a retro display cabinet, it becomes a great way to display all your vintage collectables!   This retro cabinet is in my lounge room and is getting fuller by the day! It features all my retro collectables and my crystal collection on the bottom shelf. I picked this great cabinet up for… Continue reading How To Display Your Vintage Collectables 

Collectables, Decor, Lifestyle, vintage

Kewpie Dolls

Kewpie Dolls originated in 1912 in Germany. The inventor was Rosie O'Neill, a cartoonist. Her cartoons featured baby cupid characters. The cartoons gained popularity in 1909. First there was paper doll variations of Kewpie  dolls.   In 1912 kewpie dolls were produced in bisque. Then in 1920 they were produced in celluloid.   In 1949 they… Continue reading Kewpie Dolls