One of my favourite places to shop is Mitchell Road Antique and Design Centre. It can be found at 17 Bourke Road in Alexandria NSW. Wow 😳 what a fascinating place!! Mitchell Road Antique and Design Centre is a large warehouse full of different stalls of traders, hobbyists, collectors, stylists and dealers. You can spend… Continue reading Treasure Trove
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to go to the Sydney Fair. It is Sydney’s largest antique fair. It was full of art deco, vintage and 20th century pieces for sale from over 50 dealers. It was held at Randwick Racecourse in the Kensington Room. Standing alongside some of the fashion There were… Continue reading It’s Extraordinaire…..It’s The Sydney Fair!
Gayware advertisements In the kitchen...Retro canisters can really brighten up your kitchen! Canisters, such as Gayware, are not sealed tight and so should not be used to keep things fresh over long periods of time. But they are handy for things when clipped closed in their packaging like biscuits, cereals, flour, pasta, lollies, bread, nuts,… Continue reading So Bright, So Light and You Seal It Tight…….Gayware!
I have a creative and practical way of displaying and storing my earring collection! I will show you the the steps of how to make this earring holder artwork. It is easy and only takes a couple of hours. Materials you will need: Picture frame Fabric of your choice Spray paint Chicken wire Small screwdriver… Continue reading Earrings as Art
This blog shows you how easy it is to cover any lounge. You can cover it all if needed or you can cover only part, like I have done, if that will suit the look. It is a cheaper alternative to up cycle a lounge and recycling helps to save the environment and reduce your… Continue reading How to Cover a Chaise Lounge and A Cushion
If you were looking for some step-by-step instructions or some inspiration on how to recreate and achieve vintage looks in clothing, makeup, hair or accessories then I suggest Style Me Vintage! Style Me Vintage are an excellent range of books to guide and teach you how to achieve some great looks. There are also editions… Continue reading Style Me Vintage
Bedroom decor has changed over the decades. I love the look of mixing retro items with some modern day necessities, while keeping the retro feel to my decor. Below are some examples of bedrooms through the decades to use as an influence. 1950s style bedroom 1960s style bedroom 1970s Style lBedroom 🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷 For my room… Continue reading How to Create a Retro Bedroom
In Australia we have a lot of charity organisations. These organisations accept all our unwanted goods that are still in good condition, such as clothes, linen, kitchenware, toys, electrical, home furnishings and decor. Charity Bins They are also a great place to shop for rare and sometimes valuable vintage and retro items. The added bonus… Continue reading One Persons Trash is another Persons Treasure
I mentioned before that I would show you how to revamp a memo board.... This is a quick and easy project and can be useful artwork in your room! Here are two that I created. For both, just purchase a cheap cork memo board in whatever size you require. 1. Cork memo board in a… Continue reading How To Revamp a Cork Memo Board
I am so excited that I finally got to buy a good retro peacock chair and at a great price. My peacock chair I found this beautiful chair on eBay. It wasn't too far away and got it at a great price of $75. What a steal!! Most range from the $300 to $600 mark,… Continue reading How to Revamp a Peacock Chair