Sunday, 27 July 2014

New stall space at The Vintage Shed.

Hi Everyone,
It's been another busy week here and we have two estates to clear out this week as well as lots of changes at The Vintage shed  and Waverley Bazaar . Today was the Vintage shed turn as I have moved into a larger stall and this gives me more space for vintage lovlieness .
                    These photos were taken at the end of the day and don't do it justice.
So all in all I think it turned out quite well .
Lots more new stock coming down on Thursday.

Cheers Lyn.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Making Stuff and up cycling because its cold!

Hi everyone,
It's winter here in Melbourne ,cold windy raining and generally miserable.
So now its time do do fun indoor activities hence the scrabble / ruler table.
 I found a table at my local recycle center and it had broken tiles on its top i removed the tiles and gave it a good clean.
Next I started fitting in timber scrabble tiles and vintage rulers into a stripe pattern,until I was pleased with the look and then glued the whole lot together with PVA wood glue.
I think it turned out ok!
Cheers Lyn.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Collection every couple of days #106

Hi everyone,
I really don't know what to call these except utensils.
This collection is a bit of a mixture of bits and pieces that have been sitting on my dressing table and added to when these obscure thing come my way.

Some are from manicure sets others are bone crochet hooks,button hooks ,pens and scissors but they fit nicely in an old cup.
Do you have a place that you keep your bits and bobs?
Cheers Lyn.

Friday, 18 July 2014

Some patch work up cycling

Hi everyone,
Over the school holidays ,whilst entertaining Miss Grace , I made some patchwork quilts from scraps that have been hanging around the sewing room.
 Mostly they are made from vintage sheet scraps and small pieces ,and off cuts from other projects.
                  Do you love to patch work are you a hand sewer or machine sewer like me!
I hope you like.
Cheers Lyn

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Collection every couple of days #105

Hi Everyone,
Wooden cotton reels.
I have lots of these and they come from estates fairly regularly.I love there design and shape and of course there labels.

I do bag them up and sell them from time to time but they are getting to be rarer and rarer.
I find the actual cotton on the reels are a lot better quality than the modern equivalent .
Do you have some wooden cotton reels?
Cheers Lyn.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Collection every couple of days #104

Hi everyone,
Bag clasps,
These clasps have come to me in the usual way from estates and opp shops and are waiting patently for me to figure out how  to re invent them into new bags.
The second on down is a lovely silver one with roses embossed on the handle,the next one is a lovely Bakelite Victorian one.
To me they are potential for creation.
Cheers Lyn.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Collection every couple of days#103

Hi everyone,
Darning mushrooms
I love these little guys,I remember as a child both my mum and grandmother had darning baskets complete with the mushroom
They would spend their spare time industriously darning socks.
Now of course socks are so cheap that people just throw them away.
I loved the idea of "make do and mend"
And I am still a good darner .
I guess it has become a lost art!
Cheers Lyn

Collection every couple of days#102

Hi everyone,
 School holidays are over and it's time to get back to it!
Dressmakers scissors.
Yes I sew a lot and these scissors are used constantly for fabric only and kept out of the way of little people and big peopl who don't sew!
These have been found mostly at estates exept the second pair from the left which are more precious as they belonged to my mum.
I also love the big shears as they make cutting patterns out a breeze.
Cheers Lyn

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Short break in transmission,

Hi everyone,
we are having a short break for school holidays .That is all.
                                                                     carry on .
                                                                   cheers Lyn

Friday, 4 July 2014

Collection every couple of days#101

Hi everyone,
Little metal purses, this collection has been slowly collected over a long time,probably since I was a child.
And sometimes they just found me.
I love that they are all such cute shapes.,the very tiny purses were designed for telephone or parking metre monies .
Cheers Lyn