Thursday, October 25, 2012

recent acquisitions

1920's clothing remnants, velvet print flower appliques with lace edge.

1930's floral cotton day dress. Perfect for Spring!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Cushions, Cosies and Crochet

Oh how I wish I could crochet well!!! So many possibilities. I want to make all of these above, that koala tea cozy is adorable and OMG the cushion *heart eyes*  I've tried and managed to make a few simple things here and there but always forget how to do it. I'm much better at knitting. I even went to a crochet flower and vine workshop that was part of an exhibition in the city (Melbourne) and contributed my attempt to the public display which they posted to all the participants after the show.

You can buy the pattern booklet as a PDF file for only $4.00 from SubversiveFemme on Etsy.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Jadeite 1920's stove

How dreamy is this 20's gas stove? I'm working towards having a completely period style kitchen with a combination of vintage items, antiques, refurbished, reproduction and retro inspired where appropriate to be more eco conscious, practical and useable. 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Vintage engagement gifts

My partner and I recently got engaged, and to our suprise both sides of our generous parents offered to purchase us engagement gifts. They gave us a budget and let us choose what we wanted for the house and after some consideration we settled on a Smeg retro style fridge, which are made in the style of vintage fridges on the outside but with modern technology inside, so they're more energy efficient, eco friendly and reliable. And an Art Deco lounge set, which we bought off ebay in Lennox Head in New South Wales and are having delivered  to us here in Melbourne Victoria via a courier service that specialises in delivering furniture and other too large to post items that are bought off ebay. I'm quite the bargain hunter so I found one for a very reasonable price and figured out that even with the courier it's still quite a good price. It'll be the first time I've used a service like this so I hope it all goes smoothly! I'll report back on how it goes and how it looks in our house.  We're also looking at a vintage reproduction toaster and kettle, there's some beautiful ones on the market, more about that next time. 

Here's the pics from the sellers listing:

And one of the Smeg retro reproduction fridges: