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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Vintage Collecting....

Vintage Collecting is full of surprises. These are some of the wonderful items I've found from Op Shops and markets. I also like to make use of these items by creating displays at the Library for the enjoyment of our patrons. Last week I created one on 'Vintage Knitting' which included retro Knitting books and an activity box on 'Embroidery' as shown below. Lots of fun..

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

More Ideas For Vintage Book Blocks

I have been busy creating before Christmas. I have extended the vintage decoupage idea to altered books, sewing vintage bits and bookends from the op shop which have now been up cycled!. I then have fun giving these as presents. Happy Christmas Season to all! and keep 'vintage crafting' and collecting....

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Vintage Crafted Wooden book Blocks

In the last week I have been creating some Vintage Book Blocks. Some of the blocks are old solid wooden picture frames from the Op Shop and the other blocks were found on a building site. I try to use recycled materials and recreating a vintage piece. It's satisfying to produce something authentic out of a discarded object. Hope you like the pics!

Antique Anne

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Vintage Faves at My Library.......

As a librarian by day and a 'Vintage Tragic' at all other times..I always make sure my Library Service holds some wonderful titles for Vintage. A variety of titles which cater for vintage collectors, vintage crafters, vintage designers or those who simply want some vintage inspiration...

Homespun Style by Selina Lake is a new acquisition and it lives up to the 'Vintage Dream' No matter how small, large or tatty the item might be Homespun Style inspires the reader to re-create the item and bring it into a new vintage life..

Second-hand style is another gorgeous title by author Cris Dupouy published in 2002 but still as inspiring read.

Here is another title I made sure became a part of the Library's collection. A beautifully laid out book with inspiring ideas which are quite manageable to achieve for all..

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Ornaments for the 1950's Bar

I found a little box of Rag Time Band members the other day. I think I love the box as much as the 6 tiny figures. They are hand painted, each has a tiny instrument and they stand on a miniature beer barrel. The were made in Post War Japan for the west as decorative ornaments for the home.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

The Ultimate Vintage Find!

This morning I dropped into one of my local op shops before work and found a vintage treasure. It's hand built cupboard which came from an old girl guides storeroom. The colours are pale green. pink and it has original rose transfers. On the inside door there is old wallpaper which just adds to its vintage story.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Go-Go Boots....

I will always remember my first pair of go-go boots. They were white, soft vinyl with zips on the inside leg. I was 12 and it 1969 which seemed a perfect time to own a pair. I felt grown up and groovy for the first time! (and not the last time thankfully)
I was reminded of this recently when I came apon a pair of white ankle boots (with elastic sides) in my fave shoe shop in Hampton called Traffic. Whenever I wear these boots I get good comments and the conversation leads to "Do you remember those white go-go boots from the 60's?"

So I shall share some pics with you to enjoy and reminisce........