It is so nice when friends know you well enough to know what makes you happy. One such lovely friend sent me a message a few days ago to say that her dear Nan was moving into a smaller home and that the family were helping her sort through her things and would I like to have a look. Would I ever!!
It was so nice to talk to her Nan and hear some history of the pieces as well, something missing with Oppie finds usually. We chose the almost perfect original condition 1960's vinyl lounge suite above, that only needs new foam and seat covers after all these years and the coffee table made by my friends uncle when he was young also. These have taken up temporary residence in our reno house.
I also chose this little selection of treasures and can't wait to set them up eventually in our new home. The pie crust mirror has a sailing boat etching and the big tray behind it is an original metal Willow serving tray, perfect for garden tea parties! We will be respraying the little phone/magazine rack, and the shelves and anodised metal planter will stay the same.
There were a few other things which I will show you soon too :)
I recently came across the beautiful blog of Rubyellens called Cakies and found this perfectly simple and effective tutorial for the A-frame tent/cubby we made above. We had the timber already that Mr HMH had rescued from a job he did for his uncle, so only needed to buy the inexpensive dowel. It was finished off with an oppie vintage flannelette sheet and we LOVE IT! Eventually I will customise the cover with windows etc but for now it was a quick, cheap and easy project that all three of us could do together... perfect!
My next project is to tackle some lino cutting with an inspiring and crafty friend who only has a facbook page for now but her blog is coming! I am hoping to print onto these Moleskine journals I bought quite cheaply over here. I know it's not a new concept but I'm keen to give it a try. I haven't lino carved since high school so it should be interesting. I promise not to share any gruesome injuries haha.
Till next time,
Yours in vintage heaven, Allana xxx