Monday, October 18, 2010

Doll and Bear Fair

This past weekend we had a stall the Doll and Bear Fair at Merrylands RSL.  We have never been to a Doll fair before so we were no sure what to expect, but we were pleasantly surprised, it was a great day with a lot of people both buying and selling. We met so many great collectors, it was fascinating.

Unfortunately I forgot to take the camera but I managed to take some snaps of our stall on my iphone so you will have to excuse the quality.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

We are still alive

Oh My Gosh, how quick time goes.

I have been very busy (not blogging), but that will all change and I will blog more, I pinky promise.

Until then, here are some more photos of our stock that we are getting ready to put on the website, which is (still) coming soon.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Home From Market

Thanks to everyone who came down and visited us at the Vintage Market on Saturday. It was great to see you all. We had a great day and it was great to look at the other sellers beautiful vintage wares. The following are two pictures of our stall.

I found this at another ladies stall and thought it was so amazing that I just had to take a picture (with her permission of course!). It is an original 1950's display stand for sunglasses. I want it!!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

How to test for bakelite using Simichrome Polish

I have been testing some of our jewellery to see if it is bakelite or not. After searching on how to do it, I thought I would do a easy step-by-step post on how to test jewellery yourself.

1 - Purchase Simichrome Polish. I found it difficult to find in Australia. It is a polish used commonly on chrome so I tried Bunnings, Repco, Supercheap Auto ect. but no one stocked it. So, I have now imported several tubes to make it easier for you to buy.

2 - Collect everything you need. Once you have your Simichrome, all you need is a cotton bud and the piece you wish to test.

3 - Squeeze out a small amount of Simichrome onto a cotton bud. For the photo I put on more than needed, you need only a very small amount for the test.

4 - Rub it on the piece you wish to test. Rubbing on the back of a piece is recommended, however, Simichrome is also used by many people to polish Bakelite. 

5 - Watch for a change in colour. If, after 10 - 15 seconds the cotton bud turns from pink to yellow then it has tested positive as Bakelite. It's that simple. 

I repeated the test on another piece (below), and a you can see, it was not Bakelite. 

It is that easy to test. Once you have your tube of Simichrome Polish it should last you a life time as you only use a small amount for each test.

Happy Testing!!!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Off to the Markets

Next Saturday (8th March) we are having a stall at The Vanity Fair Vintage Markets. They are a Sydney monthly market that sells exclusively vintage fashion and accessories.

The markets are at the stunning and historical Leichhardt Town Hall (on Norton St), the perfect place to be transported back in time. It was built in 1888 and has been used by the community since.

The Town Hall pictured in the background.

The Markets open at 10am and finish at 4pm. 

We have been preparing all week and are really looking forward to it so if you drop by come and say 'Hi'!!! 

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Who doesn't love handbags?

I spent the day taking photos and pricing handbags (oh what a chore!). Enjoy!!!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Vintage Clothing Love

This weekend we were lucky enough to visit the Sydney Vintage Clothing, Jewellery and Textiles Show (also known as the Love Vintage Fair). We went on Friday night and browsed around at the wonderful stalls. One of the Barn House girls dressed up and went in the Best Dressed in Vintage competition. Unfortunately she did not place but really enjoyed everyone coming over to her and telling her how good she looked (she did look amazing!)

I thought since I did not post during the week I would sneak some more pictures in from the website (which is still being finished off).

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

My day behind the camera

I spent today making the most out of the weather by taking photos for our website. We have so much to put on there it is taking longer than expected, but hopefully the website will be up in the next couple of weeks.

Until then, I will post some photos that I took today. I will keep updating the blog with some pictures so you can have a sneak peek at what is going to be put on the website. Enjoy!

Friday, April 2, 2010


 Have a happy and safe Easter