Friday, August 26, 2011

Love Vintage Countdown - 7 weeks to go

There is only 7 weeks to go until the Love Vintage Clothing Show and Sale, so here is another small preview of some amazing things that we will have for sale at the fair. Remember to enter our giveaway for free tickets to the show (click this to goto competition), its so easy, all you have to do is follow us and comment!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Love Vintage Giveaway Time!!!

So, as I mentioned in my last post I have a double pass to give away for entry into the Love Vintage Clothing Show and Sale to one of our fabulous followers. The fair is on the 14th, 15th and 16th of October at Canterbury Racecourse, Sydney. Entry is $14 each so this prize is worth $28. Have a look at the website for more information or their facebook page Sydney Vintage Clothing Jewellery Textiles Show

So how can you win this prize? It is so easy;

Follow us and comment on this post for one entry.

If you would like more than one entry, read on;

For an extra entry, do a blog post on your blog, linking this post and comment here again with a link to your blog post.

For yet another extra entry, tweet or post on Facebook a link to this post, comment here again with a link to your post.

Entries close midnight Wednesday 14th September 2011, and I will pick the winner (by on Thursday morning. 

Entry is open to everyone, but please only enter if you are able to make it to Sydney for the fair and come and say hi to us!!

Good Luck!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

The countdown to LOVE VINTAGE FAIR is on!!!!!

We are so excited that it is only 8 weeks until the next Love Vintage Clothing Fair. This is the best vintage clothing fair in Australia and if you are anywhere near Sydney in October (14th-16th) then you must come. It is not only choc-full of vintage clothing and accessories, but there is a best dressed competition and demonstrations of vintage hair and makeup, fashion parades. 

 Each week I will be giving you a sneak peak at some items we will be selling there and stay tuned as next week I will be announcing a competition where you can win a double pass to the show. 

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Website Goodies!

Here are some of my favourite items that we photographed for the website this week.

These amazing elegant vintage black velvet shoes 'French Room' by Contour. They are leather soled. $75

Large old printers tray. Perfect for wall displays with over 80 sections. It measures 81.5cm high by 42cm wide. $60

This a gorgeous early 1900s hand decorated mantle vase, 32cm high. $75

This fellow is my favourite. He is a fabulous 1960's fibreglass rocking horse on a wood stand. He is in excellent condition and such a fun piece. He is 1m high. $300

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Antique Parasol Help!!

This weekend we got up nice and early and went to the swap meet of the All Holden Day at Claredon Showground. We have gone every year for as long as I can remember. It was on both Saturday and Sunday but since we brought so much on Saturday we decided not to go on Sunday. It was so full of sellers it was wonderful to walk around and have a good look. Some things were reasonably priced, some were priced crazy, but we managed to get some bargains. One bargain I got was this antique parasol for just $2. 

I did not even see it, but my partner said 'you like these don't you?', yes, yes I do! Unfortunately I do not know anything about it. A stall holder saw me carrying it and came up and asked me about where I go it and how much I paid. I asked if he could tell me about it and he said it looks Asian and about 1920s. 

It has a bamboo handle and the inside forks are bamboo. It appears to be leather or like leather. It is really thick but is really waxy. As I was carrying it the wax rubbed off onto my jeans and it is dark wax (luckily it came off my jeans in the wash).  

I have had a good google around and looked through a few clothing reference books but I can not find anything like it. I have a feeling it is late1800s? If anyone knows anything about old parasols I would love to hear from you?

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Travelling Trunk

This is one of my favourite pieces. It is an amazing 1930's travelling trunk. It came filled with someones contents from England to their new home in Australia. You can see both the old and new address of this person. 

For its age, and how much travel it has done it is in such great original condition, has such great rope handles and it still even has remnants of the old shipping labels. I have heard of some amazing items coming over in these trunks and I can only wonder what came over in this one...