Want to try the plaid trend? Hit the Op Shops….

Want to try the plaid trend? Hit the Op Shops….

  I’m going to start out by saying that I personally don’t see plaid or tartan as fashion trend because it’s something that I have always enjoyed styling. In fact this post was originally published in June 2015 and it’s being revived and updated because what do you know plaid is still having it’s moment. If you play with current fashion trends you’ll already be well aware of this fact. The word is that plaid is hanging out with stripes and a look at Westfield’s collection and trend round ups shows there is plenty of inspiration for you to interpret into…

How to Date & Value Vintage German Paper Mâché Easter Eggs…..

How to Date & Value Vintage German Paper Mâché Easter Eggs…..

Easter is around the corner and if you’re a fan of German collectibles or are looking for some unique decorating and gifting options, you might like these collectible vintage German Paper Mâché Easter Eggs. Traditionally paper mâché Easter eggs were given as gifts filled with yummy German candies and sweets inside. The tradition still continues to this day and those who seek to collect Easter collectibles often have a preference for those made in Germany from the Victorian period through to the 1950’s. Dating German Paper Mâché Easter Eggs Pieces stamped German were generally produced before 1918. Pieces stamped German…

Toowoomba Swap Meet 2016 Finds and Fun…..

Two weekends ago we were out and about on our first big weekend road trip of the year to one of Queensland’s biggest annual swap meets. Because it’s been quite some time since I’ve shared a round up of vintage finds, I thought I would share some unearthed treasures that made there way back here, after getting many people checking in with me social media asking how the Toowoomba Swap Meet was. I’m always excited to head out Toowoomba each year for the annual swap meet which is one of the biggest held in Queensland taking up the entire expanse,…

Australia Day: Celebrating Vintage Australian Children’s Literature…….

There are loads of ways to celebrate Australia Day and as you read this you quite possibly have plans to spend the day with some mates and family. Perhaps you’re heading to the beach, having a BBQ, going for a bush walk watching the tennis or just enjoy the sights and sounds of this beautiful country in you own small or big way. With the school year about to start for most Aussie kids tomorrow, some families will be enjoying low key celebrations at home with some great Australian kids movies or quieter pursuits. I can totally recommend two Australian…

How to Earn Store Credit for Used Books…..

I think it’s fair to say that most book lovers and avid readers have certain books on their shelves that they will just never part with. But in turn always have loads of books that are good reads that aren’t necessarily keepers and as a result are often held on to, because they can’t bare the thought of seeing books being wasted or destroyed. Of course you can always donate books to op shops but I’ve certainly seen over the years that some op shops are reluctant to take too many books on in one hit, and I’ve even been…

Round Up: Jupiters Casino Rotary Antiques Fair 2016…….

I love starting each year off with the first thing on my “vintage events calendar” by attending the Jupiters Casino Rotary Antique Fair. This years fair was its 29th year, and it truly is the best antique and collectibles fair to grace the Gold Coast each year it’s an outstanding event with quality pieces to wow. Here is a round up of last years fair. There are stallholders who travel from interstate to be in attendance and selling at this fair and you are sure to see quality high end pieces right down to quality affordable collectibles.  I headed along…

Tips For Sourcing Vintage On Road Trips…..

You know what’s fun to do sometimes? Head out a little further afield then your normal thrifting stomping grounds and take a road trip. We like to head off on family fun days as we call them and get out of town. As long as we all get to do a bit of something for everyone to be happy, we’re all good. For me I’m happy to op shop and treasure hunt of course. Ben likes some open space or a field where we can stop and he can fly his remote control planes and helicopters for a little bit.…

It’s Love, It’s Vintage Bobble Head Love…..

I come by some beautiful and amazing things in my travels. Not all things make it home with me and not all are for our or my personal use or collections when they do make it home. It would probably surprise many how little I keep for personal enjoyment, preferring to hold out for pieces that really move me. Sometimes I come by treasures and purchase them with the full intention that they are to be My Vintage Childhood stock, but then I find myself slowly falling in love with pieces and then deciding they need to stay a little…

At Home Style and Working With My Girl…..

Yesterday was the start of term four with school going back after having two weeks with Cohen on holidays, so we were right back into our normal morning routines. I’ve also had Sarah on holidays and she’s back off kindy tomorrow. With school, kindy and family day care all back into the full swing of things this week, my working weeks will regain some normalcy again until the end of the school year. It’s always a juggle with trying to run and build a business when it comes around to school holiday time, as I need to find different ways…

A Perfect Vintage Seersucker Maxi Skirt for a Picnic……

Early spring, autumn and a good part of winter are a stunning time of year here on the Gold Coast, with perfect temperatures and clear blue skies in the middle of the days. It’s my favourite times of the year to be out and about doing stuff like day trips and picnics. Now that we are into Spring here the mornings start off a little cool, but by mid morning you can certainly feel quite comfortable with short sleeves or singlets. I’m utterly in love with my new to me cotton seersucker maxi skirt (which I like to think looks…