Moving countries has really made me think about what things are my absolute favourites, that I can’t possibly live without. I didn’t want to move completely fresh, I have so much art and objects that I love to have around me. So...
We are selling our lives on Trade Me in preparation for the big move later this month, and it always surprises me what ends up having all the attention. I have had these two wrought iron gates stored under the house for so long. They used...
You know I love baking so I love Maisy & Grace’s vintage kitchen line Tala. This retro cooks’ measure would be a great addition for any baker’s kitchen. It has great retro looks, your normal cups and pint measures, and...
Finally I have a few free moments to write. In between moving and a toddler weaning off his day sleep, there haven’t been very many minutes to myself!
I spied this art deco tiny cottage for sale in the Saturday newspaper and it made me feel a bit nostalgic. I used to part-own it, and in the middle of a messy breakup, was not able to keep it. I always felt sad that I had to give it up. And sure, I may not have kept it anyway being so tiny, but how else would I ever ever ever be able to own a house in Grey Lynn again?
Check her out here, she’s a cutie, although there aren’t many original features left. The listing price band they have her at is $700K+ though – I could have been rich!
I would love to add these bookends to my small chalkware collection. How wonderful are these plaster genie bookends? It looks like they are in great condition for their age, although with some small touch ups – not surprising as chalkware scratches so easily. I searched to see if I could see prices for anything similar and I spied another couple (although not as great as they have dishes between their knees) on Etsy that are going for $US95 (and shipping is $80 on top of that!). So perhaps that is an indication of what these might go for.
The Blackamoor tradition was popular in the 1600-1700s enameled or carved from ivory, but also became popular mid- century decorations now chalkware (plaster). These bookends have a lot of the blackamoor signatures – they are a pair, are wearing turbans, wearing jewels and are black with bright colours. These would be great pieces to own!
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