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Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
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Sunday, September 27, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Over the years I have noticed that many people who love vintage have a thing for a certain category of furniture. For example, I had a girlfriend who had a thing for tables so bad that she even had them stored under other peoples houses. I realize, I have a thing for stools. Not for matching stools mind, just for odd stools that take my fancy. I have some in my kitchen around the island and my kids and their friends love them because 2 of them are designed to bend and they can rock. But they are such handy things and they are so cute!! What do you have a thing for??
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Thursday, September 24, 2009
It has been a slow week for finding things. The cause? Kristen no good, lost his touch, the dust storm, or school holidays, who knows. Probably the first thought but then Kristen did go to an estate this morning and got a bit of stuff (though I never got to see a lot of it as he took a load to the auctions and then in his second trip sold a 60's Teak Vuer setting to a local dealer on the way home). I hope the stuff was not pieces I might want to have kept. Because as you can see from the pics of the retro bar stools, that came from the same house, the folks had good taste.
Posted by the old boathouse at Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
People stand in the street in front of my house to watch the fireworks of riverfire, because you get such a great view of the Story Bridge and the city behind. Not today though, as you can see, the first picture shows what you can see at the moment. The second picture is from my back verandah. You should be able to cleary see the gateway and the new bridge being built.
Posted by the old boathouse at Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Here are a few recent shots of Shop 17, theoldboathouse, at The Woolloongabba Antique Centre, now going by the catchy name "The WAC". You could get lost in here now as all the stall spaces are full and there is soo much to look at and take in. It is now open from 9am, Tuesday to Sunday, Wellington Rd East Brisbane. Don't forget to ask for your 10% discount on all Shop 17 theoldboathouse items.
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Wednesday, September 16, 2009
UPDATE THE MIRROR SOLD WITHIN 2 HOURS OF BEING AT THE GARDEN CENTRE FOR 325 (LESS 10% DISCOUNT- Remember to ask for a 10 % discount at either the WAC or the Garden centre for shop 17 just mention the blog theoldboathouse). THE NEST SOLD AFTER A FEW HOURS ON EBAY BUY IT NOW FOR 125.
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The dressing room cheval mirror will be at The Cottage Garden Nursery, Stanley Street East, opposite the Lord Stanley Hotel, in East Brisbane as of tomorrow while the other items pictured will be listed on ebay from tonight.
I got a lot of different items today that I will try and post some pictures of some of them, on the blog later today. The items pictured here I have already cleaned and put over at the garden centre this afternoon.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Was wanting to take a bit of a break today and tomorrow as Kristen and I will be clearing an estate house from Wednesday on this week. But then Kristen came home with another load this morning from an old house in Wilston and would you know it the Bells Brothers wardrobe weighs an absolute ton. I don't know how he got it up on the ute like that.
We will be listing all 4 pieces of the maple Bell Brothers bedroom suite (Bed, Robe, Dressing table and Bedside) on ebay tonight.
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Friday, September 11, 2009
This weekend is River Fire to celebrate the river. We live in a street with a view of the beautiful Story Bridge and the city. It is amazing how many people start from early in the morning getting their positions ready on the footpath so as to capture the best view of the fireworks.
Posted by the old boathouse at Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Today we got another lovely outdoor setting including a twirley retro tile top table. We also got this fabulous display cabinet with flamingoes etched into the glass.
Posted by the old boathouse at Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
I feel so lucky to no longer have to think of an excuse to visit The Cottage Garden Nursery, Stanley Street East, opposite the Lord Stanley Hotel, in East Brisbane. It is such a beautiful place and with spring now offically underway it is looking and smelling extra lovely and great news the coffee shop is now open 7 days a week from 8 am to 3 pm. Don't forget to mention theoldboathouse blog for a 10% discount at, Shop 17 theoldboathouse, located in the centre of the nursery.
Posted by the old boathouse at Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
These are going up on ebay tonight for auction. They are really very beautiful and would look wonderful in any romantic, shabby chic or French style decor.
I thought they might be meant to be about a lucky young gentleman of Lake Cumo. That is not George Clooney.
Posted by the old boathouse at Monday, September 07, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
I am just getting on top of the items from the house of shells when Kristen has just got back with another load of stuff from an old Queenslander in Kedron (including more shells !) Though I must say as we unpacked the bric a brac I am glad he did.(though I hope he did not miss anything with his better half not there haha).
As he walked in the first thing he saw was Miss teddy sitting in her very own miniature Genoa chair. Apparently the teddy had belonged to the daughter of the old 99 year old lady who has just lately passed on. The teenage daughter died in the early 1960's and ever since then the teddy had sat in the chair next to the old ladies arm chair in the lounge and they kept each other company at night. The girls bedroom had also been kept just as it was the day she died. Very sad. I might have cried had I been there hearing that story while looking at teddy in her chair.
Anyway I have to get back to sorting all these things out as except for the kitchen and the kids bedrooms, I have stuff in everyroom in the house that must be packed away, cleaned for the garden centre or the wac, or listed on ebay or sent to local auction. I think I might go crazy with it all. I am seeing shells and stuff everywhere I look.
Ps I will try and list some pictures of the fantastic furniture Kristen got from the old home.
Posted by the old boathouse at Saturday, September 05, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
I love to put odd things on my walls that I love. We are lucky in that we have high ceilings and lots of little corners for odd things to find a spot in our home. It is always interesting the reactions from people ~ I guess it is true beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I like it so who cares!
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Posted by the old boathouse at Friday, September 04, 2009