Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tidying Up


I was lucky enough to get one of these trolleys given to me a while back...
and even in my favorite colour...
the vinyl is a little torn on the edge but I'm not too worried by it...
After a quick clean it came up a treat...and ready for a much needed outing...
I really wish we had markets like they have in Melbourne where a trolley like this would be perfect to take and just stroll around picking up fresh veg's and even a bunch of flowers on the weekends...
I think if I lived near these places it would get plenty of use...like every weekend...
And here is my crockery stash...after a much needed clean...
Most of the cups wouldn't fit in the picture but I do seem to have more saucers than cups...
It is a odd array but uniform in the pastel palette...
blues,cream,yellow,green and pink...
mix and match and they work well...
I thought with the weather change and the feeling that spring is nearly on us I would get a heads up in the tidying up department...

Loving The Vintage...

Saturday, August 22, 2009

I want this Book


This book is high on my
must have lists...
I can not seem to find one is Australia...
They are all on back order...
How amazing would it be to have one of these airstreams...
I think I could quite happily live in one...
FOREVER!!!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Fiddling

A bit of photo fiddling in Picnik...

Loving The Vintage...

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Steelo my new friend

I really never thought something so basic as
soapy steel wool could be such a life saver...
But it is...
To take the "rough" off it takes lots and lots of scrubbing...
After I am finished with the steel wool it will be many an hour with my next friend..."Brasso"...
can't wait for that one...
and last but probably not least the "buffer" machine...
Oh I think I'm tried already...whew...
But when she is finished she will shine like a
"Airstream"...

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Part 1 Rose Coloured Glasses

Rose Coloured Glasses...

Now for all that have them permanently affixed to their face start looking below...
All of my dear friends that don't and I am sure there really isn't many of you get them out of the dusty draw as I am sure you will need them...

If Vintage had been advertised in the paper I suspect the ad would read like this...

Vintage Caravan...
First to see will buy...
Original condition, tyres, fixtures and fitting...
In need of TLC...But will come up a treat...
Restoration project for the enthusiast...

Pick up only...

What they meant to say but the ad could have worked out a tad pricey...was...

Place rose coloured glasses on before entering property and enter at own risk...Wear sturdy boots and make no sudden movements as to not alarm cattle dogs and cause a sheep stampede...
Make sure your tetanus and allergy shots are up to date...
After hooking her up get someone to follow you home just in case something falls off...Like the tyres...
Interior needs gutting and fumigating and please check for snakes when you pull panelling out...
Will take 6 months "hard scrubbing"...(you could get less for a criminal offence)...
so don't quit your day job cause it will end up costing you a motsa...lol...

ENJOY THE PICS...OF VINTAGE AT HOME AT LAST...If there happens to be any husbands or dad's out there that would know anything about the year this type of van was made please let me know...
We are thinking 1958-59 due to the tyres...
But there might be a enthusist in your family so it would be great if you could show them the pics...
and let me know...
till next happy snaps...

Loving The Vintage...