Monday, October 31, 2011

Johnny Vintage

Beautiful photos, and interior spaces by Johnny Vintage.

Johnny Vintage also has an etsy shop full of all
kinds of fabulous vintage wares, and ships worldwide. 


Many thanks to Johnny Vintage for allowing
me to share these gorgeous photos here : )

Thursday, October 27, 2011

First Car - 1978 Datsun Sunny

My first car when I turned 18 was a used 1978 White Datsun Sunny.
It wasn't flash, or pretty, but as dad kept saying, 
"You just need something to get you from A to B."
And that it did.

Aside from my less than desirable manual skills -
(I'm a firm believer in If you can't find em', Grind em'),
this car took abit of a beating. 

From empty petrol tanks, push starts, jump starts, flat tyres, the odd 
run in with a car park pole (or shopping trolley), one or two minor bingles, 
and countless issues with starter motors.

But it served it's purpose well, and saw me safely 
through my first few years on the road. 

What was your first car?

My Datsun Sunny! 
(Had to chop my head out. The early 90's were not 
kind to my hair...or sense of fashion so it would seem...)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Raven Seconds - Boutique Op Shop

Ravens Seconds is a boutique Op Shop run by the lovely Racquel.
The store is set in amongst a great little row of shops in 
Kareela Rd, Frankston/Karingal. 

Clothes, glassware, kitchenware, books, records, and more.
And everything is cheap and cheerful - just as an op shop should be!

Racquel is very helpful and friendly, and loves what she does.
Pop on in and say hello!

55 Kareela Rd, Frankston/Karingal
Trading Hours:
Tues - Fri 9.30am to 4.30pm
Sat 10am to 2pm

Some of the wares that caught my eye at Ravens Seconds...

I left with 2 vintage scarves, 4 retro mugs, and 3 small wall prints for $10
- yeehar!! 

Friday, October 21, 2011

Freaky Friday - Dream Wrap

Sod the Spring diet - I'm off to get me a Dream Wrap!
The 'Free Gift' turkey neck binding (bottom right) looks particularly interesting.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Elastics - Skipping Pebbles

Elastics was a big favourite at primary school for my friends and I growing up.
So when I punched 'Elastics' into Google just to see what came up, I was very excited to come across the Skipping Pebbles website!

Jenine and Belinda are the team behind Skipping Pebbles, and are 
passionate about children having the opportunity to experience a little 
piece of our own 'slower childhoods'.

The Skipping Pebbles Story...

Some of the most cherished memories of our childhoods involve doing the simplest things - like skipping pebbles. Out in the sunlight and fresh air, standing beside a sparkling, flat stretch of water, trying over and over to skip the finest flat pebble or stone we could rustle up; the challenge of who could get the most skips. 

The games that stand out the most are those that needed no fancy equipment; yet were enthralling in their challenge and the hours of joy they provided.

Today, childhood is buffeted by a much faster and stimulating world than that of any other generation. As adults, we often forget that children don’t need flashy toys and expensive holidays. What they do need is the time and space to relax, imagine and dream.

In fact, one of the biggest and most universal challenges for families today is to slow down, to keep it simple and just be. We have to actually remember to stop, blow the dandelions, make the daisy chains, catch the tadpoles, build the sandcastles, and above all, take a step back and enjoy our time together.

So at Skipping Pebbles, the feelings and memories of a slower time, of an uncomplicated childhood, and who can forget, of endless summer holidays, is a gift we want to share with our children.

We hope you can share in it too.

Jenine & Belinda x

The Skipping Pebbles Elastics game comes in gorgeous stretch gingham with a choice of two delicious colours. Detailed instructions are provided for two variations of the moves plus added challenges for the serious jumpers.

You can order your elastics at the Skipping Pebbles website here!

Such a cute product, and a great concept. 
I love the philosophy behind Skipping Pebbles, & really like the idea of kids experiencing the same old games and fun that we once had.

Big thank you to the lovely Belinda and Jenine for allowing me to share details about their great product and story here : )

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tea Cup Succulents

Popped into Vinnies today on the way home and spotted these cups & saucers as I was leaving, and only $4 for the lot - SOLD!

I knew instantly what I wanted to do with them - Tea Cup Succulents!
Yes, they are probably old news now, but they make a gorgeous gift, which is exactly what I have planned for these pretties - Christmas/End of Year gifts for my childrens kinder and school teachers.

Normally, you would carefully drill a couple of small holes in the bottom of the teacup, so that the succulent can drain after watering 
(small amount of water once a fortnight). 
But as I love how these cup and saucers come with a side plate as well, I have decided to leave the cup as is. I will leave the option up to the gift recipient as to whether they would like to keep the succulent in the cup, or transfer the succulent to another little pot, and wash and use the cup and plates.

So I'll head to the local market and pick up some little succulents closer to the end of the year. Then all there is to do is make a little card, tie it with string to the cup handle, and pop it in a box! 
I have used a cake box here (which you can find and buy from your local bakery) & lined with wood wool, but paper tissue or similar would do the job nicely too.

Something different as far as little gifts go, and I'm excited about it.
But they'll probably get them home and say "Geez, what's the deal with this?! What happened to a box of good old Dairy Milk or Roses Chocolate?!! Robbed!!"

Monday, October 17, 2011

Boogie Nights Opening Shot

I love the opening scene of Boogie Nights directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Not only is it set to the one of my favourite tunes 'Best of My Love' by The Emotions (1977), but it's also a brilliant long take scene, with no camera stops, and introduces majority of the central characters in the first 2.50mins.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

U Can't Touch This

A friend took this pic in the streets of Mount Eliza yesterday...


It's only fitting that I post the video clip in honour of this street sign.

U Can't Touch This - 1990

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

White houses with blue trim

I have started noticing alot of old style houses around painted white with blue trim. And once you start looking out for them, they seem to be everywhere!
So, I decided to snap a few on my travels.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Hey man, if a warm wookiee is your happy place, that's cool with me.


 Chicks dig Chewy.

(I am also willing to forgive the second 'E' missing at the end of Wookiee.)
Who am I, the STAR WARS spelling police?

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Retro Carafe & drinking glasses

Some recent purchases from 'The Man' & Vinnies...

...a Carafe (from The Man) & three glasses (Vinnies) with a raised fruit vine pattern.
Although they are not matching, I think the Carafe and glasses go quite well together. Don't you?

 The carafe did have a great little white lid that sat in the top, but I managed to break it (still in the shop!) with my bionic strength so it went in the bin : ( 

It's a shame there was only three of these glasses...

Ready for some Pimm's, or maybe Mojitos (Em?!) on Melbourne Cup Day!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Freaky Friday - Creepy little girl

This little 'Bride of Chucky' girl completely freaks me out.
Looks like she's gearing up to gnaw off her mothers hand.
Evil. Pure evil.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

60's Suburb Sign

This suburb sign is located in a nearby neighbourhood.
It catches my eye every time I drive past, so I stopped and took a few shots.

 A long grey stone curved wall, with simple lettering for the suburb's name. 
Perfectly 60's - which is when the estate was first built.

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