A Very Vintage Christmas

A Very Vintage Christmas

Vivienne Westwood Red Label silk blouse
$690 – harveynichols.com

Ted baker shirt

River Island peter pan t shirt
$16 – riverisland.com

Pink tartan
$300 – eluxe.ca

Vivienne Westwood Red Label wool skirt
$455 – vanmildert.com

J Brand slim pants
$180 – jades24.com

High heels
$670 – stylebop.co.uk

Carvela nude pumps
$110 – debenhams.com

Banana Republic ballet shoes

Folli Follie vintage satchel

Vintage clutch
$35 – asos.com

Vintage clutch

Rare London vintage beaded handbag
$47 – rarelondon.com

Oroton vintage jewelry
$100 – oroton.com

$14 – oliverbonas.com

Karen walker
$265 – harveynichols.com

Cat eye eyeglass

Just a quick one…

Madly redesigning blog look. Plus doing a the decor8blog course. Plus had the whole lot of us down with the flu. Back as soon as things stop being so crazy!

Not vintage at all, but totally awesome!!!

Guess who’s got a new movie out soon? There is also a whole website of fun to explore…

Click on the picture to find out!!!


Picked up Mr.Jones from the station after rail issues and saw this as we arrived home. Ahhh… love a rainbow. Always makes me think of Noah!


Vintage Fairs 2012/2013


“Peninsula Collectables & Nostalgia Fair”

Saturday 14th October
9.30am – 2pm

Frankston Arts Centre
Cnr. Davey & Young Streets, Frankston

“The Christmas Fair”
Vintage, Retro & Contemporary Collectables, Memorabilia & Nostalgia

Sunday 9th December
9am – 3pm

Sandown Racecourse
Princes Highway, Springvale


“The Big 3 at Sandown”
11th Vintage & Collectable Toyfest
18th Melbourne Scale Model Show & Sale
14th Collectors World Fair

Sunday 3rd March
9am – 3pm

Sandown Racecourse
Princes Highway, Springvale

Lots of early, classic & modern collectable toys, dolls, sci-fi, model kits, diecast vehicles, trains, action figures and more, plus a big variety of general collectables for sale

“Great Collectors Heaven Fair”

Sunday 14th April
9am – 3pm

Malvern Town Hall
Cnr. Glenferrie Rd & High St, Malvern

“Hobby, Leisure & Collectors Carnival”
Melbourne Card Collectors Expo
Lost in Time Toys ‘n’ Dolls Fair
Sandown All Scales Model & Sci-Fi Fair
Movie, Music & Sporting Memorabilia Fair
Collectables, Antique & Vintage Smalls Fair

Sunday 30th June
9am – 3pm

Sandown Racecourse
Princes Highway, Springvale

Plus displays, clubs, special limited edition beanie kids, giveaways

“Great Collectors Heaven Fair”

Sunday 25th August
9am – 3pm

Malvern Town Hall
Cnr. Glenferrie Rd & High Street, Malvern

“The Christmas Fair”
Vintage, Retro & Contemporary Collectables, Memorabilia & Nostalgia

Sunday 8th December
9am – 3pm

Sandown Racecourse
Princes Highway, Springvale


Armageddon comes to Melbourne…

Superhero Etsy Treasury List

Well, this weekend my boys (this includes the husband, Mr.Jones!) and I will be attending Armageddon, right here in Melbournetown.

Unfortunately the last time Armageddon touched down in Melbourne and brought the amazing Stan Lee with them, poor Mr.Jones missed out on an opportunity to meet one of his heros. But this time we’ve pre-booked tix, invited a friend for the kiddo. No Stan this time, but we’ll have fun just the same.

A comic book afficionado + 2 eight-year-old boys + a pop culture geek = a fun morning! Pictures to follow next week!

In honour of the superheros we admire, those we never see, and those who do the crappy jobs that nobody else thinks of – I’ve created an Etsy Treasury List featuring some of our favourite superheros.

I always wanted to be  Batgirl and upon chatting to Mr.Jones about this last night I was informed that I’d make a better Glitter Girl. Meh heh heh heh

Glitter Girl signing off x



DIY Wall-Mounted Tape Holder

Supplies: 1.2m wooden dowel (16mm)
Gloss Enamel Spraypaint
Cup Hooks (2.9mm)

Spraypaint your dowel with Gloss Enamel; I’ve chosen a sweet Lemon Yellow from the Taubmans White Knight range. I’ve been using a fair bit of spraypaint for my upcoming Christmas gift tutorials and found this brand works super well.

While your dowel is drying, get onto the cup hooks. I drilled holes before screwing them in to make the job a little easier! Make sure you measure the distance between the hooks, so that your dowel will sit nicely in between the hooks. It’s also a good idea to ensure they’re even on the wall so that your dowel doesn’t fall out!

Now that your dowel is dry, rest it between the cuphooks on your wall and load it on up!

The finished product!

Enjoy x

What’s On in the Artworld?

Kent Wilson – Would

Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne

03 October 2012 – 10 November 2012
Kent Wilson

Arts Project Australia, Melbourne


08 September 2012 – 16 October 2012
Valerio Ciccone: Peripheral Observer
Valerio Ciccone

Ausin Tung Gallery, Melbourne


12 September 2012 – 20 October 2012
Chonggang Du

Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne


27 October 2012 – 17 November 2012
Abstraction XI
Including Donald Laycock, Peter Upward, Tony McGillick, Dick Watkins, Frank Hodgkinson, Aida Tomescu and more.

Fehily Contemporary, Melbourne


13 September 2012 – 06 October 2012
Graham Brindley
Reflected Perceptions
Lousje Skala
11 October 2012 – 03 November 2012
I Build My Time
Sally Smart

James Makin Gallery, Melbourne


04 October 2012 – 27 October 2012
Memorial Park: New Paintings of Nostalgic Subjects
Richard Dunlop

MARS – Melbourne Art Rooms, Melbourne


11 October 2012 – 03 November 2012
Recent Paintings
Meg Williams

Mossgreen Gallery, Melbourne


11 October 2012 – 03 November 2012
Andrew Rogers: New Works
Andrew Rogers

Niagara Galleries, Melbourne


02 October 2012 – 03 November 2012
Ken Whisson
Ken Whisson

Sophie Gannon Gallery, Melbourne


25 September 2012 – 20 October 2012
You give good colour: curated by Claudia Damichi
Seth Birchall, Claudia Damichi, David Harley, Gregory Hodge, Dan Hollier, David Sequeira, Noel Skrzypczak and Bryan Spier

Utopian Slumps, Melbourne


20 October 2012 – 10 November 2012
Ali Baba Squinting and the Watership Wind Band
Fergus Binns

For exhibitions around the other capital cities, click here


Lark Love…

New Lark Products

Click on the link to see the gorgeous new treasures that Lark has instore! I’ve added quite a few to my wishlist for Christmas!

Need some gorgeous illustration?

Well, why don’t you stop by The Inknest?

You’ll find absolutely beautiful illustrative clipart and vector files to use on your site or projects and if you share the love they’ll give you a FREE set of high quality ‘Antique Flowers’ png files. So sweet!