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antiques, ANTIQUES, ceramics, FASHION, jewellery

Antique finds

April 16, 2013

Here are the few things I bought at the Benoni Antique Fair on Sunday.

1. This little gold brooch, which I thought was super cute with it’s bow and summer hat.

2. A vintage Tala tin egg holder, which I have never seen before.

3. The white cat which is actually an old perfume bottle from Avon, why oh why can’t everything come packaged in some sort of cat wrapping? I bought that piece for Jo because she collects white ornaments.

4. I found only ONE chained animal family, I thought I might come away with a least 2, but I didn’t. At least I found one that I don’t already have. The white cats are now very at home in my crazy ornaments cabinet.

5. Jo bought me the metal Bambi which is actually an ashtray, apparently you pop the cigarette into it’s chest and the smoke comes out it’s mouth.

 

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art, DESIGN, illustration, paintings

Amber Smith I hate you, I love you.

December 11, 2012

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Do you guys remember a post I did a while back on one Miss Amber Smith? She asked me if I would like to be a part of a zine she was designing as part of a university project. If you don’t, just click here to see what an amazing job she did. The whole idea was centred around people’s collections. She came and took photos of me with my many ceramic animals and then asked me a few questions about my unhealthy obsession with them. She also interviewed a guy that collects slinkies, watches, knives and a lady who collects crystal animals.

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antiques, ANTIQUES, ceramics, FASHION, jewellery

The hunt.

March 29, 2012

On Sunday Stubs and I went to Kensington for a bit of an antique hunt. I bought about 15 beautiful antique plates for the shop, which are all hiding in the photos below. And then I bought these pretty pieces of costume jewelry for myself. I think I really scored in the loot departement. Man, coming home with shiny things is the best.

I thought I would try on all my preciouses. My poor blue shirt was like a wounded pin cushion after this exercise. Shampies.

animals, COOL STUFF, FASHION, jewellery

Today feels like Winter.

March 15, 2012

When I was in Cape Town for Gina’s wedding a little while back the girls and I went shopping one day for fun and to see how much money we could spend on unnecessary things – that’s always the best kind of shopping ha!

Anyway, Marina and Karen spotted this little fella and knew to call me over immediately. He was in my sweaty little hands before I could even say ” oooooooh what a sweet little brooch”.

So seeing as today felt quite Wintery, I thought I would whip him out for a little collar action. I’m quite looking forward to Winter, I have many collars and many things to attach to them.Anyone looking forward to be a bit of cold?

COOL STUFF, FASHION, handmade stuff, jewellery, products, things i want

Prrrrrrrrresents and a cat.

December 2, 2011

So it’s that time of the year again when you have to buy gifts for the ones you love. I don’t know about you guys, but I love Christmas shopping, I hate malls and the thousands of people that descend upon them this time of year, but I love the feeling when you know you’ve found just the right thing for someone.
I’ve been looking around the net for some stuff and I thought I would share some of things that I’ve found with you guys. So if you are looking for ideas for friends, or girlfriends or yourself, or if you are wanting to buy me something because you think I’m nice, or you feel sorry for me because I’m short – here’s a list for you to peruse. All links are included. Enjoy.

Chocolate in packaging that is so nice it’s worth eating too.

Swan necklace

The best salt and pepper set ever

Reversable bow ties, these are just too fancy nice.


Love these pretty little rings and they’re super well priced too.

Would love a Shane and Angie ‘Kittens with mittens’ brooch set.

I think this present bow necklace is very special. You can upwarp your neck every day with it. It’ll be fun.

Alisha Louise necklaces

And finally – how awesome is this creature? ahhaha.