Category Archives: vintage stuff

Clear. Cloudy. Rain. Snow. Collages

A series of collages ” Clear Cloudy Rain Snow.” created as bonus collages for 30 Days of Collage

 

Clear Cloudy Rain Snow Series

Clear Cloudy Rain Snow Series 1. 2. 3. Collage and Mixed Media.

 

Clear Cloudy Rain Snow 1 Vintage diary paper 1949, French magazine 1900, vintage docket, banquette paper, pen, pencil and ink.

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Found vintage diary paper 1949, French magazine 1900, vintage docket, banquette paper, pen, pencil, Gesso and ink.

Clear Cloudy Rain Snow 2 Vintage pattern tissue, wallpaper, paint swatch, pen, pencil, ink and curry powder wash.

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Found vintage diary paper 1949, vintage pattern tissue, wallpaper, paint swatch, pen, pencil, ink, Gesso and curry powder wash.

 

Clear Cloudy Rain Snow 3 Vintage pattern tissue paper,vintage wallpaper, pen, pencil ink, Gesso and curry powder wash.

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Found vintage diary paper 1949, vintage pattern tissue paper, vintage wallpaper, pen, pencil ink, Gesso and curry powder wash.

 

 

Collage Tutorial 7. On a Prayer. Vintage Photos. Postcards..

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A new collage using vintage postcards and photos. I used a beautiful Japanese prayer card a square of gold cardboard from a box of French chocolates, a vintage photograph of Mt. Fuji and orangy twine with a tiny cut- out from a vintage postcard. Handwritten words on Japanese paper.

A Japanese friend of mine translated the prayer card for me.

It’s an ancient prayer for a well balanced, happy life.

1. Stay Healthy

2. Work Hard

3. Keep smiling

4. Dress up Appropriately

5. Be calm

6. Relax

7. Be Active

8. Think Deeply

 

30 Days of Collage. Stephanie Levy.

Forgotten History. Vintage Garden & Shed Finds.

It’s amazing what can be found lying about the place. After a clean -up awhile ago I came across a few interesting things on my property. Many were found under overgrown bushes and trees, or stored away in a dark corner in the shed.

All forgotton History.

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This is a cast iron door from a combustion stove

It is rusted out which only adds to the charm and says embossed on the back 8×9

The door has decorative features on the front

Door does open and close

This will look great in a country kitchen, a restaurant, bar..country kitchen , wall art, shadowbox, garden art etc….

Perfect for the Collector or Vintage Industrial decor

I love it the way it is, all rusty but it could be be sandblasted or repainted.

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A bit of Australian History with this antique water meter cover.

Nice graphics… MMBW  Melbourne Metropoliton Board of Works

Made from forged steel,strong and heavy with handle.

Marked “3/4 and MMBW”

 

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Australian Country Cottage

Vintage Cast Iron Wire Garden Gate.

This is a gorgeous rusty gate made from cast iron and wire

The gate is full of character and charm and would be perfect for …

An “old world’ entrance for a country cottage or vegie garden setting

Vintage industrial wall art

Trellis for flowering creepers etc…

 

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Vintage Cast Iron Kettle

Heavy and strong has been used as a flowerpot so needs good old scrub and clean

Perfect for the collector, Garden art or Vintage Industrial Decor

 

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Antique Cast Iron Iron. 1900’s .

Vintage Farmhouse Primitive or Vintage Industrial Decor

Decorative top with graphics I cant make out but Reads “7” on top at front

Heavy and strong has been used as a garden ornament so needs a good old scrub and clean

 

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2 Vintage Industrial Decor. Railroad. Road Lamps.

I red railroad or road works kero or candle lamp/lantern. 1930’s approx.
Vintage rustic condition with all red glass windows opening door to put kero tank which is missing.

1 Amber road works lamp/lantern with all amber glass windows intact. 1960’s approx.
Vintage rustic condition.(please see photos)

 

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Australian Car History.

Vintage Industrial Gas/Petrol Can/ Carrier.

Big grey gas/petrol can with plug and handles

Has been used as a garden decoration so it needs a good old scrub and clean

A  couple of dents at side as well

Found in central Victoria in the 1970’s

Age 1940-50s?

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American Car History

Original Studebaker Car Factory Metal Stencil.

Studebaker Car Logo Stencil Badge

I think this would have been used in the making of the Studebaker logo or badges

SIZE 120 x 22 cm. – 40″ x9″

An original for a Studebaker car restorer car collector or industrial wall decor
Collector of Studebaker memorabilia

It’s rusted and original

 

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Large Vintage Industrial Dressmaking/ Upholstery Scissors/Shears.

Vintage Farmhouse Primitive

Heavy duty Scissors/Shears

Made from forged steel very strong and heavy

Rustic scissors need sharpening & oiling if wanting to use

No visable makers mark

 

 

 

Latest Finds. French ceramic jars. Milk glass & handmade tin cookie cutters

Latest Finds. French ceramic jars. Milk glass & handmade tin cookie cutters

 

 

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Milk Glass Dijon Mustard Jars from France.

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A collection of gorgeous cookie cutters lovingly hand made by someone using recycled motor oil and other tins, including an x100 tin.All have been carefully cut out and soldered into shapes.

 

A Heart

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A horse

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A Gingerbread man

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A dog

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What have you found lately?

 

Rosebud OP Shop Crawl. Collecting Vintage.

Rosebud OP Shop Crawl. Collecting Vintage.

Last week I spent a lovely day with my mum exploring the OP shops in Rosebud on the Mornington Penisular.

6 vintage silver cups with amazing patina sitting on a vintage Sheffield silver tray

 

A gorgeous piece of Antique French Filet lace.

6 gorgeous crystal glass Chandelier dangles

A set of bronze forks from Thialand

Glass crystals again and one of the silver cups

A bucket load of wine corks, some  with great graphics