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.


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, 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.


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”



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…



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



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



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




Don’t you just love crusty rusty patina on metals ? Tutorial

Don’t you just love crusty rusty patina’s on metal ?

I found this simple tutorial from “Treasures from the Heart” for turning keys, hinges, watch parts, jewelery scrap and all metal odds and ends into gorgeous weathered pieces to use in mixed media, art assemblage products and more…I’m going do a batch to use in my sculpture installations.

Treasures from the Heart: Rust and Patina How To

Treasures from the heart


Charlotte Eco-Friendly. Handmade. Vintage. Recycled. Textile Assemblage Necklace.




Eco-Friendly. Handmade. Vintage recycled textile necklace. A vintage textile assemblage necklace collaged from recycled, vintage and antique elements to create layers & textures in French style.


Length -19 inches – 49 cm.

I created ” Charlotte”, from vintage cloth, hand – sewn and wrapped with vintage satin ribbons, crochet scraps and metallic silk threads. The necklace is embellished in places with Victorian bone beads, faux pearls and a 1800’s antique buckle up one side. This buckle was dug from the goldmines in Victoria, Australia.

Another buckle, Victorian, lay below, together with, a decorative metal fan shape with leaf embossing, a vintage glass bead in rose, a vintage, “Mother of Pearl” embellishment with an antique French doily attached to a hammered found tin, cap. Finished with a touch here and there of doily scap and antique tulle netting in antique cream.



Vintage cloth
Victorian bone beads
Antique, handmade lace, French doily attached to a handmade metal cap
An antique 1800’s buckle dug up from goldfields in Victoria Australia
Antique Victorian buckle
Dyed and aged satin ribbon, cream
Antique silk gold- gilded thread
Antique Mother of Pearl hanging embellishment
Vintage scrap doily lengths
Vintage metal fan & leaf embellishment
Faux pale rose pearls
Vintage gass bead with bubbles deep rose
Antique tulle netting cream

You won’t see this anywhere else!

Stylish, old world charm with a contemporary French feel.

See more Atelierinparis jewelry here

New Vintage finds and Upcycled

French Country Cottage Half Wall Vase or Planter I accidently broke this vase so upclycled it into a French country style wall ornament.
I sanded the edges and whitewashed the surface sanding it back to give a weathered look. I then drilled holes and added sculptural wire at the back to hold a plant or flowers. I then painted the  flowers with acrylic paints and Voila!  A French style half wall vase or planter for your garden or indoor wall.


2 Original Vintage Road – Railroad Lamps – Very Collectable – Vintage Industrial Rustic Decor

Large French cottage botanical print beautifully matted and framed behind glass with deep crimsons,creams yellow with a botanical “Elle`bore” fleur with 2 Butterflys

Vintage Industrial Rustic Decor

Original Vintage Industrial Double Spot Lights for Ceiling or Wall

Lovely twin lot of vintage spot lights.