A few new vintage finds…
Sold – This is a cute little Japanese lacquer box with lid. It has black shiny lacquer with deep gold image of a dragon boat with flowers on the lid.
Sold – A gorgeous 1950s Blue Swallow Mantle Clock.
Signed Gemma Holland, 409, stamped Holland.
The clock isn’t working but, I’m sure it wouldn’t be hard to, replace or fix.
Little Mantle Clock. Romantic French Style.
Beautiful floral porcelain mantel clock with red and pink roses.
An original vintage colored etching/ engraving of St. Martin Cathedral.
Signed by artist hand, on front. I think it says Kisnij .No. 506 print
Sold – 3 Exquisite silk cameo oval of vintage pink roses hanging with brass chain. Images are hand painted onto silk surrounded by ornate antique metal brass frames.
Sold – 2 vintage perfume bottles from 1960s. Cute duo of dog and cat perfume bottles.
Sold – This is a large Salesman’s button sample card or display for showing shops the variety of buttons.
Little vintage brass slipper. Heaps of patina, intricate engraved design.
5 mini animal ornaments Spanish looking ceramic bull, little Japanese ceramic cat, 2 plastic plush cuties, puppy and kitty and a Wally wombat covered in brown plushy fabric.
Sold – Collectable ruby glass and crystal cup/mug. Beautifully etched with Melbourne 1917.
A glass mug with a highly decorative clear crystal bottom and handle.
All items are available from my Ateliernostalgi Etsy shop, unless sold.
“Your Sunday Best”
A little collage created from a vintage Australian recipe books and pieces of hand painted papers, wooden ice cream stick painted and washi tape.
As a child I can remember going on long trips to Melbourne by train . For lunch we would go to Coles cafeteria for a delicious ice cream sundae with fruit, jelly and lashings of chocolate or strawberry syrup. Topped off with nuts, cream and fruit.
Whats under your Bonnet?
This was a fun project…I used a vintage 1960’s New idea magazine to cut out found words, phrases and images. Looking at my finished piece now, I can see the composition is all over the place with no central focal point and may change it in the future
I found the articles really funny and sometimes quite pathetic, on how women were seen and treated 50 years ago
Being a baby boomer myself, I remember going to rallies and protests for women’s rights in the 60s-70s
It makes you realize how far women have come since…
I loved making this collage using my collections of found papers and fabric.
I started off with an old school exercise book cover from the 1930’s. It was full of hand drawn maps. I added stitching to the map and some found vintage graph papers, aged canvas and a did a little hand drawing on tissue
The paper with one of the maps of Queensland Australia was very delicate, so I glued it down very carefully with archival gel medium. It’s a bit wrinkled but I don’t mind.
I added some fabric scrap from a vintage tablecloth depicting Australian wildflowers
Finally, I created little drawings all over the entire collage with pencils and ink pens