Thursday, November 17, 2011

Trash and Treasure Finds: Watermelon on a Hot Day!

I've left you waiting long enough to see what my mysterious Trash and Treasure purchase was. Well here it is! A 2 foot long vintage papier mache watermelon. It was probably a store display or a theatre prop, but the Mr said I could buy it as it was only $2.

Don't ask me where it is going to live because I do not have an inch of free space to put it, but I could not possibly leave it there. It was funny as I bought it from the local retired antique dealer (who I purchase goods from and he has purchased items from me) who lives just up the road. He should have dropped it at my house instead of lugging it all the way to Canberra. No worries, it made its way back.




Below is a beautiful vintage conch shell lamp that I forgot to show last week. It may be heading to my etsy store soon, though it does look pretty good where it is.




A few industrial woollen bobbins, perfect for making into christmas trees or memo holders.



Finally a hard to find addition to my Bonzo collection; a vintage postcard with concertina photo cards inside. A souvenir from the National Parks, NSW, Australia. If you are interested you can see my Bonzo collection here.




Thanks for stopping by and all the lovely comments that you leave, you guys keep my going. A big hello to my newest followers, its much appreciated. Enjoy your week as much as you can.

9 comments:

Gracie's Cottage said...

Oh Tamara...I LOVE that watermelon - and what a bargain!

Jan

Kylie said...

I wouldn't have been able to resist that watermelon either Tam...there's something about it...
I love your conch shell lamp, we have a conch shell serving bowl with little matching conch shell bowls and a serving spoon and fork made from shells too. Sweet and kitschy, but I prefer your lamp x

Bella said...

When I first saw the watermelon I thought it was hollow and would be perfect for storing spices in. It seems you have quite a few treasures and I am wondering whether you might think about opening a cafe and using them as unusual and interesting decoration.

Scarlett said...

That watermelon is crazy! How fun! I also adore the shell lamp - totally up my street, brill finds hun Scarlett x

polkadotpeticoat said...

I love that watermelon Momma.....

simmone said...

I love that watermelon too!!!

vintageandart said...

That watermelon is HUGE Tam, l can see your dilemma about where to put it...also lovin your idea of turning the spools into chrissy trees. Bonzo is too cute...24th and 25th Feb for S.Meet. Have a great weekend.

Hello Vintage said...

What an interesting find in the watermelon. Lol

the old boathouse said...

The watermelon is great. I love bonzo too. Hope you have a great weekend xx Katherine