Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Happy Birthday Mr ATP

The kids and I had something special planned for Carl's birthday this year. Being the self-proclaimed King of the Nerds, he has always wanted a Segway. We knew that we had to hire a segway for a ride around Lake Burley Griffin on a beautiful sunny morning.

He was sweating it all week, wondering what his surprise was going to be. I said, "you have to wear comfortable shoes",  so he instantly thought rock climbing and was not looking forward to wearing the harness.....hehe.

Then I mentioned that he had to do it by himself (the kids were too young to ride the segways) and others would be there too.  I  hinted that it was a play titled 'Little Drummer Boy'......pa rum pum pum pum....which he hates.

The kids did well to keep the secret and were excited to see his face when all was revealed!

Safety first..haha

A quick lesson
Like a pro
Off they go
I would like to dedicate the following song to the Carl on his birthday....it cracks me up EVERY time I hear it. Enjoy!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Trash and Treasure Market

I found this post in my drafts, its been sitting there a while.....I think from 2010!

While there's lots of trash there are always treasures to be found:

Bluebird pin, compact, crown, sheriffs badge, pearls, diamante brooch, police and firemen badge, retro cuff links and tie pin $15

Vintage xmas lights $4, glass vase $1, vintage sailing trophy $1, vintage box $1, candlestick $1

9 piece Victorian childrens teaset $20, Victorian book $5, pearls $3, ceramic lady $4.50, picture frame $4, doily and glass candlestick holder $5

Vintage hat pins $10, 3 religious charms $3, vintage earrings $1.50 & $4, depression glass candlestick holder $4

Happy treasure hunting. Back with more treasures soon, once I recharge my camera battery :)

Friday, October 26, 2012

Vintage Dresses

I know that many of you are lovers of vintage dresses, whilst I do not wear vintage anymore (not that anything would fit me), I do like to collect pieces to add to my little collection.

I remember spending lots of time at my Grans in a big cardboard box in her spare room. I would dress up in her old slips and dresses. There was one dress in particular that was my favourite. I still have it. It was handmade like many were in those days (mum dates this one to the early 60's), and made of the most glorious blue crushed velvet. It has two small diamonte buttons that hang from the neckline. The pictures below do not do it justice.

Don't forget to join Kylie and Donna for the Retro Cook Off on the 4th November!

Enjoy the weekend, thanks for passing by. Back with more of my vintage dresses soon. Tam x

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Flamingo Pink

I ordered some flamingos a while back on ebay. They arrived this morning, so I have been playing around with them in the garden. They are remoulded from the featherstone originals.

And just because it is nearly Halloween (though we do not celebrate it here), I have included a photo of our brain plants. Don't they look like velvet brains but much prettier.

It is so windy here, Mary Poppins would not be able to keep two feet on the ground! Random checks are in order to make sure the flamingos haven't flown the coop.

Thanks for taking the time to pop over and support my facebook page, I truly appreciate it. I am a facebook Gumby so please be patient :)

Bye for now.....Pokey away!!!!! Tam x

Saturday, October 20, 2012

A Treasured Past in now on Facebook

What a  gorgeous day it has turned out to be...the sun is shining, the birds are chirping. I hope it is as lovely in your part of the world as it is here.

This is just a quick post to let you know that I now have a dedicated facebook page to showcase my stamp jewellery. Here you will find my newest creations, and the markets dates that I will be attending. I wanted to separate the jewellery from my everyday blog so that I do not bore you all to death, if I have not already!

The page is set up as a brand, I am not a business, so I didn't want to set it up as one. The capabilities of my page are different to an everyday user account, so I am unable add friends or search for others.

Please don't leave me hanging in cyberspace. You are able to 'like' my page to receive updates on your wall if you have an account. I have one 'like' already but that is the Mr so it doesn't count..haha

I have a link to the page on the sidebar or you can click on the link below:

Enjoy the lovely weekend, Tam x

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Treasure Tuesday

Well I made it through the first day back at work, blimey it was yuck. I am already planning the Christmas holidays :)

As I type the Mr is flying to Queenstown, New Zealand, for a conference. The kids and I are all alone until Sunday, I already feel pooped! Hopefully he will take a few photos.

I did go out at lunchtime today to the tip shop and came home with an armful more.....

I've added a few new medals to my mannequin, the theme is red white and blue
A Huntley & Palmers rose biscuit tin from Trash and Treasure
French Fries phone, and it works! The kids have already tested it out...

Swan oil painting
We have adopted a Grandfather..isn't it sad when you find an old photo thrown away
Vintage ledger

Wooden office organiser

1930's yacht mirror

Vintage gilded ceramic thermometer
Vintage Jakas bear, wine cooler, kitsch plastic jewellery box, vintage ceramic Snuffleupagus
Crazy 2 half coffee cups
Could you imagine having these as your bridal flowers...so 80's!

O.k. I had better get these kids to bed!!!! Back with more soon. Enjoy your week, T x

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Christmas is just around the corner....

With the Christmas markets just around the corner, I have been tinkering away like the Christmas Elves. Here are a few new ranges that I will be taking to the markets:

Marvel and DC comic pendants. Of course I kept the Captain America one as he is my favourite
Deco styled bronze pendants
Hair clips
Key Rings
Christmas pendants
Colour block bracelets with faceted glass crystal cabochons
Thanks for stopping by, next post will be more treasured finds. I will hopefully find a few interesting pieces at the CWA (Country Women's Association) sale next weekend!

Enjoy your weekend, we have a long one here...yippee!!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Its been ages.......

Wow, its been ages since I did my last post. Thanks to those that have checked in with me to see if I was still here!

The markets went really well and I have booked into the Christmas Markets in December. I have made a few Christmas pieces so it will be interesting to see how they do.

I am enjoying a week off, well 12 days actually, from work.  If I do little more than read a good book I will be very happy. Work is doing my head in.....

Between work and my jewellery I have very little to report, but I have managed to find a few treasures that I would like to share with you.

A shell owl sits happily with the shell dog....why do I love these so?

Don't worry Mrs Forshaw, your trophies are safe with me.....1930's trophies

Interesting Instant Coffee jar

1930's Japanese Geraniumware to add to the collection

Blimey Christmas is just around the corner..are you thinking about it yet????

Love old mesh food cover, this is a nice small size

Original Clowns oil painting for the Mr's Clown collection

Groovy 1960's cat tapestry

Another vintage mannequin...love 'em
I hope you are all well.  We have a few car boot sales and swap meets coming up soon. Oh, I should also mention that I am now a year older, not sure about wiser and we have celebrated our 12 year wedding anniversary...its all been happening. The Mr's birthday is in a couple of weeks, I am planning to hire him a Segway to ride around Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra....yes he is a nerd, but a loveable one.

 Hello to my newest followers :)