Saturday, May 11, 2013

Retro and Vintage Inspired Corner of My Home

Donna and Kylie (Hung Up on Retro and Lucy Violet Vintage) are hosting the 'Show us a Retro and Vintage Inspired Corner of My Home', I thought I'd join in although my style isn't really retro but more antique-vintage. This is the little area of my hallway opposite the doorway to our bedroom and just inside the front door - sorry the photos are not the best. I have not dressed the area for the photos, this is how it how it is everyday.
Mr picked up the table at a garage sale years ago for $15. The shelf houses a collection of red covered vintage books and is topped with a few favourite knick-knacks.

The manni was a tip shop find for $30. Pinned to it is a small collection of charity badges, a vintage french ribbon award and laundry pins. She wears a Daughters of Rebekah antique sash - an auxiliary group to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

This is an original framed Victorian Chromolithograph by Ellis Rowan, from the Christmas Supplement, Town and Country Journal, December 1889.  We also have another - A Bunch of Australian Wildflowers, 1888.

We found the old mouse trap in the shed. The shelf also has a collection of the Mr's cast iron door knockers - the Georgian hand we bought in England along with the door slide. An old pink wicker basket holds my doilies and the old house name has been propped there for months waiting to be fixed to the house.

On top, I have an old tripod topped with a door knob (sorry I've chopped the top off), two old toffee tins, an antique composition clown (the Mr's) who sits in a shell with loads of tiny pink tapered shells that the kids and I spend hours collecting at the beach many years ago, along with a circus ticket, a chocolate box, an Edison phonograph cylinder, advertising hand, wooden shoe lasts, Victorian hand painted paier-mache crumb tray and a stick covered with lichen from our Walnut tree.
Thanks Kylie and Donna for hosting yet another fab linking party. I hope you enjoyed having a peek at my corner. Be sure to pop on over and visit the other lovely blogs - you may just be inspired!


Enjoy your weekend, and a big Happy Mothers Day to all tomorrow!
xx

24 comments:

simmone said...

I do love a peak into your fabulous collections Tam, always so interesting and varied. Love the door knockers esp. That was the same mannequin I gave away, a funny motley blue. Lovely corner.

Dana@Mid2Mod said...

Your mannequin is so fascinating. I keep going back to look at it! I love the door knockers and the mouse trap too.

Donna said...

Hi there! Love your corner of your home opposite your bedroom doorway. I also love that its like that every day & wasn't styled for the pics : ) The basket of doilies is so lovely & simply. Very pretty. Thank you so much for joining in today. : )

Pippa said...

Beautiful Vintage fair!

Vintage Bird Girl said...

Thanks for the peek into your corner. SO many interesting things. I love the tripod & the creepy hand. You have similar style to my bestie Jess. Quirky & interesting! Xx

CityScape Skybaby said...

There's so many beautiful things here, is one of your door knockers like a spider? I can see something spider-like in one of the pics but I can't quite figure out what it is. xx

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Aaaah, I remember that manniquin - gorgeous. I love the hand too. xx

Zara said...

Lovely snippets for your home.
The manni makes for a lovely display piece.
x

Ria Bartel said...

Oh what a specific, wonderful collection. I´m up with the calligraphy. Great.

Kylie said...

Oh Tam, enjoyed having look at your vintage corner? I'm loving it! Once again I am totally blown away by your beautiful old treasures. Where do you find this stuff? You and the Mr should open a museum I reckon. I for one would be like a pig in you-know-what having a good perve at your lovely, lovely stuff! It's all amazing, and that chromolithograph is stunning (I'd love to see the Aussie wildflowers), but I think my favourite thing of all is the old house name. To me that is really special. I wish our house had a name.
Thanks for joining in dear Tam, you're lovely x

Sharon Souter said...

I love the fact that your photos show the house as you live in it and are not just dressed for the occasion. I especially love the chromolithograph (have never heard the term before) - it is absolutely stunning!

Alison Burtt said...

Your mannequin is so great! I love the close-up showing all the details. Thanks for visiting my blog as well!

Lazy Daisy Jones said...

Such pretty, pretty vintage style...so homey and comfy too....

thank you for sharing...

Bestest weekend wishes to you and yours
Daisy j

Fiona said...

You have some lovely treasures. I love the mannequin and all that it's wearing, especially the amazing sash.

wendz said...

Cracking 'objets' - just droolicious...never mind the retro, I am with on the vintage-antique - all the way. :)

Love your chromolithograph - it's beautiful.

polkadotpeticoat said...

You always have the best treasures...Heidi

Rebecca Gonzalez said...

Great corner! Love the pins.

Lea said...

What an interesting and quirky collection. I do love the manni and her attire.

Miss Simmonds Says said...

I love your collection of stuf, fantastically eccentric, a bit like Jan Svanmajer's Alice xx

Vintage Jane said...

I always love ALL of your treasures. Your whole house must be fascinating! Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day.
M x

vintageandart said...

l've loved checking out all the treasures in your retro corner, you have so many interesting bits and pieces. In particular l love the lithograph and the advertising hand but seriously you find the BEST stuff. Hope your MOthers Day was wonderful Tam.

freckleface said...

Wow, that is fascinating, I found myself peering in at the photos to make all the different bits and bobs out. Your house looks VERY interesting, which is coincidentally my favourite thing in a house! x

Bron said...

Thanks for the peek into your home...so many interesting things you have there...I wish I found a mani going out cheap. xx

Hello Vintage said...

So many great things to look at there...so muh history! Thanks for sharing Tam.