Sunday, August 1, 2010

Born Vintage Collectables and Old Wares

We paid a flying visit to my parent's Saturday afternoon and I couldn't resist a peek at my favourite shop just around the corner. Born Vintage Collectables and Old Wares, Elrington Street Braidwood, is the most wonderful place. The building once operated as the old Maternity Hospital. My father was born there.
The floors are still lined with the original linoleum. This one is mint green with sprays of pink and yellow roses....isn't it divine?
The rooms are packed with treasures.

This cupboard was so cute and a very unusual size; it was wide and squat.

Don't you just love the way everything was recycled in bygone years; an old grain sack was given a new lease of life with a strip of floral fabric and turned into an apron.

Love this Ansonia housing turned into a display case.
Below are my take-home finds:

Love this large scoop, bought for Mr T and the old Beauty and the Beast book is so gorgeous!

OMG! Could you not just die over these, well I nearly did..two very old hat pin holders, the perfect shade of pink and trimmed with the smallest glass beads. (**click on image for a larger peek**)

I couldn't resist this sweet little Dolls Nursing Set box, could you? and how fantastic are these original 1950's paper napkins, in the perfect pastel shades. I have an idea for these, check back later to see what they become :)

If you ever get the chance to stop in, do so, you won't be disappointed. Julia, the proprietor, is just lovely and the store is packed with wonderful vintage clothes, furniture and bits and pieces.

Until next time, happy hunting :)


Annie said...

What a wonderful shop, I just love the old lino. The pastel napkins are lovely, can't wait to see what you do with them.
Ann x

Shabby Vintage Junk said...

Hey Lovey....!

What a FAB bunch of finds....I AGREE with Annie....The lino is GORGEOUS as are the pastel napkins....!!

I TOO am looking forward to the 'reveal'....!!

Cheers for now,
Tamarah :o)

A Treasured Past said...

Hi Guys, lovely to hear from you..Oh boy, I think I may have built up the reveal a bit, you may be disappointed in the result...tee hee

Unknown said...

I love the little white display case it would look nice in any style of room. I popped by after visiting shabby vintage junk - lovely interesting blog will visit again and see what you do with the 1950s napkins.
Have a great day

A Treasured Past said...

@Elizabeths Attic Hi Beverley, thanks for stopping by, its nice to meet you. Hope you come again, I am heading to your blog now, cheers, Tamara

vintage mum said...

If I can get a flight I'll pop over tomorrow :)

looks like a nice place to wander around thanks for the pics it's good to see other places.
Cate x

A Treasured Past said...

@vintage mum Cool Cate, let me know and I will pick you up, :)

CraftySmiles said...

Wow. That is divine. Find you via Beverley ( miss creativity ). Love your blog. Of to read your posts. Have great day

A Treasured Past said...

@CraftySmiles Hi, nice of you to drop by, and very nice to meet you.:) Tamara