Sunday, December 2, 2012

A quick whip around in the sun..vintage finds

Boy, it has been hot over the last couple of days, yesterday was no exception. They moved the date of the Queanbeyan Swap Meet this year as the bad weather usually brings rain - it is normally the weekend after my birthday in September. Now in December, its a little hot! We had only a quick whip around, Kade had a birthday party to attend and we had to get to the shops to buy a present. Don't you love a 2 day notice birthday party?

I didn't buy much this year, and the biggest purchase of the day goes to Mr ATP. It took a little bit of joggling to fit it into the boot and India had to travel back with Mo and Bo (aka Grandma and Poppy). Kade was squished in the back seat which could not clip back in fully as the bike was coming through from the boot. We were sweating it passing the booze bust as we would not have been awarded any parenting prizes by Mr policeman. Luckily they were on their tea break and we got home without incident. Kade was wearing a seatbelt though! Oh dear, this sounds really bad..hahaha

Back to the goodies:

My new wall shelves. Lovely carved details with remnants of white, pink and blue paint

It now hangs on our the kitchen wall. The perfect place to store a few glasses etc $45

I bought this Aspro tin on etsy a little while back, $12. Another piece for my Aspro collection, see here.

And then there were three...another pair of opera glasses to add to my two pairs that I sent home from England. I bought this pair more for the case, $20

This trophy is huge with the original heavy wooden base. It is engraved p.c.s.f.a 1934, 1st Grade, St Columbus, A.B Ducker. $25
Mr ATP's purchase, $400. He is always on the lookout to add more retro dragsters to the collection. This is the boot offender! you think we have a problem? We have a Speedwell parked in the hall, the new Malvern Star is in the small back room and we have a Flying Wedge in the kitchen. Can you see the bike stand behind the new addition, it is holding a newly sprayed frame, ready for a rebuilt. Did I mention that we have a few other bikes in varying stages in the flat, I think that count is up past the 12 mark now. His pride and joy (Raleigh Chopper) is also waiting to be built. Yes, these are their permanent parking spots!!!

What has been your favourite find of late?? Back with more of my paraphernalia soon, T x

I have exceeded my image storage size in picasa and found the following useful instead of purchasing additional storage: If you reach your storage limit when uploading from the Picasa desktop software, you'll only be able to upload at free storage sizes. All photos uploaded over the free size limit will count towards your 1 GB of free storage.  It seems the size limit for photos is: 800 x 800 pixels. I resized my photos to 800 pixels on the longest edge and it seems to work! I will let you know if I start having problems with free image storage. source


Kylie said...

I hope one day, if I'm ever in your town, you'll invite me over for a cuppa Tam...I would so love a little poke around in your house. All those lovely treasures to look at. And to meet you, of course!

Love your husband's Dragster (I had a red one)
and your gorg new shelf x

Meg said...

oooooooo....I LOVE LOVE the trophy Tam xx

Vintage Bird Girl said...

I keep on getting the photo storage message as well. At the moment I'm resizing my pics before I load them, but if that fails I will use Photobucket as it is free. I resent having to pay a fee for loading photos! But I am a cheap skate! I love your finds. That shelf is amazing, it has so much character. I love your Mr's dragster. I did have a chuckle at the pics of the bikes! I'm so glad I'm not the only one who lives in a clutter-bugs paradise! Xx

Shortbread and Ginger said...

Fab finds! Love the aspro tin - great colour!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Miss Simmonds Says said...

I always love your mad paraphernalia, just the sort of thing I want. Love those dragsters, I wanted one for years, until I saw a video of myself at 9 riding one at my cousin's place in Spain, all I could remember is that it was the most hard going and god awful bike ever - damn it! They look so good though! I also have a storage problem so I completely sympathise xx

polkadotpeticoat said...

You have such an amazing eye for great can spot them! Take care , Heidi

simmone said...

Love that shelf! and the bike was certainly worth the squish (poor Kade)as a boy (Dad) definitely needs a hobby or two to keep him out of mischief. Lots of goodies. If you keep your pixels under 2000 it counts as free storage and you should never run out.I shrink/trim mine on zoom browser,which is easy.

Unknown said...

Cool bike!