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#25 cat cards

Some of my many cat cards! And one LP cover – The Aristocats, Walt Disney 1970. I remember this as the first movie I ever saw at the pictures. I … Continue reading

March 23, 2013 · 4 Comments

#24 yellow

What colour is the sun, cheese, butter, blonde hair and bees? Well, according to children’s paintings . . . Yellow! The Pencil names below? Dark Cadmium, Zinc, Lemon Cadmium, Primrose, … Continue reading

March 10, 2013 · 4 Comments

#23 little containers

We are petite, cute and useful. We are scattered around Ms I Skirt’s cosy home. We hold keys, coins, cat whiskers, pins, magnetic poetry and mystery. Let us introduce ourselves … Continue reading

February 25, 2013 · 1 Comment

#22 orange

O-R-A-N-G-E screams 1970s . . . laminate kitchen benchtops, plastic kitchen-ware and nylon mesh sheer curtains. You could accuse the colour orange of being garish and dominating but never drab … Continue reading

February 16, 2013 · 18 Comments

#21 vintage birthday cards

These I could not resist! I bought this set of nine “Mia” Age Birthday Cards from Etsy. I am unsure of their age . . . 1940s, 50s or 60s? … Continue reading

February 5, 2013 · 2 Comments

#20 seagull pewter

Do you remember Seagull Pewter? During my twenties I spent many a lazy Saturday afternoon perusing the giftware section of Grace Bros (now Myers) and David Jones, developing crushes on … Continue reading

February 4, 2013 · 2 Comments

#19 green

Apparently, Emerald Green is Pantone Color of the Year 2013! Pantone describe it as . . . “Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense … Continue reading

January 26, 2013 · 11 Comments

#18 pop concert tickets

I wish I had kept more! Clockwise from top left . . . Simply Red 1989, Joe Jackson 1986, U2 2006, George with Sydney Symphony 2003, Joe Jackson 1991, Sting … Continue reading

January 24, 2013 · 6 Comments

#17 blue

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something BLUE! From left to right . . . Top shelf – old glass Dairy Farmers Milk bottle with pencils, china cat, glass milk … Continue reading

January 23, 2013 · 8 Comments

#16 beads

Beautiful Eclectic Assorted Divine Shiny Clockwise from top right . . . Clay beads handmade by me 20 years ago. Wood beads including the very photogenic marbled ones. Allsorts glass, … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · 2 Comments

#15 bark

Jigsaw puzzle pieces made by a tree? I picked up these pieces below a huge pine tree in Armidale, NSW. After a little research, it appears to be the Ponderosa … Continue reading

January 16, 2013 · 4 Comments

#14 bangles

Q#1 ~ Do you know the origin of the word Bangle? It is from the Hindi bangli, variant of bangri, meaning बंग्ली (“glass bracelet”), glass ring, armlet. My collection are … Continue reading

January 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

#13 animal ornaments

My Menagerie of Mismatched Miniatures. The green glass Cat was a gift from my oldest school friend in 1977. She purchased it from The Glass House at our local mall … Continue reading

January 12, 2013 · 7 Comments

#12 brooches

A Brood of Brooches Born in Indonesia, Persia, Australia, Canada . . . made with wood, plastic, leather, pewter, shell, brass, Persian turquoise, wool . . . gifts from grandmothers, … Continue reading

January 11, 2013 · 2 Comments

#11 tea cups

Once upon a time there was a young girl who spent long stretches of time in her local White Elephant Store (aka Thrift Store, Vinnies, Op Shop). She was 10 … Continue reading

January 10, 2013 · 6 Comments

#10 1970s party invitations

Preteen Party, Party, Party! ~ 70s style. The invites are from 1974 to 1978 (we were between 9 & 13 years old) What did we get up to? Ten Pin … Continue reading

January 7, 2013 · 4 Comments

#9 clear glass buttons

I keep buttons of every colour but when it comes to camera & light play, clear glass buttons are the stars! Check out the shadows . . . If clear … Continue reading

January 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

#8 glass salt shakers

. . . the preservative qualities of salt made it a peculiarly fitting symbol of an enduring compact, sealing it with an obligation to fidelity. The word salt thus acquired … Continue reading

January 4, 2013 · 4 Comments

#7 pebbles

Each pebble a masterpiece, a miniature map, an ancient landscape. An Australian painter, Brian Stratton specialises in painting pebbles in watercolour . . . Headland Driftwood – Charmhaven. When I … Continue reading

January 4, 2013 · 2 Comments
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