When you find a holy lump of old concrete moulded into a statue of a nun, a Saint …… Read More ~ holy, holy, it’s a saintly piece of brocante ~
Who can forget these cream coloured cane/wicker prams so ubiquitous in Australian homes back in the 50s & 60s? I think they started manufacturing them in Australia in maybe the 40s. I know some refer to them as baby carriages, strollers or buggies but in Australia, certainly SA, it’s generally a pram (from the old-fashioned perambulator).… Read More ~ gorgeous vintage wicker baby pram ~
I took most of these shots in the main entry hallway where I have an old coat rack displaying a small assortment of vintage picture frames, some guilded, some shabby, chipped & tattered. It’s an old French crucifix, you see, quite fragile especially Jesus’ body which is old and brittle plaster. … Read More ~ vintage at the farm ~
Oh no, not more salvage? Yes, indeed, more of it in this antique, shabby, distressed, rustic old fireplace mantel and surround with multi-layered patina. I couldn’t possibly not bring this chippy piece home with me. What a rustic cobwebbed finish on the corbel! The mantel is attached to the stone wall out here on the… Read More ~ quintessential salvage I had to have! ~
The old wooden rocking horse in its current spot in the living area. Check out this post where I first talked about this magnificent piece of wood work.
It’s not so much a vignette on this cupboard as a small collection of kitchen bits and pieces including vintage scales. I live with this kind of old farmhouse stuff. Vintage household goods and utensils give me atmosphere, theme and a sort of down-home warmth, a sort of imagining or wistfulness as I see beyond… Read More A Little More Rustic Kitchen Charm
Abandoned, unique, aged to perfection is this treasure, a hand carved, wooden child size rocking horse encompassing the ravages of use and time in its beauty and patina. Rustic. Primitive. Beat up. Weather worn. Aged. Shabby. Faded. Antique. Retro. Vintage. Industrial. Cracking. Peeling paint. Chipping surface. All of it and more. It’s… Read More ~ old wooden rocking horse aged to perfection ~