Sunday, June 8, 2014

Buying, Selling and Learning.

It's been a busy couple of weeks here, my stall at the mill has been going really well however l've found it a struggle to keep it fully stocked, and have had to step out of my comfort zone and go to a couple of auctions.....since l've only ever been once to an auction to buy, l was a bit stress pumped and stuffed up a few things, but still l managed to bring home a couple of boxes of sellable "junk"and what's been good is there's been no time to get "attached" to any of it, l've just priced it up and taken it to be sold:-)

Can you believe this chandy was only the glint of a lustre away from being tossed in the bin....NOO.... l'll take it says l.....what may have once been the shabbiest chandy in the chateau (and not CHIC shabby:-) is now ready to sparkle again after a sand, scrub and white spray paint.

A couple of weeks ago my Sister and l visited a pretty little shop in the small township of Bunninyong called Divine Vintage. Wendy who owns the shop was so lovely and didn't even seem to care that we wigged her ear for ages.....she also graciously gave me free rein to photograph her wonderful wares.

 Many of the lovelies in the shop have been upcycled by her creative hands, including the apothecary bottles in the pic above. The picture frame on the shelf was created using fabric that once belonged to her grandmother.

It was a happy meeting of like minds since we both share a love of  all things vintage and handmade. Her shop is stocked with beautiful crockery, glassware and sewing accessories....Wendy's collections are in bright, funky colour waves that makes her unique shop feel like everyday is Spring.  

Cute doily dressed doll surrounded by vintage cottons, fabrics and handmade bags.  
One of my favourite things was this original Victorian planter, chock full of handmade cushions.
Thanks heaps Wendy for an awesome shopping experience.


 Love this 60's beaded belt......every inch has been smothered in diamentes and must have taken someone (way more patient than me:-) ages to complete.
A girlfriend gave me this large decorative wire bowl, instead of filling it with fruit which was it's intended use l figured it would look great hanging on the wall, like an inspiration board....but without the
A few things l've found for my little shop....chalkware Madonna and child....vintage hat, brass candlesticks and Florentine coasters.

Hope the weekends' an interesting and fun filled one for you.... Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind and uplifting comments....stay safe,
Til next time.



  1. What a bright cheery place! Good luck. Looks like you've got it going on!

  2. Beatiful shop sweetie,many lovelies-love the german cups !!!!!!! Have a nice Sunday!xoxo

  3. I love the chandy and the planter!!! I can't believe the chandy almost got tossed, thank goodness you were there to rescue it:)

  4. Bron, I love your upcycling of the chandy.
    It has new life and now looks stunning.
    The photos of Wendy's shop are great.
    What a privilege it is to have 'Divine Vintage'
    in our lovely township of Buninyong.
    x michelle

  5. I know what you mean! It is so hard to keep pretty vintage stock in the store! Your treasures are lovely - that chandelier is beautiful!! I love finding new shops to visit - it is so exciting :) Thanks for stopping by and leaving your lovely comment. Take care!

  6. Hi Bron! I am so happy to read that your shop is successfully growing. I am in such admiration of your courage to step out and make an income from what you love to do. My dream, and I need to take that first step. Thank you, again, for showing the way. xo

  7. What a Delightful Shop.... so Colorful and Cheerful... I Love Browsing thru Shops with that kind of Special Atmosphere! Your Auction 'Score' is great, I too have never been to one yet to Source my Inventory... I suppose one day I shall have to give up my Auction Virginity and not be so intimidated by the prospect of attending one! *winks* Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian