Tuesday, 29 November 2011

FOR SALE NOW: Vintage Retro Linen cushions!

ONLINE NOW: at kimmy can dance on Facebook, i've uploaded a couple ready for sale....(all cushion covers sold online, are sold without inserts). 

IN STORE FROM TOMORROW: at Walk in Wardrobe Vintage Belgrave, in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges, there will also be a selection available for sale (complete with inserts).  

All covers are hunted and collected by me, kimmy can dance retro hunter/collector/stylist and lovingly handmade by my mum!  All cushion covers are one off and individual, backed in lovely lightweight linen in a variety of contrasting colours and finished with a zip.  

More stock due later this week!

Vintage pieces add a beautiful contrast in today's home styling.  They reflect a love of the past, whether it's a piece that tells a personal story handed down through generations or something picked up in a thrift store that brings great memories flooding back into your home.  When mixed with contemporary pieces they complete the story of in your home...

...just an example of my own retro vintage pieces mixed with contemporary

Monday, 21 November 2011

Not just for the dishes...

my little beauty find...I love the colours in this!

For a while now I've had an idea.  You know those ideas that just sit idle in your head?  They never leave, they never make it to fruition they just hover about in your head until something kicks you into action?  Yeah, one of them.  I found this fabulous retro linen tea towel many moons ago and made it into a cushion for myself...I just thought the colour and texture of it was far too fabulous to dry the dishes with and how could I turn into an object that I could use and admire daily.  I have, many times in the past framed things like this - especially wrapping paper I just couldn't STAND to destroy with sticky tape...but framing can be expensive and well, quite frankly, i've run out of wall space with all the lovely things i've collected in the past!  So ever since making my own little cushion, whilst on my thrifting adventures i've set about making a collection of the best, coolest retro linen tea towels that I could find - and trust me they are becoming FEW and far between, and now i've sent them to my "seamstress" (thanks mum!) who, over the coming weeks, will be making them up into lovely cushion covers that i'm excited to be sharing with you!   

So watch this space....I will endeavour to get some up online before Xmas (eek! hurry mum!) they are all one off (of course!) and will be unique in colour and individuality.  I hope you enjoy.... :-)

Monday, 14 November 2011

in store now....

but blink and you might miss them! Just in time for Christmas, what better way to be "eco-conscious" at this time of year, than to give a recycled gift.  It's the way of the future, and it's so NOW!  Mix vintage and retro pieces together with your modern bits for a unique style in your home.  I've done the leg work for you, and used my keen eye and great sense of style to collect some fab little retro bits and pieces, all starting from a very affordable $5.  Gift ideas for the young trendy folk to the young-at-heart who love to reminisce.  All in store now at Walk-in-Wardrobe Vintage store in Belgrave, Melbourne.  Here's a sneak peak...but be quick, as you know, everything is a one-off piece, here today but could be gone tomorrow :-)
Hornsea English pottery retro flowers coffee cups and saucers

Fab retro linen placemats, look at that vibrant colour!
Stunning Japanese glazed pottery coffee set

Gorgeous Italian glazed pottery casserole dish, bellissimo!