Saturday, June 26, 2010

Camberwell Whale

I am very happy to introduce my new whale, who I picked up at Camberwell markets this week! He is a rad little leather money bank. He has a coin slot shaped blow hole and a zipper for teeth! He is in excellent condition and is definitely up there with my favourite Camberwell finds. I will be saving my pennies in his belly each week and have him regurgitate them in time for my weekly Camberwell Market visit. My lovely Dad came down from the mountains and bought this little guy for me. . . . Thank you Papa Bear! ♥

Friday, June 25, 2010

Frankie Bits

Keep an eye out for Ask Alice in this months issue of Frankie.
Thank you Frankie! You made my month!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Chic Mother and Baby

♥ A lovely blog post on Ask Alice from Chic Mother and Baby . I feel extra happy now. ♥

Monday, June 21, 2010

Kate Sutton

I was reading Kate Suttons blog and found this! She drew it for her Mum on Mothers day!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Bric-a-Brac Fix

I came home from Camberwell markets empty handed today. I even stopped at a garage sale on the way home and still came home empty handed! So I have been looking around on ebay and etsy in an attempt to get my bric-a-brac fix. So here are a few items for sale that I like ...

A RAD Yoshitomo Nara towel on ebay...

You can buy it now for $135US. To find this wonderful giant Nara towel, copy and paste this into your search:

YOSHITOMO NARA Oversized Beach Towel Ltd. Edition *NEW*

Nice Jar

There are also matching tall spaghetti jars and matching popcorn jars from other sellers. Also from the Tea Jar seller...

A barn display case

The Jar and the barn display come from:

Nice old rulers

The ruler comes from a shop that has more nice things -

Knitted Fox

Knitted Pencil Scarf

The fox and the scarf :

Yellow Typewriter!

Type into your ebay search: Remington 'Ten Forty' typewriter made in Holland

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Today's Finds

We didn't find much at Camberwell today, but it was still a very nice Sunday morning. My favourite donut van was back after a Sunday off last week AND Dee saw his girlfriend (another staffy twice his weight - she is so beautiful)! A permanent stall holder at the market who we visit every week gave me a present! - Some beautiful old French text books. I also picked up 3 Hayao Miyazaki dvds. I have recently been working on my movie collection aiming to get my top 20 movies on my shelf. The nice man who sold me these told me to bring a list next week of all the movies I would like and he will dig them up for me. He organises his dvds excellently into sections like "Jim Jarmusch" or "Johnny Depp" or "Aussie" - he even has an "Arty Farty" section. The first movie that will be on my list is True Romance. Charley comes along to Camberwell in hunt of frames. He has found some great frames over the past two weeks and has been filling them up quick smart. Here is two of them with his paintings in them. I stole them off his desk when he wasn't looking and put them on the wall behind my desk. They look great there. To see more of this clever boys imagination, go here.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Bosco Needs a Home

Adopting our sweet little Dee from the Staffy Rescue was one of the best decisions we ever made! He is so wonderful. I wish we had a bigger home so we could adopt Bosco too! Bosco is one of the 4 beautiful Staffies at Staffy Rescue Victoria who is looking for a home right now....

Anytime I get sad thinking about homeless doggies, I look at Staffy Rescue's Happy Endings page on their website. One day I will have a big home in the country with a pack of dogs.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Street Studio - The Place of Street Art in Melbourne

I haven't been this excited about a book in a while! I am excited about this book for a few reasons...

First reason: I got a sneak peak and it looks super special. It's JAM PACKED full of great pictures of great work and great spaces and great people!

Second reason: Outré Gallery is having a launch and signing this Saturday! I believe the night before they will be taking things off the wall and pulling apart their window display to make way for what ever it is that will fill the gallery on Saturday! Oooh!!! Mysterious and exciting!!

Thirdly: There is a photo of a staffy in the book!!!

Fourthly: It's all about my favourite city - Melbourne! In fact this book represents what it is that I love so much about Melbourne.

So.. good book? Yes! Want to buy it? Yes!! Go here for your copy! weeeeee

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Song of the Week

We don't trouble your banana . . .

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Rainy Camberwell

Camberwell markets were drowned in rain today. Rainy days at camberwell mean 2 things; less people to try and squeeze past on your favourtie stalls and lower prices from stall holders. Prices today put a grin on my face. $4 each for my new plastic rabbit and plastic bear, $1 for my new rusty scissors and $2 for my new book! I've been on a special hunt for inspiring old book covers so was very pleased to find a dusty old copy of 'Heidi'. It's full of nice illustrations but best of all is it's cover. I also found an amazing school desk for $100 (and totally worth every cent of it!) It was an old double desk with an adjoined bench. The desk had been painted green sometime ago and since had been scratched and bumped, it even had names calved into it! If I had space at my place, I would totally have bought that little desk and for sure would be sitting at it right now writing this. One day I will have a big warehouse jam packed full of Camberwell goodness. I could never move away from Melbourne because I just couldn't bear Sundays without Camberwell Markets. Which reminds me.... stay tuned for a "Camberwell Markets of the World" post that I am planning. I'll also be posting my Top-Ten-Tokyo and my Top-Ten-Barcelona in the near future. Night night.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Dear Santa

I would like to have a Ghost Patrol Pencil Set on my wall, but I will need to start saving my peanuts, because they are lots of peanuts... 2000 peanuts, in fact.