What a wonderful item we have just got in-store. It's an enamel sign from the Pears Company, c1900. And it is still in pretty good condition for its age! If you have space for this beauty, it is measured 125cm x 120cm. POA.
881 High Street Thornbury VIC 3071 Australia Telephone: +61 3 9484 6001
Trading Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10 - 5
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Monday, February 20, 2012
The winner of this year's Tropfest is the whimsical Lemonade Stand, directed by Melburnian Alethea Jones.
This is the 20th year for Tropfest, the world's largest short film festival, which started in Sydney and is now held internationally. Look out for the Tropfest Signature Item (TSI)in the film, which changes each year. The TSI for Tropfest 2012 is a light bulb.
Lemonade Stand is a 7 minute film about a family business, starring a grandpa, his grandson and their lemonade stand. A real beauty, even if it does include a tyrannous 'Council' worker...
Warning: this film contains some coarse language
May there continue to be many more small Aussie businesses just like this one (...well maybe not EXACTLY like this one!).
Thursday, February 9, 2012
For those of you in Melbourne, or with access to the Sunday Age, our own fobjects will be featured in this Sunday's 'M' magazine.
More than simply timepieces, fobs were for everyday use - from measuring voltage or amperes (voltmeters and ammeters), to counting steps (pedometers) or holding pennies! We are looking forward to opening Sunday's magazine and finding the article, just in time for Valentines Day...
See November 6th's post for our fobjects picture.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we have decorated our window display to suit.
I think the vintage workbench just looks gorgeous with the pink foxgloves in white ceramic vases, the candy jars filled with pink marshmallows and the glass vases that look amazing no matter what flowers they hold. Then in store there's the perfume bottles, the glass candlesticks and loads of different bell jars.
But it's not all feminine. For the gents we have a great range of vintage tools, stationery, steampunk devices, mini books from Arcade publications and industrial pieces.
And remember to bring in your 10% discount voucher (attached to the Summer newsletter) for better savings!