From the category archives:


The hunt

by Kate on June 8, 2012

I had a lovely weekend, spent with my most favourite friend. Copious amounts of gingerbreads were consumed and lots of laughs were had. I was gifted some gorgeous blue glass and the collection is back to its best. The Juki was sold and replaced with a very, very special piece – the blue horse. Popped […]


The Upside…

by Kate on April 24, 2012

of loosing half of my blue glass collection, is hunting around for replacements. Most of my hunting is being conducted from the comfort of my own home (whilst I wait for my kid free days at the end of the week) and I thought you might like to see some of the stunning pieces that […]



by Kate on April 18, 2012

I was woken at 5:19am by the loudest smash. At first, I thought we had been broken in to but with a sinking feeling, I realised the blue glass collection had run into trouble. I loved those pieces. They represent many fun filled days on the hunt and some were gifted to me so I […]


Vintage Pyrex

by Kate on November 2, 2011

Can you imagine my reaction when I spotted this set at Mitchell Road?? lost.the.plot These guys are beyond perfect.



by Kate on August 30, 2011

My latest obsession is all about blue glass. I have been like a woman possessed on ebay; bidding and loosing many an auction. These pieces have come from Tyabb and Kuulmif. The hunt contiunes..


Another find

by Kate on August 10, 2011

I scored this stack on my last trip to Tyabb. Actually, it was Kirst who found these, I was elsewhere in the shed having a conniption over blue glass but that is beside the point. The point is, I think they were the ‘collective’ find of the day. They are fantastic. The illustrations are superb, […]


Thrifting adventures

by Kate on July 12, 2011

Kirst first took me to Tyabb for my birthday back in March and let me tell you …it was love at first sight. If you are from Melbourne, then chances are you have probably already taken a trip to Tyabb. If you haven’t but love all things antique, vintage, art deco etc etc etc then […]



by Kate on May 31, 2011

Just before Easter, I scored my best thrifted item to date. Enter the cross stitched table cloth. In all seriousness, how could anyone part with it? Stitched entirely by hand and in mint condition…oh well, one person’s trash is my treasure. Refashioned into a cushion for a little girl who will soon celebrate her birthday. […]


The find..

by Kate on March 31, 2011

I celebrated my birthday earlier this week and was whisked off for a day of antique shopping. The birthday gods were smiling. In the only antique store that was open, right up the back, in a dusty old cupboard…look what was waiting for me. A fully operational, miniature, manual sewing machine and in none other […]


The Refashion

by Kate on March 23, 2011

I just want to state, for the record, that I suffer from ‘too hard basketitis’*. Basketitis has plagued me throughout my crafting days and after yesterday I am certain that I have missed many a crafting opportunity. A few weeks back, on one of my first ‘kid free’ days, I went shopping with the thrifting […]