A friend of mine has just started a blog called Nostalgia and Now (www.nostalgiaandnow.blogspot.com). She has a massive collection of mainly 20th century doo-dads, and if anyone ever needed a shop, it's this gal.
Have a look at it. She has some great befores and afters, like this one.
And my favourite.
It's incredible what a lick of paint will do.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, I've got another hot tip on some blue and white pots: Early Settler at Windsor? Worth a try, I'll check it out today or tomorrow. After that, I'm afraid people, I'm calliing off the search. I've spent a bit too much time on it, when I have more pressing matters of concern.
I forgot someone else from my black book. Soon after we moved in we had our roof replaced by a company called Peter Townsend Roofing (Tel 0411 784 970). The Townsend sign is present on many a shiny roofed house in our neck of the woods. I remember when Peter came out to do our quote, he stood on the roof and said, 'I did that roof over there, that one there, those two there......' and so on.
He specialises in tin!
I'll let you know how I go at Early Settler, to tell you the truth, I don't have high hopes, but you never know.