Monday, November 1, 2010

Two tiny trinkets
Have made two tiny purchases of late. Firstly I got this tray from my favourite op shop (I will not be divulging that contact). It reminds me of the Mad Men era.
It's so awful, that it's wonderful. I was born with an appreciation of kitsch.
This is a bad close up of it.

It's the best $2.50 I've spent in ages.
This morning I picked up this very rustic little pottery bird from Green Tangerine, which is right next to the Paddington Antique Centre. I think it's from Mexico. They have a selection of colours and birds and are $22 each.

I just sprayed the old iron bed I'm using for a daybed on the front verandah. Hopefully, I'll be able to put it all together tomorrow.


  1. Want that tray - it's so masculine, you just need a couple of chivas on rocks to go with!

  2. Oh those red bulls on your tray... I remember them well, my mum had them displayed with pride in our home when I was a child. Fond memories.

  3. The El Toro red bulls are worth a bomb these days, and they're very hard to find.

  4. I love those birdies at Green Tangerine - I bought a pinky one and a lovely yellow lantern.


  5. Those bulls are most likely Aldo Londi Bitossi bulls from Italy. The orange ones are harder to come by ... I have seen one at the restaurant Peasant.

    It is easier to come across the teal-coloured ones. The Bitossi company still produces ceramic bulls and other stuff.