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Duckie

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frustrated flâneur | shameless sybarite | art junkie | intrepid collector | pariah extraordinaire


Entries by tag: antiques

tea for two
Rietveld Chair
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fave new finds: antique Imari porcelain teacups from Japan

Salvator Mundi
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photographed at Tarlo and Graham 202 Gertrude St, Fitzroy, Melbourne


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guardians
Rietveld Chair
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antique Chinese children's animal hats

The Odd Couple
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vintage French porcelain trinket box from Limoges for Tiffany&Co.

Spring's rebirth
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Victorian era gold crescent pin set with Egyptian scarab amulets in tiger eye, lapis lazuli, carnelian, fluorite & amethyst.

shot through the heart
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im in love



with my antique diamond cupid's arrow jabot pin





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Rietveld Chair
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myPinterests: meerschaum cheroot pipes
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wondrous things
balloon dog
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a selection from the Pierre Bergé & Associés'
Shabby Chic III auction on 28 March 2011 in Brussels








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mice on the table
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.... singing for their supper.

these most adorable vintage sterling silver salt & pepper pots on e(vil)Bay caught my eye:




a charming accent for the Holiday table, they are sure to be a talking point among dinner guests.

asking price is about AU$500 plus shipping. quite steep, but still tempting.



twitpic: feeling rather natty
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wearing this Edwardian (c.1900's) emerald & diamond pin today. a current favourite =]

twitpics: Sunday markets
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Sunday markets have always been a treat for me since i rarely have the chance to go. i had the opportunity yesterday and went to two Canberra favourites; Fyshwick Fresh Food Market and the Old Bus Depot Markets in Kingston. first up was Fyshwick to get some produce and stock up on supplies such as patis and achara from the Filipino-Asian grocery. after an enjoyable lunch of good ol' fish & chips, went straight to nearby Kingston to check out the local arts & crafts and maybe sample some ethnic food. i instantly spotted a stall selling these tree fern bonsai which i've never seen nor thought possible before:



some are even arranged as miniature rainforests complete with mossy ground cover and a little hollow bark 'creek'.



this reminds me so much of my favourite spot in the whole of Canberra - the Fern Gully at the Australian National Botanic Gardens. i just have to take one home.


(nb: yup, those are real four leaf clovers i found in the garden one rather sedentary Sunday afternoon)

while at the Old Bus Depot, one must also check out the adjoining
The Burley Griffin Antique Centre where there's always treasure to be had. yesterday was no exception. i got me these antique ivory beads. i love how these ones have a beautiful slightly toasted patina to them showing off their natural grain.



i also got these two hand-hewn and finely carved wooden bowls from Papua New Guinea:



here's a close-up shot showing the detail. the larger one is mahogany, the other is macassar if im not mistaken.



with fruit or just by itself, these make very nice centrepieces for the dining table.

it was such a beautiful day, the kind every Sunday should be year round. i am very pleased =]

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