Happy Mothers Day to all you Aussie Mums out there!! After a very hectic time I am back blogging and will try to post at least weekly from now on. Being Mothers day here my lovely son decided he would come to the market with me this morning and buy me a lovely breaky. I had a lovely time and bought some great treasures. Not sure what I am keeping for me and what will go to ebay yet hehe. Firstly I spied a gorgeous bird cage...pretty sure it has no age but it was pretty dirty and had some tatty old faux birds in it ...got it home and it scrubbed up well. The cutlery is beautiful old mother of pearl handled with gorgeous engraving...they might end up in my collection hehe. I am not normally drawn to oriental pieces but this wonderful old incence burner just caught my eye because it just screamed quality and blimey its heavy. And of course I always keep my eyes peeled for gorgeous old books and these four leather spine old French copies of Les Miserables fit my bill exactly and for only $15 the set I snatched them up. Amazingly, inside the cover of the fourth volume it has a signature...SAMMY Paris...gotta love that. The teacup and saucer date from the 1930's and its a fortune tea leaf reading cup with all the symbols ..a little spooky and a bit quirky and made by Aynsley. Apparently they issued a little booklet on how to read tea leaves with it so I will have to hunt the interent to see if I can get one. The last photos is of Bernice...she is a dressform....made of very thick card studded together...I get the feeling she was one you would collect each piece with a magazine and fit her together to make your own dress form. Never seen one like her before!! If anyone does know about her I would love to know.
Hiya!! Samantha here!! I have been in love with all things vintage for as long as I can remember and after spending over 20 years raising three gorgeous children I have decided to turn my hobby and passion into a business. Shoestring Splendour was actually born many years ago as a little hobby that allowed me to treasure hunt and decorate my house and move on the pieces I no longer wanted. I am now a registered business and am very excited that I can bring my customers beautiful pieces and help with decorating problems and ideas!!