Sunday, March 27, 2011

Right under their noses

We went to visit some friends in their holiday house recently.
They have 3 adult daughters who call the house "The Op Shop" ... and it is NOT meant as a compliment. What do they know?????

I walked around the house snapping away with my camera, totally in awe at some of the treasures they have hidden away ...

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This sideboard has the most inspiring geometric details...

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And check out these beauties. So much potential ...

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Not to mention this little gem ...

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I'm posting these images not only to share with you these fabulous retro treasures, but also so that my friend can show her daughters .... so please leave all your positive (but of course honest) comments for them to read.

Also, here are some fab images I have collected to show them (and you) via the wonder that is flickr.
Hooray for vintage chic!

Andi xx

29 comments:

Francesca said...

It's probably all worth a small fortune :-)

Catherine said...

Gosh they certainly do have some beautiful pieces! The parents have taste!

CurlyPops said...

OMG I want to go and live in that house with all those treasures!

Bree said...

Love love love!!! Forget the holiday house, I'd want to look at those everyday!! Needles in haystacks these days!

yardage girl said...

Wow - that is an amazing collection - worth serious $$$ in Melbourne retro circles. A bit of new upholstery and this place could be any home magazine. Lucky!

Mel said...

Three words: To. Die. For. The daughters will all want that stuff in a few years!

Christine said...

I love the sideboard, the work in that....
I too have one of those sewing boxes and love it.

Thank you for sharing.
Christine

Tanya said...

hey, that's my mums sewing baxket/ box too and I love it. Loads of other treasures too.

Cathy said...

Ahh Andi, these are fabulous retro treasures, love that lounge with the 'hump' backs and that last box especially. I bet your fingers are itching to re-upholster some of these beauties? xo

GerryART said...

Each piece, a GEM ! ! !
Great photos.
Hugs,
Gerry

Cath said...

WANT!!!!

Liam's Mummy said...

You didn't by any chance measure that side-board did you? I have the perfect space for it!

Kate said...

I ahve that wooden head, that sewing box and was just looking at pots like that on etsy!.
Also I would totally buy the tabel if they want to sell it!
I love the mid-century couch ect not that it suits my house but completely normal for youth to first diss then covet the asthetic

Jen said...

Mid Century Modern=Nothing Better! Love all the great stuff! I just recently acquired 2 dressers that are from the 50's and I LOVE them so much. Now I want to do my whole house in that style! Those pieces are hard to come by and when you do find them, it's usually super expensive!

Ann Marie said...

Wow what a wonderful collectioin of furniture, I am not into modern furniture, but I can picture that sofa and matching chair in one of my fabric fabrics!!! and that sewing box........how much would you charge to ship it to Florida?!?!?!

baukje said...

So beautiful,I remember the sewing box with my grandmother, it was the same. Don't know where it is know. I wish I knew!!!!!!

Erica said...

LOVE those ceramics that look like Poppy seed-heads.

Leni and Rose said...

That sideboard. Wow. It's to die for! And then I scroll down further and see that couch. I LOVE IT!!!!

Kristy said...

Wow! Truly FAB! I want that amazing, unfolding treasure box!!!

upstateLisa said...

well those girls clearly have no taste!

summerfete said...

Wow they have great taste, love the zig zag!

Cindy said...

LOVE THE SOFA - like heart aching love! I am jealous

Paloma said...

So much inspiration in all these pieces!! I can see quilts, and art, and geometry, and poetry in all of them.

alioop said...

What fabulous finds - how come whenever I go to an Op shop I never find anything like this!!

meli B said...

Love the furniture. Bet your hands are itching to recover a couple of the couches.

Katherine said...

Wow. It's vintage heaven! Thank you so much for sharing these retro treasures, Andi.

Adele said...

I would kill for that sofa and the art deco side table......

62cherry said...

oh my! LOVE LOVE LOVE

Theresa said...

Yup! Kill for that sewing cabinet!