Friday, April 11, 2014

200 on Florida

Last week on Saturday, we were here at 200 on Florida.  A gorgeous Victorian building in Florida Road that houses the well-known Spiga
We were part of the amazing archiwalk organised by Beset Durban.  

That's where we'll be again tomorrow for the Trinket and Treasures sale I've been telling you about all week!  
Look forward to seeing you there between 8.30 and 13.30!

If you are passionate about Durban, you may like to see my take on our day of exploring this beautiful part of our city on Freshly Found Durban.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Red and Ready

More thrifty trinkets for The Sale on Saturday - Vintage Red - some more vintage than others!
A bow tie, Diesel size 8 heels and some Freshly Found sari necklaces. 
Also some W Daly soda bottles, The Natal Mainline Story, Paris B&W photographs and a whole bunch of mini vases. 

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Nellie the Elephant and Mitchell Park

I had Ostrich Steak from Woolies for dinner last night.  If things had gone a little differently, it may have been locally sourced.  Mitchell Park, Durban started out as an Ostrich Farm in 1910.  It wasn't profitable, and so it became a zoo with some large animals - even lions and leopards! Today the largest animals housed in this local mini zoo are Giant Tortoises.

Monday, April 07, 2014

Leather and Lace Treasures for Sale

Nadia van der Mescht has created a delightful event for Durbanites to part with their vintage treasures.  
Freshly Found will be there - and these leather and lace items will be there too -
A number of crochet tablecloths, 
2 sets of vintage leather luggage straps, 
a Sapro vintage leather sheet music bag
and lots of other goodies too!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Button and Thread Bracelets

I made these bracelets for myself.  
I did not want the buttons to be the star of the show, rather the pattern formed by the thread as it dipped in and out of the button holes.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Gentian Roses

Gentian for gentlemen at an upcoming function. 

Loved making this order up in this beautiful colour :-)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Envelopes and Roses!

For a while I have added envelopes to the list of things I don't throw away!
  I am so happy with the way they have transformed into buttonhole roses! 
We can make these up for your function too - but we may need help with the envelope collecting!

Monday, March 03, 2014

The Same

There is something so pleasing about having collections of similar things - Similar shapes, Similar sizes, similar uses and similar colours.  
For a while I have been collecting wooden goodies - spoons, apples, eggcups, bowls, knife handles and even a shoe polish brush and an African comb.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Thursday, February 13, 2014

How to Have a Heart...

I have a love-hate relationship with the heart symbol.  Sometimes I feel it is so common, so predictable, so twee.  
At other times I am refreshed by it's pleasantenss - the gentle rounded top with the exciting angle base, put together with comforting symmetry.  
I love the diagrams on "Drawing a Heart Accurately" from my vintage 1978 Golden Hands Encyclopaedia of Crafts.  With the help of a compass, string, ruler pencil, and a mathematical brain - you can create your own heart shape from scratch!