I’m into trash ‘n’ treasure, op-shopping, fine dining, good coffee, and great music. Other loves are tiki style, live music, old signage, street art, photography, zines, outre cinema, and anything kitsch. Pale green bakelite? Lawn flamingos? Yes please!
My Art Deco abode is shared with the wonderful Joffa, and a growing collection of vintage homewares. I also dig women’s magazines and recipe books from the 30s-70s. Some of my vintage magazines turn into collages, which I sell on Etsy – click the orange button on my blogroll to visit. You can also find my work at Know Your Product in Northcote.
I’m also rather fond of cooking and cocktails, so will be posting the occasional recipe as well. Did I mention illustration? I’m crazy about it – especially from old magazine ads and children’s books.
You won’t read about me buying on e-bay or anyplace like that – I get my kicks finding good stuff at markets and op-shops. My passion isn’t just the loot, but getting to meet interesting characters and hearing their stories. Currently, I’m on the hunt for tiki bar accessories. My favourite shop ever is Chapel St Bazaar.
The images I post are scanned from old books and magazines in my collection, as well as the family photo album. Photos are from my mobile phone camera.
Thanks to all my friends who kept at me to start blogging.
Drop in any time,
Vetti ( Live in Northcote )