Friday, November 16, 2007

annuals are great


We snuck away to Tasmania after we closed the shop on Saturday night. It was Arthur's first time on an airplane, so of course we had the handycam and camera out...We stayed with friends just out of Hobart and as luck would have it there was a fairly decent flea market on the Sunday, not far from where we were staying. We bought Arthur a cute 50's wheelbarrow that he proudly pushed around with his drink in it. We also did the rounds of op and tip shops and managed to find some fine children's annuals and books. How fabulous are the graphics and illustrations? I love and collect these. I plan to frame some of the covers as they are so ace....but I don't want to cut them up either. We frame alot of things here at Arthur's Circus and use them to decorate our shop and house and also sell them...like old board games, memory cards etc. When our families ask us what we did on our holiday and we reply "went to the tip" they shake their heads, but most of you out there understand....
A big thanks to blackie for the tassie shopping hints.

5 comments:

joanne said...

mmmmmmm are you framing some vintage prints???? (tell nme at netters)

Betty Jo said...

Do you want some more vintage annuals?
I have a big bad collection that is taking over and needs culling...
let me know if your up for a browse.

arthur's circus said...

Oh yes betty jo I'm up for a browse

blackie said...

yay! glad you had some fun. as it happens these annuals are exactly what I collect and the name 'Blackie' comes from Blackie's childrens annuals

perempuan said...

Hehehe.. Tassie´s op-shopping is great. Love their tip shops. ;-)