Monday, December 29, 2008

opening times

We have finally sat down and had a pow wow to figure out our opening times for January. We will re-open on Thursday 8th of January and be open Thursday - Saturday 11am -5pm. Then in February be open on Wednesdays too. Please contact us if you would like an appointment outside of these times or even before the eighth and we shall do our best to accomodate you. Happy 2009.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

so much for christmas...

A certain little boy, (who shall remain nameless) found his vintage fisher price booty that was supposed to be for Christmas. Okay I hadn't hidden it that well, especially for an inquisitive wee fellow, so I have only myself to blame. But in my defense I've had a hideous sinus infection that has beaten me and seen me head to the Doc for a course of fun I tell you.
But at least we have gotten to set it all Fisher Price in our living room and have a little play time fun.
I was at a loss as to how to keep all the little people in one spot without them getting lost / strewn everywhere / eaten by the dog and I happened to find this photo here and ta da. Lucky for us we have a shop with a few printers trays for sale so that I could borrow (ahem) one. So here's hoping everyone has a wonderful, fun and happy Christmas. We're yet to work out which days the shop will be shut other than the 25th so once we've figured it out I'll update our website and here.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

ssshh don't tell Arthur...

Oh vintage Fisher Price, you are ace...and ebay I like you too. So here is a peek at part of Arthur's soon to be Christmas haul. A lady had a heap of old Fisher Price toys up for sale recently and it was one of those please, please let me win at least one of those items. I missed out on the hospital and farm yard set, but that would be greedy (and rather expensive) to win all. Have a peek here and you can see another photo or two. Oh and santa's bringing him something shiny and new, as the reality is, it's not all vintage toys in our house.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

viva las yarraville

Okay this a lame attempt at trying to link Elvis and Priscilla paper dolls, to alert you to the fact that I having my first foray into a market stall and I am too lazy to get out my camera and photograph something relevant to highlight this fact. So this Saturday 13th December I'll be having a stall at the Yarraville Christmas Market, which is at the Masonic Hall, situated on the corner of Willis st and Canterbury St Yarraville. It starts at 10am until 4.30pm. Nick will manning the North Melbourne shop 11am - 5pm for all your local shopping convenience.

Monday, December 8, 2008

christmas shop hours

Arthur's pulled out the flashing santa headband and I've taken the Christmas card photos (see last years - click here), so it must be time to expand the shop hours for Christmas.
So the shop will be open this Wednesday 10th - Saturday 13th, then Tuesday 16th right through to Wednesday 24th. Hours are 11am - 5pm. So all you pensioners out there who have no mortgage to pay off, come spend the Rudd-economy-boosting spending-spree/bonus with us.... for the grandkiddies of course.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

flickr friends

I love flickr. There's so many ace photos of things contained there. Not just vintage stuff but photos of artwork, design, interiors etc from all over the world. That is where I found pacolli and now we are selling some of her wares in our shop. She makes adorable and funny illustrations and screenprints them on to bags and other things. She lives all the way over in Brazil and I can no longer imagine a world without the internet for it's ability to connect amazing artists and craftspeople together.