Tuesday, November 29, 2011


we have rummaged and asked some friends to join in for another Garage Sale at ye olde shop front this weekend... new stuff, old stuff, stuff at less than wholesale stuff, good stuff....

Monday, November 7, 2011

garage sale bonanza

we be having a garage sale to end all garage sales on Sunday 13 November. It's a good excuse to hit North Melbourne as after you've popped by our former shop front you can wander up the road to the North Melbourne Market and then eat at one of the many cafes popping up around there.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

making new stuff

Head over to our website to buy a few new things... sets of transfers for t-shirts / pillowcases / tote bags etc and the sweet set of raygun note cards. All made by us.

Monday, October 24, 2011

new prints

Our home is about to be featured in the very ace Milk Decor in France, so it has prompted me to pull out some old toys and create 2 new prints to add to our collection. However now they will be available in 2 sizes - same as before small size 18 x 18cm image size and the larger 30 x 30 cm image size. The smaller size is available with or without the mount to fit a 30 x 40 cm ikea frame and larger size no mount. Head here to peek and here.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

ebay onslaught

So it seems I don't have much time for blog posting these days, I tend to upload any info over at our facebook page which automatically links it to our twitter account. So perhaps head there to keep up with more consistent happenings.... So at the moment we have begun tackling left over items from our shopfront and storage and are selling on ebay. If you're after a piano, vintage bicycles, fabulous retro chef cooker etc etc head over and take a peek.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

july- you were not fun

so July has come and gone and good riddance I say.... August started better with Dawn Tan visiting and having an art class with Arthur. Have a peek at Dawn's website or shop where you can find details about the classes she runs, oh and a link to her blog as well.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

ick and uck

another recent purchase of mine was this beauty...another reason why we shut the shop - I had too much trouble parting with some of the ace items we find.... and that I always have Arthur as a reason - well he is in grade 1 and learning to read.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

where does the time go

The weeks keep on ticking by and I keep thinking I really should add something to my blog... so in tune with the passing of time I shall show you a very recent acquisition... constructo straws - for Arthur of course, but maybe me too. I loved playing with these as a kid. I have some other show and tell which i hope to photograph tomorrow.... Recently I have been busy with a photoshoot or two for this magazine.

Monday, May 30, 2011

vintage market

This weekend sees the Ashburton Scout Hall transformed into a vintage market place. Tamarah has hand picked some fine connoisseurs of all things vintage and they will be selling some of their wares. We're not involved in this one but I hope to pop by and take a peek. Although sometimes it's easier to not go and be tempted.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

this is my Nan

This is dedicated to my Nana, who passed away last Friday aged 96...My Nana taught me how to sew and how to knit. Although I never really progressed to zips or knitting anything other than scarves. She was a seamstress and originally worked at Myer in the city. When visiting we would always be treated to a slice or cake she had baked. A few days ago when I was going through old slides, you can imagine my joy at finding this one. The kitchen was never this colour when I was growing up. How wonderful it is and I would be more than happy with my kitchen looking like this today.

beci's mobiles

I recently photographed some of Beci Orpin's super colourful and sweet paper mobiles. They are now available at her online shoppe. And you can see more of Beci's loveliness on her blog.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

alain gree

Nick's all time favourite book from his childhood is "the House that Beebo built" by Phillipe Fix, Janine Ast and Alain Gree..and I had been trying for 2 or so years to find a copy for him to share with Arthur. As I found out this book is very rare and very expensive (so if you have a copy look after it). But one day on my internet searchings, I came across the wonderful illustration work of Alain Gree. He is very well known in France. So this led me to getting a few items featuring his illustrations in the shop. And I have finally added them online. The tattoos were popular at the recent Magnolia Square - they make a nice change to usual ugly ones. Oh and yes I did eventually find Nick a copy and I didn't pay $955 but about $80.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

I think I need to go to rehab

If only there was a vintage anon. meeting to go to... this morning we were up early and headed to Camberwell Market (on the way to somewhere else of course) and how could I pass these up. Yes it's true Arthur is now 6, we don't have a baby (and are 99.9% unlikely to have one), I do not need any more squeaky toys, we now only have an online shop that I am very slack to add anything new to....need I go on. GULP. But so ace and cute and colourful and great for use as props in my photographic adventures.

Friday, April 29, 2011

my neighbours

how could I resist these... vintage clown cupcake decorations, found on my neighbours table at Magnolia Square. The Cupcake Wrapper Co have really sweet wrappers as well as a great bunch of vintage cake toppers such as clowns, ballerinas, footballers and more...Now I just need to get my fifties chef cooker to actually bake cupcakes all the way through.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

where to find us

click on the pic above to find where we'll be over the next wee while. First up is Magnolia Square - opening this Thursday at the Malvern Town Hall.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

lili scratchy

Yay...I finally bought something from Lili Scratchy, and it arrived unbroken all the way from France. Lily makes the most wonderful ceramics and illustrations and when we visited France last year we were lucky enough to visit her and her amazing home and studio. So it has been worth the wait to get this sweet bowl. Now I just need to find a place to put it, so that little 6 year old fingers don't touch... Oh and her online shop is here.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

selling not buying

As you may be aware we have been having quite a few stalls at Camberwell Market, the whole point is to be selling our things not buying and adding to our already overflowing house, but sometimes I cannot resist. Such as these great tins and sweet old doll... We are back at the market tomorrow at stall 86.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

hello again

I've been banging new holes in walls at home and sorting though things, as we are having a stall at Camberwell Market this weekend. We have decided to take the shop space in a new direction and will be having stalls for the next few weeks at Camberwell. This Sunday come find us at stall number 250. The shop space in North Melbourne is now open for appointment only.

Monday, January 17, 2011

summer time fun

so the last month has whizzed by without a word from us here at Arthur's Circus so in a nutshell here's what we've been up to: checking out Christmas lights, riding a new (but old) scooter, eating icecream and lollies, making gingerbread houses, visiting friends, going to the beach, having a 6th birthday (thanks women's weekly kids birthday cake book and Nick's Mum for the spooky house cake)... water fights in the park and adding the latest family santa photo to our photo board. With just over 2 weeks left of the school holidays all will be quiet on this here blog and shopfront. The webshop is still open but there will some new news soon.
Happy 2011.