Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Cottage Garden & the WAC

Hope everyone had a good weekend. I was fortunate enough to get some time to have a little look around the Cottage Garden in Stanley St East, Brisbane. I must confess I hadn't been in a while .... and .... I was really impressed with the lovely collection of antiques and bric-a-brac on offer, along with their wonderful little cafe! I was even happier when I found this gorgeous little wooden tray in Katherine's store ..... so thank you Katherine for having a great eye! If you don't already know, Katherine has a beautiful blog and business The Old Boat House. Her store in the Cottage Garden is filled with wonderful finds, so if you love anything old or antique, and you haven't visited her Blog may I suggest you do.

The image below shows my delightful little find along with some lovely canisters I picked up from the Woolloongabba Antique Centre. The WAC is celebrating its first birthday with a buy-one-get one free coffee every Monday for the month of July, so pop along if you have time and say hi to the girls who are always friendly and helpful. As usual it is filled with delicious antiques and collectibles from every era, and is now open 7 days.

Not sure what I will do with the canisters yet .... but I just had to have them for their old-world charm and wonderful patina! Oh, couldn't resist popping my other feathered friends into the picture - I adore china birds, and have these sitting in my office!

Hope you all had time for some time to indulge in your favourite past-time over the weekend. Michelle

P.S. Stay tuned for a giveaway later in the week!!
More details later!


  1. Great finds Michelle, I always admire Katherine's treasures and wish I was closer so I could buy them easily! I love how you have placed your tags in the tray. xx

  2. Oh gorgeous finds indeed!! Thanks for recommending Katherine's blog, I will be popping over for a look fur sure!

    Christine x

  3. Thanks for the link to the Old Boat House. I love hearing about other blogs I may like. Love the canisters you have found. I love antique shopping. You never know what you might find.
    X Briohny.

  4. Oh michelle...can you hear my poor brain clicking...or rather the poor old cogs turning slowly..Thank -you again for your lovely email...made my day...sorry I didn't realise it was you...silly me...glad you love your cutlery time you visit you will have to give me a heads up so we can have a coffee, cheers Katherine Ps you don't have a relative called Elizabeth (liz) do you?

  5. Great finds Michelle.I love nothing more than rummaging through old stores.Thanks for joining my blog..

  6. Hi Michelle, lovely canisters. I will have to get to the WAC again soon and visit Katherine! Last time I was there with a friend he purchased a vintage rolling pin for a feature in his kitchen.

  7. Hi Michelle! Thank you for becoming a follower and I am excited to be following you too! You have a great blog and I am look forward to reading!


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