Sunday, 7 October 2012

Retro Living - random vintage items from a Melbourne home

A few years ago my sister and myself visited the estate of a friend's parents to share our opinions on the items that should be considered for Auction. I was there to look at the artwork and she the smalls, this was the home of a retired couple in the inner suburbs of Melbourne.

The closets were filled with Chanel mixed with lary oversized 80's knits and sequin spandex bodysuits - it was fabulous!. Nothing had been thrown out or replaced the couple had simply mixed in modern pieces with others they had collected from the 60's, 70's and 80's.

One of my favourite items was this hide rug

and this vintage Wassilli chair, one of a pair that sat in the top floor sun room

and this retro pressed metal artwork, it was huge and fabulous!.

The study had vintage artichoke lights and a gorgeous tribal art collection

Great style and quality items never fade... here's to collecting items that will be admired and loved 40 years later!.


  1. Gosh, I hope you snaffled up some of that loveliness for yourself!?

    1. I was a true professional - admired then walked away which was hard!. Looking forward to the retro cook off what a fantastic idea, it will be a lot of fun!.

  2. What a treasure-trove! The retro metal artwork is fabulous. What a great time capsule!

    1. It really was a treasure-trove something to see around every corner - loved it! Hope I can collect a few stand out pieces over time just as this clever couple did.


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