Friday, 17 May 2013

Show us a retro corner of your home

The retrolicious girls from Lucy Violet Vintage and Hung up on Retro are hosting a link up where you show off a retro or vintage corner of your home. How could I not participate? Retro is my middle name. Ms Bris Retro Mod.

I have lots of retro corners in the Sow's Ear but they generally get cluttered with the children's things. Yes, in real life we have toys galore scattered around the house. So today I flung it all out of view (just to the left) and snapped this small, but favourite corner of mine. I'd have done more but there was only so much flinging I was up for today...


The shot above is in our lounge room. It consist of a small 1950s homemade desk which I found in a carpark, the boys old Stokke tripp trapp chair, a large 1975 screen print by the late Gold Coast artist Veda Arrowsmith and a numbered Inaluxe giclee print (this is now sold through ikea).


In this next photo is a close up of some random objects which we've accumulated over time. The orange Bitossi style lamp I bought from Katherine at Theoldboathouse, the teeny West German bud vase was a gift from a friend, the vintage red art glass vase is an eBay buy (I think it's 1960s Japanese) and the tiki was bought in the Papeete marche when we were visiting family in Tahiti in 2009.

And there you have it - a retro corner among many retro corners in the Sow's Ear.

28 comments:

  1. Gorgeous. I'm having a visual of someone putting their desk down in a car park and coming back and it's gone......LoL!!! T xx

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    1. Ha! I hope that wasn't the case...No it was left for dead, so I was happy to rescue it.xx

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  2. Divine corner. It was a great link up. I wanted to take part, but face the same toy issues and couldn't muster the strength to toss everything to the side. There were some drool-worthy participants.

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    1. Thanks MMMC! Yes tossing everything aside is painful when it's little bits of lego and nerf bullets! xx

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  3. Ha, I also do that, chuck everything just out of view to take an unrealistically serene view of my home. We can dream right?

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    1. Thanks for your comment Patsy! Good to hear I'm not the only toy flinger. xx

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  4. Yey!! So excited to see your pics. The desk a carpark find?! Awesome!
    I want the lamp, tiki man and the chair in the foreground of the first pic. TNT deliver door to door...
    Thanks so much for joining in. : )

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    1. Ha! Dream on. Thanks so much for organising this linky Donna! xx

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  5. Love your MC serene-ness! x

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    1. Thanks Pippa. Reality bites when the kids are home from school! xx

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  6. Lovely. The lighting works well and I really like the way you've picked up the orange in the prints for a splash of colour!

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    1. Thanks! Orange is one of my favourite colours. xx

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  7. oh im a toy flinger all right!...a kid flinger too, cant have them messin up my shot!...great desk x

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    1. Too funny Allison. Glad I'm not alone! xx

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  8. What a lovely and elegant corner. I can see why it's your fave. It's hard to believe there's evidence of your boys and their toys on the edges. I often wonder about the messy/real bits we don't in glossy mags/blogs...do you reckon in years to come we'll be blaming them for home image issues like we do for body image issues today? Do you reckon there will ever be a demand for real homes, like there is for real models these days? Hmmm, I wonder...

    Thanks so much for joining in our linky and for calling us retrolicious.

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    1. Thanks so much for hosting the linky! Yes, so many toys everywhere Kylie! I definitely have home image issues! xx

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  9. That's such a colorful and nicely appointed little corner. I love everything about it. Isn't it amazing how just one small space can have such impact on the whole room! I'm so glad you joined in the linky. I was wondering where you were.

    I love what you can find in parking lots, on the side of the road or on the curb. My SIL decided that he didn't want the camper shell on his pickup anymore, and he put it on the curb. I think people are afraid it's not free and that someone will call the police on them if they stop to pick it up, so I just went out and put a sign on it. Now let's see how fast it goes.

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    1. Thanks so much!! It was a very lucky find, and it was abandoned! Hope the camper shell gets taken! xx

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  10. Lovely, so nicely styled too! ;-)

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  11. Such a pretty, retro corner of your home.
    Love how your bright white walls create the perfect backdrop for your d├ęcor.
    x

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  12. I love your retro styling, you'd never guess there were kids at your house..hehe!

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  13. Most of my retro corners would have an Inaluxe print too! Your corner looks so warm and cosy!

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  14. This is really funky!! I love the look! And that lamp gives such a beautiful light...

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  15. Oh, that looks SO beautiful, I'd love to see that sunny, inviting home of yours in person!!

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  16. Love your desk find, home of three boys!!!

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  17. Brilliantly flung toys , the shot is perfect! And I love to see your treasures - I can see why this is a favourite corner. Have just had a lovely wee catchup on your blog. Sorry for my absence of late Anita! I'm sorry about the fence too. Oops. But nearly as good as new again now. Amanda x

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  18. So lovely and warm. It is a great welcome to everybody who will visite you. I like the reduced styling.
    Greetings, Ria

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