Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Let's meet some of our TALENTED Shabby Vintage Junk Extravaganza 'Specialists'....!!

Hello Vintage Friends....!

As promised, I'm back to introduce you to several of our Specialist Vendors participating in the Shabby Vintage Junk Extravaganza....While there are 16 of us, some of the team have been so busy working on the Treasures they're bringing to the Extravaganza they were unable to submit their profiles however, I'll include links to their businesses at the end of this post so you can go visit with them before the Show....!!

** NB: All pics belong to the individual Specialist Vendor profiled....! ***

Andrea Frost aka 'The Queen Of Random'
 The Pink Poodle

Hi Everyone....

Having raised two wonderful boys & seeing them through university & out into the world I figure it's my time to shine & pursue my creative interests.  Now my time is my own once again, I spend many hours searching out Treasures for my business, The Vintage Hatbox.

I sell shabby vintage flea market goodies on ebay, with my latest interest involving linen and lace....I love the tactile aspect of vintage textiles & enjoy repurposing my finds & sharing them with my readers on my blog, The Pink Poodle.

I feel privileged to be participating in the Shabby Vintage Junk Extravaganza for the second time & am looking forward to creating a visual feast to entice & delight our visitors.


Callie Whelan - Hunted & Collected 

Callie from Hunted and Collected will be again bringing her eclectic mix of wonderful vintage adornments, which will be uniquely styled with a treasure trove of delightful goodies including vintage mannequins, industrial wood patterns and some lively little air plants - all of which will be available for purchase. Her inspiration for the show will be 'classical opulence' with a shabby twist. From her extensive collection of fabulous vintage jewellery, she will be bringing 1930s celluloid, quirky 1940s figural plastics, 1920s flapper glass beads, as well as her ever popular collection of war era wood and bakelite jewellery, with some lovely sparkly retro delights as well.

For a preview of some of the creme of her vintage jewellery crop, be sure to check out Callie's collection online at www.huntedandcollected.com - particularly if you wish to get a head start on your fellow junkers. If you don't find that special something there, don't despair; she tells me that she has been putting aside a collection of vintage pieces especially for the SVJX. But, if you are hunting something specific and you want her to bring it to the fair, don't be shy about it! Drop her a line or two via her contacts page, as she has over 3000 treasures at last count and she might just have what you are looking for! And she does wholesale too!

Also, best get in early to get your hands on a collection of 1940s figural scatter pins all priced at only $5 ea! They look fabulous on children's coats or create a scenic delight with several on your winter jacket.


Alison Gibbs

Alison Gibbs lives in Mt Martha on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula.

I will be selling jewellery created from vintage elements - cotton, buttons, beads, laces, ribbons, fabric and jewels.

As a Specialist Vendor at the SVJ-X I am looking forward to introducing my Vintage Line of Jewellery to all lovers of Vintage.

I have a website - www.alisongibbs.com where I sell my Vintage Line of Jewellery along with other jewellery and artistic creations, preloved and vintage treasures.

Come visit my blog - www.alisongibbs.blogspot.com   

Lisa Amirtharajah - Vintage Influence

Vintage Influence is a vintage furniture, homewares and interiors business. I specialise in vintage design or vintage influenced design. With that in mind I create furniture and soft furnishings with a vintage vibe. In addition, I provide a design inspiration service sourcing original vintage items for the home.

My style has been described as ‘Eclectic’, ‘Colourful’, ‘Quirky’ and ‘Fun’, four adjectives that describe me and the philosophy behind Vintage Influence perfectly. I share a passion and love for all things vintage that by their nature have a history and a story and believe in the principals of salvaging, repurposing and up-cycling.
It was this love and passion that inspired me to start my business and I look forward to sharing my eclectic, colourful, quirky and fun vintage finds and creations with others.
Vintage Influence Contact : Lisa Amirtharajah 0400 167 477.

Natalie Olver - The Cupcake Wrapper Co.

My passion for all things junk/vintage/antique related is in my blood  with all members of my family being keen collectors.
I have been able to feed my love of merchandising with vintage props through the business that I am one half of ‘The Cupcake Wrapper Co.’ 

At the SVJ-X I will have many items for sale including some of my own treasures that have been in my home for many years which I now feel the need to move them on so I can introduce some new pieces.
  My home was featured in Home Beautiful last November & some of the pieces photographed will be for sale at the Extravaganza.

I look forward to sharing my pieces with you....Maybe I'll even find a few new things I can’t leave without! I look forward to meeting many fellow lovers of all things Shabby Vintage Junk!
Frankie Wright - Inspired By Vintage

Inspired by Vintage was born out of a love of  the old & timeless pieces from the past....

There is only one criteria that must be met with my items and that is simply that I must love them and wherever possible be able to use them in my day to day life.
Featured at the Vintage Extravaganza will be a selection of bakelite and vintage canisters, homewares & a large selection of vintage children toys including cars, trucks, puzzles and children books.

Irene Bibes - Re-Vintaged
Re-Vintaged was created to give me an excuse to trawl through Op Shops and Second-hand stores &spend inordinate amounts of time online searching for that perfect piece of fabric, lace or linen. My emphasis will always be on Vintage floral fabrics and Hand-embroidered Linens and how I can re-purpose or Re-Vintage them.

I am the perennial bower bird and if I see something, the price is right and I just have to have it , it comes home with me. & I hope others will share this passion of mine at the Shabby Vintage, Junk Extravaganza.

I am presenting a selection of hand-made items including cushions and bunting, to small upholstered items. There will also be an eclectic array of household items, vintage linens and fabrics.

See you there!
Irene Bibes


Morris Brown
 Morris brown is a collaboration between two friends of horticultural persuasion!
Our first store opened four years ago in the main street of Healesville, with a new store opening last July in the leafy green suburb of Heathmont.

Most often described as eclectic, our stores encompass a range of both old and new, all chosen for their particular beauty. We stock jewellery, homewares, clothes, soaps, stationery and anything that takes our fancy, all displayed within a framework of vintage, most for sale (a few that aren’t!) Because of this, our shops are frequently changing and always interesting!

Come and visit us at:
264 Maroondah Highway
Healesville 3777
Ph 59 62 4042

192 Canterbury Rd
Heathmont 3135
Ph 9729 1263

Or www.morrisbrown.com.au http://www.morrisbrown.com.au


Jenny - Vintage Living
One of my high school friends reminded me recently that I’d always loved old things but I first started collecting seriously over thirty years ago when I was inspired by English designer Trisha Guilds gorgeous collection of Carltonware, Clarice Cliff & frosted green Depression glass.
  This ignited in me what has become a lifelong obsession for collecting. Over time I have collected Carltonware, Clarice Cliff, Malingware, Royal Winton all-over floral, Victorian enameled glass, Depression glass in all colours, Victorian chamber jugs, Edwardian oils of roses, barbola mirrors, Murano glass – in particular cornucopias, Staffordshire florals & rosy 50’s china. There are more but too numerous to mention!
This love of the chase led me to opening a stall in an antique market which, in turn led to my opening a shop eight years ago called “Vintage Living” which I closed 4 months ago as I was long overdue for a break. I used to tell customers that I had to start selling to support my habit! Two of the highlights of my shop experience were hiring out items for films & this year many of my pieces will feature in the new Peter Weir film “The Eye of the Storm” featuring Geoffrey Rush, Charlotte Rampling & Judy Davis.
 Also, I had the pleasure of a visit from the lovely Taylor Swift who remarked that I had a “very beautiful store” & purchased a dinner setting for twelve & a beautiful set of 1930’s china kitchen cannisters. My biggest problem has been that while I fall in love with new looks, I don’t fall out of love with old ones & hence I have an over-abundance of collectables!
 I have presently been seduced by the more neutral, natural aesthetic but I still look at my old copy of Martha Stewarts “Entertaining” & can’t help but remain in awe of that gorgeous country kitchen – which prompted me to collect baskets all those years ago!
 I am supported in all of my ventures by my husband who spends his weekends cleaning, repairing & painting for me when what he’d rather be doing is sitting watching the footy! At the “Extravaganza” I will be selling small furnishings, prints & paintings, china, lightfittings, Florentine, vintage clothing, jewellery & linen.my stall.


  1. Wouldn't I love to be in the middle of all the vintage deliciousness?

    Great idea to introduce all of these fabulous people.

    Pam x

  2. it all looks so great - I wish the best for you and all your vendors!
    amy of four corners design

  3. looking forward to seeing all this and more on Friday.. . . . .

  4. Tam, how you are torturing me! Now I will have to try and do something good on the weekend, to stop me from wishing I was there. In all seriousness, I wish you and all the vendors a fantastic and successful event, Tam x

  5. Oh my!! Everything is so fabulous!! Looks like you all will have a very successful showing! Am loving that wing back chair!! Oh my!!!

  6. erm must have missed the bit about submitting profiles. Oh well will do it here: visit my vintage blog and store at www.time-worn-style.com
    See y'all at the fair!

  7. Hope you all have an awesome time, what an amazing job you and your vendors have done to ensure the extravaganza is a roaring success.
    Hopefully you can relax a little now Tam and enjoy the ride.

  8. Oh, it is going to be a great show!

  9. I'm thinking about you, can't wait to see some more pics soon. Maybe even a video;)


  10. Tamarah - it was WONDERFUL!! My blog post about the treasures I got is here - http://yardagegirl.blogspot.com/2011/06/vintage-treasure.html
    Thanks so much for all of your hard work, and the wonderful vendors! Nic