Finding display items for my homewares – the best vintage antique warehouse in the world!

Posted by on Jul 12, 2012 in Blog | No Comments

Shopping for display items for my homewares

What a huge day today was, the prep for this trade show seems to be never ending and so time consuming, especially because I am such a perfectionist and want to create the best display possible for my stationery and homewares. After dropping my toddler off with a friend (Thanks Suze!) I spent this morning at officeworks, the supermarket and then at the Glen Waverley antique warehouse. (Right opposite the Monash Aquatic Centre in Glen Waverley)  I said I’d post a few pics of this place and here they are. 2 snaps of the aisles. Mind you, there are about 7 or 8 aisles to explore, quite overwhelming but a gold mine for anyone who loves vintage wares. Sorry, the pics area a little blurry and alot less than I had planned to take, my hands were full!

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I then came home with my vintage purchases, put them aside next to my stationery and homewares pile, and got to work sanding and painting my trestles. I have to say they are looking great! Here’s a couple of snaps of the journey so far. I’m so chuffed with myself for finding trestles that fit my budget, and having the gusto to get some elbow grease into my day to make them look fabulous. And the best thing is that I managed to get most of the painting done while the little guy had his lunchtime sleep, phew! Feel like I’m on a racing track at times, racing against the toddler clock! I’ll finish them tomorrow, stay tuned for more happy snaps.

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And finally on my to do list today, just before I put the little guy to bed, and get down to packing more art prints, folding press kits, and preparing my catalogue, I threaded 200 swing tags with twine. Now its time to stick washing instructions on the back, and pin them on cushions! So much work but so much fun and so exciting.

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