Saturday, May 11, 2013

House Proud, Deux.


Welcome to the Hung Up On Retro/Lucy Violet Vintage, "Show Us a Retro/Vintage Corner of Your Home" linky - the second in a 'series' of retro link-ups hosted by Donna, and yours truly.

(who could forget the highs (ummm?) and nauseating lows (okay, mostly lows) of our It's A Retro Cook-Off!?)  

Before I show you a few corners at mine, I want to say thank you (a really big one!) to all the lovely people who have agreed to share a corner of their place with us. There wouldn't be a linky without them (you!) and we really appreciate it. 

Retro/vintage means different things to different people. One size, shape, style, etc doesn't fit all, that's what I love about interiors with a bit (or a lot) of retro/vintage going on in them. That's what makes them interesting. Retro/vintage interiors are never boring, they have character and personality. They're real, and you don't have to put them together with an Allen key!  
 
I can't wait to see how you do retro (and vintage) at your house -here's how I do it at mine...



Same old, same old from me.
 
(we're about to rip out our bathroom and the photo opportunities round here are limited...not to mention a little mishap with the delete button on my camera, and no time to take new pics. ahem!)
 
Although I don't think I've shown you the Seven Little Australians (vases) before. Apart from the green Remued on the left and the pale blue Martin Boyd in the middle, they  belonged to Lucy Violet. My favourite is the streaky John Campbell on the right because it looks like the bush.
 
I know you love your handsome Germans etc (I do too), but Australian pottery is just as good looking as its European counterparts - I think we forget that sometimes - it tends to be overlooked in our 'wunderlust' for fat larva, which is a bit of a pity really.
 
Here's a link to Collectors Path Pottery in case you feel like shopping (real or window) for an Aussie of your own. Who knows, it might be the start of a new addiction?! There's a lot to love, that's for sure. Their reference files also have a great potted history of Australian potters. And postage within Australia is free!    
 
Anyway, you've seen my house before, now it's time for some serious sticky-beaking!
 
p.s. if you're linking in, don't forget to add your link here and over at Donna's too (twice as many visitors to your place), ta x
 
Newsflash! Just in pics from Sue. Wanna see some serious retro eye candy??? Sue's gorgeous home delivers. Big time!
 




 
Got a touch of the green-eyed monster coming on? I have (and that's putting it mildly!)
 
And wait, there's MORE!
Here's some pics of Evangeline's place. It's seriously lovely too.
She is having trouble linking up, and I'd hate you to miss out on her retro corners. Please pop over here, and say hello. Evangeline's  blog is relatively new, and I know she'd love to meet you.
 
 
 
 
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43 comments:

  1. Love your retro/vintage pictures Kylie. I could never get tired of seeing more pictures of your home. Your seven little Australians are fab. Thanks for hosting the linky party, I will be sure to pop along throughout the day, Tam x

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  2. As always, your photos are wonderful. I love your hippo, and those vases are absolutely stunning. It makes them all the more special that most of them were Lucy Violet's.

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  3. Love your pics! The top right corner pic is beautiful - those vases look great together. Sorry I was abit late getting my link / post up! Crikey - took me longer to add the photograph submissions than anticipated!! Can't wait to head over to the links you have. xx

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  4. Love the Aussies!
    I have taken to Ellis lately
    Hello Hippo!
    xx

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  5. I love your little vases and I am quite envious of Sue's Catherineholm. I don't see much of that around where I live in Virginia. Thanks so much for this great idea! I have to go to sleep, but I may come by again later to see what else has popped up! By the way, I found you via Dana at Mid2Mod.

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  6. Oh Sue!!! Great pics!! Awesome Retro pieces. That first shot is amazing. I have always love stone (?) mantles. And that starburst clock!! Retro envy running overtime!! : )

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  7. Are you serious?
    I'm overcome, death by envy!!!!

    I need a stiff drink and Ebay!

    I really love the Catrineholm, Featherston, Bitossi but snap on the Eames Lady! ...please invite over for tea? xx

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  8. Sorry but can't get to link up your getting my somthing page so hope you can see my pics from there cheers

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  9. OMG! Who is this Sue creature! And where's she been hiding?!

    I love all your homes. So chuffed to have seen them. Stylish Kylish ... great idea. I haven't seen enough of your place at all.

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  10. Lucy Violet obviously had great taste, the seven little Australians are very cool. SO glad I didn't join in, everyone is so sickeningly stylish, groan!

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  11. Sue, your house is gorgeous! Love the pop of purple. x

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  12. holy moses Sue!!...all those goodies! x...im coming miss k just having some pc issues (not politically correct ones - although a few of those too ) my fudging pics wont load...apparently if you kick it......
    x

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  13. I it's me again sorry everyone but the Computer say's NO.
    I have tried to relink but it says that be cause I have linked already I can' do it again but please view my pics through my Blog page Evangelinesjumble

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  14. Oh my gosh I am just squealing with excitement at all these amazing treasures. What talented and creative people all these lovely poppets are......such wonderful collections...timeless.
    Thank you so much for this great Linky!!!!! Its a treat.
    love V

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  15. Aaargh. Flipping heck, Kylie, I thought the retro linky party was tomorrow (I'm a fool). Luckily I've got a post ready - I'll link in a mo. Now for the ear splitting squeals of joy.... Don't be silly - it's never "same old same old". I love your pics -beautifully styled as always (wait til you see my load of nonsense). Sue's home. I want it NOW. She's got that hangity hangy thing that I've lusted after for years. Gorgeous. Can't wait to check out the other links. xx

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  16. Kylie, wonderful photos! Love the little hippo and the photo on the top right in the first 4 collage is worth being on a card! Is this something we are going to do again or is it just a once off? taz xxx

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  17. Morning Kylie, thanks for hosting this interior party, I'm having a right good nosey at all the homes. I didn't know anything about Australian pottery, it looks wonderful. I always love to see inside your home, it never disappoints. You style and photograph is so beautifully. Good luck with the bathroom renovation! xx

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  18. Dear Kylie,

    many thanks for linking up my pictures. Just coming back from my outdoor adventure with my son... Your corners looking great and your link-party is such a sweet idea. So many loevly houses and blogs, I have to follow know. Makes me feel happy and my blogger-life much better! Looking forward to see your new bath...
    xox, Ria

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  19. Looking good so far...my link will go up tomorrow when we return home from a little getaway.
    Look forward to keeping the green eyed monster in check while checking out some great places. X

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  20. Very lovely. Might hop in the bandwagon with this one. Such fun xo

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  21. Gorgeous retro homes - lots of love has gone into those lovely places. Fab idea for a blog post Kylie - it's been lovely to look at them all.

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  22. Hi Kylie - thanks so much for co-hosting this - I've really had fun joining in. I love your row of vases - not sure if I could chose a favourite amongst them - I think you need them all for the full effect. Its been fabulous seeing how other people interpret the theme and having a chance to look at their blogs. I'm looking forward to see what you come up with next time now!

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  23. Thanks Kylie- I tried and tried, Next time I'll get it. Thanks for uploading some of my retro stuff. Wow!! what a lot of loveley home's It's a great idea Gives you an insight to individual tastes in design. Keep it up :)

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  24. Hi Kylie, thanks for this delightful opportunity to have a sticky beak around all these stylish gaff's. Not sure mine is up to par, but hey ho I enjoyed taking part. Love your seven little aussies and retro textiles.
    x

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  25. Wow, Kylie, this is so awesome!!! I'm so looking forward to diving into all those blogs!! I just linked:-)
    Your aussie pottery is amazing, Kylie, and I agree- just as beautiful and spectacular as the German pottery! Those names are all new to us here in Europe (well, to me, anyway), but I will definitely google! And HOW cute is that hippo?!? So exciting that you're about to do a bathroom remodel, I'm looking forward to hearing and seeing more!
    Thanks for hosting this great happening, Kylie!!

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  26. Kylie, you and Donna did such a great job pulling this link-up together. It's another huge success! Thanks!

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  27. Great link up! My eyes lit up when I seen it on Zara's blog! I've really enjoyed having seeing other retro fanatics homes and finding fab new blogs, Thanks!

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  28. Loving the linky and pining severely for others wares. Oh how I wish I could click my fingers and it be a year from now and all our home improvements and decorating be done. At the moment it's chaos. But at least I have wee little vignettes.

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  29. Oh My! I don't know where to look! It is perhaps a little tastier than the last retrolicious linky. The lamps, the vase-age, the stools. Lovely stuff!

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  30. oh sorry I am late-no surprise really. I worked all day long yestreday at a fundraiser for cystic fibrosis. I was on my feet wrapping presents at the Mothers Day gift wrapping from 9-5 at the local mall. All I could think about was getting home to make a cuppa, put my feet up and blog hop all the retro/vintagey lovliness. Divine linky Miss Lucy Violet! The perfect finish to my day. Yep I'm a simple girl. Hope you had a lovely mums day!

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  31. Looking forward to checking out all these linkies-top idea kylie. Your place just gets lovelier-more photos/corners plase, more, more, more!

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  32. Oh so much loveliness, Kylie! Your home is always delightful and ├╝ber stylish, and now I get to marvel at lots of other people's fabulous interiors too. And feel increasingly ashamed of mine... Really, I was right not to link up, I could not compete with the gorgeousness on display here, and there isn't a corner of my home that isn't covered in a layer of dust and cat hair! It's sadly true...
    Great link up idea, well done to you and Donna for the inspiration! xxxxx

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  33. Oh I love that dark wall so much Kylie and the vases are a beautiful collection. The green is my fave for sure.

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  34. Hey Kylie, I'm back. Sorry I missed your note to me (yonks ago) I had forgotten that I had written the post. Italy was OK...not great. I wouldn't live there. As I get older I become more cynical. It would have been better if I would have been able to find some fabulous Italian pottery, but there was NADA! And please DO NOT get me started on their toilets!
    This styling thang looks fun. I will try and get off my bum and do something. I am having motivational problems though and yesterday resorted to Oprah.com to sort my head out. However, she is obsessed with Maya Angelou (who I reckon is OK, I've read all the books...I get it) but really, the woman is a demigod in the Church of Oprah!
    I realise that my big SLUMP came when Flick started working in WA. It is a year now, and I think that is enough time to act like grieving widow. I am officially out of mourning. I am going to get my act together!
    I will peruse your blog for everything I missed out on.
    Cheers Nick

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  35. I thought I was too late to do this linky (so slack!!) but I see I have six days to get my act together. Yee ha. It's been great seeing some of the great retro corners! xx

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  36. lovely vases! love the seven little australians! I'm into home reno & design because I work for a social media that's all about houses/homes in AU http://www.housenet.com.au/. In fact we are about to release an online renovation tool. Have you tried something like this? Cheers!

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  37. Lubberly!! I think my home would not qualify since it's more of a hills/jarrah floorboards/vintage lace and lotsa neutrals kinda place. Although I got a mean stash of Pyrex and some doozy floral vessels that scream retro ... perfect for my floral arrangement efforts/trials and errors... I have used your book for inspiration twice already!! perhaps I should share my retro floral style?

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  38. How about a 'set your table' blog link in! Everyone can show off their crockery and such! x

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  39. So So So many wonderful things in all of these pictures. Everyone has such fabulous belongings.

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  40. OMG!!! Sue's home rocks my world!
    I must take a few shots, I want IN on this! XXX

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  41. Hi lovely, I'm going to have to bookmark this for when I finally finish catching up with all my regular blog buddies - looks like I'll be green with envy over some people's homes (yours included, but you know that!).

    We're settling in well thanks, loads and loads to do but we're really happy so far.
    xxx

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  42. you've wonderful vintage highlight spots, i just love 'em. they do make me feel cosy, and snug, reminding me of an auntie's late home. i think it is spectacular how we can hang onto old things, valueing them, cherishing them, showing them off.
    well done on the vintage show off, both o' ya! some serious 'blog window leeching' from belgium going on here!
    n♥

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    1. .. should i have said "a late auntie's home"? i think so, yes.
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