Saturday, November 21, 2009

Pretty Shiny Things

I might need a make up artist to help with this 1 - Flikr

Oh to bathe in glitter...

The more shiny things the better - flikr

 A pair of these for me please - Gina Court Shoes

And what girl can say she didn't love these - The Wizard of Oz

This is definately a problem I have -

Yes, I have a terrible obsession for all things that glitter & sparkle......I'm sure this is how my career as a glass artist has eventuated. I remember as a small child collecting pieces of shattered windscreen, much to mother's dismay & dress ups, well if it wasn't shiny it wasn't for me .....

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

to wish to want......

I want to go here...                                        

  & here........drink this.............  in my conservatory like this...

images tah to weheartit.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Yes there really is a lake at Oatlands !

And there's even water in it at present, about a 1/4 full and looking beautiful
Lake Dulverton is attracting all sorts of interest, from masses of bird life to people fishing and canoing the rock alcoves & canals.
Should you be passing along the Midlands Highway of Tasmania ......detour into the lakeside village of Oatlands.

Friday, October 30, 2009


Beltane, commune with the the seeds of your wishes to blossom over the coming season.........such a shame we are so consumed by American commercialism, to be bombarded with Halloween propaganda this time of year when it is not all relevant to us here in the Southern Hemisphere.......celebrate life, growth & the sunshine to come.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

9th Annual Oatlands Spring Festival

Monica from Oatlands Antiques & Stella & I in the door of 3 Windows.

Mayor Bisdee looking very proud leading the parade.

The Morris Dancers.

The fabulous Puck & his fancy dressers .

Another successful Spring Festival is over for 2009. Much fun was had by all even in the chilly breeze, luckily this year there was no rain, sleet or gale force winds.
Tah for the great pics Ceri XX

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Get Your Vintage On ..........

Oatlands Spring Festival
18th October 2009
Walking Through the Ages 

an annual not to be missed  Street Festival in the historic village of Oatlands, Tasmania.....
Next Sunday Oatlands blossoms to life with markets, historical re-enactments & displays, food, music, animals, daring activities, parades, puppets & much much more......

And the best thing about it all is the chance to give all those vintage rags a bit of an airing.......many on the day of the festival don costumes from all the eras.......many colonial & victorian inspired creations to the more modern get ups from the 20's to the 70's ....

So if perhaps you are looking for something a little different to do with next Sunday  ......come along to hours drive north of Hobart.....all the excitement & festivities begin from 10am.......
& let the images above inspire you to dedicate a day to the museum end of your wardrobe & come & have fun.....

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

retro mania

an array of collectibles....
some of the vintage fabric remnants

exotic treasures.....

With the Spring time revamp happening at the gallery, a whole new array of retro collectibles are emerging from the winter gloom.........
The above is just a taste..........also lots of race day hats........vintage shoes & other collectible paraphenalia....

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Fashion Allover

Fashion Feet???

Feather Trimmed Manolo Blahniks

Alberta Ferretti

Dolce & Gabbana

Dries Van Noten


Michael Angel

Well even though some of us live a very long way from the fashion capitals of the world, thanks to the WWW we can still get a dose.
In my own glass work I am very influenced and inspired by haute couture - the lines, the moods, the patterns and textures.
And oh how I'd love to see a bit more of the above strolling down High Street Oatlands !!
All of the above images are from various 2009 Collections.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

photos tah to FLICKR There seems to be quite a few of these little fellows about lately.........they are such joyous, inquisitive little creatures.......and always bring a smile to my face.......

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Vraiment Vintage

1930's French Corset

19th Century Lace & Velvet Jacket
As of course you already know, here in the gallery @ 3 Windows in Oatlands we have a mezzanine overflowing with vintage clothing, accessories & collectibles. Most of our collection is a little more modern than these exquisite pieces above that I found on ebay coming from a castle in France.
OH how I would love some bits like these to add to the collection, but they are rather hard to come by in Australia, especially. The oldest piece we have available at the moment is an ealy 1900's black long ruffled , oiled cotton, under skirt.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Daily Dose

Beware the Nth Carolina student found creating the barrel monster was arrested ??!!!
Found on the London Tube
Bunny in Berlin by ROA
Beautiful Hair by Vinchen
I love my daily dose of "ephemeral art" from Wooster Collective . Graffiti from all over the world.