Shabby chic or retro cool

My neighbourhood is more than just a place to live, its a community.  And by some random chance, I’m surrounded by vintage style inspired folk.  Now these aren’t your 20 something hipsters working hard to be cool, these are normal families who appreciate beautiful old pieces, and have done for a long time.

So theres the hippy mummy J who amongst her treasures had an amazing perfect formica table. Next door is Giovanna who once owned a vintage shop and now sews gorgeous 50’s style dresses.  Over the street Mr and Mrs T covet the old classics – Moran chairs, parker dining settings, old side boards.  Next door to them, L&L have long collected all manner of stylish treasures.  L is very generous and often picks up bargains which he distributes around the street.  Today he gave me the cutest set of espresso cups which fit in perfectly with my own collection of euro retro (russians love gold and I have inherited some classics).

So the rest of this post are photos – starting with L&L dining table and lounge, finishing with my new espresso cups.




Do you collect any special treasures?

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. mumabulous
    Aug 29, 2012 @ 14:36:54

    You live in funky town!
    Love Mumabulous
    PS: Are you on Facebook?


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