‘Get me to an op shop, vintage store or market and I am in heaven!’ Kristy Berry is living the vintage lover’s dream. Born and raised in Parkes, NSW, Kristy is the owner of the popular store Colouby Creations. She and her husband Colin live in a home filled with vintage goodness, on three acres shared […]
Our society is overloaded with stuff. In this context, the vintage wardrobe makes perfect sense: because it’s re-using a resource that is already in existence, and uses no virgin materials. Clare Press, who urges us ‘not underestimate the power of vintage, thrifted, second-hand and upcyled fashion’, is a fashion insider who has decided to use her […]
It’s official! My personal shop, Tara’s Vintage Closet, is online and stocked with quality pre-loved, ethically sourced women’s clothing and accessories. To celebrate the new online shop full of marvellous vintage and pre-loved vintage reproduction things (with more to come), I’m offering 10% off for Australian customers for one full week, until the end of […]
For the first blog of 2017 I thought I would visit one of my passions, and resolutions – to be kinder to the environment. I’m no eco angel, but I have been drawn to vintage for aesthetic and historical as well as ethical reasons.
My ‘Room Of One’s Own’, to reference Virginia Woolf, is finally ready. After seven years of gradual, almost entirely DIY home renovations – painting, fixing the roof, eaves, rotted cladding, setting up solar panels, rain water, fire protection, insulation, a new bathroom and more – spaced out according to time and budget constraints, I have […]
Meet business woman, restorer and vintage lover Kat Creasey of My Little Rockabilly. ‘I do not import products or sell reproduction. I hand-make or restore everything. We love giving pieces of furniture that may of been thrown out a new lease on life.’