{Buttercup Collectibles} at the Retro Vintage Festival in Durban 27 April!

Come join me at the Vintage Festival happening in Durban on Saturday 27th April at 9h00 at the DLI Hall.
I will be there with my stall {Buttercup Collectibles} selling lots of lovely vintage pieces and collectibles (think typewriters, books, kitchen pieces and glass jars!).
I will be putting up photo's of what will be for sale on my Facebook Page later on this week, so make sure to stop on over there.

Don't forget to tell all your friends about the event...there will be a market from 9h00 - 13h00 and a Fifties Dance from 18h00 - 22h00.
I look forward to seeing you all there!

{Pop on over to my Facebook Page *click here* for more info!}

Rollin Vintage {Shop} Launch!

This friday, 1st June 2012, Rollin Vintage will be launching their new premises in Howick, just outside Pietermaritzburg. Ryan and Liesa started Rollin Vintage at the beginning of this year, and have been an unstoppable force since then. I did a post on their pieces before, click here, when they were just starting up their business, and it has been amazing to see them grow. Their shop is just the beginning. Not only will they be showcasing their gorgeous antique cutlery jewelry, they will also be stocking a host of other South African handmade designs and crafts. If you are in the Pietermaritzburg area on Friday afternoon, why not pop by!

These are the *before the stock has arrived* photo's, just to give you a little glimpse of what's in store on Friday.

Ryan and Liesa!

How amazing is this Radio!? *Not for sale*

Ryan's pride and joy! He spent many hours lovingly crafting this counter...

I want! 

Lots of natural light make the shop a very inviting place to be in winter...

One of their rings. 

The 'Designer on Display' feature space

{From left to right} Me, Liesa, Shellen and Angela
All four of us were studying our Postgrad Teaching Certificate at the University of Kwazulu Natal, but Liesa had other idea's, and left the course to follow her dream (inspiring woman!).

Write here, Write now...

Check it out now, funk soul brother, right about now, funk soul brother...Ok I got a little carried away there and now that song is stuck in my head (and now probably yours too!) but I was just so excited to show off my Christmas prezzie from Farmboy. I have been searching high and low for one of these baby's that actually works. I am proud to introduce to you, my very own, complete with old lady smell, Smith Corona Typewriter:

So many of my family members think I've lost the plot when i unwrapped this present. "Why on earth would a young, ipad loving techno savvy person want something as ancient as this" my dad asked me. And the answer, I just do. There ain't nothing like typing out a letter on a good old fashioned typewriter. Anyone else share my love for archaic writing machines?

Wonder Market and then some

On Sunday Farmboy and I (and my mom's fluffy poodle Xena) took a trip to the new Wonder Market at the Chris Saunders Park in Umhalanga (right opposite Gateway). A nice chance from the I Heart Market which happens on the first Saturday of ever month, the Wonder Market takes place on the freshly cut grass and manicured garden that make up the Chris Saunders Park in Umhalanga. With stalls offering wholesome and healthy delights as well as all sorts of pretty things, there is something for everyone. 
 Following on the success of the launch of the Wonder Market, this last Sunday was only it's second appearance. I'm sure there will be many more in the coming year. Click here for the facebook group so you can get all the nitty gritty.
Picked up this lovely poster at the market, from the ladies at FreshlyFound:

After the market it was down to a spot of shopping at Gateway. Or rather, I should say, I spot of run-into-store-grab-last-minute-present-run-back-out but we managed to pick up these old photographs at the Antique Fair happening at the one end of the mall...

Not sure what we are going to do with them yet, any ideas???