Obsessionistas – Collectors & Their Collections

This website is great, in particular the minatures collection.

Obsessionistas – MINIATURES #0088

One of my dream projects would be to decorate and furnish a wooden dolls house (in 1960s & 1970s style of course).

Linda Gavin’s minatures collection is a real inspiration.

Fabulous Vintage In Situ – North Sydney

A few weeks ago at the North Sydney markets I met a really lovely lady, Pauletta,  who lives on my street.  Pauletta bought some cushions for her son as a Christmas present and popped in to have a look at my fabrics. She mentioned a love of lime green and yellow and it just so happened I had a large mint condition piece of a gorgeous abstract floral fabric in those exact colours.

This fabric is from the 1970s although there is nothing printed in the selvage so I’m unsure who the designer is. It has a very Scandinavian retro look about it so it could be from Finland or Sweden.


The cushions and lampshade look fabulous against the bright green feature wall in Pauletta’s apartment.

Free Home Consultations

If you live in Sydney, why don’t you let me bring my beautiful vintage fabrics to your home?  You can then match colours and prints to your existing décor.  This is a completely free personal service with absolutely no obligation to buy. If you live further afield, no problem. We can chat on Skype or the telephone at a time to suit you. You can send me pictures of your home and I can email pictures of fabrics back to you. Contact me via my website to arrange a date. I can usually meet or speak week days, evenings and weekends.


Fabulous Vintage

Brighten up your child’s bedroom with Fabulous Vintage

My 3-year old son Oscar loves colour. His bedroom is a lovely shade of green and very bright and calming too. I wanted to make the room colourful yet not over do it with the retro look. On his bed is a striped duvet cover and 3 gorgeous vintage fabric cushions. Above the bed is some splendid yellow and green bunting also made from vintage fabric of course.

The fabric for  the wall art pictured below was originally a pair of cafe curtains. I do have more of this superb  fabric so do send me a message if you are interested in wall art or cushions made from it.

To finish it off a gorgeous lampshade. The metal lampbase was a cheap and cheerful Ikea purchase.

Oscar tells me he loves his colourful bedroom!

If you would like a free fabric consultation for your child’s room (or for yours!)  please contact me.



Madeit – The Handmade Market

My Fabulous Vintage shop on Madeit is now open selling beautiful vintage fabric bags and bunting.


About Madeit

Madeit.com.au is a handmade online buying and selling destination, which showcases Australia’s most creative, undiscovered art, design & craft talent.

Lovers of handmade can purchase items on madeit direct from the seller and can choose from fashion, art, homewares, accessories, stationery, toys, children and babies clothing and much much more.

Madeit.com.au is different to other online designer destinations as it only promotes local Australian talent.

Shopping on madeit is a great way to support local designers & crafters.

Madeit enables sellers to showcase and sell their products all day every day to every corner of Australia and the world.

Selling on Madeit

Anyone is welcome to sell their products on madeit as long as they reside within Australia and the product they are selling is their handmade items.

Love it!

Blue Caravan Ethical Design Market

Blue Caravan sells contemporary handmade, fair trade & ethical products by independent designers, artists and artisans. I have a Fabulous Vintage shop on Blue Caravan where I’m selling vintage fabric bags and scrummy bunting.

Blue Caravan is avenue for buyers and sellers of all things independently designed and ethically made, supporting and promoting direct trade with emerging and independent designers and insisting on ethical production both locally and overseas. It’s about lovely, interesting and edgy products – beautifully finished, made with heart, and bought directly from the designer/maker.

Check it out: www.bluecaravan.net.

Jessie Tait

I love Jessie Tait designed ceramics, particularly the J & G Meakin and Midwinter coffee and tea sets that were so popular in the 1960s and 1970s. I have a collection of coffee pots, my favourites being Midwinter Fine Shape ‘Country Garden’ and ‘Spanish Garden’ both designs by Jessie Tait.

Another favourite is ‘Poppy’ by J & G Meakin, I am unsure who the designer is. 

‘Floppy Poppy’ Sanderson Fabrics (1967)

What better way to start my blog by introducing my all time favourite fabric ‘Floppy Poppy’.

‘Floppy Poppy’ is an iconic Art Nouveau inspired print designed in 1967 for Sanderson Fabrics by Diana and Derek Collard. lt’s a vibrant pink, red, gold and green psychedelic furnishing fabric and was part of an attempt to attract the growing youth market at the time.  ‘Floppy Poppy’ provided the inspiration for Fabulous Vintage and my logo. I have found this fabric 5 times in the last 10 years and I am always on the hunt for more. To buy cushions visit my online shop.