Friday, 14 December 2012

Stack The Stall.......

Stack The Stall with........ 

........Vintage Treasures........

Fa La La La La..........

La La La La........

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year from Vintage Influence Stall H5 at Waverley Antiques


Sunday, 11 November 2012

5 x Tickets Left

5 x Tickets left...

If you'd been thinking of attending the Vintage Showcase being held on the 28th November from 12noon-3pm but thought you had missed out on a ticket, today's your LUCKY DAY...!!!!

Tamarah & I have been doing our best to contact 5 x Vintage Friends who registered their interest however, they have not responded to our follow up emails.

With a number of time consuming details to keep us busy right up until the BIG DAY, we need to move forward so we can concentrate on the tasks at hand...!!!!

If you would like to attend the Vintage Showcase which is an INVITATION only event NOT open to the general public, all you need to do is pop into our  EmailMeForm & register your details:

We will contact you with payment details etc.

Tickets are $15.00 per person...This includes a YUMMY High Tea...One of our lucky Guests will also be the recipient of a FABULOUS Door Prize courtesy of one of our WONDERFUL Sponsors, RUNDLE & Co....Oh & lets not forget the GORGEOUS prizes hidden throughout the venue....!!!!!

*** The Vintage Showcase is being held near Burwood / Camberwell (Melbourne, Australia). ***


Between us Tamarah & I will be offering approx 450+ items....!

From our OWN personal collections....

Treasures we've ADORED for MANY years....

As well as items sourced internationally....

This is one of SEVERAL Vintage Mannequins on offer during the day....

Oh & it WOULDN'T be a Christmas Vintage Showcase WITHOUT a healthy helping of Vintage Christmas....!!!!!


Our fabulous event sponsors:

*** NB: Pictures are the property of individual sponsors. ***

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Save The Date:  A Final Reminder
Just a quick reminder to all our wonderful Vintage Friends….

Tamarah & I are in the process of finalising numbers for our fabulous Vintage Showcase being held Wednesday 28th November at 12noon.

We must emphasise this is an exclusive invitation only event which will not be open to the general public.

In order to attend on the day you need to have completed our online expression of interest form here at EmailMeForm . Tickets are $15, which includes a delicious High Tea.

Our fabulous event sponsors:


*** NB: Pictures are the property of individual sponsors. ***
 ….have generously donated product for our Gift Bags & delicious High Tea ensuring our Guests enjoy a wonderfully pampered vintage experience.

Tamarah & I are incredibly excited about this venture and cannot wait to share our amazing Vintage Treasures with you in what promises to be an exciting, unique and beautiful setting!!!

For general vintage enquiries please contact:

Tamarah at
Lisa at


Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Re-Think, Re-Purpose, Re-Use

Amazing Vintage Accounts Drawers 
I just received a new shipment of my latest "favourite things".
 They are drawers from vintage general store account systems. They were used to hold customer's charge tickets before the days of credit cards.
They are from the States and date from 1920 through to the 1960's. However in the spirit of Vintage Influence's mantra of re-think, re-purpose, re-use, they now have a new lease of life as ultra funky industrial display, memo, inspiration boards.  
I have added a few to stock at the stall, Vintage Influence, H5, at Waverley Antiques.
And just to show you HOW amazing they can look.....check out the photo of three of them in situ in the kitchen of one of my fantastic vintage customers.....
I just LOVE them.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Shabby Vintage Junk & Vintage Influence present....

Save The Date

ATTENTION Interior Designers, Stylists, Merchandisers, Retailers, & Vintage Enthusiasts……..

Shabby Vintage Junk and Vintage Influence have teamed up to host the fabulous Vintage Showcase just in time for Summer, featuring an amazing collection of Christmas, Furniture & Homewares on Wednesday 28th of November, from 12 – 3pm.

We are busy styling our new stock direct from the latest US & European shipments as well as those from our vintage vaults and private collections. Everything you see on the day will be for sale!

This opportunity is not to be missed as it is an exclusive invitation only event which will not be open to the general public.

The location & size of the venue means this will be an ‘intimate affair’ in Burwood / VIC - Australia (near Camberwell), and we are limited to 50 dedicated lovers of vintage, with our coveted goodie bags for the first 25 people.

Register Now!
To be included in our ticket ballot, please complete our expression of interest form on our EmailMeForm . Tickets are $15, which includes a delicious high tea.



For general Vintage related inquiries please contact Tamarah at or Lisa at

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Love Love Love Repurposing !!!!

All too often people gaze at my Vintage Finds and say......but what will I do with it.....Come on people put those repurposing hats on and live a little !!!!!

My most recent FAVOURITE find are these beautiful old store signs which back in the day were the Merchandising Prop of The Moment.

I have put some into stock only this week on the stall , Vintage Influence, H5 in The Cool Room at  Waverley Antiques    

Now many of you will look at these and think.....huh !!! So how about these ideas....

A funky art display, which you can CHANGE on a regular basis.  

Beautiful photo frames which are both stunning and original.
Really people, make a vintage girls day, look at an object and think outside the box.....the possibilities are only limited by your imagination.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

What Makes It All Worthwhile

One of the things I love about my Business, is the great like minded people I get to interact with, share my vintage vision with and who are good enough on top of all of that to BUY my treasures !!!!. This weekend I spoke on the phone to two different Vintage Treasure hunters who were at my stall  at Waverley Antiques , and they both bought some goodies.
Imagine my surprise when my French Books, in their beautiful new surroundings, appeared on facebook courtesy of the amazing Vintage Dormer........Enjoy !!
Then my other vintage treasure hunter was thoughtful enough to send me a photo of my three American Receipt drawers in there new role as memo boards in their home.....Just Fantastic !!!!

It just makes what I do all worthwhile and reminds this Vintage Girl of why I LOVE what I do !!!

Monday, 10 September 2012

September 11th

This art work is in our home to remind us all of a day when our lives changed forever and of a day we will never forget. The dedication says it all.

'In memory of the events of September 11, 2001 & the days that followed. For those lost & for those left behind, & for the countless people throughout the world who stepped forward in body, mind & spirit & chose to walk like giants'

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Perfect Blue Ball Mason Jars

Perfect Blue Ball Mason Jars......

So why Blue ?
Most of the antique jars that aren't colourless are in some shade of aqua.Coloured jars were considered better for preserving since keeping light out meant better and longer preserving ability.

Set of 7 vintage blue Ball / Mason glass jars for a chandelier.

So why Ball ?
These gorgeous jars come from the States and are called Ball jars after the Ball Corporation who were a major early producer of the jars.

Old Mason Jars (Ball of course for this house), country plus bringing a little Haint blue into the room?

So Why Mason ?
The Mason jar was invented and patented in 1858 by Philadelphia tinsmith John Landis Mason who patented the screw-on zinc cap in 1858.

Outdoor Blue Ball Perfect Mason Jars by BrigidsFancy

So Why Perfect ?
Well I have my own theory on that ........

I have just received a new shipment of these little beauties from the States and they are at Waverley Antiques , Stall H5, Vintage Influence, in the Cool Room .

In addition to the regular zinc screw top lids I have a number of ''Flower Frog'' topped jars to make those beautiful spring flower arrangements even easier.

They flew off the stall last time so be sure to get yourself one of these ''Perfect'' jars, they won't last long!!!