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French Market Baskets

Hello, this blog’s been sadly neglected and I hope to write more here soon. Can’t believe we are almost at Easter..it feels like each year moves more quickly. Market baskets that have just arrived to the shop. I have had one of these for a couple of years and it sits under our hall table. Ironically I don’t use mine much for market visits – instead it gets used for everything from heading down to the beach, a day trip to throw everyone’s hats/snacks/water bottles into, and even as an overnight bag. They are always functional and look great around...

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A Fresh Website!

French ‘poppies’ oil painting, in the shop soon After three years of the same website design, it was time for an upgrade.  For the last couple of weeks I have been working with my IT guy to create a new logo for Bayside Vintage, and also a fresher-looking website. The online shopping experience will still be the same, ie. a simple shop layout.  New features include a larger space for images on the homepage, and a Gallery page – a collation of vintage pieces and lifestyle photos to browse through to provide inspiration! So by the end of this week,...

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Shop Update

Hello, Life has been really hectic this month in the lead up to Christmas…it always is.  I’m sorry to have neglected this blog space for a while now, and hope to pick things up here afresh next year! In the meantime, tomorrow (Sunday) at 12pm AEST there will be a few vintage things added to the Latest Arrivals section in the online shop.  Also, a few select items on sale, just for this month only! I’ll be doing a couple of post office runs next week so that if you’re in Australia, you’ll receive items in time for Christmas… There...

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Welcome summer & vintage stock

Hello, Welcome summer.  Hydrangeas and agapanthus have started blooming around the neighbourhood, as if on cue.  It must seem strange to the other side of the world, but purple agapanthus flowers spells Christmas time to me! I’ve had a bit of a break from the online shop, sourcing a few more vintage things, but mostly spending time with the family and getting ready for Christmas.  The lead up to Christmas is a special time with school concerts, visiting Santa and putting up decorations.  I read recently that the lead up to Christmas is for the adults, Christmas Day is for...

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Latest Arrivals now in the shop!

Hello, it’s a cold and rainy Sunday here in Melbourne. Earlier this week I went on a kindergarten kids’ excursion to Collingwood Children’s Farm in 33 degree heat – they did well walking around the farm – and now we are back to wearing jumpers and jeans! Such is Melbourne weather in Spring. A new collection of vintage stock is now available in the Latest Arrivals section of the shop – please take a look! There are some small Christmas-themed items using vintage fabric I had made by a local sewer and upholsterer here in Bayside. All of the vintage...

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Antique French Countryside Painting

I thought I’d share a couple of photos of this oil painting from France.  It was painted in 1909, and depicts the small village of Soulliac in the distance.  It never ceases to amaze me that paintings such as this one can survive the turmoil of the first and second world wars, and then the many years after, and still be available to us today.  It is a privilege to be its custodian, even if for a very short time. It is quite a large canvas, so would look wonderful in the centre of a mantlepiece.  I think it is...

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