Saturday, 2 March 2013

It all has to start somewhere......

Sunday Morning,

My weekend with my teenage son.  Does he wake up any reasonable market time??  NO!!

Finally made it to Frankston Market just after midday, when all the stuff has been picked over, but still found a couple of displays... 
A canister girl like me just loves displays like this - of course all that hot sun will be slightly re-shaping them, but the weather is not something you can predict. I asked permission from the stall holders before taking photos - they are quite happy to share in the hope that other collectors will flock to their stall next week and buy up all their stock!!
(I'm not that popular yet, but it's nice to think I could be a trend-setter at this age!!)

dig the design on the breadbox

I'm a collector who loves to share knowledge - I'm never impressed by dealers or stall holders, or indeed, other collectors who guard their information like prized gold.  How can we expect to encourage new collectors without imparting some of the information we have???

I did find one bargain on a stall as I was leaving - How cute is this??

Time for Tee ??
The tees are wooden and the style of the bag makes me think Pan-Am era - of course I could be wrong, but it's just the right size to hold my wallet and mobile phone!  Made in the Philippines and the vinyl is in quite reasonable condition...

Why 'Retro-Girl' . . . . Why Frankston ???

Hi Friends,

Yes, another blog - just when you thought it was safe to turn on the laptop . . ...

So why Retro-Girl?  Why Frankston?   

I have developed a slight collection of retro items over the past few years. 

Retro/Vintage - something will call out to me, from the dusty shelf of the op-shop, from the well maintained boutique stall, or the interesting maze that can be my favourite haunts on various weekends. 

I don't seem to have a particular fancy - Plastic, Glass, Ceramic, Books - even new, made-to-look-old retro is OK by me (but only if it announces itself to be brand-spanking new..... don't try to fob me off with knockoffs !!!

Retro - it's such a buzz-word at the moment. ....  all these bright young things, re-discovering the 60's and '70's - fashions and influences of a time before most of them were born!  I was born in '63 - a child at the very end of the baby-boom generation. (and if you do your math, yes that makes me 50!!  I won't tell if you don't!)

I LIVED through the 60's and 70's - I'm qualified to enthuse about this era - an era that I blindly ignored at the time.

So Retro-Girl it is .....  (because Vintage-Mature Lady just does not have that same glamorous overtones!)

Why Frankston?
Purely because that is where I spent my teen years and where I have relocated to start a new chapter of my life.  Come discover treasures upon the Mornington Peninsula with me.

Plans for this blog:
Update the background and layout
Add pictures of my collections and treasures found
Share stories of various finds
Collect knowledge and share with other collectors
Develop a camaraderie of sorts with other collectors on the peninsula