Monday, December 28, 2009

I ♥ Melbourne

melbourne vintage teatowel tote
Melbourne 'tea bag' by Reaburn Design (Westgate Bridge!? Oh yeah THERE's a landmark...)

I'm sure you all know how much of a devoted fan I am of my hometown. So when Glenda from Reaburn Design came by our studio with some lovely totes that she'd been making from vintage teatowels, I laid claim to the Melbourne one straight away!

melbourne vintage teatowel tote
Melbourne 'tea bag' by Reaburn Design

melbourne vintage teatowel tote
Melbourne 'tea bag' by Reaburn Design - back

Reaburn doesn't have a website yet, but she does have a pop-up shop appearing in Kensington as of 2nd January I think! I'll blog about that properly when I have her flyer in front of me :)

Oh and whilst we're in the kitchen, I couldn't resist taking a photo of one of my favourite things - my Measuring Ducks!!

measuring ducks

I bought these measuring ducks in an arcade in Kyoto - for only 350 yen! I so so so wish I'd bought more sets. I can't find them again anywhere. They're actually just modern reproductions of an original antique item, which I know some people are lucky enough to have as a hand-me-down.

Hope you're all having a great xmas break. Mine is going far too quickly...

16 comments:

Chi Designs said...

Love your measuring ducks! And it's funny, I often wish I bought more things in Japan when I saw them. You can never get them anywhere else.

Penny said...

The ducks!!

Isis said...
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Isis said...

loving that gorgeous bag and the ducks, too. my local CWA has an original set in their front window - as well as a 'not for sale' sign, unfortunately :(

Jodie said...

oooh I have the same ducks !

Purple Paisley Patch said...

Those ducks are so cute, I love ducks!

Ha, ha, ha, my word verification is
duc(oul)

Kelly :-)

Helen said...

ohh I love that "tea bag". I picked up an original set of those geese on ebay the other week. One side is a lot yellower than the other. I can tell the original owner had them on a window sill!

I do love your white ones!

yardage girl said...

Those colours are divine and the designs are so so retro - what's not to love!

ruby-jo said...

The ducks are fantastic. I want some!

Emma said...

The bag is fantastic! I love that the World Trade Centre was enough of a highlight to make it to a tea towel.

Harvest Textile Studios said...

Not only do we share the same name but the same ducks too! I got mine from genki (not such an exciting trip)
Lara .D

elisabetha said...

i saw those ducks selling at Anthropologie, for something like 5x what you paid! looks like they are making a comeback!
happy new year to you!

UnspokenBirds said...

I have the ducks too - slightly less yellow on the beaks though. Well worn from lots of use. My mum got them from Avon in the early 1990s.

ali said...

lara, check out this ebay seller - they are selling the ducks/geese! http://cgi.ebay.com.au/VINTAGE-SET-OF-THREE-BAKELITE-GOOSE-MEASURING-CUPS_W0QQitemZ170427389784QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ20100104?IMSfp=TL1001042010001r5708

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Anonymous said...

you can buy these in Anthropologie :)