I thought I'd like to take you to the Vintage Shed situated on the Mornington-Tyabb Road outside of Melbourne. We had a trip there recently and had a wonderful time browsing through all the treasures...some brought back so many memories. I wonder?... if we remember these things does that make us vintage??? Nah...I thought not ;D
After a short drive out of Melbourne along to the Mornington-Tyabb Road, we came to the large shed that contained lots of vintage treasures. I think if you named it, it was probably there somewhere.
There were individual stalls which sometimes had a common theme and sometimes it didn't.
If you take a look at the photo's I think you'll get the gist. I couldn't possibly name what you'd find there...I'd be here until Christmas at least and then I probably wouldn't cover it all.
From furniture to fire extinguisher...glasses to globes...clocks to clothes!
There was so much to look at on each stall that it took quite a time to look over everything!
I was amazed to see the vintage hat box which you can see hanging on the ladders in the photo below. It had a card inside with all the details. Incredible.
This shot gives some idea to the scale of the shed and this was just a small portion.
Even though my OH questioned our real need for a bird cage. He knows my views on having birds caged but he should know me by now and trust my nesting instincts....He now admits it looks good. : D
Its in our outdoor entertaining area and the sun isn't too strong there. We also have a light nearby which at night illuminates it too. Perfect I think!'
Of course, I had to get the right sort of plant to fill it (ie a trailing plant) and this one fits the bill. Its interesting leaves and then hopefully if its happy then they'll be flowers.
Here's what plant I decided on.....Plectranthus Oerthendahlii (Brazilian Coleus) Attractive hardy ground cover for semi-shade. Showy pale mauve-white flower spikes. Late summer-autumn....and here's the best part.... Excellent for hanging baskets!
I love the colour of the leaves and the little spikes along the stems. Its like designer stubble.
I have to admit I've been a little distracted whilst posting today. Firstly I had an appointment today so didn't get a chance to post earlier and with being later I clashed with Andy Murray's tennis match. He won so onwards and upwards as they say....hopefully all the way.
I must get on so I'll finish our trip along the Mornington Peninsula tomorrow if you're free again? I hope so.
See you ~ Have fun until then.... : D