Friday, May 15, 2009


I had a half-day off work today so I planned to sleep and clean my apartment (or "decrap" it, of all the crap that's lying around). Of course, such well-meaning plans were never going to come into fruition. Instead, on my way home from work I stopped by Effie's Emporium, one of the "antiques" stores on James St in Guildford. It's a few doors down from the "Museum of Taxidermy" sign. I was attracted by some Thonet-looking bentwood cafe chairs displayed on the sidewalk but in person they were a bit manky. However, there is always heaps of stuff in there I want to buy (and very reasonably priced). I picked up a Singer treadle sewing machine for my mother (she has wanted one for years) and a glass dish ($5) and mirrored silver tray for myself. The proprietor (and her neighbours) were lovely and I'd recommend this store.

Carboot tied shut, I headed a block down the street to the rest of the stores (the only name I remember is Curio Warehouse) and picked up another mirrored tray (Art Deco with etching of a cocktail shaker and martini glass on it...I have a bit of a collection), some sweet bird paintings and the cutest little bottle. Hence the terrible photos.

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