A pleasant distraction

A pleasant distraction

One can’t fail to be impressed by this leafy haven. In the grounds of the Ministry of Housing high rise tower at 332 Park Street South Melbourne, this amazing tranquil garden has been created by the tenants.
We are certain that less than three years ago this place was merely parched grass. Now this. When one considers tranquil environment also provides fruit and vegetables for the table it is hard not to be inspired. <IMG_0611/p>

Dressmaker’s dummies 1900 to 1970

Dressmaker's dummies 1900 to 1970

I have invited three friends around, lovely types, they find my stories rivetting, don’t eat much. And drink even less.
On the left a Singer adjustable, made in England and a mere snip at $148. On the right a more industrial (industrious) version with a wooden collar and tubular steel legs.$440. In the centre, the tallest and definitely from a fine finishing school, with wooden collar, and legs! $585

Asian cabinet

Asian cabinet

An intriguing piece, possibly from Indonesia and standing 160 cms tall. Those legs seem to conjure up visions of some Moorish bazaar. Inside there are two shelves and perhaps you can make out the two external drawers below. The owners are relocating their art gallery and young family to London, hence the sale. Good news for them, and possibly good news for the potential owner of this item. $395.00

Now sold.