Saturday, March 6, 2010

art of glass

Paul the furniture restorer from Dubbo returned a van load of revamped items that Pickfords trashed somewhere between Lincoln and Mudgee, and he has done an amazing job with all the furniture.

The major triumph was the large antique gilded mirror frame, which had big chunks of plaster moulding missing. He has managed to reproduce the missing bits extremely well.

So today we had the unpleasant job of mounting said massive and very heavy mirror to the wall. This procedure has been performed after many house moves and involves Ness balancing her own body weight on her head while I mark out where to position the screws.

The mirror is now up, no damage to report.

From Protea Farm 1

On a glass theme, we went to our favourite scavenging/recycling shop yesterday at the tip. We source all our wine glasses/crockery/books and sundry items from here, it is amazing what people throw away. I spotted a tangerine glass vase priced at $2 and decided to take a gamble on it being a piece of 70's Whitefriars.

......Google confirmed that it is a Whitefriars 1971-74 Geoffrey Baxter 'double diamond' vase, market value $250-300. I love a bargain.

From Protea Farm 1


planetchampion said...

Love this! I am in the middle of a hopeless crush on all things 70s at the moment. The fact that it is orange also helps!

twosheilasandadog said...

scary to think that having lived through the 70's we now look back with eager nostalgia....tangerine coloured spectacles?