Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Industriart (again)

Some of my long time readers may recall my visit to Industriart way back in 2012 
(I know! Where the bleep has the time gone??) 
I had the good fortune of conducting a rather casual interview with the lovely owner Veronica and sharing a few images that I snapped of her wonderful collection of wares.

Given the eclectic nature of her treasure trove I made an appointment with her 
to visit and take a new set of images that I could A - drool over and 
B - pop up on my blog for all you Jack Sparrows out there

Whilst many of you cannot make it in to see these delights in the flesh I 
 feel that true pirates still get a thrill from casting their eyes upon 
the gems that are on offer... 

... even if it does mean leaving empty handed.

Given half the chance, I myself would pillage plunder her gems but she is 
such a lovely woman my conscience tells me otherwise... 

... well that and the fact that my little cottage in the hills is limited
in space (sigh) and there's the tiny factor regarding my 
husband and his growing intolerance of my clutter 

The bonus with a jaunt to Industriart is that you do not have 
to be lover of ALL THINGS OLD  - there are interesting items that have 
been given a breath of new life as well as items which qualify as 
perfect for the person who has everything 

I love going there because I get to chat with Veronica whilst taking 
a trip down memory lane

My mum had one of these Ginger Wafer tins and I recall being 
bitterly disappointed when I opened it to find it full of tea bags.

Obviously I've changed because the mere sight of a tea bag sets 
off my shameful addiction and the notion of them stored in a vintage tin...

...well you get the idea..

If it's coloured glass you're into then you'll be 
rubber necking all the way...

... and did I mention there's TWO floors?

MAHOOSIVE restraint shown at this point... although I'm weakening with every 
minute that passes - and I do not want one... I want, desire, need all three

I went a little snap happy and then when it came time to edit 
I thought ... stuff it - put them all in

... at least this way my readers abroad are given a 
thorough tour ... non?

I have at least four recipes which would shift from boring to brilliant
just by being served on these cabbage leaves...

more medal worthy restraint shown here...

... and here....

Well  there you have it peoples - a peep into the world of
Industriart  - Unit D, 29 Clayton Street, Bellevue, WA

I will just add ...

If you are able to pop in then make sure you allow enough time
for a satisfying experience (minimum 1/2 hour for sure)


A very sincere thank you to Veronica for allowing me to take 
all these photos and share them with you.

On another note I just wanted to extend my love
and appreciation to all the readers who sent me personal emails after reading 
my last post.

I try really hard to be positive and up beat as much as possible
but I am only human and I guess it was only a matter of time 
before some of the more mundane dramas made there way to
the (usually positive) pages of my blog.

I suspect that people who are happy to rant on the net do so
because it can be quite cathartic. Surely it isn't just to be negative?

I also suspect that people who only ever share the stellar stuff
have bad days too - they just edit them out of the public eye.
And that's cool too.

I began this blog as a journal, a creative outlet, a hobby 
and a healthy distraction

It's ended up giving me way more than I give to it
I feel very blessed to have made a few wonderful new
friends along the way

Anyhoo..... I'm rambling now and all I really
wanted to say was 
"Thanks ever so much for the love"

My bad days are a walk in the park compared to the 
trials of some and reminding myself of this
(sometimes 37 times a day)
DOES actually help

... but then again so did a small, wee, petty, little, miniature rant
(kinda, sorta... almost)

Oh - one last thing - if you're having a heavy day then do yourself 
a favour and crank up the next song and dance the dance you 
dance when no one can see you dance ... you know the one...

(I dare anyone to say they don't feel better after 
bopping and hopping like a chimp on cocaine)

Van Halen - Jump

Ok, that's me done. 
Over and Out and a Walla Walla Bing Bang



Diana Studer said...

about your Aussie natives in the shade ... there will be some suitable plants. You might have to seek out an inspiring nursery. The equivalent of Clivia or ferns or Plectranthus. Try these 2 blogs if you don't know them already? Ask away, they are friendly!

In My Wild Eden said...

Hi Angy. I have been gone for a while and have missed you. I love, love, loved walking through your photos. So much fun. I felt as if I had walked through the store with you. I was sorry to hear things have been hard. But very happy to hear you feel they will get better. I am wishing you good days and sending positive thoughts. I hope you are feeling better soon.