News & Updates
October 6, 2014 • Sticky Post
BUS IN THE SKY
Hey everyone, tomorrow I’m heading to Sydney for this thing with work. Anyway that got me thinking as I started to get my things ready for the trip. It’s only a day trip btw, but I need to pack a bag to carry on the plane, and in this case a briefcase. So as I cleaned out the unnecessary items out of my bag, I came across loads of bobby pins, and that got me thinking about my hair extensions…. Has anyone ever traveled on an airplane with clip in hair extensions? … I wonder if any of you have had an experience of this nature yourself?
Tomorrow will be an early start, up at 4am, bound for Sydney for an adventure with my job. I’m packing my laptop for the workshop and my camera in case I get some time after the meeting to snap some pic’s. While I was looking for feedback on wearing metal hair extensions I came across this cute little video on hair and makeup and thought some of you girls might appreciate another tutorial. So sit back and enjoy this cute little video by Alex Marie…and if you like her video here is the link to her Utube pages.
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September 8, 2014
At home with ‘At Home’
OMGosh are you ready for this find… .We found the most amazing antique store you could ever dream of…
Really this shop will make your heart leap as you walk through the front door. At Home & Kinnear’s Fine Australian Antiques have been dealing in the colonial furniture field for the past 28 years.
Brenton and Sharon Kinnear are the stores owners, hi guys, we love you, and they would love it if you popped into say hello.
This fabulous store is newly renovated and absolutely meticulously and lovingly filled with collectable delightful home wares, early colonial and antique country and ornate styled furniture, beautiful rugs, enticing soft furnishings and unique and stunning quilts, oh and an amazing display of eye popping china that begets another story, we’ll let Brenton and Sharon Kinnear, fill you in if you visit, before we run another story from within the walls of this exciting and inviting den of antiquities should you take us at our word and go in and see for yourself, a beautiful beautiful antique store, beautifully arranged and presented. Did I mention how beautiful it was…. Really, needs to be seen to be believed. So here a a few pic’s we took on our editors visit, we have a feature story planned with these folks we’ll be bringing to you real soon. Take a look, better still go in and meet the owners, they are lovely lovely people and tell them we sent you, go forth and enjoy the feast your eyes will dine on….. Love love love..Love it…rant over, for now..
We just want to share an excerpt from off their website so you can get a feel for what they do and no one else can say it like they can, but head on over to the site to see more about what they have in stock….From their website visit now Stay tuned for our feature story coming up though where we get a bit more up close and personal with these beautiful folks whom we have fallen in love with.
They specialise in sale and conservation of early colonial furniture and selected country pieces for serious collectors and investors requiring antiques in original and patinated condition.
From ‘At Home’s’ website
Over this time the market has changed, with collectors becoming both more informed and discerning in regard to their acquisitions. Currently we are seeing an adjustment in the market, and not all pieces have increased in value at the same rate. The exceptional and rare pieces are still setting record prices, with the middle and lower ends of the market flattening out. This can be viewed as a positive trend for the antiques trade in the long run, as lower prices in some areas will encourage new buyers onto the market, thus creating a stronger market for the future.
The exceptional and rare pieces will become the domain of ultra-rich collector, making them out of reach to most other collectors. At this level, we’re talking about pre-1840s examples with an original finish. Having said that, there are still many affordable areas for the general collector to take advantage of.
The criteria for the investment potential of a piece include rarity, originality and broad appeal/ functionality. The conservation of colonial pieces is also very important. After all, we are the only temporary custodians of these pieces, and correct conservation will enable them to be functional for many decades and beyond. In assessing an item, it should be cabinet-work perfect with any seamlessly. The original finish should be retained and protected wherever possible, to give another hundred years of service.
Find them, and make sure you do go take a look.
Brenton and Sharon Kinnear
Located in the popular Antiques and Cafe precinct opposite the historic railway station at 9 Railway Street, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350.
Our workshop is located nearby where we undertake conservation work for collectors and decorators.
0412 655 686 Brenton
0427 655 686 Sharon
We love this shop and plan on visiting again really soon for our feature story and some other exciting things that are happening so these folks are going to be in the news a bit. Coming soon a story about the people behind this beautiful store, a rant on their exhibition space and one on the ‘other’ exciting person with connections in this exciting world of yesteryear……Till we rant again….Take care….Lea
September 7, 2014
@Margaret Street Markets
Last Sunday of the month just got a whole lot better and especially because christmas is almost beating down our doorstep, but if you like searching for unique handcrafted and exotic gifts for your family and friends we have just found a great little market, well we can’t really say little now can we. Open between 8am and 2pm!
The markets are situated between Ruthven and Neil Streets in Toowoomba and bring a touch of nostalgia from by gone days when Toowoomba once hosted a Margaret St market back in Di Thorley’s day, and I remember attending with my mumma who had a stall with birdhouses and wind chimes that almost sold out on a day near christmas, there’s that word again, but you see we got inspired and bought home 2 little festival bags from a Angkor & More, a lovely couple who we are going to feature very soon to bring their amazing inspiring story about their Cambodian goods that we just love….. Thanks John and Lee!
While we were there tho, my fantastic other half who even tho he has a crook back atm took notes and names as we wandered around catching up with friends and meeting new ones. We caught up with “crave Cupcakes and my huny sampled a special fathers day banana liqueur cupcake and then staggered around for the rest of the day, na just kidding, but he really liked the cupcake so we’re going to have to go back and bring you a feature story on the girl who makes people’s lives a treat at crave cupcakes…. Look out, I guess we’re addicted.
We spoke to a lovely lady from Bespoke Mish n Mesh who makes her own felt hats and well I just went gaga because anyone of my closest friends know I was a hat maker for a season and anyone who uses textiles in any art form are high up in my book, I just love to see women who can turn something into a wearable piece of art and thats that… Love love love it..
We we’re also lucky enough to catch up with Deer and Fox and spoke with Alex and her husband who gave me some pointers on my nikon because they own the same one and I haven’t picked my up for ages…anyhow another side rant…. So anyway we also got to meet the lovely Violet who has grown up again some what since we last saw her and we snapped some energetic shots and some family ones with deer t-shirts, and we are so glad we went because we are definitely going back for one of those notepads….. Omg I was so busy chatting I forgot to buy one…..
The perks of being a roving editor|reporter, I get go out and see all these beautiful hand designed things and try not to bring them all home, who am I kidding I always needed a bit of a hand when it comes to putting things away for presents and now I’ve got one, it’s called get out a get some stories…..hahaha, no really it’s about time.. I’ve been studying and working way too hard and the magazine is my way of giving back. So here is another rant about a great thing that’s happening in the town where I live atm and this is a brief intro to the story about the Margaret Street markets. Well done Jan and Kathy, we love your market……xox
Oh yeah how could I forget, we took some pics of the two people we saw entertaining on stage we believe we’re Grace Drummond, Grace you sounded beautiful, awesome in fact, we would love to rant about you! Give us a hoy and we’ll make a time to come and talk to you, let our digital space be yours…
And also after talking with QJams Kathy Beamer because we run in to Kathy everywhere atm she introduced us to Kent Tonscheck who is a USQ student headed for America in December.. Well what a lovely sounding voice this young man has….Just saying Kent, good for you, let us know if you want to talk to us about your exciting adventure.
Just one more pic, we ran into this lovely man named Jed Perkins, hahaha he knows we love everything about him so here is a pic of Jed, thank you Jed, we hope we run into you again soon…
P.S we took lots more pics of lots more stalls and beautiful things so check out our Facebook page as we tag whoever we can in…xox
We hope you enjoy our editor rantings. Watch this space for guest writers, photographers, journo’s and anyone we can find who would love to have a digital voice in the community, and remember we love to rant about you….!
Margaret Street Markets in Toowoomba;
Margaret Street Markets are located in the Toowoomba City Centre, and take place on the 1st Sunday of each month, from 8am to 2pm.
The Margaret Street Markets are an initiative of City Heart Toowoomba Group Inc, to help to revitalise the city centre, and create a monthly weekend event, showcasing local produce and art.
Music and other live events are also programmed during the market.
They support Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Easterfest, and thank them for their assistance to bring this street market event to Toowoomba’s CBD.
Margaret Street between Ruthven and Neil
Toowoomba, QLD, Australia 4350
September 6, 2014
Hello everyone, we hope you’ve got some lovely things planned for today……..Go take a look at our freebies on rant designs……Just for a bit of fun…xox rant designs
also have a look at 10 things to do today in Toowoomba from the ‘Toowoomba Chronicle’….
September 4, 2014
Hello from the rant studios!
We’re really excited today, no wait, we’re excited everyday. Why the heck are we excited? We’ll, because we are taking life by the digital horns, not the bull by the horns and bringing to you this exciting new magazine….. Woo Hoo…And finally we are feeling ready to start hitting the pavement to look for some more exciting stories as well as bring the old camera out for some happy snaps….Being that recently we have been blessed with a new battery charger by our biggest supporter and we don’t mind ranting about him, our resident artisan, Micki….. Hi huny…..Thankyou!…
So today we are finishing our day job early and we’re heading off to the camera store to have the old Nikon set up again by the professionals, just so your eyes don’t look all skew wiffi from a wayward camera’s point of view, and then we’re off to Alice in Arcade land to see what’s happening in the local vintage scene, and then later on this evening we’re going to show up at an exhibition…hahaha, something the editor never got to do much because, well you know life stuff…..But things have changed and we are now released to rant until our hearts content…Another woo hoo. So with out further ado I give you the blog pages straight from the editors mouth and in the caged lions den….Wtf…. Dunno now sure, it’s morning…Gotta get ready for and exciting morning designing all kinds of wondrous stuff for a groovy law marketing dude.
April 8, 2014
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