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Hello and welcome to Upcycled and Vintage 

  An online store where you will find whimsical and nostalgic treasures and one-of-a-kind girfts and fashion items.  Re-fashioned from rescued vintage materials and objects and transformed to give them a new life.  For or all those lovely souls who love to own unique treasures and handcrafted items with a story and history that will always make them smile.

Interested in all thinds vintage or maybe a collector? I'd be delighted if you followed my blogging adventures as well.

POP-UP SHOP Hornsby!

Current NEWS:

I have a  pop-up shop running from 26th March - 11th April 2014 at No.5 Coronation Street Hornsby.  Why not drop by and have a coffee at The Refinery just opposite me, recently listed in Sydney's Good Food Guide then pop in and see what I have to offer! 2 weeks to go! lots of interesting furniture and up-cycled giftware.

From this space I'll also be running 2014 Easter Holiday Workshops


 Tues 14th and Wed 15th April    ‘Face Painting for Kids' 

10am -12 noon, 2 hr Kids Activity (7-13 years) water-washable, skin-safe face paints and practise heads will be provided for students in this fun and hands-on workshop. Experienced, instructor will teach tips and tricks to really improve your work! $25 pp Bookings essential email rainbowfacesbyhelen.icloud.com or call Helen ph 0400635039; Venue: No.5 Coronation St, Hornsby


Thurs  16th April  ‘Henna Divine’


Learn about the ancient art of henna from a professional henna artist in a small class setting, how to make it and how to use it (suits all ages 9-99). $30 pp (or half price for under 12s attending with an adult, only $15).  Great girls’ time out for mother & daughters or aunts & nieces!  Bookings essential email rainbowfacesbyhele@icloud.com or call Helen ph 0400635039; Venue: No.5 Coronation St, Hornsby

Time Altered Books and Novel Bags:

Re-purposing old book covers and using them for functional handbags.  I particularly love doing this when I am able to save some of the vintage illustrations by deconstructing the torn and eaten dust-jackets, or removing the coloured plates from inside a moldy, water-damaged or discarded book...and coming up with a bright and cheerful and UNIQUE little bag - perfect for the book lover or someone who likes quirky things.

Time-Altered Books are old books used as clock faces with a silent, Seiko battery operated movement.

I have to be careful I don't sit there re-reading the old classics! but I like to remove a few lines of the text and use it on the back if there is room.
Everyone has their own favourite genres and characters. I often get orders for a particular author or title to surprise that someone special.

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