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Tag: furniture

New Kitchen Stock

©Kara Rosenlund See, I told you I had found some great little pieces didn’t I….. Two little turned legged wash tables! So practical and useful and not to mention beautiful! Could be used in the kitchen, hallway or even the bedroom. One in white with original casters and the other in the most gorgeous shade of ‘eau de nil’ with an original marble top. All from Travelling Wares at the Jan Power’s Farmer’s Markets at the Powerhouse tomorrow! We even deliver locally, how nice is that! K x From left to right Bentwood Chair: $65 Old White Hotel-ware Jug: $22 Stack of Six White Plates: $55 Various English Pudding Bowls ranging from $10 to $40 Stack of Four White Side Plates: $18 Stack of Four White Plates: $32 Single Serving English White Plate: $15 Single White Polish Serving Bowl: $15 Large and Heavy White Mixing bowl with Spout: $42 Various Wooden Spoons: $5 Wooden Rolling Pin: $15 White Table with Turned Legs on Casters: $140 ‘Eau de Nil’ table with Turned Legs, original Marble Top and Shaped Base: $215 Old Large Basket with handles, ideal for washing, toys or fire wood. $55 Marigold Rug from Armadillo


Stock Preview

  ©Kara Rosenlund What are week! Are you feeling dizzy? I know I am! Apart from being featured on The Design Files on Wednesday and the new website going live on the same day, I have somehow outdone myself and sourced some really beautiful pieces of small furniture for Travelling Wares tomorrow! I’ll be sharing some more stock previews throughout the day! Old Metal Studio Stool: $75 Model Boat: $125 Milk Bottle: $15 Marigold Rug by Armadillo&Co Talk soon! K x      


String Bags and Bentwoods

©Kara Rosenlund String Bags and Bentwood Chairs…. I happen to love both… and both will be available at ‘Travelling Wares’ on Saturday! Usually on Saturday mornings after I have set up ‘Travelling Wares’ I actually take my own string bag, pick up a croissant and do a quick round of the market, picking up fresh produce that we might need over the weekend, piling it into my string bag and feeling very chic at the same time! Giggle. They are surprisingly expandable and hold quite the load! More to reveal soon! Email me if you are interested in the little french string bags or the bentwood chair! K xx


Market Reminder!

Hope to see you tomorrow! I have spent the day preparing and pricing stock and I must say that I really think I have out done myself this time – I can measure this by how much I actually want to keep and NOT sell! Hahaha! Just finished packing the ute, plus the inside of Frankie and had to make an SOS call to my wonderful parents and ask them to take some stock into the market in their ute too for tomorrow! Thank you Mum and Dad! I love you! Available will be a fantastic and an ‘en masse’ array of flatware, french tumblers, pickling jars (perfect proportions for vases), glass cake stands, a huge collection of baking tins in various shapes and sizes and really so much more. You simply just must come! So much beautiful stock to share! I’m so excited! Delirious in fact! (apologies for any spelling errors). Early night for me! Hope to see you there! K xx


Market THIS Saturday!

That’s right folks, we are going to be at the Powerhouse Markets this Saturday, bright and early! I have had a lot of beautiful things arriving through the doors here since the last market. As I mentioned last week lots of blue and white, lots of all white (of course), a few smaller pieces of furniture (wait until you see this beautiful French wooden stool!), and more general gorgeousness! I’ll try to post a sneak preview later in the day! I’m so exited, can’t wait til Saturday! K x


The Kitchen Reveal!

©All Images Kara Rosenlund Here you have it… finally the kitchen is finished…. a few of you have asked me while doing Travelling Wares at the market whether I use and decorate with similar objects to what I sell. As you can see the answer is a firm yes! I love combining the old with the new. I definitely like to keep cooking tools at arms reach, so if they are going to be out they need to look beautiful too! So, we are two rooms down so far, if you missed the bathroom here it is. Watch out floor boards, we are coming with a sander and gusto! P.S Below are a couple of before shots.



©Kara Rosenlund What an absolute busy crazy week! By the time Wednesday evening clocked around I had decided that my office was very uninspiring and I just could no longer work in there… As soon as Timothy O casually strolled through the door it was on! Packed up my office bits, computer, files, desk (the desk is actually a long and heavy, heavy, heavy old workers bench… did I mention heavy?) and did a room swap! Voila! I feel much better in this room. Have a wonderful weekend all! K xx P.S. Still absolutely digging that trophy/bowl vase!


Stock Sneak Peeek

Thought I would share a couple of shots with you of what will be on offer at the ‘Travelling Wares’ Market stall this saturday. I personally love mixing vintage pieces with the new; it elevates the interest in your home and offers a unique approach to decorating a room. Be it the kitchen, bathroom or bedroom, you should always have at least one thing in each room that it older than you – which doesn’t include your Nana! ha Thank you all for your support with Frankie. I’m really excited about this new adventure. If you would like to be kept in the loop we have a facebook page now and I’m now on Twitter. Gosh, hope I have enough to chat about! x


EXCITING NEWS Travelling Wares Launch

Finally I can share with you my EXCITING NEWS! I recently bought a gorgeous vintage 1956 Franklin Caravan (affectionally known as Frankie) and have turned her into my ‘Travelling Wares’ pop up Caravan Shop! Yup, thats right, I have a caravan now, which is also a shop! A love of early morning hunting and scouring at the trestle tables in Europe has inspired me to get amongst it myself and share my objets d’art and found delights with you from far and wide. Come along this Saturday to the Jan Power’s Powerhouse Markets at New Farm and say hi! On offer will be European porcelain, Polish enamel ware, silver cutlery, small furniture pieces and goodness knows what else!


Time Capsule

You may remember that the week before last I mentioned that I was off on a buying trip here. Well, this was one of my fabulous finds! A sweet 19th Century petite stool with cabriole legs – a real find! This style of stool would of been traditionally placed in the bedroom, however the way I like to work when decorating or styling a room is to really mix pieces up and use them for diverse purposes. I think this would be perfect in a living room for additional seating when entertaining or to place a pile of your favourite books on. The beauty with quality pieces of furniture is that most of the time they tend to be timeless, it is the fabrics and finishes that date. This little stool had clearly had a facelift some time ago and is in need of another one. So, off with the bottle green fabric and hello original dainty floral! I love seeing what fabrics were previously used; a little capsule in time! I’ll keep you updated with the new fabric I chose to cover it with! ** UPDATE: our little stool has just been purchased. Thank you lovely client!


Stand By Me Update

I almost forgot! Last year I posted about my love and hunt for a beautiful free standing cupboard here. Well, I finally found one. She is residing in the spare room for now, until her special spot is built (yes, I am a chicken before the egg kinda girl), though is happy filled to the brim with my bits. You can tell the quality of antique furniture by how heavy the pieces are. This is due to the quality of the materials and craftsmanship of the techniques used at the time.


Old Joy

I’m off on a buying trip tomorrow; not quite Paris, though what I like to now call my ‘local’ Paris! I always get very excited before a buying trip; the wonder, the thrill, the joy of what I might find. Map is packed, ‘old lady’ shopper on wheels dusted off, baskets stacked and alarm set. Pure Joy!



Kara Rosenlund is an Australian photographer, stylist, storyteller, adventurer and author.

Her love for authenticity and adventure is celebrated through her photography. She is passionate about Australia and how we all live within its vast landscape. Kara photographs and shares her visual stories from her adventures, inspired by the everyday people and landscapes she encounters.

Her first hardcover interiors book, Shelter - How Australians Live, is out now.

Above all else Kara is a lover of all things real. She shares her humble life through her Blog, Facebook and Instagram.

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