Monday, April 25, 2011

A visit to the Big House



On Saturday, I took a quick day trip to Ballarat to visit my little sister and check out the new business that she has joined - Big House Collective.


The front counter - the pigeon holes are amazing!


It's a beautiful big 100 year old double storey house on Sturt St, filled to the brim with vintage goods, collectibles, furniture, bric-a-brac, clothing, and handmade goodies.


This is my sisters business banner (designed by me)!


These shelves were originally in my garage. Now that they're painted white, I think I want them back....


My little cabinet in the front room. My mission today is to make a little tablecloth to cover the coffee table at the bottom.


I love this groovy table and chairs (if only I had a bigger house).


Be still my beating heart..... upstairs are the vintage dresses


I was very restrained, but I did make a couple of purchases, including this lovely wooden paper sorter above (sorry about the blurry pic).

The Big House is at 614 Sturt St. They're open every day from 10AM (except today from 12PM).

Big House Collective Blog
Big House Collective on Facebook

20 comments:

Make mine Mid-Century said...

Wow! I hope your sister does really well. The white shelves do look great ... what a wonderful Big House.

You have a good excuse to return and buy more, more, more!

kirsty@shoproomstudio said...

fantastic spot! love the house and the idea of a collective. lucky we don't have places like this anywhere near me, i'd never be able to show any restraint!

x

Missymaomao said...

I'll be visiting there soon Cam. I can't wait to see your goodies there.

willywagtail said...

A trip down memory lane. My Mum had one of those big bread bins! Cherrie

Lyndel said...

thanks for the preview Cam, now I KNOW I have to make the trip to Ballarat. (I go up that way sometimes to visit a friend... I see a detour coming on!).

Gillian aka Silly Gilly said...

Now I'm completely peeved that the Big House is in Ballarat and not Adelaide... what deliciousness!

Naturally Carol said...

We used to have a Wiley Coyote mug just like that one on the table too! Lots of character is oozing from the Big House..wonderful.

Melissa G said...

That looks like a lovely shop. Good luck to your sister.

teddybearswednesday said...

looks like a great shop! xo

Sue said...

It looks like a fantastic place to visit. I have to say looking at the first photo that little striped seat looks like one I used to have when I was about 4 years old which I had completely forgotten all about.

quilary said...

You've made my day! What a beautiful house and gorgeous goodies for sale. I love the bannister - I love the stained glass windows - I love the sneak peek of the hall stand...I think I'll sit here for a while...

Beky said...

Cannot believe how much you and Sel look alike and sound alike. :-) Next time I hope to have ore time looking through.

Tas said...

Oh it looks like heaven! I adore those pigeon holes...and those dresses...and, and, and...

trudi@maudeandme said...

Just love it!

beck said...

thanks for the tour Cam, it looks like such an amazing space. Can't wait to go and have a look. I think I spied a Dandelion bunny too!xo

Miss Prudence said...

HMMM, yeah vintage heaven! Looks like a place I would love!

Leni and Rose said...

Yay to your sister, her wares are great! As is the fabo banner her sister made her!

Jennifer Rose said...

i love that house!! its gorgeous :D
those bright coloured dresses are so neat looking :)
looks like a great store!

Christina said...

Eeek! How exciting! The place looks wonderful. Hope it's a great success! :)

The Essess said...

Thanks for the visit to the Big House! Thanks for my banner too! And no you can't have your shelves back..!! ha!