Sunday, July 17, 2011

My very last post here at Blogger!

Hello and goodbye! :(
The time has come to say goodbye.
But to say hello and to welcome something even MORE exciting.
I’d like to announce the brand new Trish Hunter Finds website, shop and a brand new BLOG! Hooray!
Here's a preview! Just click it to take you to the new site. :)

Firstly I'd like to say thankyou for all your years of comments, love, honesty, help, and most of all support and encouragement that's helped me get to where I am now. If I hadn't had started this blog, I doubt I'd be where I am now, so a huge thankyou to everyone who's been reading.

My new site includes my brand new blog. Everything's been combined into one webpage! It's amazing (If I do say so myself.)

It's great to be back and blogging again, I'm excited to be going back to how I used to blog when I started those three or so years ago: Anecdotes about all things vintage, funny tales from my past, stories about my life as a Vintage caravan girl, collections, and anything else that I find interesting.

It's something I've been missing a lot, as getting the caravan up and running had really taken away so much time. But now it's all up and running, I can get back to normal and start fresh again, blogging!! I have so so so many things to share!

So please please, head over to to check out my brand new exciting site, shop and blog!

I hope you love it as much as I do!

There’s about 10 blogs already there that I’ve secretly been blogging, so there’s already things to read!

Eee I can’t wait to show you! It’s been so hard to not blab all about it and show you earlier.

The online shop is all stocked ready for you to shop!

I hope to eventually put absolutely everything that might be offered in the caravan up in the shop too! And perhaps even more!

So if you can’t make it down to the shop, you can still shop online.

So stay tuned, as that will be forever building.

Anyhow go go go and have a look!

And don’t forget to subscribe to the new blog! There's a link to RSS at the very top of the page to the right! I wonder who my very first follower will be! Oh I hope some of you move over with me :)

This will be my last ever post here at my blogger site. Sad, but exciting!!
The best is yet to come I promise!

Oh and one last thing!! I have a competition being run over the next week, where you can win yourself a pair of Garden Flamingos!! Head over to my Facebook page to enter!

Until my next post at my very new blog!!!

Trish Hunter. xx

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A whole new blog!

I have some happy and sad news!

This blog that I've had since 2008 is soon going to be no longer :(
It will still be online for you to read back through, but my posts will no longer be posted here.

However!! NEVER FEAR! A whole new one is being born!

It's going to be amaaazing!
It's going to be all rolled into my new website, a fresh start, and I've already made 5 posts in it in preparation for it's launch!
However it's not online yet, so you'll have to stay tuned!

During the past year I've been such a terrible blogger, but with this new blog that's coming, I feel I have so much more to offer, as fresh starts always seem to do that, It gives you that motivation back again.
Kind of like when you buy an empty notebook, you feel the need to start something amazing. To write a novel, or draw a work of art.

That is where the next video post will be located, and that is where a lot of fabulous posts on all things vintage can be found.
Eee I can't wait to show it off already.

But it hopefully won't be too far away.

I just wanted to pre-warn you. :)

I'll be sure to let you know when it's all happening as I'm already busting at the seams!

Ok I'll stop rambling.

Until my next post..... in a new location.....

Oh wait, no I will post another here to tell you where the new location will be! As because it's not even online yet I don't even know! hahaha.

Enjoy this pretty & sunny day.


Thursday, May 26, 2011

My first Video Blog! A tutorial on how to value your retro items!

Hello hello!

As promised here is my very first Video Blog! HOORAY!

I hope to make these reasonably regular, as spreading the word about vintage is important, and the more that you know, the better things you can find!

And how good is learning? I thrive on it, so keeping all these little secrets to myself is selfish, why not pass them onto you too!

Hopefully throughout this cringy first attempt, you'll learn something, even something really little and then I'll be one happy Lady!

The next issue? post? Uh installment? that I'm working on is all about how to tell if something is genuine or fake, original or reproduction! Fun!

- Trish :)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Some very talented peeps!

I've had the greatest week!! Friday was my 26th Birthday! I had an amazing day with my wonderful and beautiful friends.

I received a really lovely present from my new friends Kylie and Lluis that I just had to share with you all.

Lluis is a super talented artist! And he gave me one of his very own creations!
It's a little story titled 'The grasshopper & the mole'
All the drawings were drawn by his genius hands and gosh it really made me feel special to receive one hot off the press!

I'd like to share it and his wonderful blog & website with you!

Here's some photos of my super cute hand made picture book!

Lluis and his super fabulous girlfriend Kylie who blogs at The Curio Cabinet have markets selling their art, and some crazy amazing vintage goodies...

Here's their stall today at Thread Den in North Melbourne!

THE COAT THE COAT!!! I think I need it.

And here's some other bits and pieces of Lluis' works that I was quite impressed by...

Naturally, as there is a caravan in it!

Pinup space-girl? Heck yes!!

(All images are copyrighted and can't be reproduced without permission from Lluis Fuzzhound)

Whilst I'm chatting about greatness, I'd like to mention something that I'm hoping to be a part of some time in the near future.

If you haven't heard of it before, you've missed out!! Try try try to get down to it this time.

It's called Shabby Vintage Junk Extravaganza - Vintage Furniture & Homewares Show

When? - Friday 3rd June & Saturday 4th June 2011

What Time?
Friday: 12noon - 1pm (Early Birds ONLY - Bookings Essential)
1pm - 6pm (General entry)
Saturday: 8am - 4pm (General entry)

Where? ASHBURTON SCOUT HALL, 337 High Street, Ashburton (Melways ref# 60 E10)

You can read more about it HERE.

And here's the flier too! Tell one and tell all!! I'm pretty excited about it!

I can't imagine how many things are there that I'll want!!

Oh oh and I can't forget how amazing the shops been! I love meeting you all. :)

I've posted a HEAP (And I mean a heap) of photos and updates on my Facebook page I'm so so sorry if I've bombarded your news feeds with TRISH HUNTER FINDS TRISH HUNTER FINDS!!!
I've triedddd to keep it to a minimum but I am just way too excited!
Okay I'll shush now, this is a massive post!

I'm going to try my luck at a video blog next week! Eeeep I'm nervous...
We'll see how I go.

Stay tuned!

Trish x

Saturday, May 14, 2011

The travelling vintage shop warming!

Last night I celebrated amongst family and friends the launch of my caravan shop Trish Hunter Finds!

It went a little something like this...

I barely got a chance to take any photos once people started to arrive as I was way too excited showing off my new adventure! So if anyone has photos of the night I'd love to get copies! Most of these were taken prior to the night while the rain had temporarily held off, and the sun was almost shining! Hehe.

Also keep your eye out for me in the Melbourne weekly super soon! Yeeee

Hope to see you at Camberwell Market super soon!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

SHOP LAUNCH!! - Sunday the 15th of May - Two weeks away!

The day has finally arrived!
After a year long trial to get my shop up and running, we've finally made it! And to celebrate, I'd like to invite you all to my shop launch!
I can't believe I can actually finally do this! I've been looking forward to this day for so very long.
Sunday the 15th of May will be my very first day open and I oh so hope you can join me!
It'll all kick off in the wee hours of the morning, but I'll be open until 12:30pm! So hopefully you'll be able to stop by at some stage during the day.
Oh and don't forget to say hello and introduce yourself, as it'd be a great opportunity to meet some of the people who've kept me motivated with such lovely comments during the building of my shop!

The official invitation is here - Trish Hunter Finds shop launch!

Hope you can make it!


PS: Here's a few more sneaky peaks if you haven't been watching Facebook :)

They were just the first boxes I grabbed when I was setting up for a quick photo shoot! So be sure to stop by to see what will be for sale when the shops really open! Aargh I can't wait.

2 weeks to go today!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

My most favorite thing.

As a collector, the question I'm regularly asked is "What is the most favorite thing that you own?"
Throughout the years it's changed many times.
I mean, my Golly toy that I got from my Nan when I was born and who still sits on my bed will always be on the top of the list, even with the sucked off nose and the chopped off hair that occurred as it was passed down through both my sister and brother.
And then of course would come all of my precious photographs and memories.
Oh and I guess then I should say my shop would be right up there too...
But besides all of these things, I think I've figured it out.
It'd have to be my reference books. I absolutely love learning new things, never mind learning with pictures!
When I buy a new reference book, I become like a kid again, checking my mailbox like it's my birthday and I'm hoping to find a card from Grandma with $20 in it.
Except now, I do that every day. Even the day after I purchased the book because well... you never know!!!
I've been amazed at some of the lightning fast delivery times I've experienced.

Yesterday I ordered the most amazing book! Megan from Velour Vintage posted me a link to one listed on eBay, but I was the underbidder and missed out.
So on the hunt I went for another and I found one.
I just got the email to say that it's been shipped.
My toes are already twiddling, and I can't wait to wake up wide eyed tomorrow morning to shuffle to the mail box in my dressing gown and caravan slippers, knowing it hasn't arrived yet, but secretly hoping!

It makes the time when it arrives all the more special.

Here it is

L'Utopie Du Tout Plastique by Philippe Decelle, Diane Hennebert & Pierre Loze

It's a 158 page catalog published in 1994, featuring all the most amazing pieces of plastic design from the years 1960–1973.
Could there be anything more up my alley than this book?
How is it that I haven't heard of it before.
Who cares! It's on its way to my house right now yippeeeeee!

See I get very excited about reference books haha.

Until my next post...


Monday, April 4, 2011

The caravan begins to look like a real shop!

After last weekend, the progress has been huge and it's really looking like a real shop!

So I thought I'd post a few more photos.

(Larger images can be found on my facebook page.)

There's still another shelf to install where the blank white wall is, and then there's of course the major job of painting the outside.

There's a possibility that we're going to change the paint job to keeping the van pure white, with a green curved stripe instead of the opposite which was the original plan, but either way it will still look amazing.

Anyway I hope you like the updates.

Trish xx

Thursday, March 31, 2011

One month-ish until we're OPEN FOR BUSINESS!

For the past year, it's been one disaster after another trying to get my shop up and running.
Would you believe I'm now up to my third caravan!
It was due to very unfortunate circumstances that the custom built van had to be put aside, however shortly afterward, this darling round Franklin Regent 12 foot caravan was listed on eBay and I knew it had to be mine.

It's certainly been a mission getting it organised so quickly.
My amazingly handy Dad has been invaluable through all this.
He's been living, breathing, dreaming and existing for my caravan, getting it ready for me before my market debut.
I can't believe how lucky I am.
Don't get me wrong, I haven't left him to do all the hard work, I've been right in there getting stuck in.

There's been nothing glamorous about the process.
We've been pulling out and replacing rotten wood, pouring glue remover gunk on the floor and scraping it all up, getting giant splinters in hands, Lots of sanding, ripping and tearing, re-skinning the walls and floor, getting eaten by mosquitos, we even had to DIY a crane on Dads roof to winch the fridge out of the van's skylight as it was build into the van.
Our blood, sweat and a lot of my tears have gone into this project haha.

The inside is one or two weekends off being mostly completed, and then we just have the outside to paint (Which is a mission in itself... a scary one at that)

If you haven't already been staying up to date with my Facebook photo updates & stories, I've attached a few here for you to check out! I hope you like what you see!

This is the large display bench that goes across the back of the van.
It has display holes underneath for more stock.

This is the beginning of a set of graduated sized shelves.
Each shelf will sit flush with the bottom of each circle.

This is the end where a clothes rack will be built in across the end.
It will be full of fabulous vintage frocks during the warmer months, and deliciously warm coats during the cooler.

It's the little touches that make all the difference.
Skirting boards to give that homely touch, and chrome edging to tidy up joins.

I'm going back to Marysville again this weekend to get it to the next stage!
Don't forget to like my Facebook page to be kept up to date with it's progress.
It's really getting exciting now.

We are aiming for a May grand opening, It's currently on schedule, but there's a possibility it may run into a couple weeks of June.
Either way it's not far away at all! Yipeee.

Thank you all for being so patient with me and my shop!
I can't WAIT to take you on a tour.

Trish x

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