Monday, February 14

More of Sues House

A bit more of a look around Sues house today.

As I mentioned yesterday, there's a lot of what we call 'dead stuff' in this place, so look away NOW if you're not into it!

This is the bar, looking out to the verandah. A lovely glass kero lamp and an Art Deco green depression glass sherry (?) set live atop the table.

Just to the right of the bar is this lil' wardrobe, which houses Sues enormous green Lewbury collection. (If you don't know what Lewbury is, read further back on this blog for more info). The lion cub handbag sitting on top (the kinda white looking one) is now in the 2011 Carters Antique Guide.

You can see it better in this pic (taken for a trial setup for a fair). It features an actual lion cub head (which died naturally btw). The leopard skin was borrowed from Sues lounge room, you'll see it below.

A more distant shot of the kitchen collection I showed you yesterday. How gorgeous is the burl kitchen table?!

A bit of a dark house, we had to take this with the flash so the colours are 'off' in this one. Cowhide-covered chair seats.

Second (open-plan) bedroom. Note the matching glass kero lamp on the dresser, armadillo and croc skin handbags, selection of anitque walking canes in the background, leopard (yes, real, there is nothing fake or repro in this house!) along the couch and full fur (I'm not sure which) pillowcases and bedspread.

Long shot of the lounge, and another fabulous burl table. If you haven't realised by now, Sue and her man have been major fur/skin/taxidermy collectors for many years.

The table features an inlaid croc head and has an antique taxidermy tortoise residing on top. Pity I can't show you the walls and a-frame ceiling, as there are heaps more skins and taxidermy pieces on display.

Main bedroom...more dead stuff! And yep, she really does keep the house this neat and tidy all the time.

And last but of couse not least, the loo, complete with inlaid stones on the floor, antique cream can, convict chains, and faux but very real-looking redback spider.

I'll be off the radar again for the next few days, we're hoping to get the shop completed by Wednesday, yay! Then I can show you what all our hard work has achieved.

Ta-ta for now.x.


1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

What a unique home!

I have a whole collection of animal skulls, various bones and a few furs (including a large white horse hide advertised as a cow hide bought at a thrift years ago).

Can't wait to see the shop!!

Helga! said...

Crikey!! That's a phenomanal(dang,can't spell it) looking home!! I'm not terribly bothered by dead stuff;I know a taxidermist who has a cat handbag!,but dunno if I could live with it!!
I do love how they have gone all out,and paid attention to every detail! Unusual!!Crazy!!Funky!!

Vintage Vixen said...

That's a dead cool house (haha sorry!). I don't think I could live with it but it does look fabulous and I could spend hours there. xxx

Vintage Christine said...

My cousin Gwen would have a field day with that house--she tries to bury that kind of stuff to save the animal's soul. Sue's house is truly a wonderland of skinned critters!!!

Helga! said...

OMG it did look like I was skinning up!!! Ha!
I was actually peeling a mushroom,darl!

Vintage Ladies Hats said...

Wow! Her collection of vintage stuff is really amazing. I love the vintage bags and I love the vintage hat too! Thanks for sharing these awesome pictures to us. :)

delia hornbook said...

Wow im not into the dead stuff infact that makes me a little sad, but wow the house is like a musuem but cosy at the same time, she has some amazing furniture and a very good eye for putting things together, and those bags Aaaaahhhhh just stunning ;-)) dee x

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

Dear Kitty, what an amazing house! I love the kitchen, the collections and the colours. Sue has great style. It's funny because we've just been away for the weekend and spent some time on a friend's farm, which I've just blogged. It's stuffed full of taxidermy. His kitchen could have looked like Sue's before he painted it electric blue and cerise. Thank you for letting me nose around Sue's house! xx

The Self-Raising Kitchen said...

Hi Kitty. I wanted to wish you all the very best for your opening tomorrow. Although I can't attend I will be there in spirit. I know if will be a fantastic success.