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Flicking through a 1950 edition (March/April) of the Australian House and Garden, I noticed these advertisements for wrought iron furniture. The beauty of these ads to me is that they remind me that you can still buy these highly sought after pieces. They are getting really hard to find in good condition but they appear to be still around.
My fascination and subsequent 'acquiring' of the 1950's typical scrolly enigma probably began with a small bakelite heart mum gave to me years ago. It is one of those treasures that has always been tucked away in a safe place wherever I have lived. Dad gave Mum her engagement ring in this heart in the late 1950's. There is the sentimental attachment of course, but I have never seen another like it either. Perhaps, now I associate the notion of 'romance' with the scrolly iron heartwork...who knows!
(The hinge on the heart has always been a normal household pin).
so the scrolly thing is happening around our home...
and in the garden...
What or who have your collections inspired by?