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Collections of the past. So many beautiful things, that we just won't see in the future. Being a collector is so much fun, spotting something you must have at a market, garage sale or salvos store is exciting. Every collector knows they are collecting for our future museums, everything I collect will go, someday to the museums in our future. Kids need to see old record players and know what they are!
Retro kitchen life, growing up in New Zealand, Mum's remember these...

Retro kitchen life, growing up in New Zealand, Mum's remember these.

1960s hairbrush and mirror set. Every girl had a lovely crafted set on her dressing table. This set was just beautiful, so I kept taking pics.

hairbrush and mirror set. Every girl had a lovely crafted set on her dressing table.

1950s Golden Book, loving the cover! Happy Family...

Golden Book, loving the cover!

Medicine bottles and potions are always interesting. I have found many collections, still intact, even Vincents Powder. No one I know is game to take it, surprise!

Medicine bottles and potions are always interesting. I have found many collections, still intact, even Vincents Powder. No one I know is game to take it, surprise!

Vintage hairbrush/mirror set with jewels.

Vintage hairbrush/mirror set with jewels.

A 50s Jack in the Box. So simple!

A Jack in the Box. So simple!

These vintage 50s/60s Pomander air fresheners are quite neat. As a collector it's easy to go through phases, and wow I found 3 at a market so 7 now.. I like it when you get a few of one item.. fun collecting.

These vintage Pomander air fresheners are quite neat. As a collector it's easy to go through phases, and wow I found 3 at a market so 7 now. I like it when you get a few of one item.

My clock phase, so gorgeously designed.

My clock phase, so gorgeously designed.

Genie bottles are simply beautiful. Don't buy these unless the tops match the glass bottle, as it always matches the design perfectly folks. These are getting harder to find now in mint condition and so pricey, amazing in the light to admire.

Genie bottles are simply beautiful. Don't buy these unless the tops match the glass bottle, as it always matches the design perfectly folks. These are getting harder to find now in mint condition and so pricey, amazing in the light to admire.

This donkey was immaculate, fruit intact!

This donkey was immaculate, fruit intact!

I flatted with a guy in the 90s, it was like living in a museum, a retro museum. Now that's my place, I love looking at things from the past, retro is too cool.

I flatted with a guy in the it was like living in a museum, a retro museum. Now that's my place, I love looking at things from the past, retro is too cool.

Some of my retro collection.

Some of my retro collection.

Kewpie dolls at a gathering.

Kewpie dolls at a gathering.

I started collecting Kewpie dolls and after ten years of market hunting got around 20, I love them.

I started collecting Kewpie dolls and after ten years of market hunting got around I love them.

Inspired by the TV Show the Block, my new coffee table (and enhanced by the old Golden Circle Boxes)..

Inspired by the TV Show the Block, my new coffee table (and enhanced by the old Golden Circle Boxes).