Simply Sam Trading - Antiques.Brocante.Gifts

We stock a variety of vintage, antique and hand-crafted items. Available on our web store or select antiques and beautiful 'proudly South African' hand-made Gift items on sale or to view at VinLee Art Gallery Hilton College Road, Natal Midlands. Hilton off-ramp, N3, Kwazulu Natal

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Eau-La-La - My 'French' inspired Bicycle from the local dump

I've been at it again. Yesterday I drove past the local dump and spotted exactly what I've been looking for to put outside my gate, at La Petite Maison'. Luckily, this morning, this beauty was still waiting for me. My 'French' inspired bicycle had to be old & rusted so's not to tempt theft, and that exactly what it is, with such character.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Simply Sam Trading at the Hilton Arts Festival

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Simply Sam Trading at The Hilton College Arts Festival
Find us in the Campbell Hall
Simply Sam Trading will be selling some amazing pieces including quirky ceramics by great SA artists, Vintage Ware, the odd antique up-cycled piece of furniture, as well as our usual range of items. Find us at the Campbell Hall connected to the main reception building. Hilton Fest Map
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Find Simply Sam Trading at the Hilton Arts Fest in the Campbell Hall along with


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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Look what I found in the Museum's Rubbish Bin

I'm all about recycling - love it. There's nothing gives me more pleasure than taking an old neglected 'thing' and restoring, either back to its original state, or up cycling into something quite wacky. This includes furniture, buildings, even broken pottery.
So you can imagine my delight, whilst driving yesterday, when I came across these two scruffy, yet vintage, mannequins outside of one of our Museums. On my trip to Paris last year I spotted lots, but the word 'Paris' stamp onto them had the prices sky rocketing. Needless to say my Parisian mannequin is still some where in Paris, to be bought on another trip.

So watch this space. I plan to give these sad mannequins a new lease on life, similar to the second photo below.