Tuesday, October 28, 2008

My soda syphon is famous

Every now and again I see something that immediately grabs my eye and suddenly and desperately cannot do without, despite the fact that I've been living for 39 years quite nicely without it. One of these things was an elegantly shaped antique soda syphon I discovered one day in One Rundle Trading (yes, that shop again). I had to have it. Here it is, taking pride of place in my hallway.

Then one day not long afterwards I spied a soda syphon the very same as mine on the front cover of Australian Country Style. So my soda syphon is famous! Look!

The owner of my soda syphon's twin is an antique dealer named Simon Robinson who lives in Lismore, New South Wales. He has a wonderful eye for things and his home is full of lovely little treasures. It is serenely white - my favourite as always - so here are some more photos from his home. Would love to visit his shop one day if I am ever in his neck of the woods.

I love buttons. And he collects Eiffel Towers!

Oh and just so you don't think I buy everything from One Rundle Trading, my little buddha sitting on the same table as my syphon is from Sam's Warehouse (a cheap store here in Adelaide) that cost me $12. He's my bargain buddha.


mondo cherry said...

I love your syphon. I bet it makes you smile every time you walk past it. I didn't buy that issue of Country Style so I am very glad you have shared some photos from it as I love some of the vignettes in Simon's house, especially those gorgeous eggs and the buttons. I might have to go rummaging for my stash now!

Kath Lockett said...

I'm not surprised actually, Catherine. One day it will be YOUR soda syphon that features on the front cover of a home design magazine somewhere.

Love the fact too that a twelve buck Buddha is the syphon's little partner; that's the kind of interior design I really admire, the IKEA stuff next to antiques and it all works well.

vicki archer said...

Your soda siphon is gorgeous as are the images of Simon's home. Mixing it all up is what great decor is really about.

Millie said...

The feature on Simon's little cottage was one of my all time CS favourites. What a great find your soda syphon was - I bet it will have pride of place in all your future homes too!
Millie ^_^

Victoria Lynn said...

I love your blog! I was wondering if you could post more pictures from the house on the cover of Australian Country Style with the soda syphon? I live in the U.S. and can't get a copy of the magazine, but I am dreaming of an all-white house with dark wood floors, and I would love to see more of how they decorated theirs!