Saturday, 25 February 2012

ES Traders on a dark rainy day

How about this rain?  The up side though is that ES Traders looks its most magical when the days are gloomy and dark. Like a fairy land. These photos are taken from our storage mezzanine. A totally different look at the shop.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012


The shop is glowing with the golden sheen of old European and Turkish copper. The patina is amazing. Kettles, coffee pots, jugs. Beautiful for your kitchen styling.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Dough troughs and old baskets

More from our secret French source. Huge cane baskets. One is sold already. Straight into the shop. Straight out remember. But even more exciting, if that is possible are these old dough troughs. Look at the size of them. You can see the marks made as they were hand carved but what I love more is that you can see how they have worn down over the years. They are even patched with old pieces of zinc. Imagine these in the middle of a large farmhouse table piled high with apples or oranges. These definitely won't last long so email or come in soon.

Friday, 17 February 2012

Down at the bottom of the garden

Actually right at the front of the shop. Vintage zinc watering cans and old buckets made from tins. So many exciting things in store at the moment.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Bird cage

Too pretty for birds. Just right to decorate your house. Old bird cages are so hard to find.
 Twin domes, lovely aged red.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

perfect patina

  Perfect size, perfect patina. A well loved old table ready to be loved again. Don't despair though. We are finding new old stock constantly.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

New in store

Stuart's latest treasure. 1930s Madonna and Child religious statue. Incredibly difficult to find and in very good condition (small chip to a finger - miraculous after all this time). The colours are gorgeous and unusually Mary is standing over a map of Australia and New Zealand. Made for Pellegrinis here in Australia. Email or drop in to meet them.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Garden setting

Gorgeous vintage marble and metal table and 2 chairs. Perfect for the garden or a corner of the veranda. I love the patina. New in store and I just know it won't last.

Friday, 3 February 2012

Beautiful flowers

So excited to announce that I will be selling flowers at ES Traders. Gorgeous blooms Friday, Saturday and Sunday. If you are looking for something special, something simply stunning, a little treat because you deserve it, drop by and "smell the roses" and hydrangeas and lilies and gladies and summer berries and lotus pods and gymea leaves and ...

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Meet the girls

I don't know how he does it but Stuart finds the most amazing things for the shop. You'll know how rare it is to come across vintage cloth mannequins especially on wooden bases. Ones with just the right amount of age but not too tatty. Meet Stuart's harem of beauties. Have you ever seen so many in one spot?

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Trestle table

Just as soon as our last vintage trestle table came in it went straight out again. Sold. Stuart sourced another one and it is fabulous. Narrower than the last it is perfect as a desk or a hall table. Actually perfect anywhere where space is an issue. It love the patina on this one. Email or drop in if you are interested.