pictures

the union club hotel

In the last 2 weeks I have been to the Union Club Hotel twice. It is lovely to visit this pub. It feels like home you know?

And it has been the same for so many years.

I went with Katrina and Jeremy for drinks before going to Hell Of The North (which was delicious). Before that we (clive and I and the kids) went for dinner on a weekday. I took some snaps of the eclectic art work and interior to remind myself what makes a pub feel like home.

Clive reading Mr Smith

Clive reading Mr Smith

Many a fun night has been had in this minuscule homely function room

Many a fun night has been had in this minuscule homely function room

Some of the interesting artwork that graces the walls

Some of the interesting artwork that graces the walls

The world's ugliest AND most uncomfortable couch

The world’s ugliest AND most uncomfortable couch

India reading her book on the cool and grungy club lounge

India reading her book on the cool and grungy club lounge

Jemima doing some acrobatics on the rooftop terrace

Jemima doing some acrobatics on the rooftop terrace

a little collection

Here’s a little collection of new, second hand and home made pictures and prints on a wall.

The giraffe and elephant prints are by Me and Amber, and they were purchased a number of years ago at the Melbourne Design Market which used to be in the car park at Federation Square.  Looking online, this doesn’t seem to exist any more, but there is Markit on on Sunday 25 May 2014, at Federation Square that seems to be a very similar concept (maybe someone knows …).

The St Kilda prints were bought at an op shop, the little book cut out of the boy and dog were hand made by me and some other mums for the craft stall at our school art show, and the wonderfully creative caterpillar drawing was done by one of my children.  I love this picture.  All the legs and feet!

The frame for the caterpillar also came my way second hand.  I bought it at the Wales Street Primary School trash and treasure stall a couple of years ago.  My sister has invested in a mat cutter, so I borrowed that and used matting that I bought at Reverse Art Truck.  Now, there’s a great place to visit!  For about $30 you can fill a garbage bag with whatever is in stock.  It is a GREAT place for matting, cardboard off cuts, dowel, smaller pieces of timber and compressed wooden boards, foam off cuts, leather off cuts and loads of other stuff.

So many second hand stories behind one little collection on a wall …