Wednesday, December 22, 2010

New Framed Pieces at the Antique Centre Today

We have been busy hanging some new pieces on the wall today at the Woolloongabba Antique Centre. A really different 'Doors' concert poster advertising tickets selling from $2.60 to $3.50 hung in the centre of our wall with the funky atomic wallpaper.

A giant (pardon the pun) 'Attack of the 50 Foot Woman' poster measures 120cm x 40cms hung with a great retro 'Faster Pussycat!Kill! Kill!' poster

We have some fabulous Batman(Adam West) and Robin(Burt Ward) autographs mounted with photos ready to frame.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Rene Gruau Vogue cover art

This is no April fool! Stunning Vogue cover art from April 1st 1954 - photo by Blumenfeld with Givenchy sleeveless sketch by Rene Gruau.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christian Dior by Gruau

Just unearthed this beauty - a real French gem. Original Christian Dior Ad by my favourite artist Rene Gruau. Simple and sophisticated in the Gruau style - tres chic!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Rene Gruau - Vintage Haute Couture Prints

1954 - Vintage Vogue

Here are 2 excellent vintage Haute Couture prints by the master - Rene Gruau. Both show his trademark black outline and bare the Gruau "G" and "star" signature. As a fan of his work - these 2 exciting vintage prints are wonderful additions to the collection. Enjoy the style.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Vintage French CHANEL Ads

Here are some great pure Vintage French Chanel perfume Ads from the late 1940's. A classic and "timeless" design. Chanel used very similar art & design for their ads from this period right thru to the 1970's - i suppose the product simply speaks for itself!

Timeless & Classic, simple & very famous, and if something works - why fix it!

Friday, November 26, 2010

How sweet are these

Wonderful and very sweet original Childrens clothing Ads from the 1950's. Lovely and very cute artwork, perfect for a nursery or a childs room - Retro decorations you wont find everywhere. See more of these beautiful Retro Ads in Shop 32 at the WAC and in our Ebay store.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Vintage Australian Ads

Collecting great old Australian Ads? Take a look at these Retro classics from the 1950's.

Taubman Paints, Speedo, Horlicks, Weetbix and many more full colour Ads from days gone by.
The Atomic Cafe has unearthed a large collection of Vintage Australian ads, ideal for framing for the kitchen. My favourite is the Speedo Ad - great graphic art and a timeless logo.

Monday, November 22, 2010

The Woolloongabba Antique Centre Today

We have moved into a larger shop at the WAC, it is brimming with furniture and collectibles, gorgeous original print ads from the 1930's to 1960's and our movie memoribilia from all eras. Check out our gorgeous framed Audrey Hepburn Poster from 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'

Monday, June 21, 2010

The Woolloongabba Antique Centre

Have you been to The Woolloongabba Antique Centre Yet? Definitely a 'must see' for a new take on antiques and collectibles, see their website here and while you are there make sure you enjoy a great coffee in their 50's style cafe.

some photos of our Atomic Cafe at the WAC

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Esquire Calendar Girls

Vintage Calendars are still in demand. These great Esquire pin-up girls look as good now as they did 60 years ago. With beautiful art by Al Moore they take us back to a time of a bygone era. The tease of a scantily clad maiden. Totally original & totally vintage. A great and very unique gift idea too! Better than a birthday card, showing the whole month of someones birth year maybe - say a 60th birthday gift? Then you have found Miss November 1950! We have most years & months covered (or uncovered!) somewhere.

Vintage Luggage Ads

Collecting Vintage Luggage? Take a look at what was for sale years ago through these wonderful original luggage ads. Some of these great "retro" ads featured in Vogue magazine from the late 1940's to the early 1950's. Some in glorious colour, showing lovely designs & styles that were so in vogue for that period. These great vintage ads are available for sale through our ebay store, the-atomic-cafe and some are available in our shop The Atomic Cafe (shop 32) at The Woolloongabba Antique Centre.