08 April 2008

A Vintage Toy Environment.

Some of us collect. Things.

Whether it is a collection of teapots, shot glasses from worldwide destinations, the finest crystal, china or Limoges boxes. Our homes may display the finest art, the rarest orchids or the simple whimsy and novelty of vintage toys.

Natalie, Nicholas and their son Arthur live in an old Victorian shop dwelling, built in 1890. The building, located in North Melbourne, Australia has a shop on the first floor and their apartment on the upper two floors. This colorful vintage toy-tinged home sports one of the most unique and fun interiors I have ever run into. Natalie and Nicholas are the proud owners of their own store, Arthur’s Circus, which specializes in the sale of hard to find vintage toys, collectibles and lighting. Their playful air permeates throughout their professional and personal lives with a colorful enthusiasm around the house this small family shares. I think it is Most Excellent and worth a look. Just for fun.

Squeaky vintage toy collection

Kitchen vintage clock collection

Kitchen vintage cookie jar collection


Entry foyer light pendant. View of kitchen above and beyond railing

Bedroom with photography sold in the "Arthur's Circus" store

Bedroom photography detail

Bedroom bookcase

Vintage record player

Exterior view of first floor shop and upper apartment