Friday, 22 June 2012

Barsony Lamp Collection So Far....

Thought I would do a post on my lamp collection so far.

We are up to 50 pieces now and trying to slow down, however, we keep managing to find pieces we dont have.


For those who are not familiar with the work of the late George Barsony, he was a talented Hungarian Sculptor who arrived in Australia in 1949. George and his wife Jean set up Barsony Ceramics in Guildford which is in western Sydney.


Throughout the 50s, 60s and 70s they were famous for their range of Black Lady Lamps and figurines, however, they didnt just make Black ladies, they also made lamps in a lustre, white, brown and even gold finish. There are also lamps of fish and a poodle lamp, however the most sought after are the quite possibly the larger dancing ladies. They also marked their pieces under the names of Venice and Silver Cloud, though I am still yet to come across any 'Venice' pieces.



Many of these lamps we marked underneat with prefixes such as FL48, HL4, as well as stickers such as "An Original George Barsony Ceramic".

George has only just recently passed away in 2010 at the age of 93.



If you have any questions regarding these lamps, or if there any particular pieces you are after or wish to sell, just send me an email at retrolover7587@hotmail.com .


I also sell hoop and pearl earrings on eBay to complete your lamp, just check out my items for sale here!! You can also buy beautiful reproduction ribbon shades here.


Hope you enjoy the pictures of my prized possesions!


Friday, 1 June 2012

Boo Boo's and Goat Cuddles

The other week we had a little accident. Our little princess got her finger stuck in the door. How I hate hospitals!!! We were in emergency for over 6 hours the day it happened. They said it's nothing major, so no broken bones or fractures, but she made a mess of her finger so needed it all cleaned up, but at this age, they wont hold still.

They then told us to come back the next morning at 8 for day surgery. They said no food after 2am, but she can have a bottle before 6. So we woke her up at 5.30, gave her a bottle of milk, then off we went to the hospital only to be told that when they said bottle.... they meant water???? Who gives a toddler a "Bottle" of water? So we got stuck waiting until 12 before she went in without been able to give her any food or milk!!

It was heartbreaking watching her go under, and when came out, her little hand was wrapped up like a boxing glove, but at least she was fine (and very happy to be able to eat). She did get upset though when she couldnt open things like books and games because she could only use one hand.

But the bandage is now off, and although she is minus one fingernail which will take a while to grow back again, but at least she is back to her normal self.



We made a trip out to Newcastle last week to Oakvale farm and our little muppet had a ball


All she wanted to do was cuddle the goats


We even got to give a koala a pat!


Oakvale Farm and Fauna world is truly worth a visit for those with little ones. At 11am daily you can get a bottle and feed the baby lambs and goats, and $1 gives you a bag of feed, however a goat stole ours right out of our hands. They had camels and cows and most farm animals you could think of, however, it was far to windy given Alannah had just gotten over a cold, so we stuck to the covered areas which were Alannahs favourites anyways so we could chase and cuddle the baby goats.