Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Ellie Update




Take a look at poor Ellie. Her brakes are getting adjusted. Poor girl was a bit stiff underneath. Looks very invasive I know. Only a few more things to do and she will be ready for registration. I can't wait!
And this is part of my mother's vintage china collection. She has them all in a cupboard on display, and they never get used. I have never understood this. But I love looking at them anyway.

35 comments:

  1. Ellie's looking great, I love the colour. My Mum doesn't use her best crockery either. If I give her a nightie for Mother's Day I have to stress she's to wear it. She keeps everything new for best, lol.

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  2. TENHO UMA MINIATURA DO CARRO, ACHO LINDO..BJOS

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  3. maybe your mom is afraid they might get chipped if used? or she's saving them for you? :-)

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  4. Oh I LOVE that car...how cool, and the color, oh I love it!!!! Your Mother's china is so pretty ,too.

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  5. I love Ellie my dream car is a 1954 Holden ute I wish upon a star.

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  6. Ellie and your Mother's china are very good looking!
    I understand your excitement about Ellie... I hope she will do the right thing by you ;-)

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  7. Think of all those amazing photo opportunities coming up for the beautiful Ellie and you! She is one special car. I'm totally in love with the top tea set..that pale green inside the cups is to swoon over..if I was the swooning type!

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  8. It is the same at my mums house with the china! Can't wait to see Ellie on the streets of Brisbane. ;-)

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  9. gorgeous Ellie and beautiful china, I know that most of the china we collect now came out of somebodies china cabinet but if they hadn't protected them like they did we wouldn't be able to buy them in such good condition now. Our future generations won't get them in such good condition though because we use and enjoy them now don't we? xx

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  10. Nearly ready - how exciting. My Mum collected a few sets of china and it is all still in a similar display at my Dad's in London, having hardly been used at all. My sister has taken the 3 tier cake stand to her house and that gets a regular workout. My Dad wanted me to bring it all to Australia, but apart from I have absolutely nowhere to put it (even though it would be used), it doesn't seen right to haul it over to the other side of the world. I know with my Mum it was an Irish thing - 'kept for good'. We use the wedding gifted silverware every day here, it's a bit sad otherwise.
    Please share piccies of Ellie once she is on the road.
    Carmel
    x

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  11. i like the new addition to your family...your mother's china is gorgeous!
    cheryl x

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  12. Ellie & your mama's vintage china...both look like heaven to me!

    Can't wait to see her up & running...better pick the right *frock* to take her out in for the first run...a big moment!

    melissa xx

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  13. Elli looks adorable i would be sooo excited to. Lovely china mums always seem to have gorgeous collections that never get used and so to Grans. enjoy the rest of your week, dee x

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  14. That is a lovely car and plenty of room to haul all things vintage ,it is perfect for you ,love your mommys china ,at least you can look .theodora

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  15. OHHHH! I am so excited about Ellie on your behalf! Not long now until you can cruise off in her!!!! I love your mum's china too! SO PRETTY! X

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  16. Oh Ellie, it won't be long now! Simone, she does look sad. How divine is that tea set. Yes, just look, don't touch! Glad you're back. School holidays up there? Pruxxx

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  17. Just catching up - your little trip looks gorgeous! So much sunshine where you are - we have some today but I wish we had more! Shame your mum doesn't use her china more but I guess it is precious...and hope Ellie is up on the road soon! xxx

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  18. Love Ellie!! I know what you mean about things not being used, I just inherited my great gramma's yellow vaseline vase that has been in glass cases for 50+ years I put my on my counter with roses in it! Things are to be used and enjoyed not like musuem pieces.
    Sherry

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  19. Ellie looks almost ready to roll...love the china!!

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  20. She is lovely!!! Can't wait to see you behind the wheel.

    China is delightful...roses..sigh! Hugs to you my sweet friend. xoxoxo

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  21. I just LOVE Ellie! What a fabulous car. Your mother's vintage dishes are lovely, too ~ I don't know how she keeps from using them.

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  22. Your poor little car - she is just divine though. You must have a grin from ear to ear when sitting i her.
    My mother is the same with her 'special occasion china' that hardly ever gets used- must be a generational thing. such a waste in my view!
    Em xx
    www.fadedwhitelinen.blogspot.com

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  23. I was just saying to a friend the other day that it's a crime to not use vintage china :) that's how I justify using mine.
    Just think of all the adventures you and Ellie are going to have once she is up and running.
    xx

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  24. Ellie certainly is a beauty! You are going to have so much fun with her when she is ready for the road. Your mother's china is very pretty.

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  25. Welcome back! I love that china, especially the top photo. Can't resist anything with flowers.

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  26. Super cool car! Looks like a lot of fun to drive around! My grandpa rebuilt a '63 Chevy Impala, and I was stoked that he let me drive it for a few minutes last summer :)

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  27. Hi Simone,
    Thanks for the great holiday snaps in your last post. Nice and relaxing. Your dog is so cute! Great holiday family fun.
    Love the vintage dinner sets. Great to look at and even better to use ;) I got a lovely old set for Christmas at the moment they are for looks but I will use them soon.
    Ellie reminds me much of my Grandpas car in the 60's we all loved the drives to the beach.
    Funny how cars become part of the family.
    Your Ellie has funkier lines with the sleek
    look at the back lights. She is a treasure.
    Enjoy, Sue

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  28. I love Elli, is awesome!!
    We can´t see cars like that in my country.

    Yolanda,xo

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  29. Hey Simone, Love the colours of the insides of the cups, so 50's. You will all have to have a tea party and bring them out of hiding!! Ellie is so super cute!!

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  30. I just showed Ellie to my husband. We inherited his grandfathers 1962 EK Ute - powder blue also. It had been passed down from his grandfather (original owner) to father to son. But sadly it was so full of rust we gave it to a friend who restores cars. He is adding it to a general store his family own, once restored. We kept the original number plates. I can imagine you & Ellie will look beautiful together.

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  31. Cute how the china and car match. :)

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  32. Thanks for the update on Ellie, i was wondering how she was going. Will be good as new soon.
    My mum has china like this and I have my grandmothers: we never use them either. I suppose it is the memories attached to them and I would hate it if they broke but I have to remind myself that my memories are in my heart not in the china don't I? I think I will have a nice cuppa this afternoon in my gran's favourite cup:)
    Lee:)

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  33. Ooh I bet you will be so excited to take her out for a spin!! Oh what a shame you cannot have a cup of tea in that lovely china tea set :( mum has just sent me a box of all her Royal doulton I will show you once I move in the house & can safely unpack it.

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