Saturday, August 6

A Visit with The Hobos

VB and I popped in to check out Brisbanes latest vintage store today, Hobohemia...owned by 'the hobos', of course!

The hobos, as we now know them, are none other than Lizzie and Mike Hilburger. Lizzie may not remember it, but it's partly due to her encouragement that I myself became a vintage seller.

These guys have been collecting and dealing in vintage for years, but this is their first retail venture. They've been working on the shop for several months and I was dying to see how it all came together!

I so want this fab old tin sign!

A very unusual vase that caught my eye

I love the detail on this celluloid frame
what else did I love? these mid century thingys!

VB got quickly acquainted with the 'shop fox', Jack

See, I'm not the only Brisbane person obsessed with furs, lol

Would you believe this wee chandelier is plastic?!

It even comes in the original box!

  You can find the hobos at 295a Given Terrace, Paddington, open Thurs-Sun, at a reasonable 10am, right?
Visit them at or at

Now for some answers to your questions;

No Frock on Friday for me this week, my face still hasn't fully recovered although I'm a LOT better than I was-thanks all for your kind words and wishes. I'll be back to commenting properly by Monday, I promise :).
I'm also flat-out busy preparing for Greazefest on Sunday. We'll be over near the indoor stage, so if you're local come and say hi!

Sarah, yes I will post more pics of the fab green platforms in the coming weeks.
Mary Mur, no I know nothing about Greece, I don't know why you'd think I would!
La Dama, nothing showing up from you, keep us updated hon.

Have a great weekend everyone!!!!


Vintage Coconut said...

WOWZA! That store looks amazing. We do not have ONE store in my city like this at all. I know there used to be a vintage store but it closed down probably a decade ago.

OH MY little VB as sweet as a pea!
Gosh Kitty shes so darn cute. I love her hair and skirt. You didn't have to do FOF VB did it for you. =D
Whenever I see her I can't wait to have a little girl(Except the Husband wants a boy)PSSHH of course lol
Its good to hear you are almost better.

*Have a great weekend*
If you hit up the sales tomorrow *Goodluck*

VainGlorySinner said...

I'd die if I walked into that shop, as well as become very broke!

So many gorgeous things :|

I wouldn't want to part with any of it!

I particularly like the little devil child head on the shelf in the 4th picture down and the charming little miss (I guess they are) perfume bottles with doll heads as tops!

I'd love to live near a shop that amazing! xxx

Helga! said...

Doesn't VB look a pretty treat!?
I'm feeling a little obsessive over fur myself right at this moment.Vintage,of course.
This shop is heavenly!Between yours and this,you guys have all the most fabulous goodies for sale-I swoon before you!!
DO hope you get your poor face sorted soon,for you we can have Frock Anyday,sweetie!

1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

Love looking in vintage shops, so I love that you posted all these pics.

I still have my little old mink fur too lol had it as a kid. Just one little mink pelt, but I loved to touch it.

Nelly said...

Wonderful shop I see lots id love but I dunno how people can get rid of stuff I need to know that secret.So glad your face is feeling better.VB frocked up well and I wish Id kept sons fox pelt now.

Ava said...

Envy... I so need to go to Brisbane, Love your blog, now following xx Ava

vintage mama said...

I so can't wait for my next trip to
Brisbane! Thanks for the lovely photos xxDeb

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

I love this blog! I am your newest follower. I really love all things vintage and retro. Please come visit me at my new blog, Ric Rac and Polka Dots. I'm brand new, but have lots of fun things planned to share. I am in love with the little glass bottles with doll heads. I am going to see if those are for sale . . .

Kylie said...

This is the first time I have looked at your blog Kitty and I love it! I'm not sure how I missed it but I will definetely be back...
I love those little perfume bottles...if that's what they are? they are too sweet for words...

Vix said...

That store is awesome. Those wooden drinks crates go for a fortune here, all the VW camper owners display them on their roof racks.
I'm very excited to see that plush sailor doll, I bought the same one from a jumble sale when I wasn't much bigger than ol' fur loving VB.
Glad to hear your face is on the mend! x

La Dama said...

Ay, amor, I love the usual hands vase. VB playing with fur stole. she has the cutest outfit. love her little bangs.plastic chandelier want one of those. perfume cute bottles are the cutest and girl head plaque is divine, My blog is up but the dashboard thing is not working but you can now link me.
Hope your feel better soon.

Misfits Vintage said...

I love VB's haircut - what a cutie she is!

And that lady with the blue hair looks suspiciously like one I saw The Way We Wear in Canberra last month. I love her.

How marvellous is that shop - I would spend a lot of time there.