I have a fabulous guest post today from some lovely bloggers from DIY Decorator, one of whom I met at the Kidspot Voices of 2015 masterclass on the weekend – Sam – at which Recycled Interiors was announced in the top 30 of the Home and Wellbeing category! Very excited!! Stay tuned for more on this as we go through the coming weeks, it is a fantastic nod to how much the we have grown, and to the community who are involved with this little blog, which includes all of YOU.
Here is the guest post from Kylie & Sam with lots of fantastic tips for vintage shopping in Brisbane
I am a big fan of buying vintage and recycled or upcycled furniture and décor. In fact my house is filled with second-hand furniture and vintage treasures. If you love shopping vintage stores, here are some of my favourite stores in the Brisbane area to find furniture and homewares.
The Old Boathouse
The Old Boathouse is an absolute must visit for antiques and vintage finds. The secret’s out – I have purchased many items from here. Katherine and her husband, Mr The Old Boathouse, have been antiques dealers and licensed second hand sellers for over 20 years. What I love about this shop is the mix and variety of products from furniture pieces, many of which Katherine paints and makes over herself, to vintage toys, china, crystal and cutlery. If you can’t get there in person, follow Katherine’s instagram feed to see her latest finds.
The Old Boathouse is located inside The Cottage Garden Nursery at 999 Stanley Street, East Brisbane 4169.
Side Street Vintage
Side Street Vintage is a hub for vintage craft and bespoke handmade furniture. Tracey runs craft workshops and makes gorgeous items such as crochet bottle covers for recycled glass bottles, while her husband makes beautiful furniture from reclaimed timber. They also have a great selection of original vintage posters, including old Chanel perfume advertisements.
Side Street Vintage is located at 3A, 77 Oxford Street, Bulimba 4171. They are just about to move into the shop next door, but you’ll easily find them. They also have a stall in the Woolloongabba Antiques Market (see below for details). Stay up to date with their creative workshops on their Facebook page.
Botticelli House is run by Di, who regularly visits the brocante markets in France to source a range of vintage and antique pieces including furniture, French linens, and her trademark blue and white china. Don’t be deceived by the industrial shed the shop is housed in, once you step inside, it really has the wow factor and you will be treated to a visual smorgasbord of goodies.
Botticelli House is located at 5/237 Flemming Road, Hemmant 4174 and is open on selected days only (see the website for opening times). They also have a stall at the Paddington Antiques Centre (see below for details). Their online store is launching soon or follow along on instagram @botticellihouse
Now if I’m heading up to the Sunshine Coast, I have to pop into Noosaville to see Sally at Coastal Vintage. If you’re a lover of all things vintage and coastal, then this is your shop. At Coastal Vintage you will find giant clam shells, coral, sea shells, vintage glass floats, and other nautical items such as maps, ships wheels and anchors.
Coastal Vintage is located at 4/33 Gateway Drive, Noosaville on Tuesdays or by appointment. They have a great online store and will ship worldwide, or follow them on instagram @coastalvintage to see what’s new.
Paint Me White
If I’m heading down to the Gold Coast, then I’d have to pop into Paint Me White. Sandy restores time worn pieces with the magic of Annie Sloan chalk paint and holds workshops to teach people how to paint furniture. She also has a beautiful range of both new and old homewares on offer including stars made from reclaimed timber.
Paint Me White is located at shop 3A, Mudgeeraba Village Shopping Centre, Swan Lane, Mudgeeraba 4213. They also have a stall at The Woolloongabba Antiques Centre (see below for details) and an online shop for Annie Sloan chalk paint, and you can follow on instagram @paintmewhite
Brisbane Antiques Centres
There are a couple of antiques centres in Brisbane that are always worth a visit. Each centre has multiple stallholders and the stock changes regularly. You really just have to pop in to see what’s available on the day.
Woolloongabba Antiques Centre is located at 22 Wellington Road, Woolloongabba 4102 or visit their website.
Paddington Antiques Centre is located at 167 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington 4064 or visit their website.
I hope you enjoyed my little virtual tour of vintage shopping in Brisbane.
What a lot of lovely places to visit in Brisbane! Do you have a favourite local haunt or two in your local area? Please drop me a line as we would love to share!