Friday, July 13, 2012

An antique shop or an episode of hoarders?

vintage suitcases galore
Last week when I was in Eden to look after my mother she needed a CT Scan so I took her to Bega where the closest Radiology department is.  After we left the scan, I noticed that next door was a little house turned into an antiques shop. Mum suggested I take 10 minutes to myself to have a quick look while she sat in the car with the kids (who were so good and patient as we traipsed from appointment to appointment all day to work out what as wrong with mum).

loved these chippy old skirting boards turned coat racks
The antiques shop was full to the brim and to be honest was a little freaky for me. I felt like I was in an episode of hoarders!  Don't get me wrong, there was heaps of stuff there and some of it was great (if a little expensive, in my opinion but I'm spoilt because I go to auctions all the time and have access to so much stuff more cheaply than shops sell it).

what a great colour and worn paint work on these chairs

This beautiful vanity mirror caught my eye as soon as I walked in. Which was actually a miracle as there was so much stuff packed from floor to ceiling. I'm a real sucker for scrolls and carved detail. I love the fan/leaf detail on the top. 

Lots of rusty old junk. There was so much stuff in the garden that I'm sure they don't pack it away at night or bad weather - furniture and everything. Perhaps by leaving it all out in the weather is how the further enhance the chippy rusty patina.

I couldn't even tell what this thing below is - but it's got rust, chippy paint and a scroll. My kind of details!

So if you ever find yourself in Bega, on New South Wales far south coast then pop by Artizantique. Details in the photo below. Be prepared to shift through some junk to find treasure but it's there if you look.

Do you ever feel like that when you go to junk/antique shops? that it's a waste of time as it's all junk and seriously who would want to buy any of it? how do these places stay in business? but then you find some beauties amongst all the crappola? and then the next thing you know you're forking over your money...



  1. Amazing old stuff there. I love the mirror also.
    so sorry about your mum
    Hannah xx

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