A MEANDER THROUGH ANTIQUE STORES ADMIRING THE CRAFTSMANSHIP AND INGENUITY OF YESTERYEAR IS NOT ONLY COMFORTING, BUT A GREAT WAY FOR FIND YOURSELF SOMETHING UNIQUE TO KEEP FOREVER.
Shabby Duck Studio
The ambience of the traditional tea room is revived with sophistication and service at Shabby Duck’s 1899 Devonshire Tea Room. Relax with a cup of tea and freshly baked scones with jam and cream.
The boutique is filled with shabby-chic pieces that include up-cycled furniture and French Provincial home décor, gifts and jewellery. The shop is gorgeous, with crystal chandeliers and so many pretty things to browse.
The Shabby Duck Studio sells everything you need to revive an old piece of furniture into something beautiful – from paints and stencils to cute little drawer knobs and handles, appliques, metal waxes, and decorative wall hooks as well as offering art and furniture workshops.
17 Albert Street, Busselton, Open 7 days, 9.30 am to 5pm.
Call 0456 6321 65 or visit shabbyduckstudio.com.au
Preloved Goods has a massive and fabulously diverse range of furniture, bric-a-brac and other interesting items including antique, vintage, classic, retro, and some modern pieces, half-wine barrels included.
There’s an ever-changing range of dining tables, chairs, armchairs, bedside tables, chests of drawers, bookcases, sideboards, buffets, dressers, desks, wardrobes, cabinetry, lounge suites, crockery, prints, ornaments, outdoor furniture and more. Prices are reasonable and new stock arrives almost weekly.
The business embodies a dedication to the philosophy of ‘reuse and recycle’ and the owners have a good eye for quality, craftsmanship and style. It’s not unusual to find quality designer pieces tucked away in this huge warehouse in the industrial area of Margaret River town, next door to Margaret River Wood Fired Bakery.
It is Margaret River’s only dedicated second- hard furniture shop and offers free local delivery.
Cnr Boodjidup and Burton Road, Margaret River.
Open Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm, Saturday 9am to 3pm. Call 0438 092 468 or visit prelovedgoods.com.au
The Flying Wardrobe
Antique, retro and second-hand lovers and collectors will find joy in The Flying Wardrobe in Witchcliffe, just a seven- minute drive south of Margaret River.
There’s a clear passion for all things vintage, retro and especially quirky with an eclectic mix of crockery, books, furniture, kitchenware, copper pots, clothing, vinyl records, glassware, ceramics, toys, garaganalia (for the motoring enthusiast), jewellery, tools, chandeliers, wooden crates, canisters, cameras and much more.
Take your time, there’s a lot to appreciate here.
10411 Bussell Highway, Witchcliffe. Call (08) 9757 6647.
Haymar Antiques and Collectibles
Haymar Antiques and Collectibles stocks a large selection of fine china, sewing items and flatware
such as cutlery, spoons, knives, forks and silver sets. Specialising in antique jewellery, all the pieces are one-off and all hand-made.
At the moment, the antique furniture in store is Australian, English and French and includes dining tables, dressers, buffets, sideboards, occasional tables, bookcases, desks, chests of drawers and display cabinets.
There’s a collection of Victorian prints and very rare crystoleum art that was only produced for a short time in the 1800s – romantic figures or scenes photographed and presented convexly and hand-painted concavely in glass, as well as some original art from overseas.
It’s a family-owned business with over 40 years experience in the world of antiques and curios. The business first started in Perth before moving to Busselton over 19 years ago.
Haymar Collectibles is also an antique dealer offering a range of antiques and collectables from furniture to fine antique and estate jewellery.
Cnr Queen Street and Bussell Highway. Open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm, Saturday 10am to 1pm.
Call 08 9754 1839.
Margaret River Antiques
Margaret River Antiques is undergoing a transformation and will reopen in October. It has been repurposed into a beautiful Georgian bed and breakfast, with each room elegantly appointed with antique furniture, with the ensuite in four out of the five rooms featuring a claw-foot freestanding bathtub.
The Antique Gift Shop is open to guests and by appointment from serious collectors. The gift shop will specialise in finery such as silverware and jewellery as well as garaganalia (things a motoring enthusiast would want in his/her garage!)
Margaret River Antiques is located in the heart of Margaret River, just a two-minute walk from the main street, opposite Memorial Park.
43 Townview Terrace, Margaret River. Open 7 days, 10am to 4.30pm.
Call (08) 9780 5911
Check it out in 2018: Southwest Antique and Collectors Fair Busselton
Held on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend in the historic Esplanade Hotel Busselton on Marine Terrace from 9am to 3.30pm, the new 100-year-old venue for the Southwest Antique and Collectors Fair is part of the attraction.
With a wait-list of stallholders ready to sell their treasured collections, shoppers are likely to be spoilt for choice. There will be over 40 tables packed including bargains from Royal Dalton and Royal Albert china, porcelain, silver coins, banknotes, silverware, glassware, antique jewellery, vintage toys, kimonos, vintage tools, kitchen appliances and much more. Furniture won’t be included due to space restrictions.
Organiser Warren Gibbs said that young people are avid buyers of retro items. “The younger generation are amazed at some of the items – like cameras that take film and toasters from the 1950s where you open the sides and have to manually turn the bread around to toast the other side – they love the retro stuff!”
Busselton Esplanade Hotel, 167 Marine Terrace, Busselton. Adults $3 and children under 14 free. Enquiries are welcome, contact Warren Gibb on 0417 536 472.