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Treasure Trove

One of my favourite places to shop is Mitchell Road Antique and Design Centre. It can be found at 17 Bourke Road in Alexandria NSW. Wow 😳 what a fascinating place!!

Mitchell Road Antique and Design Centre is a large warehouse full of different stalls of traders, hobbyists, collectors, stylists and dealers. You can spend hours at this warehouse when visiting as there is so much to see.

It is like stepping back in time. You never know what interesting and unique items you will find each time you go to shop. I will share some of my favourite finds throughout my last shopping experience.

I have been many times and I will share with you some of my divine purchases…

Mitchell Road sells everything you want AND more. They stock countless antiques and collectable finds in furniture, lighting, fashion, jewellery, fashion accessories, homewares, art, toys, music, magazines, books and other items.

Whenever you visit Mitchell Road, I guarantee that you cannot leave the warehouse without buying something. There is so much variety and so many wonderful items that you may never get the opportunity to see again. So you better start start saving (LOL).

Below is even more images, to give you an idea of what is available at this fantastic warehouse.

I hope you get to visit Mitchell Road Antique and Design Centre as it is well worth a visit. Maybe you know of another place similar, let us know! We would love to find out. Even if it’s not in NSW, Australia.

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It’s Extraordinaire…..It’s The Sydney Fair!

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to go to the Sydney Fair. It is Sydney’s largest antique fair. It was full of art deco, vintage and 20th century pieces for sale from over 50 dealers. It was held at Randwick Racecourse in the Kensington Room.

Standing alongside some of the fashion

There were so many amazing items. I was in awe at the rare vintage fashion, unique items and antiques!!

There was furniture, fashion, jewellery, lighting, sculpture, silver, glass, ceramics, books, prints, arts and vintage couture from all eras.

Outside the fair

I took some photos of items at the fair to share with you. Enjoy!

Signs
Jewellery
Fashion
Ornaments
Furniture
More Fashion
More furniture
Decanter
Even More Fashion
Even More Furniture

There were stalls and stalls of incredible items and well worth a look. I have been into vintage for a long time and there was some fashion I had never had the opportunity to see before this fair. There were so many rare decor and furniture items. As well as stunning artwork.

Seven news visits the fair:

https://fb.watch/5SY1L7WvGY/

The Sydney Fair is in other states of Australia. I definitely know that it is held in Melbourne, so check it out if you are in Australia, to see if it is in your state.

The Sydney Fair is the perfect opportunity to view and touch rare pieces that you have only seen in pictures,
talk to experts,
try something vintage on and take photos,
You can also buy something to wear, collect or decorate with….

It is well worth a visit.

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Decorating a Vintage Dressing Table

If you can get your hands on old vintage dressing table it is an item you will adore.

This is my vintage dressing table handed down by my mother to me, I had to get one of the mirror panels replaced as it had a chip and they did the bevelled edge to suit  the others.

 

Vintage Dressing Tables come in a variety of styles.

This image was taken from google images. It features a 1970s style dressing table.

You can find plenty of dressing tables at charity stores and garage sales to suit your decor and your style.

You can also decorate or find a chair to suit your style and the style of your vintage dressing table.

I have painted this chair in a grey and recovered the seat with a Marilyn Monroe fabric from Spotlight


You can find these chairs at charity stores and garage sales! I will do a future blog on how to decorate chairs and lounges soon.

Then you can put add your vintage items to decorate the dressing table to add to your vintage look.

 

This a vintage hair dryer that I found at a garage sale years ago

This is a vintage vanity bag that was purchased from Recycology at the Vintage section of the Sydney Stitches and Craft Show. I filled it with a vintage hand mirror and brush, and some essential hair products to get that retro look

 

There are so many items that you can add to your dressing table. I love the look of the old hair brush sets. Some gems are even hand embroidered. My next items to add to the dressing table are some vintage perfume bottles.

 Enjoy looking for the perfect vintage dressing table, chair and items to decorate the dressing table. Send me photos of your dressing table. Looking forward to seeing them.

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