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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!

More Fashion
More furniture
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:


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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The Beauty of Vintage Mirrors

Over time I have had the opportunity to purchase a few vintage mirrors. Last weekend I had the pleasure of adding two more mirrors to my collection. At the moment they are my favourites!

These two were a bargain online from a lovely ebayer and I was able to purchase each one at $15. Bargain… I know!! Lucky me! I had been looking to purchase more vintage mirrors for a few years and I had been outbid on quite a few, but I was lucky to have purchased these beauties. The etched one is a huge 72cm and the oval one is 75cm. I was shocked at how big they were and the great condition they were still in so I added them to a feature wall in my lounge room, with my original smaller scalloped edged one.

In my bedroom, I have a black Victorian Style mirror with two matching picture frames.

And a Victorian mirror in a cast iron stand that was my mother-in-laws which she had purchased overseas years ago.

I also have this early 1940s mirror which needs to be refurbished. I am trying to find a genuine mirror repairer to do this.

You can tell if a mirror is a genuine item by its weight, the frame, the double chain on the backboard, the screws and the cast iron clasps to hold the mirror in place. The mirror glass is also a clear indication of its age, it may have oxidation and scratches, which are signs of age. The mirror glass should also have slight waves or bubbles whereas modern reproductions will not.

Vintage mirrors are a great accessory in any room and can be a feature on any wall! Enjoy your vintage mirror shopping. I know I did!! You will be surprised by the variety and options that are available and hopefully you get a great price too.

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