old stuff is the new… well new

Ikea has got nothing on this place. Looking for something for the kitchen? It’s there. Feel like revamping your lounge room? Have a look around. A one off wooden bookshelf? There is a number to choose from.

This place has got everything, absolutely everything… and if you don’t mind, I’ll take everything. Oh wait that’s not going to work, I live in a small flat. Alright, I’ll be selective.

Antiques, collectables, things that need a little work, things that look brand new. I could have taken a hundred photos but instead I got side tracked and was running my sticky fingers over numerous pieces of furniture and other kitchen goodies.

As I have recently finished watching Mad Men, it’s hard not to get happy- squealy- excited about the vast array of retro (mad men type decor) furniture.

My advice, if you are after something new and want it to look a little different. Skip the chain stores and have a peak at your local second hand dealers. There is probably something just waiting to be snapped up and loved right now.

If you live in Sydney, this place is an Aladdin’s cave.

Mitchell Road Antique and Design Centre.

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34 thoughts on “old stuff is the new… well new

  1. Oooh, I could spend hours there…makes me miss my days as a museum curator when I played with old stuff all the time. I still get a shock when I see some of the prices though…

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  2. My kinda place.
    I can see a trip to the city coming on.
    Brydie would love to get in touch with you. I would like to offer you something if you care to email me.
    Thanks Sue

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  3. I’m seriously tempted to make a trip to Sydney for those green chairs. Goregous!

    I havn’t had an excuse to buy anything for a while now….but am now having fun buying new (old) stuff for our farm shed temporary home. So far i’ve scored an old enamel pedestal hand basin, enamel laundry sink, and 70s vinyl lounge (and i’ve still spent less than $50 all up). I LOVE new old stuff.

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  4. I was addicted to Mad Men. Where is the next series??? I love all things retro too and this place has so much more appeal (and I bet the shopping experience is a lot more pleasant) than what goes on at Ikea. xx

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  5. Ooh, those green chairs!! Yes please!!

    I took the middle one opshopping today to our nearest Vinnies. A most productive visit – we came home with a little bedside set of drawers for her. For a modest outlay of $10! And further more, unlike IKEA, I don’t have to wrestle my brain with ridiculous assembly instructions when we get home! 😉

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  6. What a treasure trove – definitely not Ikea (and said by someone who actually likes Ikea…). I imagine choosing would be hard!

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