Thrifting adventures

by Kate on July 12, 2011

Kirst first took me to Tyabb for my birthday back in March and let me tell you …it was love at first sight.

Thrifting Adventures

If you are from Melbourne, then chances are you have probably already taken a trip to Tyabb. If you haven’t but love all things antique, vintage, art deco etc etc etc then I would get yourself down there pronto.

There are three main places in Tyabb to stop: The Bottom Drawer, The Vintage Shed and The Tyabb Packing House. Here you will find the creme de la creme of all things old.

Seriously, once you have been here I doubt you will ever want to forage in an op shop again, hunting for gems – these places are full of them.

On my second trip, I picked up these beauties (a set of six) for the princely sum of $8. They are in perfect condition and have already been used around the table.

Thrifting Adventures

You will need to go more than once, if you are anything like me…your first visit will be totally overwhelming, so much to see. Have fun!

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1 Tammi July 12, 2011 at 11:07 am

These are the kind of places I love….now I wished I lived in Melbourne!
Maybe I need to organise a trip there in which case I will defnitely be checking these shope out :)



2 Karley July 12, 2011 at 11:15 am

They are beautiful, what a find!!!


3 teawithhazel July 12, 2011 at 3:02 pm

tyabb here i come… :) jane


4 andi July 12, 2011 at 7:04 pm

Born and bred in Melbourne and I have never been to Tyabb.
Must rectify that!


5 karen July 12, 2011 at 7:17 pm

these are just beautiful, Kate and wold be used daily in my home too…just exquisite ;-)


6 Kristen July 12, 2011 at 10:12 pm

How far is Melbourne from New York? ;) Those are beautiful–well done!


7 Susan July 13, 2011 at 12:29 am

Tyabb Packing House is one of my favourite haunts! I picked a fabulous little pair of needlework scissors there earlier in the year! Your napkins are lovely- and photographed so beautifully!


8 pea.knits July 13, 2011 at 1:52 am

Ain’t a thing wrong with a little vintage cross stitch!


9 Nova July 13, 2011 at 7:43 am

sounds fantastic! love the treasure you scored!


10 Cathy July 27, 2011 at 6:31 pm

Gorgeous finds Kate. I live down the road from there it’s a great place to spend an hour or two amongst the treasures! xo


11 Jana @ The Summer House August 9, 2011 at 10:50 am

Oh, how I wish I could visit Australia….it’s on my list.
xo Jana in the US


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