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PETER Allen’s catchy tune ’Everything old is new again’ is the perfect song to get you ready for a day of antique shopping in the Yarra Valley.
The experience sure does let your imagination run wild, conjuring up images of where the treasures you’ll find once came from and who they belonged to before they were yours.
The beauty of this kind of shopping is that you won’t find it anywhere else.
A whole one hundred years and older, antique shopping is a great way to teach the youngsters what life used to be like and reinvent jewellery, bric-a-brac and furniture for a whole new life in your home … because everything old, truly is new again.
Antique shopping has grown tremendously in popularity in recent years, with recycling and an appreciation for the past on top of the list for young savvy shoppers.
An Antique Trail Guide through the Yarra Valley:
Start off at the quirky,
What Nots in Warburton, just across the road from the information centre, so you’re sure not to get lost.
Bric-a-brac and old wares galore, there’s lots of mix and match plates to add to your kitchen collection, tools to keep dad occupied and sure to have him walking out with another goodie for the tool shed as well as collectables to smile at. Don’t miss this jam-packed antique gem, with something to look at in every corner it sure is another world, so why not stop off at What Nots? ADDRESS: 3395 Warburton Highway, Warburton. PHONE: (03) 5966 9284. Even though some of the fabulously funkalicious finds inside Healesville’s Warehouse Antics, may not have turned 100 yet, this place is still a must stop.
Up the laneway, you’ll find Deb’s smiling face and a world full of her favourite things. Deb’s motto is: quirky, useful and unique, but most importantly funky and fun! Warehouse Antics stocks vintage, recycled and retro clothes, bling, bags and linen. From rustic furniture to 1950s inspired glamour pieces, you can find pillows, tools, garden bits, pots and pans and a door knob or two. Open Wednesday to Monday 10.30am to 4pm, Warehouse Antics is a funky stop along your antique road show of the Yarra Valley. ADDRESS: 242 Maroondah Highway, Healesville. PHONE: 04312 20974.
To finish your scenic trail route through the Yarra Valley region, be sure to stop off at the Yarra Valley Antique Centre or Den of Antiques in Yarra Glen, a quaint antique destination that really takes you back to the old days.
Nearly an antique itself, the centre is a well-known destination in the heart of Yarra Glen, with furniture, crockery, tools, jewellery and all the good stuff on offer. With about 25 individual stallholders, variety and options galore, an oldie full of goodies, the Antique Centre is open seven days a week, 10.30am to 5pm, this gem is a sweet treasure chest full of antique pieces you’ll appreciate. ADDRESS: 8 Bell Street, Yarra Glen. PHONE: (03) 9730 1911 or 25a Bell Street, Yarra Glen. PHONE: 9730 2111