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Coastal Living Magazine - featured!

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It is always such a thrill to see our coastal vintage wares featured in a magazine and especially one of such high esteem as the American Coastal Living Magazine.  This month we grace the cover as well as inside.  Bright foam buoys marking the locations of lobster traps have been an iconic piece of maritime culture dating to the late 1800s, when trapping became a common method of lobstering. To distinguish one lobsterman's traps from others, it became tradition—and then law—to paint buoys a unique pattern and color scheme. These seaworthy treasures have since caught the eyes of collectors and become quintessential beach house decor, used as doorstops, centerpieces, hanging displays, and more.

And in April we were featured again with a range of our vintage oars.  Vintage oars are models of coastal craftsmanship, each one handmade and painted to yield one-of-a-kind artwork. Naturally weathered from the sun and sea, they add rustic charm to beach cottages.  A big thank you to C…

Cape Cod Inspired Beach House

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Recently, I read all about a gorgeous new home here on the Sunshine Coast on the DIY-decorator blog and realised it was the holiday home of one of our lovely customers - Victoria and her family! I was so thrilled to see a couple of coastal vintage pieces Victoria had purchased used to decorate her beautiful beachside home. 
Inspired by the small American seaside village of Chatham in Cape Cod, this beautiful home brings a touch of Hamptons charm to the Australian coast. Victoria likes to buy pieces that have a story to them, and mixes vintage and one-off pieces with main store bought items.  What I love about Chatham Beach House is the way Victoria has used lots of decorative finishing touches that make the house feel like a home and not just a holiday rental. A coastal home full of style yet homey. Chatham Beach House is only 100 steps from the door to beautiful Mudjimba Beach here on the Sunshine Coast. To learn more about Chatham Beach House or to book your stay visit:
http://chat…

Inside Coastal Vintage

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Each week our warehouse changes with old wares coming and going as if they are like ships passing in the night. It is a constant hive of activity inside with people visiting, unloading new finds, and packaging & shipping out orders.  Here are some snippets of inside our warehouse over the last month or so.  We are open to the public every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday and also by appointment on Friday's & Saturdays. Simply get in contact via the website to make a time if our opening hours don't suit you. We love to mix it up with lots of colour with the lobster pot buoys, vintage ship's flags, coral, shells, glass floats & lots of tropical style greenery.

So if you're nearby and would like to visit, we look forward to seeing to you!
Located at Shop 4/33 Gateway Drive, Noosaville  QLD 4566
We hope to see you soon! 
and until next time, 
lover of the sea
and all things coastal vintage
Sally x

Boat Shed Currumbin

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Last week you may remember I wrote about my road trip to the Gold Coast to catch up with one of my suppliers and beautiful friend Lisa of Oars Galore at the Boat Shed in Currumbin.
Isn't her view from her boat shed to die for? I mentioned that Lisa also provides interior decorator services and has styled homes, shops and also the Boat Shed bar & restaurant. Here are some snippets of her work at the Boat Shed bar with a touch of all things coastal vintage.   An old lifering of ours was custom painted by Lisa and is now displayed at the entrance. Crab pot lights illuminate the bar area with a soft glow. Old ship's wheel sits perfectly on the bar adding a nautical touch. Another crab pot serves as a plant holder Isn't this idea of displaying plants inside old fishing creels fabulous? To hide an old security grate, Lisa has hung up an old Japanese fishing net with original glass floats still attached.... and has also hung another old fishing net and added a couple of big old…