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Annies' Vintage Wonderland in Guildford

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by Douglas Sutherland-Bruce (subscribe)
Douglas has been a professional food writer since 1986. He is also an award-winning actor and director in Community Theatre and has been for many years. His blog may be found at: www.urbaneguerilla.wordpress.com
Published February 23rd 2015
Wonderful Annie's Wonderland of Vintage and Retro goodies
For every shopper that likes the bare simplicity and elegant, uncluttered Swedish lines of Ikea and its goods, there is a shopper that prefers a small, cluttered shop, filled with fussy vintage goods in mint green and chrome.

Annie's Vintage Wonderland, Vintage, Shabby Chic, Retro, Guildford, Antiques, 1950s
Annie's Vintage Wonderland stall at the Twilight Markets (Photograph by Kathryn Jane Stephenson)


You know the kind of shop I mean: the ones where you go round a corner and there it is - the beloved toy you were given in 1963; the laminated table granny used to give you afternoon tea on while you watched her shell the peas; or the books you used to read with an apple, in your tree fort.

Annie's Vintage Wonderland, Vintage, Shabby Chic, Retro, Guildford, Antiques, 1950s
Annie's Vintage Wonderland (Photograph by D Sutherland-Bruce)


Annie's Vintage Wonderland in Guildford, tucked away in a small courtyard, is such a shop. It is tiny, filled to bulging with goods, collectibles and utensils from the 40s, 50s, and early 60s.

There is no common denominator to the goods, other than their period. There are furniture, office goods, lockers, kitchen cabinets, sets of cannisters marked 'tea', 'coffee', 'sugar' and 'rice', as well as toys, books, and objets de vertu.

Annie's Vintage Wonderland, Vintage, Shabby Chic, Retro, Guildford, Antiques, 1950s
Annie's Vintage Wonderland (Photograph by D Sutherland-Bruce)


The Annie who presides over this treasure trove of delights is at least as interesting as her shop. This exotic beauty combines motherhood with dealing vintage wares, juggling auctions and shop hours with school trips, sports runs, and overseeing homework.

Annie's Vintage Wonderland, Vintage, Shabby Chic, Retro, Guildford, Antiques, 1950s
Annie's Vintage Wonderland (Photograph by D Sutherland-Bruce)


Annie loves what she sells and adores the elegance of the time. She wears a eye-catching, full-skirted, ladybird-spotted 1950s dress, which has become her trademark at the Guildford Twilight Markets, the Guildford Markets, and will be seen at the Guildford Heritage Festival later in March.

The shop is at Shop 3/121 James Street, Guildford. It is open Thursday and Friday from 10:00am to 3:00pm; and Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am to 3:00pm.

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Why? Your one stop shop for all things shabby chic, vintage and the industrial retro look.
When: Thursday and Friday: 10-3pm, Saturday and Sunday: 11-5 pm
Phone: 0430 456 586
Where: 3/121 James Street, Guildford
Your Comment
I love to visit Guildford when I come to Perth, What a great shop! And such complements for the owner Douglas. I can see you blushing from here. HaHa.
Will definitely have a browse next time I visit.
by Kat May (score: 3|1363) 1602 days ago
I thought Annie had moved from there.
by June Kingston Smith (score: 1|15) 127 days ago
Yes Annie has moved from Guildford and now has not 1 but 2 new shops in The Swan Valley . Both are located within minutes of each other on Great Northern Highway youll find Annieís Vintage Wonderland at Taylorís Arthouse Cafe and Annieís Collective Wonderland within the new Swan Settlers Market on Lenard St Herne Hill . This shop is a collective of 10-20 mini vintage and up cycling shops.
by ellai (score: 0|2) 34 days ago
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