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Annie's Vintage Wonderland

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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 November 15th 2017
Everything old is new again
If you love vintage, retro, antique, flea markets, shabby chic and just plain quirky, I expect you already know about Annie's shop in Guildford - Annie's Vintage Wonderland. If you don't, immediatly put it on your 'To Visit' list.

But the Guildford shop, even with knocking into the next shop is too small for Annie's wonderland of wonders, so she has joined up with the Taylor family and has taken the gallery at Taylor's Art House and Coffee Shop on the Great Northern Highway in Middle Swan.

Annie's Vintage Wonderland, Annie Sloan's Paint, Vintage, Retro, Second Hand, Taylor's Art House
Annie's Vintage Wonderland (Photograph by D Sutherland-Bruce)


Annie has moved some of the more portable items into the gallery at Taylor's from her Guildford shop, raiding her large stock from the warehouse and buying in new old stock. 'New' seems like an odd word to use, but 'old' seems less accurate - perhaps 'odds and ends' might be better.

Annie's Vintage Wonderland, Annie Sloan's Paint, Vintage, Retro, Second Hand, Taylor's Art House
Annie of Annie's Vintage Wonderland (Photograph by D Sutherland-Bruce)


A sampling of her goods might include, vintage jewellery and clothing, collectable stamps, matchbooks and boxes, suitcases, tins, Australiana, toys, books, walking sticks, 50's furniture and she is one of only five Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint stockists in Western Australia.

Annie's Vintage Wonderland, Annie Sloan's Paint, Vintage, Retro, Second Hand, Taylor's Art House
Annie's Vintage Wonderland (Photograph by D Sutherland-Bruce)


Annie is a real person, unlike Betty Crocker, and is on hand to talk, deal and her happy cheerfulness is a huge asset to her shop. She has recently been the victim of an internet Facebook troll posting vicious reviews on her Facebook page using imaginary accounts, something we can all sympathise with her about. (The criminal has been reported and is being investigated, but her many friends were outraged).

Annie's Vintage Wonderland, Annie Sloan's Paint, Vintage, Retro, Second Hand, Taylor's Art House
Annie's Vintage Wonderland (Photograph by D Sutherland-Bruce)


The shop is open from Wednesday to Sunday, from 10:00am to 3:30pm, but if you 'like' her on Facebook - you can shop on her 'Annie's Vintage Wonderland Online Wonders' pretty much all the time as treasures are photographed and posted in batches.

Prices are open to negotiation and Annie is in a Christmas Sale spirit, so now's the time to call in and have a browse, make an offer and collect something you've been seeking for ages - be it a 1963 Beano comic, a matchbook from the Playboy Club, a plastic soldier originally found in a Cornflakes packet, a street name or a dresser in pale green with orange trim.

Annie's Vintage Wonderland, Annie Sloan's Paint, Vintage, Retro, Second Hand, Taylor's Art House
Annie's Vintage Wonderland (Photograph by D Sutherland-Bruce)


Whatever it might be - Annie may well have it, will get it, or knows where there is one. And while you're there, you can have an outstanding cup of coffee from Taylor's ... and maybe a muffin.

Very Highly Recommended.
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Why? Great retro deals and range
Phone: 0430 456 586
Where: Taylor's Art & Coffee Shop, 510 Great Northern Highway, Middle Swan, Western Australia
Cost: Free browsing
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