Shari is a freelance writer, blogger and stylist living in the beautiful Barossa Valley in South Australia. A passionate upcycler, she dreams of one day living in a handmade tree house.
Published November 24th 2016
A small sandwich board near the entrance is all that alerts you to one of the Barossa's newest hidden gems. Situated in a once forgotten corner of the popular Barossa Nursery, is the wonderful Baverstock Antiques. This gem of a shop is a bargain hunter's dream, with gorgeous bits of nostalgia mixed among truly elegant Georgian and Victorian antique treasures.
The owner, Mr Baverstock, is a charming man, who clearly loves this new life he has. His passion for early Australian farmstead furniture, as well as for the more refined and stately imported British pieces also shows in the assembled bric a brac which dots every surface in, and out, side.
From owning a Tanunda B&B to working for World Vision, this is a man who has done a lot of interesting things by simply following the paths which have opened for him. Talking with him is a lovely experience, and it is very hard to leave without a gorgeous item from his store.
The turnover is quite high here, so if you fall in love with a piece, I recommend you do not tarry. The discerning shopper will find something here on every visit. And I recommend dropping by at least fortnightly because there is always something new.
It is an inspired blend between the nursery and this little treasure shop, because people who love their gardens, also love their homes, so this is truly a match made in heaven. And the nursery owners think so too. The style of indoor and outdoor furnishing and clothing choices in their own retail store section combine beautifully with the curated pieces in Baverstocks. You could truly find the majority of your Christmas shopping in this one place!
The next adventure for Mr. Baverstock will hopefully be a series of talks on antiques in the rotunda at Barossa Nursery, next to the waterfall. What a wonderful day out that would be. Garden treasures, home treasures a coffee and a talk. Sounds like a success to me.
In the text above it states, "Take these two examples of early Australian furniture. Perfection for any Barossa cottage!" yet I can't find those two examples? Can you tell me where they are please, or did I miss them? Cheers