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.
Committed second-hand shoppers very rarely share their favourite stores, jealously guarding their locations and checking in their mirrors for tails before driving off. But I must like you guys, because I'm prepared to share.
Community Helpers Warehouse in Nuriootpa is a constant source of some of my best vintage discoveries. A passionate upcycler, just wandering through this enormous shed is fuel for my creative fires.
Situated on Railway Terrace, this huge shed has treasures for all, with country ladies, children and teenagers browsing every aisle; even big burly men can be found scouring the electronics, sport and tool areas every day. The volunteers are an absolute delight, and every visit has me leaving with a huge smile, due to friendly staff, a sense of camaraderie AND wonderful bargains.
Their stock is extensive, very well priced and eclectic to put it mildly. If you need an early 19th century fruit juicer or a set of leg irons I'd recommend a look through here before looking anywhere else.
Their book section is massive as is their furniture range. Gorgeous china, jewellery, crystal and cookware load the shelves, and their electrical products are fully tested and guaranteed.
The volunteers are all wonderful characters, with great stories to share with you, and will offer help at every turn. I'm so proud to live in a community with such lovely people.
If you are visiting the Barossa, I urge you to stop by between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. every weekday, and until 12 p.m. on Saturday.
Not only will you have terrific conversations, but you, like me, will become a dedicated fan of this store.