Writing for pleasure to showcase the best Australia has on offer.
Published June 12th 2014
Update May 21st 2017
This business has now closed.
Finding special treasures in a secondhand shop
With the popularity of the now fashionable antique shops being found in numbers in nearly every city and country town in Queensland, it's refreshing to find a good old second hand shop, one that is full of treasurers of yesterday-year and yesterday-day, all being displayed in an open and inviting shop.
For those who love rumbling around in old book stores to find that one novel that has eluded you for years, for the enthusiast collector of model cars and trucks or for the one who likes Retro style furniture and kitchen items, this store has plenty for you. Trish also sells antique items and a silver fish knife and fork set caught my eye as I walked in the door. There were plenty of tools for the home handyman; the ones that are made from real steel and will last for generations. The sight of the enamel bowls, mugs and pots brought back memories of when these items were commonly taken on family camping trips.
The shop is laid out very well with all the books, tools, kitchen items, crockery etc. together in their groups, so if you were looking for one particular item you could concentrate on that area. The books are also grouped in their subjects and authors. I saw several old A3 size Women's Weekly magazines for just $5 each, what a bargain for the collector.
There are so many interesting items in this shop; that you certainly won't be able to stop at one particular section. You will be asking yourself, as I did, just where could I place this or that item at home?
We see many similar items at markets and antique shops and one can pay a fortune for them; however not so in Trish's shop. The prices were all very reasonable and well within the average household budget. Trish also buys your goods for cash and as the saying goes "Someone's trash, is always someone else's treasure'.