Today I went and explored the gloriousness which is Tyabb Packing House Antiques. It is apparently spread over two acres, and I am not even sure that I was able to look at it all. I feel that a second visit might be necessary.
There are about sixty 'stores' within a store, so a number of passionate people have all got their own interests set out in their own area. I saw an area just devoted to antique photography items and books, as well as an area with just vintage posters. I was pretty excited to find a 1996 poster of Jane Eyre for $35 and a Labyrinth lobby print for just $15.
There are lots and lots of beautiful vintage furniture of the walnut and keyhole variety, although unfortunately making them therefore outside my rather minuscule (at present) budget.
It also has a cafe, although you do have to walk through a fair number of antiques to get to it, and I must admit to being far too distracted by the secondhand book section right next to it, than by the muffins and coffees that they were selling.
I really liked that in the children's section, someone had gone to the effort to put them into age categories. I found this really helpful in being able to avoid the books below my interest level, and I instead tried to find the classics of my childhood. Yay for finding Glinda of Oz. They also have a reasonable fantasy and sci-fi section, which is always a bonus if you are geek inclined like me.
There is also a craft village a little beyond the antique section, but by this point my legs and my purse were giving out, so I will definitely have to check them out next time.