Friday, October 22, 2010

Doug Up In Sydney

As I mentioned in my last post, my favourite store on my Sydney trip was Doug Up On Bourke. For those of you who are not familiar with the store it is a treasure trove of antiques and collectables, and is one of the largest single stores of its kind in Sydney. One of the best parts is that all of their stock is sourced in Australia and they specialise in mid 1800's to late 1950's! I could have stayed in this store for hours looking at all the interesting objects .... well we were in there an hour and a half!

Thought I would share with you what I managed to dig up on Bourke along with some of the fantastic things they stock.

Love it all ....

Wish I had room for this one ...

How cool are globes at the moment?!

They stock lots of shoe lasts - along with cute little child size ones ....

One of my girlfriends bought an old green iron just like this one ....

They have a great selection of stools of all kinds ...

Speaking of stools, I am on the lookout for an old stool for my main bathroom. Maybe an old milking stool or something. If anyone has seen an old low stool for sale in Brisbane I'd love to check it out.

...... and now to what I managed to dig up ....

All images except for this one from Doug Up On Bourke

A really cute old recipe box for $10 which is perfect for holding all of my unframed artwork. A bobbin which I just had to have as I adore them $35, and an old ceramic electricity cover for $10 - not sure what I will do with this one yet! I was certainly happy with my little haul, but next time I need to allow a lot more room in my suitcase!!!

Doug Up On Bourke will not disappoint those looking for something different. They are located at 901 Bourke Street, Waterloo in Sydney.

Renovation Update: I am still in the thick of a renovation zone and have no decent pictures to show you all yet. I can report that I have gone over budget though (boo hoo). My initial budget was $15,000 as advised by my real estate mate, however, after setting myself a more realistic budget of $20,000 (we are talking two bathrooms here people) I am still struggling to stay under! More on that next week.

By the way, if you get a chance over the weekend, pop over to Natural Modern Interiors and take Lisa's Interior Design Workshop Poll - I know she would appreciate the feedback.

Have a great weekend everyone. Michelle


  1. That does look like a treasure trove of a store. I'm amazed you stop at only three items ... I guess with renovations hanging over one's head, one has to exercise some restraint!

    Can't wait to see what you've done. I vicariously renovate!

  2. All fantastic finds, another destination on my Sydney shopping list. Love Posie

  3. I really need to go check out Doug up on Bourke. I was only in Waterloo today, wish I'd thought to stop in. I love your treasures you found!

  4. Hi Michelle, that shop is a great find. I will save it for when I am next in Sydney! Thanks so much for mentioning my workshop poll :) Will keep you updated. Have a great weekend, Lisa

  5. I love stores like that too! Don't you feel like you could get lost in there for hours? You took great photos too :)

  6. Oh shopping what fun! I miss those dual income, child-less, no reno underway days sometimes. For the shopping with no care about money, and the sleep. :)


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