*See comment below from Mick. Vinyl Space is now closed, however Micka has opened a new store located at 119a Johnston Street, Collingwood. Enjoy!
I stumbled upon this terrific little store a few weekends ago when I was in search of some vintage pendant lights in Thornbury. Vinyl Space is joint project between Michael Smajdor and Top Hat Antiques, which is located just down the road at 873 High Street. The store is understated and could easily be missed if you’re experiencing some kind of hangover/post-brunch food coma, a condition I find myself afflicted with most weekends… Anyway, my point is you need to keep you’re eyes peeled. Alongside the vinyl, there are some excellent lamps, canisters and a wonderfully retro record player. For those too lazy to leave the comfort of their couch you can also check out the collection on the Vinyl Space website.
Anyone keen for some high tea and Jazz? Well you are in luck my friends!
The lovely people at the iconic Thornbury Theatre are hosting a 1920’s Vintage Jazz High Tea on the 18th of August and we have two tickets to give away. To be in the running to win just like the Vintage Melbourne Facebook page and send your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org. The winner will be drawn on the 12th of August so get in quick to ensure you don’t miss out!
A curious phenomenon is taking place in the inner northern suburbs of Melbourne, and perhaps elsewhere. I’m sure I’m not the only one who has noticed the increasing number of swap-meets, garage and sidewalk sales lining the pavements and median strip of these vibrant suburbs. It seems that many Melbournians interested in recycling their worldly goods are opting to cut out the middle man (markets, op-shops and secondhand stores) and sell their wares directly to passing traffic. Obviously the success of any such sale will likely be determined by the level of pedestrian (and bicycle) traffic in the area.
Department of History on High Street, Thornbury is a feast for the senses. The music is rocking, the place smells like furniture polish and there are so many wonderful things to see and touch. The only sense that misses out is taste, sadly I feel that licking the beautiful furniture might be frowned upon by the establishment… and probably wouldn’t taste very nice anyway. This superb vintage store stocks a wide variety of wares from clothes to light fixtures, with stand out pieces including a massive timber desk with leather top in mint condition, loads of old magazines, fabulous glassware and old-school test tubes in timber holders (these were being used as vases in the store – very snazzy).