Sydney Treasure Trove

22 Feb


One of my favourite stores in Sydney has to be Doug Up On Bourke Street…. many an hour can be lost looking around at all the amazing finds…. the perfect inspiration point.  Pretty much if you are looking for it they always seem to find it…. even if you did not know you were looking for it.

Have a great weekend and hope you enjoy my little journey around the store….mean while on with the colourful journey……


From sail boats to boat oars…….


Step ladders and storage chests….


Vanity cases….


Anchors and Bhoys……..


My mate Burt…. he needs to clean his teeth though


Cobblers trade tools…….


A case to match every outfit…….


My ride home…….


Antique bugaboo…


Bus routes or sailing boats…..


Bottled up……



Letter blocks……….


And just in case the car breaks down…..


And finally somewhere to hang my hat…..


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10 responses to “Sydney Treasure Trove

  1. Theadora Brack

    February 22, 2013 at 6:36 am

    Whoa! This shop looks fantastic!! I’m green with envy. I love your photographs. Cobbler tools is a favorite. And the suitcases, of course. Did you find any treasures?! T.

    • birdcagedesign

      February 22, 2013 at 6:42 am

      You would love it! I found no end of things for a project that I am scoping, but alas tried to restrain myself! 🙂

      • Theadora Brack

        February 22, 2013 at 6:57 am

        OH. YES. I’ve been there! 🙂 (Again, fantastic photos!)

        • birdcagedesign

          February 22, 2013 at 6:42 pm

          Thank you. I have to give some credit to the Instagram app, it makes a petty ordinary photo look great!

  2. This Sydney Life

    February 22, 2013 at 7:58 am

    BCD – I love Dug Up on Bourke, too. I would love a special home for Burt… I wonder what LM would say?

    • birdcagedesign

      February 22, 2013 at 6:41 pm

      I am sure he would love him!! Just tell him he needed a new home, he was getting a little lonely 😉

  3. marsellaj

    February 22, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Oh my…I am soooo jealous! Thanks for letting us share in these delightful treasures.

    • birdcagedesign

      February 22, 2013 at 6:39 pm

      my pleasure, I am glad you enjoyed.. Have a great weekend 🙂

  4. Bethany Linz

    February 26, 2013 at 9:36 am

    What a great shop! I’m so heading there 🙂

    • birdcagedesign

      February 26, 2013 at 9:46 am

      You would love it, I could spend hours in there 🙂


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