I Visited Yarragon Vintage Marketplace, and found me lost in Nostalgia-land!

I Visited Yarragon Vintage Marketplace, and found me lost in Nostalgia-land!

That is a remarkably interesting title, but that is what exactly I felt when I visited the local vintage flea market.

Recently, I gained found of visiting many op shops and look for old but interesting items that would be great to ornate my new home. My sense of style has grown to admire more vintage items, both in fashion and home decorations, and combining pieces from the past and present.

Since we can’t travel interstate, visiting the local attractions available around regional areas of VIC State is a smart idea. And for those many of you thinks that Goggle Map is the most useless app of 2020 – well, not for me coz even at this time of the pandemic, Google map gives us many cool travel ideas, that we can do locally.



One of these places is the Gippsland’s known flea vintage market called Yarragon Vintage Marketplace. A few minutes’ drive from where I currently reside, this place is very hard not to miss, especially for those who have a good eye on vintage treasures.

I don’t know how long have spent inside this huge open warehouse of thousands of vintage items of all kinds, but it felt like going inside the Narnia-closet, and wander around Nostalgia-land.

Yarragon Vintage Marketplace in Yarragon, VIC Australia

Using my self-confessed reliable Samsung S20, I took the liberty to capture these ultra-vintage treasures, while admiring their classic beauty, while simultaneously calculating its appraisal value in the current market (and for the next 10 years!).

You can find anything from anywhere – vintage fur jackets made from rabbits and wild fox, fine pieces of jewelry and watches, books and manuscripts, empty vintage bottles of wine and perfume, old-style embroidered linen, vintage toys including the present collection, record players, etc., and other sorts of memorabilia.

Name it, and they have it.

Including your great Uncle’s favorite old knickers!



Jewelry

Yarragon Vintage Marketplace in Yarragon, VIC Australia
Here’s what I learned personally from my ultra-rich friends – not all the time they are wearing expensive jewelry, and the majority of their ownerships are stored in the most private vault. What you see them wearing on many occasions are replicas – just in case something happened, they won’t feel bad losing another replica piece. 

And the thought of “fake it ‘till you make it” isn’t that bad. On the contrary, you can use it to your advantage. I’m just lucky to have these ultra-rich friends, and I admit that I can’t afford to have those original pieces, however, wearing vintage costume pieces like those in many vintage shops will give a different sophisticated appeal to your overall style. 

Yarragon Vintage Marketplace in Yarragon, VIC Australia
Yarragon Vintage Marketplace in Yarragon, VIC Australia





Vintage Fashion

If you love good quality pieces of clothing, then maybe you can consider investing in good vintage fashion items. We found several genuine fur coats and leather bags, shoes, and other fashion accessories.

Yarragon Vintage Marketplace in Yarragon, VIC Australia

Yarragon Vintage Marketplace in Yarragon, VIC Australia

Yarragon Vintage Marketplace in Yarragon, VIC Australia

Yarragon Vintage Marketplace in Yarragon, VIC Australia

Although I’m into (faux) fur items, these fur jackets are so luxurious and are made of real animal fur. I realized that real animal fur wasn’t that truly comfortable, so I will stick to fake, synthetic-made furs and I wouldn’t feel guilty having them in my closet.




Decanters, glass, and crystal wares

Are decanters worth anything?

Apparently, it is.

Yarragon Vintage Marketplace in Yarragon, VIC Australia

The use of decanters can be traced up to about 2,500 years back. Back then, wines were served in earthen vessels since the glass vessels were yet to be made. In the 17th century, it would have been rude to serve the wine from the bottle. Decanters became more popular during this period. By the 18th century, decanting had become a tradition in England. This tradition then spread throughout Europe.

A decanter is valuable to red wine drinkers since it aerates the wine. Aeration, as a result of decanting, makes the wine more pleasurable to drink. Decanting the wine adds value to it but not in monetary terms in this sense.



Most Expensive Decanters
The most expensive decanters are crystal decanters. If car lovers dream of owning a Rolls Royce, Bugatti, Lamborghini or Aston, wine lovers dream of Waterford, St. Louis, Baccarat, and Orrefors.
These very expensive whiskey decanters range from $25,000 to $3.5M. It’s kind of unbelievable how people are willing to pay for such decanters.

Here are a few of these very expensive decanters.
The first on the list is the Highland Park 50 Year Old decanted designed by Maeve Gillies, inspired by the movement of the wind and the sea. It sells at $25,000 although only a few bottles are still for sale. Aside from that, the empty bottle reveals the famous rose window of the St. Magnus Cathedral in Orkney, Scotland.

Yarragon Vintage Marketplace in Yarragon, VIC Australia

Another is the creation of Baccarat crystal made for the centenary of Kilian Hennessey. The decanter is housed in a liqueur chest and comes with 4 whiskey glasses. It sells at US$190,000 at Schiphol Airport Retail in Amsterdam.

The gem of them all is the Tequila Ley .925 Diamond Sterling decanter and is known as the world’s most expensive decanter. It is sold at US$3.5 million for a decanter with a capacity of fewer than 1.4 liters. This decanter is made with hand-blown glass covered in silver and pure platinum and inlaid with 4,000 cut diamonds.  

Collecting glass and crystal wares are becoming popular these days. In fact, I’m also an avid collector and I used them for special occasions to ornate my room for the aesthetic project. Vintage stores just like in Yarragon got heaps of glassware and crystals collection, dependents on its design. And if you got an eye for the good stuff, you could stumble for a great rare find that has an actual value of thousands of dollars.




Homewares, and Chinaware

Fine china collections often begin by inheriting a grandmother, or great-grandmother’s, set of special occasion dishes. I’m not lucky enough to have that type of set being passed down to mine, which makes a visit to many vintage shops is a great advantage. You can find an antique or vintage pattern that suits your own taste and style.

Yarragon Vintage Marketplace in Yarragon, VIC Australia

Yarragon Vintage Marketplace in Yarragon, VIC Australia

Yarragon Vintage Marketplace in Yarragon, VIC Australia

Yarragon Vintage Marketplace in Yarragon, VIC Australia
No matter how you get started, this type of collecting is more than a hobby. Putting together a set of antique or vintage dinnerware can be a fun way to outfit your kitchen or decorate your dining area.




Vintage Toys

Yarragon Vintage Marketplace in Yarragon, VIC Australia

You can find lots of vintage Garfield stuffs, the early Star Wars toys, Matchbox cars, LEGOs, Jim Beams cars, Toy Story, Sesame Streets, and even a group of Smurfs on their shelves. Apparently, toy collecting is one of those great hobbies, that also costs thousands of dollars if you score one of those rare finds. They always got a very impressive appeal and adding more to that is when they are stored in their original box.

Yarragon Vintage Marketplace in Yarragon, VIC Australia

Yarragon Vintage Marketplace in Yarragon, VIC Australia

Yarragon Vintage Marketplace in Yarragon, VIC Australia




Vintage telephones

The invention of the telephone is one of the greatest man’s genius work that happened in human civilization, and no wonder that still many people collect this piece of archives from our history.

Yarragon Vintage Marketplace in Yarragon, VIC Australia
Some of the pieces are worth a fortune!

Yarragon Vintage Marketplace in Yarragon, VIC Australia
Also having a vintage telephone in your homes gives a very chic aesthetic that gives great nostalgia. You can have this displayed in your lounge and become your ice breaker with your guests.




Vintage flat iron

Yarragon Vintage Marketplace in Yarragon, VIC Australia
Sad irons also called flat irons or smoothing irons, are shaped pieces of metal that are flat and polished on one side and have a handle attached to the other, created for the purpose of de-wrinkling fabric. “Sad” is an Old English word for “solid,” and the term “sad iron” is often used to distinguish the largest and heaviest of flat irons, usually 5 to 9 pounds.

The forebears to modern electric irons, these flat irons are often triangular or come to a point to make it easier to iron around buttons. The heft of a sad iron would help it hold heat, as well as to press the fabric flat. To protect fabric and surfaces from singeing, sad irons often came with metal trivets to rest on, and these are often-beautiful, intricate, and collectible examples of metalwork that were made in a myriad of designs.




Vintage vinyl records, and cassette tapes

Yarragon Vintage Marketplace in Yarragon, VIC Australia
Your old soul will be celebrating browsing the oldies but goodies music and movies our loving grandparents.




More bric-à-brac

Yarragon Vintage Marketplace in Yarragon, VIC Australia

Yarragon Vintage Marketplace in Yarragon, VIC Australia

Yarragon Vintage Marketplace in Yarragon, VIC Australia

Yarragon Vintage Marketplace in Yarragon, VIC Australia
We used to have a similar typewriter in a case, and when I was a kid I thought the case looks like a briefcase which makes my Dad look so cool!

Yarragon Vintage Marketplace in Yarragon, VIC Australia
Apparently, this double steamer isn’t RARE. My mother still has this at home, and can also be found in many local shops in the Philippines, and other Asian countries.

Yarragon Vintage Marketplace in Yarragon, VIC Australia
Like most shops, smoking isn’t allowed. Is it not cool either.


Yarragon Vintage Marketplace in Yarragon, VIC Australia

Do you love visiting vintage and antique shops? What have you recently got?


Yarragon Vintage Market
110 Waterloo Road, Yarragon VIC 3823 Australia




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63 comments :

  1. Sobrang daming finds!!! Yung mga dining sets and all.

    Chaka diba.. mga tunay na mayaman.. di sila show off diba

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    1. That is true! They always have that one room that is not accessible for their friends (even family members).

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  2. I love that place especially the crystals and the vintage plates and teapots! it's a must buy for me! I hope they will continue to preserve old, vintage pieces of stuffs for other people to appreeciate!! I really appreciate vintage, classic, elegant and full of history! If I will have a chance in the future, I would love to collect one of those crystal jars!

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    1. I agree! I've been collecting crystal wares too that I use for my aesthetic photos :)
      We have kids here at home and I don't allow them to use my other chinaware collection, hahaha

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  3. Wow, lots of cool stuff here. I love exploring markets. You never know what you'll find.

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    1. That is true! Vintage shops are my favorite destination here in Australia.

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  4. omg the place is a treasure trove, just amazing!!! I would spend a couple of days there easily...so cool.

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    1. .. I agree, cool and a bit cold! It is still cold here Australia :)

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  5. Wow this is an awesome marketplace, amazing collections. Lucky you went there. I feel like visiting myself.

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    1. Yes, I visited before our second lockdown restriction :)

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  6. That place is huge with lots of lovable items. But I would avoid buying unnecessarily though it's very tempting. Maybe just one or two.

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    1. I agree, I buy one or two on each vintage shops I visited!

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  7. Waah love vintage.. toys, vinyl records, cassette tapes and typewriters! Thanks for sharing this!

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    1. My Dada said that Philippines still have those things from many decades and each visit makes him feel going back to his youth, hahaha

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  8. Wow, this place is crazy!!! Stunning pictures, I would have a blast there. But some of the prices are absolutely nuts! Nevertheless, what an amazing place to explore and see.

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    1. I agree! It is nice how people see these items and priced them accordingly.

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  9. Ang gaganda nga ng mga items! Into vintage items na rin ako. Currently ang mga pinagbibili ko sa bedroom ko ay mga wooden or anything na classic ganyan. HEHE Ang swerte niyo na may shop na malapit sa inyo!

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    1. Maraming vintage shops here in Australia, and I'm sure marami rin sa Pinas!

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  10. I love flea markets, all of those old trinkets I feel as if I am in wonderland. I am sure you enjoyed your time and found your own wonder

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  11. Wow all of these vintage items look like so much fun. This looks like such a cool spot to go too, I wish I could!

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    1. I found few interesting items that I took home :)

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  12. I am glad you are doing these fun things since we can't travel right now. The vintage things are my favorite. My mother in law and I love going to these kind of stores together.

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  13. I love vintage clothes and jewellry, and so would like to visit this marketplace. There are some lovely things!

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  14. I also like visiting vintage stores to explore on art, history, fashion, and decors. What holds me back sometimes is that I know these items tend to be expensive. But for someone who collects vintage, these items are really precious finds. I love the toy collection. Makes me remember my childhood. Nice photos, BTW. ❤️

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    1. You'll never know what you can get in every vintage stores. The most awesome experience is when you found an item that is underpriced, and turns out got a hefty market value.

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  15. It has been over a month since I have gone to a thrift store or vintage marketplace. This gave me all the feels. I love thrift shopping.

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  16. Oh my! I would love to visit this place! So many beautiful stuff!

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    1. Sobrang natuwa rin ako sis! inabot ata ako ng lagpas 2 hours dun.

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  17. Wow!!! What a collection!! It’s like I’ve stepped backwards in time from seeing all of those pictures of old stuff. I recognize them from my childhood. Grabe am i that old na ba? Huhuhu

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  18. It looks like a great place to rummage! I haven't been to an antique shops, but now I'm interested to enter one. I love that rose tea set!

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    1. Vintage shops are also a good source for special gifts!

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  19. Oh my gosh, Blair!! Ang ganda lahat! I miss visiting antique shops! I like to discover stuff and imagine who their previous owners were! lol! Those chinaware look so beautiful! :)

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    1. I like collecting crystal wares, hindi ko afford ang luxury version kaya sa vintage shops ako bumibili. Vintage shops makes me feel mayaman for these good finds!

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  20. I love these vintage items. I used to have a phone like the one in the picture when I was little. So many fond memories.

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    1. I agree! Back then, we feel so cool having it :)

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  21. This is such a lovely place! I love visiting vintage shops in different countries. I remember visiting a couple in Japan and also in Belgium. Such interesting places and you'll really learn a lot about their culture and the items they value (or used to value).

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    1. Japan is also a country heaps of vintage items!

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  22. Grabe. Kung kasama mo ako dyan, baka super natagalan tayo haha. Nakakatuwa tingnan. Raming vintage and cute stuff!

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  23. HOLY MOTHER OF CHRIST SOOO MANY COOL STUFF THAT I WISH I COULD HAVE! I super duper love vintage pieces and those glass and crystal wares are such a steal. Um ate Blair, beke nemen po! :D Hahahaha omg gusto ko talaga nooon! Hahaha :D

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  24. Wah, some of those decanters I saw in ypur photos looked really familliar. When I checked, one of them looks much like this vintage rosenthal collection from the 1970's that's in salcedo auctions :)

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    1. Yeah, ang damit dito! I love wine kaya bumili ako ng decanter. Sosyal din siya tingnan sa blog photos :)

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  25. Oh my that looks like a fun place. So many goodies. Love the retro phones. Try to get a kids to dial out on that, they can't!!!

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    1. Hahahaha vintage phone looks so cool! I am looking for vintage phones circa 1800 (if any).

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  26. Wow, that's true and it is such a hidden gem in the city. Truly a lot different items from toys, glassware, clothes, to art piece. I think people of different age and in different lifestyle will all have a great time in the market.

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    1. I agree. Many people sold their possession to this vintage shop for cash, and it is a big win for those who love to collect vintage items!

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  27. I recently got into collecting vintage jewelry (definitely not the super expensive kind ha!) and am obsessed with those gorgeous pearls in your picture! It's crazy to think about how much history and culture some antiques have. I wish I had pieces that were passed down in my own family to hold onto.

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    1. Same here, I'm into vintage jewelry rin, kahit na minsan sabi ng friend ko mukha akong matandang mayaman, lol okay lang at least mukhang mayaman! :)

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  28. Stunning finds!😍 You know a LOT about vintage items! I love the photos & I learned so much about vintage pieces from reading this. Thanks for sharing your finds!

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  29. WHAT!!!!!!! I would be definitely getting those Toy Story collectibles if I were there. Bawal po bang magpasabuy? Hahahhahahah! Huge fan of Toy Story here :((

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  30. Andami Ms. Blair! Ang laki nung place, sooooo there's been a lot going on and stuff there inside. Vintage talaga kung vintage kasi I've found some same stuff which my Lola and Lolo have in their house. So what items did you took home?

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    1. I bought few vintage jewelries may bet ko siya kesa sa recent designs.

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  31. Wow, the market is full of adorable stuff. So many things to look after. It's really a fun reading!!

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  32. The place would be a haven for me. And look at those decanters. I love the vintage look. Although i have contemporary aerators here, not the decanter type.

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