A Visit to Mallorca, Spain

Almost a decade has passed since I left the yachting industry (where I worked as a chef on board private yachts) and I called Mallorca, Spain my second home. I finally decided last year it was time to book a ticket, go back, see friends and explore the options of finding and importing old wares from Europe. This was taken from the Old Town Palma. Many times I set sail coming and going from this port heading for the South of France, for the Red Sea, Scandinavia and the Eastern Mediterranean.  It was wonderful to wander the streets of the old town with my friend Kyla again. Fisherman still repair their nets down by Pier 46 and the fishing port.  One of the many marinas filled with boats along the Paseo. 
I revisted one of the boat yards & ran into old friends and crew who are still working in the game. And then I spotted this sweet old boat below. I couldn't believe it! I set sail on this 80' Bennetti back in 2001 from Palma, Mallorca across the Mediterranean to Egypt, down the R…

House & Garden Feature

We've had a few of our lovely old wares featured in the latest Australian House & Garden magazine.  Take a look at these dreamy coastal style photos. It all looks simply beautiful.  Styling by talented Kayla Gex.  We made the front cover! :) with one of our old fishing nets.  It was also featured on this page alongside photographer and product designer Kara Rosenlund's beautiful handmade wooden spoons. Kara was one of my greatest inspirations for starting Coastal Vintage. It was after meeting her at the New Farm markets 4-years ago where I found her selling old wares out of her restored Bondwood Caravan 'Frankie' that I realised that it wasn't only coastal style wares I wanted to sell, it was coastal vintage wares.  Selling old wares is in the blood from my Dad's side of the family in the UK. It started with my beautiful Nanna who was an antique dealer and so was my late Uncle, and then his two sons also bought and sold antiques. Our custom designed Duck egg stri…

The Little Black Shack

I've been following The Little Black Shack on IG for sometime now. This original timber and sandstone fisherman's cottage on the water’s edge of Pittwater's stunning Mackerel Beach has been lovingly restored into a beautiful, secluded beach and bush hideaway and couple's retreat.  It has also been decorated with lots of coastal vintage style treasures.  Here are some of my favourite pics that I've taken from their IG page. Love the old paintings & furniture. Look at all the gorgeous vintage treasure on the shelves. So much history. If only these walls could talk?
What's are your favourite vintage pieces in this beautiful little place?
To see more of this gorgeous beach shack, click here:
The Little Black Shack
until next time,
lover of the sea & all things coastal vintage
Sally x

Is your home Coastal Vintage style?

We are looking to showcase homes here on our blog with that coastal vintage feel & style. Is your home or beach shack coastal vintage? If so, please get in touch. We would love to see it. All that is required is lots of beautiful high resolution photos. I look forward to hearing you.
Next Week: The Little Black Shack - I discovered this little gem on IG and can't wait to show you. 
It is styled so beautifully with all things coastal vintage.

photo: The Little Black Shack  and until next time, lover of the sea

and all things coastal vintage


The Galley Restaurant

This morning I received a text from my lovely friend Jay from Found By Her. She has been spending a relaxing week cruising Moreton Bay with her family. This morning they pulled into the marina at Coomera on the Gold Coast to stop in for a spot of breakfast at The Galley restaurant. So she sent me a few photos of their fabulously decorated interior because it reminded her of me..... see below and you will find out why! :) I had heard of this place a few years ago and have been meaning to visit because so many people had mentioned that it is decorated with all things nautical and coastal vintage. And my friend Mick from Jack Tars Locker created all the rope work pieces inside. So, it is a must that I visit when I'm next down on the Gold Coast. 
 Isn't it all terribly fabulous? Apparently, during the week the staff dress nautical style and on the weekends as pirates, and often Jack Sparrow pops in for the live music. ;) Sounds like a right hoot!
What caught your eye?  Anything …

Coastal Vintage style bar/restaurant - El Capitano

Late last year, a new bar & restaurant / pizzeria popped-up in Hastings Street, Noosa. Just before opening, they came to see us at Coastal Vintage for some help finding some items to decorate their new space.  At the entrance there is a fabulous old porthole that allows you to look into the courtyard during the day and when it opens in the evening from 5pm, you are greeted with the ship's light aglow at the top of the gate and fairy lights leading the way up the stairs..... to a tropical & pirate theme oasis. Four lovely cane craypots have been strung up across the bar with some thick old sisal rope.  Don't they look fantastic? On the bar they have placed an old fishing float atop of a timeless old timber fishing reel. To my delight they inserted a small light underneath, so at nighttime it glows.   Behind the bar is an old speargun, glass float and green bottle.  And below many other coastal vintage items have been placed throughout the restaurant.  So what is El Cap…