Shopping at Tempe Salvo’s

Now Tempe is not an area known for it’s natural beauty. It is an area of Sydney surrounded by industrial activity and is located directly under the flight path. But it does house a shopping institution, known as The Tempe Salvo’s Warehouse. At it was this destination that I found myself yesterday, sweating in that bastard humidity!

I am a big advocate for second hand decorating and furnishing. Recently I went to an event put on by sales site Gumtree, where they hired a decorator to kit out a bar using only things she had found second hand on their site. It was FABULOUS! Check it out…

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ALL FOUND ON GUMTREE! I have been looking around for a month or so for a padded headboard for the spare room, and thanks to Gumtree, scored this beauty for $100 last week! (post NOT sponsored by Gumtree BTW)

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Almost all of our furniture has been sourced second hand. I like the fact that things were made to last back in the day. Everything has a story and sometimes I weep at what people will replace gorgeous old furniture with, but each to their own I guess.But me, I will take a punt with garage sales, second hand stores and auction sites. Except for mattresses. You need new beds! I get mine from here – BARGAIN AND DELIVERED AND SMALL BUSINESS!

But back to the Tempe Salvos. I fossicked through and put together a little selection of the best that is on offer at the moment. Some of them need a little sanding love, perhaps a good wax workout, but all are available for adoption at ridiculous prices!

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The Tempe Salvos is located at 7 Bellevue Street TEMPE NSW 2044 and is well worth the trip. Look for cool lamp bases, mirrors, great sideboards, fab Danish chairs, cane and baskets, Murano glass… you can get anything there! Also, keep your eye out for funny things to take photos of to include in blog posts…

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Fireside/Kitten Milk Jug

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Novelty Spoons

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Anyone else out there a second hand fan?

What has been your greatest find?