I have a confession to make, as an overt vintage/second-hand/shabby-whatever lover I have never delved into Balmain Road Antiques Centre (BAC) in Sydney. I seem to always spy it while I’m on my way elsewhere (usually Rozelle Markets) and it tends to be one of those places that I think I’ll pop into next time I’m in that neck of the woods.
Well today I finally made it my mission to get there and it proved very rewarding. Not as overwhelmingly extensive as Sydney Antiques Centre in Surry Hills and not as jam-packed as Mitchell Street Auction in Alexandria, BAC is a great first foray into antiques for the uninitiated.
The BAC happened to be having a ‘garage sale’ this weekend and I managed to pick up a great white sequinned blazer for $8 and a velour beaded turban for a dollar… score.
The Balmain Road Antiques Centre is located at 483A Balmain Road, Lilyfield NSW 2040
Here are some of the fab finds at the BAC today: