Everything but crashing waves
STEPPING foot into Coastal Vintage, I immediately wanted to cover an eye with a black patch, grab a wooden stein of rum and perch a parrot named Flint on my shoulder.
Ahoy, me hearties… this place at Noosaville is a nautical lover’s dream and that’s exactly what Sally Oulton had in mind when she opened Coastal Vintage two years ago. After spending a decade travelling the world by boat before settling on the coast, Sally wanted to bring those memories of being at the sea to her home.
Coastal Vintage products won’t suit every style. It targets a niche market, yet they undoubtedly lend themselves to our relaxed, coastal lifestyle here on the Sunshine Coast.
Sometimes being niche and specialising in something you absolutely love and are passionate about will result in more success than if you supply a broader range and cater for the masses. This is most certainly the case for Coastal Vintage who not only supply products to Queenslanders and consumers Australia-wide, but overseas to coastal lovers around the world.
This makes sense considering Sally purchases her products locally (big tick from me for supporting our local trade) but all over Australia and the seven seas. They have a very impressive client portfolio, including interior designers and stylists like me, wedding planners, hotels, cafes, restaurants and bars and would you believe movie sets? Yes, their homewares featured in
Pirates of the Caribbean. Shiver me timbers!
My recent visit was like a festival for my eyeballs and a funeral for my credit card because I wanted one of everything.
While it was quite overwhelming (in a good way of course), I was impressed that I could purchase beautiful and unique home decor sourced from all over the world just down the road in Noosa.
They have oars, traditional glass floats, anchors, ship’s wheels, portholes and propellers, vintage maritime charts, fishing reels, flags, coral, clams and shells and everything brass. It’s seriously boatie heaven.
And the best part about the wondrous items at Coastal Vintage? You can purchase all of their authentic nautical and coastal collections online and have the products shipped straight to your home. Again, with the funeral for your credit card…
With a satisfied smile on my face, I walked out with the most magnificent piece of coral and a traditional Japanese glass float.
I’d previously purchased my navy and white striped oars from their huge collection which you’ll see in my photos. How oarsome!
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‘‘ My visit was like a festival for my eyeballs and a funeral for my credit card because I wanted one of everything.
Coastal Vintage is well stocked with nautical products, many produced locally.
A ship’s wheel, anchors, glass floats and rope.
A wall dedicated to oars, paddles, glass floats and flags.