Thursday, 21 July 2016

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 Capitano about? 
Old world organic sourdough pizza, topped with the best local ingredients around. 
Wine, bubbles, cocktails & craft beers, bar open till late.

So next time you're in Noosa why not pop in for a look. 
I can testify that the cocktails are yummy! 

and until next time, lover of the sea

and all things coastal vintage


Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Hamptons Beach House with a touch of Coastal Vintage

Recently, one of our customers emailed me some photos of their new Hampton's style beach house that they have decorated beautifully with a few of our coastal vintage pieces.

The home is located on the southernmost village on the Central Coast of NSW called Patonga - just an hour's drive north of Sydney. 
The home is beautifully designed and one of the highlight is the lovely pool-side cabana.
  Aren't those blue doors the most divine colour?
 Inside is our custom made 'Ladies Must Wear Bloomers Sign'. It looks perfect there.
 And the life ring that we painted blue & white for this spot blends in perfectly inside the cabana.
Inside the home there are some lovely nautical bits & bobs on the side table and includes one of our old authentic wooden lobster pot buoys from Maine, USA.
Simple yet effective - our decor chain anchor looks fantastic above this bed doesn't it?
I love how the owners have added pieces that highlight a space & the beauty of a coastal home. They've kept the feeling minimal which is perfect for a holiday rental. 

It is now available for holiday stays. To find out more, please click on this link:

until next time, 
lover of the sea and all things coastal vintage
Sally x

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Coastal Living Magazine - featured!

It is always such a thrill to see our coastal vintage wares featured in a magazine and especially one of such high esteem as the American Coastal Living Magazine. 
This month we grace the cover as well as inside.
 Bright foam buoys marking the locations of lobster traps have been an iconic piece of maritime culture dating to the late 1800s, when trapping became a common method of lobstering. To distinguish one lobsterman's traps from others, it became tradition—and then law—to paint buoys a unique pattern and color scheme. These seaworthy treasures have since caught the eyes of collectors and become quintessential beach house decor, used as doorstops, centerpieces, hanging displays, and more.

And in April we were featured again with a range of our vintage oars.
 Vintage oars are models of coastal craftsmanship, each one handmade and painted to yield one-of-a-kind artwork. Naturally weathered from the sun and sea, they add rustic charm to beach cottages. 
A big thank you to Coastal Living Magazine. 
until next time, 
lover of the sea and all things coastal vintage
Sally x

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Cape Cod Inspired Beach House

Recently, I read all about a gorgeous new home here on the Sunshine Coast on the DIY-decorator blog and realised it was the holiday home of one of our lovely customers - Victoria and her family! I was so thrilled to see a couple of coastal vintage pieces Victoria had purchased used to decorate her beautiful beachside home. 
Inspired by the small American seaside village of Chatham in Cape Cod, this beautiful home brings a touch of Hamptons charm to the Australian coast. Victoria likes to buy pieces that have a story to them, and mixes vintage and one-off pieces with main store bought items. 
What I love about Chatham Beach House is the way Victoria has used lots of decorative finishing touches that make the house feel like a home and not just a holiday rental. A coastal home full of style yet homey.

Chatham Beach House is only 100 steps from the door to beautiful Mudjimba Beach here on the Sunshine Coast.
To learn more about Chatham Beach House or to book your stay visit:

and until next time, 

lover of the sea

and all things coastal vintage

Sally x

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Inside Coastal Vintage

Each week our warehouse changes with old wares coming and going as if they are like ships passing in the night. It is a constant hive of activity inside with people visiting, unloading new finds, and packaging & shipping out orders. 
Here are some snippets of inside our warehouse over the last month or so.  We are open to the public every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday and also by appointment on Friday's & Saturdays. Simply get in contact via the website to make a time if our opening hours don't suit you.
We love to mix it up with lots of colour with the lobster pot buoys, vintage ship's flags, coral, shells, glass floats & lots of tropical style greenery.

So if you're nearby and would like to visit, we look forward to seeing to you!

 Located at Shop 4/33 Gateway Drive, Noosaville  QLD 4566

We hope to see you soon! 

and until next time, 

lover of the sea

and all things coastal vintage

Sally x

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Boat Shed Currumbin

Last week you may remember I wrote about my road trip to the Gold Coast to catch up with one of my suppliers and beautiful friend Lisa of Oars Galore at the Boat Shed in Currumbin.  
Isn't her view from her boat shed to die for?
I mentioned that Lisa also provides interior decorator services and has styled homes, shops and also the Boat Shed bar & restaurant. Here are some snippets of her work at the Boat Shed bar with a touch of all things coastal vintage.  
An old lifering of ours was custom painted by Lisa and is now displayed at the entrance.
Crab pot lights illuminate the bar area with a soft glow.
Old ship's wheel sits perfectly on the bar adding a nautical touch.
Another crab pot serves as a plant holder
Isn't this idea of displaying plants inside old fishing creels fabulous?
To hide an old security grate, Lisa has hung up an old Japanese fishing net with original glass floats still attached....
and has also hung another old fishing net and added a couple of big old glass floats to cover another side of the bar.
 And there is Lisa! :) 
and a clam shell filled with succulents. Simply beautiful.
until next time,

lover of the sea and all things coastal vintage

Sally x