Monday, April 11, 2011

Bacash's Emporium

I've been meaning to show these photos for ages. Over the New Year, I went to visit a good friend's house down in country Victoria, and visited her favourite local vintage shop, Bacash's Emporium. It used to be a haberdashery store, but upstairs is now a large selection of furniture, bric-a-brac and crockery -it's delicious.
I could have bought lots and lots in there: these bottles were amazing, and only a few dollars each.

What I did buy was the trunk below (apologies for the bad light: it's in an awkward-to-photograph spot.) I'm using it as a side table - you can see it's a sort of duck egg blue colour, with lots of scratches, which I like. Oh, and it is made of lead or steel: it is the heaviest piece I've ever lifted and the Pal cursed me as we lifted it up flights of stairs.

Now questions for you, dear Internet. What do you think it was used for? There are no holes inside and it has about three layers of insulation. It is steel (or whatever it's made from) on the inside, too. Any suggestions would be most welcome!
All photos by me


  1. Nice, have no idea what it was used for, but I'll have a stab- storage for naval ship? Will be interesting to find out....Sarah

  2. Kate!! You are revealing my secret weapon in bargain finding spots!!! Remember we said to keep it a secret! Oh, cat's out of the bag now! The chest looks gorgeous, a great find xx

  3. I'm pretty sure it's an ammunition trunk, can't be sure though, love the colour!


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