OPEN Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am -5pm call 021-611-035 for viewing outside of these hoursPreviously called Gertrude Synder Vintage Treasure, Gertrude Elizabeth Snyder, my mother in law, has been an inspiration. Always ahead of the crowd, she was never afraid to stir the pot and be herself. Fair to say,
She was the matriarch of our extended family who at 94, was more modern than lots of her offspring.
We originally named our business in her honour and hoped to bring her sense of fun and humour along with her style and love of life to our work.
However, having such a long name was a bit of a bother and so in 2012 we dropped her name and changed to Vintage Treasure.
It is so much fun having a shop, I don't know why everyone doesn't have one! I love being surrounded by beautiful things and for a while sharing my life and space with interesting items from the past.
Having browsed secondhand shops, jumble sales, garage sales, charity shops, antique shops and fairs for the past half century or so, in 2005 I set up my own Vintage Treasure shop selling antiques and collectables with something for every pocket covering a wide range of items.
The Old Postmaster's House is a great location, close to the Square and yet quite a unique space for display, having a kitchen to display kitchenalia, and a dining room for china and cutlery works so well!
Prices are clear and items are clean, ironed, tidy and polished as I think shopping should be easy, and remembering some overcrowded and dusty shops I have manoeuvred through, I pledged mine was going to be a nice place to visit and interesting enough to visit every time you come to town and have a browse.
What a treat it is to be able to hold, examine and see the real colour and shade of an item before buying.
Outside seats and a large garden mean that children, pets and non-shoppers have a nice place to sit and read or play with the toys in the garden.
Cash, EFTPOS and credit cards (sorry, no Amex) are accepted.
I can also send an invoice for credit card payment on PayPal.
At the moment we are going through a 2014 transformation - a fabulous fresh new look
... and the big trellis on the fence will be taken down, we'll say goodbye to the Wagga Wagga vine and the lavender is planted, with new new signs the shop will be much more visible from the road - come and see us!
If you are not lucky enough to be in Martinborough...
Take a photo tour to see the shop!