Sunday, March 22, 2009

Monday Morning Shop Post - The Junk Company

It looks like being a very busy day for me tomorrow work-wise so I thought I'd get in early and post my Monday Morning Shop Post now.

Something a little bit different this week - no beautiful, serene, highly styled homewares shop today, instead The Junk Company features this week. This shop (if you could call it that, because really it's a large cavernous space) is situated right in the heart of the city at 583 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne. It's filled to the brim with second hand furniture and goods for the home. And whilst it can be a little bit pricey, it does have some terrific, interesting one-off pieces.


Some of the pieces are very 'must have'...
(I've always wanted a mannequin to use in my bedroom to drape scarves and beads from)

While other pieces border on kitsch and are 'must avoid'...

The store has an amazing variety and quantity of pieces that turn over ever so quickly (in fact, quite a few of the pieces shown in this post have already sold). However, they are always getting new stock into the store.

Here are just a few of the current items that are my favourites.

I can just imagine this wire plant stand filled with beautiful flowering plants in terracotta pots in a French-style courtyard...

I used to have one of these Planet lamps when I was at uni, and for me there's still something vaguely appealing about them...

These two black leather club chairs strike me as being very Ralph Lauren...


This green leather club chair needs a good clean, but I think it would be perfect in a library as a good reading chair (it looks quite comfortable)...

I love map plan drawers - they're perfect for storing art paraphernalia etc...


This Grant Featherston rocking chair definitely needs to be re-upholstered, but I think it would make a beautiful addition to a nursery or living area...

I've always adored Hans Wegner wishbone chairs...

And finally, who could go past a lived-in Chesterfield that looks like it has been very much loved in a previous life...
All images are from The Junk Company.

10 comments:

Carol Ann said...

did you purchase the judy...I have one just like it from Paris, I love it, it has been in my bedroom, my diningroom and now in our livingroom... it is just so cool

red.door.read said...

great post. i love the chesterfield in the last pic. it's not 'over-buttoned' so it looks like it would be quite comfortable and the gathered detailing on the front of the arms is beautiful.

Millie said...

Oh gosh - I reckon Emma from White and Wander is going to be living in this amazing place now that she is a Melbourne girl! Great find Lee - so many great ideas, so little time!
Millie ^_

OLIVEAUX said...

I love all these fabulous old pieces - great find! Amanda x

Catherine@Simply Natural said...

I've never heard of this shop before Lee, so thanks for posting about it. I think I could have lots of fun in here.
By the way, I mention you in my latest post - your post on bargain buys inspired my post.
Catherine xx

Julie said...

Oh~ I love old dress form. I just noticed a little girls picture/paint frame next two club chair. Love, love..
I shall check the store out when I'm in town. Thank you for the post.

Julie

Geisslein said...

I love junk SO MUCH!!!!! great post!
Wish you a great day! Geisslein

LexyB said...

HOw fantastic is that shop? Wish it was in Sydney, though!

Kimberlee said...

Oh I was going to say exactly what Millie said - Emma is going to have a fit!! - I'm heading to Melbourne this weekend and I think we are going to have to head there - thanks for the heads up! (beautiful blog lee xxxxx)

custardbydesign said...

hi there - found your blog by way of brown button... i have to say i think i want nearly all of the pictured images...the black club chairs and the plan chest! i want i want i want... i love it when you find great salvagable items like that... if only i had somewhere to put these things...

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