Vintage shop prospers with move to central Maleny
THE decision to downsize their antiques shop and move into central Maleny from a former shop at Mountain View was a positive one for Antiques and Vintage Treasures in Maleny owners Belinda Plank and Glenn Cork.
Glenn said being closer to town was "a breath of fresh air".
Now located on Bunya St, Maleny, their quaint establishment is next door to lawnmower merchant Maleny Mowers.
French bread boards made by hand in 1910 and huge hand-blown kitchen jars from the United Kingdom are among the "treasures" you can find at the shop this week, Belinda says.
The couple moved their business, Antiques & Vintage Treasures in Maleny, to the new site in April last year.
"Being in town ... near the markets on the weekend, it all flows," Belinda said.
"We were waiting for an opportunity to get a place in town; they're very hard to get. We were very lucky."
For Belinda, starting Antiques and Vintage Treasures in Maleny six years ago was a logical next move after working in the hospitality industry, as her passion for antiques had started early.
"I'd be digging around in paddocks with a spoon, digging up bottles," she said.
"In all honesty I've always been a hoarder in the family. I kept all the memorabilia and heirlooms."
Belinda worked at the Maleny Guest House for 13 years, and was inspired by the beautiful 150-year-old building and its antique décor.
"It's the history that brought me to Maleny," she said. "The township and history; the old homes.
"I've always had antiques to fill a house and have always had the dream of buying and selling myself."
Belinda and Greg hunt for treasures at auctions interstate to find their shop's unique selection of furniture and home wares.