My family have driven past "The Oddity" so many times I have lost count. Nine out of ten times it has been closed. The shop is into two parts - a large couple of rooms on the left (not visible in pic above) and then the main shop. As with many "second hand" shops, it was bulging full of a variety of items. The first rooms had mainly furniture including a 1950s perfect red vinyl set of kitchen chairs with chrome legs for a staggering $300!!!!!!
This firescreen immediately caught my eye. Yes, it has a Bambi on it, but it is not needed in my house so I passed it by, with only a couple of backward glances!
In the main shop the large ground area contained fairly standard stuff - but it was the creaking narrow steep staircase at the back which revealed treasures. The tiny attic had mirrors on the walls to give the effect of larger space. I was intrigued with the old toys and dolls, the posters on the walls, and the selection of vintage shoes, still in their boxes.
This charming Pears Ad ($100) was on the wall up the tiny stairs which were so steep it was more like a step ladder!!
The skirt hem marker and soap advertising were in perfect condition (above) . I love the graphics on this air pump (below).
Imagine trying to cook a meal on this!!
The famous Tiger Tea!
All in all, I enjoyed visiting the store. The prices were a little high but the charming attic was worth looking at - almost like being in a museum. I think it might be worth an annual visit.