Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Treasures to Discover

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Treasures to Discover

Article excerpt

SHOPPING? In Gladstone? Don't look so surprised.

Anyone in need of a little retail therapy - and let's face it, who doesn't feel that need at some time or another? Then you need look no further than our own little part of the world.

Forget taking the highway route to Rockhampton at the weekend, check out what we have right here on our doorstep.

There are some fabulous little purchases to be made - you just need to know where to look - and how to make the most of what's around.

With a good mix of vintage (or thrift) shops, there are pre-loved gems that will help you update and add character - or if you're in the market for some furniture, an old lampshade or a quirky gift (such as an early edition book or piece of jewellery) then there's plenty to choose from.

If you are special occasion shopping, it's another story.

How often have you said to friends that you had to find something to wear and there was nothing? That's the case wherever you shop. …

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