Tripping down memory lane

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Timeless Treasures

Quirky and a well-curated browsing joy, Timeless Treasures with a Modern Twist has been making its mark on the West Coast since 2021. Yesterday’s treasures, French and modern furniture, knick-knacks, as well as beautifully repurposed pieces, art and décor are all fair game at the two shops in Dwarskersbos and Velddrif.

There’s nothing quite like the thrill of an antiques and collectibles hunt. So, whether you’re looking to decorate a home, enhance a stored collection, or even reduce your carbon footprint by buying used, you can spend a pleasant few hours browsing Belinda and Bruce Durham’s exquisite miscellany. You’re bound to find that one-of-a-kind conversation piece for your home, or who knows, a diamond-in-the-rough item that exists nowhere else.

Despite a national fascination with everything new and shiny, many people have changed tack to support sustainability, opting to furnish their homes with memories of times past. These days, pared-down modernist design appeals to a contemporary eye, but propel it to the next level by adding compelling pre-loved pieces.

Belinda confirms the trend, explaining that there’s a resurgent interest in upcycled furniture especially. And she’s emphatic that it’s not about getting visitors to buy. “I want people to enjoy the experience.”

Find these gorgeous shops at 8A Main Road, Dwarskersbos & Unit 15, Weskus Industrial Park, 23 Kerklaan, Velddrif; ph 060 9978200.