The Wooden Duck is a beautiful antique store in Trentham, located in an old, charming pub. Slaven and Jean Berglez are a husband/wife team that own the business and specialise in vintage and industrial pieces, mostly sourced from the Australian countryside. They head out regularly on buying trips, loading up their van until it is creaking under the weight of dusty treasures, before bringing it all back to Trentham to clean, restore and put the pieces up for sale. They don't just stock their Trentham store however, they also run some stalls at the Mill Markets in Daylesford and Ballarat.
Having owned a small online vintage + industrial store for a few years, I know firsthand the hard work (and early mornings!) involved in sourcing these lovely old pieces - it's hard and dusty work, but totally worth it for the thrill of uncovering an amazing old piece and bringing it back to life for someone to love once again. The rooms behind the store in Trentham are filled to the brim with such pieces, waiting their turn to get cleaned up, put out in the store, and find their new homes.