Well, if I can call us the 'day trippers' this woman was entirely another kind of tripper (but that's another story in itself!), so we only left with a small few treasures from that place.
Nevertheless we had an awesome day out- I'm sure many of you would have loved to join us, so we took a few pics to show you what you missed out on.
|Theme song- Cattle & Cane|
Some scenery from the drive, wish I had taken more pics of it!
How fabulous is this colonial homestead?!
So fabulous, in fact, I'm giving you a closer view :)
Lunch stop. This pub, dated 1887, has been all redone inside, you'd hardly know it was old. And yes, 1887 is VERY OLD in Australia. This area was only settled by white people around 1840 or so.
We stopped at an antique centre on the way back, pouring rain be damned, that's never going to stop 2 obsessives like us, LOL!
I'm now a bit annoyed with myself for not buying this sign, it's only a repro but as you may guess by my logo I'm rather partial to the martini image.
Superb radiogramme (as they were called here at the time)
Stunning restoration has been done here, I don't think I've ever seen one this good
50s outdoor chaise. This one has been recovered and has had the frame sandblasted and powder coated. We have a full set like this stashed away, yet to go in the shop but ours has all the original floral cushions intact.
I love love love this plant stand! A bit expensive at $650 though....
Super-kitsch pom pom poodle doorstop, which weighed an absolute tonne
Another restored patio set and I love the wee black and blue ashtray stand tucked in next to it. Unfortunately I had to can the photo-taking at this point, Sue found something to buy and we got all excited, VB was also getting carried away, she took a (strong!) liking to a velvet-covered childs chair and thought she'd put it in the van for mummy.
Yes, little kids are so helpful like that.