Upon seeing the lovely photos of the displays...I just had to find more information....
It turns out the store is only 1 hour from where I live....and only 25 minutes from my cousin in Bundanoon...Perfect...I had already made plans to get my Fowlers Bottling outfit back off my cousin Maree...and this was a perfect excuse for me to go get it...I would be able to spend the day with Maree and her family....pick up my bottling outfit, AND visit that Antique Store.
When I walked into the store, it literally took my breath away...you see; I have a passion for all things old....and although I don't have a huge collection, I do have a working collection about my home...some either directly from my Nan or my mother....and some from stores, reminding me of my Nan's things....
I spend a whole lot of time hunting through Op-shops for the things I want, and to see sometimes hundreds of the one item....sure is a moment to take in....and it's like this all throughout the store. I must have been speechless for at least the first room, as I studied each area with a close eye. I didn't want to miss anything.
I couldn't decide which photos to share with you all, so here they are........
|Lots of medical related items in this cabinet|
|My mother has a baby bottle like these ones on the top shelf....|
these ones are half the size though.
|Everything was on equally antique displays including this old sulky carriage...|
|Dining room table items and some cooking utensils|
|Baking items, I love the range of old bread tins.|
|Buttons and loose cutlery|
|Quilts and linen|
|Hat pins and Chenille bedspreads in the background|
|Hand quilted bedspreads|
|Knitting needles all displayed in vintage steel buckets|
and knitting pattern books below them
|Tea-cups, jugs, crystal and more|
|Inside the toy cabinet, a meccano set...|
same as the one we had when we were children
|Stoneware and Enamel kitchen items|
Most of the prices are far too expensive for my budget, but when you come across something you have been looking for for many years....even on the internet.....
I found a Cheese Trier in amongst the apple corers..and asked the lady if it was in the right spot, if not, where are the collection of them to look through......The staff ladies told me that that is the only one ever to come through the store, and it had been there for a few weeks now......Yes they do lay-buy...I asked specifically for this lay-buy because of the Cheese Trier.
I weighed up the reasons I needed that Cheese Trier and how rare they were, and how far away the store was to make payments......and I decided it would be beneficial to buy it there and then.....
I understand that this is a huge outlay for my budget, but sometimes you just have to think things through and go for it.....
I went for it! I would have kicked myself that night; had I left it behind in the store....and would have to make another trip....
Here is my new Cheese Tryer tool....I wonder what kinds of cheeses were tried, where the cheese was made, and if it was a local cheese maker.
I have to finish this post by telling you how lovely the staff are who work there....I had a lovely chat with them when I asked permission to take photos in and around the store....They appreciated my asking permission.....and I also mentioned Rhonda's visit, which they remembered easily....
What a lovely store, if you live near the area, it's certainly worth the visit, and for the ones who live interstate and overseas, I sure hope you get to visit a similar store somewhere close to where you live.