Monday, 21 April 2008

this is... my latest discovery

CASTLEMAINE!!!

Yesterday the mister & I rose early for a drive out to Castlemaine. We had packed a picnic & were in search of antiques & curiosities.


This is the Restorers Barn, where you can find gorgeous crockery (heaps of trios), old tins, bottles, lights, books, etc,etc. And if you're retoring an old house they have really good copies of everything you could possible need, from door handles to decorative pressed tin. We bought a huge old enamel pendant light, some petrol and oil tins (both for the misters workshop). And I bought 3 plates and 2 glasses... I'll show you what I make from them later.


This is the botanical gardens, we had and antipasto lunch off to the left. It's really sweet to sit with your loved one, drinking wine & talking about life, history & love. A beautiful afternoon.

We discovered the old gaol, which has an awesome view over the town.

Went to the XXXX Antique Complex, where we fell in love with the Automotive room. So many beautifully restored petrol bowsers, one day we'll get one for the workshop.

And there is a fantastic steam train that does return trips between Castlemaine & Maldon. We ran out of time to jump aboard, but next time this is a definate!

I totally forgot about taking photos all day, so these are all courtesy of the web.

2 comments:

Bird Bath said...

*sigh* sounds like a wonderful & romantic way to spend the day...picnic and all.

BigCat said...

It looks like a great day out. You are making me think a day trip to the country is in order.