Hubby and I have just been away for for a long weekend with some lovely friends to a beautiful area of Victoria know as “spa country”. A short drive from Melbourne, its chock full of old country towns, farmer markets, wineries and gorgeous scenery.
What did we do? Not a lot. We just drove around and stopped where our fancy took us. We ate great food and drank great wine and just enjoyed each others company in a very beautiful part of the world.
But I also got to do one of my favourite things – poke around in antique shops. I just love wandering around and being surrounded by things from a bygone era. My first true love is china and I picked up this fabulous little creamer dish which I just adore!
There were also about five or six sets of Harlequin glasses I could easily have bought were I not about 1700 km away from home and getting on a plane. Not only do I also adore old-fashioned glassware but now I write for Harlequin I think it’s a sign that I need to start collecting this particular type of glassware (at least that’s the way I explained it to my husband anyway) 😉
My major find was this darling little art deco 1930’s powder case – complete with the original rouge!
It was so pretty, I just had to have it and now its sitting in my display cabinet along with the creamer 🙂
What about you? Do antiques appeal to you or do you prefer modern? Ever had a really special find?