Sunday, 18 April 2010

Flea Market Finds and a Busy Weekend

Now that the weather has lost its summer sting there are just so many things on that nearly every weekend sees us doing something fun. 

This weekend started out with a visit to “Bathex” at the local showground.  This is a collectors fair which is run every three years. There are minerals, stamps, coins, military collectables and lots of other collections.  My best friend displayed her pink depression glass.  We have fun collecting, me with my green and she with the pink.  The pink is often more decorative than the green, which seems to be a bit more utilitarian and plain.

Pink Glass

There was a huge collection of old fund raising tin lapel pins.

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I really liked this collection, as I have a few oldies on display in our living room.  They mainly have been given to me by my mother-in-law, who found them occasionally at op shops. 

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They are in my “Little Cabinet”.  This displays a myriad of little bits and pieces we have picked up over the years.

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You will also be able to see other interesting flea market finds here.

Next I popped around to Anni’s shop to meet up with the Club Quilt girls from Narromine.  (Of course, I forgot to take a photo.) I had previously met Peg and Dale and was delighted to finally meet Fiona.  We have a second common interest in motorcycling with our hubbies and will see each other again in a few weeks on a bike run. The girls were delighted with Anni’s shop, rightly so, as it is gorgeous.  I made a few purchases, but I will have to show you another day.

After that, we headed down to Sydney for a surprise 50th for one of Mick’s school mates, who is also a fellow Ulyssian.  His family did very well, as it was a total surprise to him and we all had a great night.

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Today, seeing as we were already in Sydney, we decided to visit the Caravan and Camping show at Rosehill Racecourse.  It is a few years since we have attended this event, and it has grown heaps. Boy, was it busy.  I’d hate to be trying to decide which caravan or camper trailer to buy, there are so many variations available.  We did decide, however, that we wouldn’t swap our new camper for anything we saw.  Phew!

It was perfect autumn weather on the weekend and the trees are starting to change colour on the mountains. 

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We had our first frost here last Tuesday, but going on the forecast and the beautiful sunset this evening on the way home, the weather is to be in the mid 20s for most of this week, so we won’t be needing the fire on again for a little while.

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Obviously, no sewing happened this weekend, but we will try to remedy that in the next few days.

9 comments:

Cardygirl said...

You have been doing some nice things...thankyou for sharing! Nice that the weather is cooling...no frost here yet but it won't be long!

Steph said...

What a lovely weekend. Gorgeous things to look at too :)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

It was so nice to catch up...looks like you had a great weekend...

loulee said...

Sounds like you folks had a relaxing weekend.

Sophie Isobel Designs said...

Wow so many lovely things to look at. Love all those cute pins!
Sophie x

Knicky Knacks said...

Getting dizzy scrolling through looking at all of those beauties. What great displays. Too much to choose from really.

Jelly Wares said...

You sure have been a busy little bee!!! Love all of the pix especially the one of all of that lovely pink glass, just gorgeous!!!

Hugs - Jodie :)

Sandi Butler said...

You have been busy indeed. Interesting collections you have shown us. I love all the old sewing things. The weather is getting a little chilly here too, although I don't think we will get any frosts for some time yet.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Glad you had a great weekend and so nice to finally meet you too. Love the photos you've taken too. Let's make sure we take pics on the ride. !!!