We’ve had a lovely weekend so far. Every year the Vintage Motorcycle Club from Sydney hosts a week long rally at Bathurst. If Mick isn’t working we usually tag along on Good Friday and Easter Saturday. This year there were about 170 bikes entered, so there is a good variety of bikes of all ages and makes.
I love seeing old, unrestored bikes out and about.
We have taken out “Olga” the old girl this time. Yesterday went fine, but this morning she had a little hiccup and stopped. Something electrical. So, we pushed her for a couple of kilometres into Portland (I’m sure my legs will know about it in the morning). We were with some friends and had a picnic packed, so after a leisurely lunch Mick and our mate headed home to our place to collect the car and trailer, leaving us girls to sit and chat.
Mick had his first ever ride on a Harley! Don’t know what he thinks about that.
So this is how “Olga” travelled home. Sad, isn’t it.
Mick is out in the shed tinkering now, trying to find the fault. It will probably be something simple and we are definitely glad it happened relatively close to home.
Now, if you leave two girls unattended in a town for an hour and a half what do you expect them to do? Shop, of course.
Portland is only a very small town with not many shops, but we nosed out a garage sale. It wasn’t too bad either. I found this.
Nice and clean on the inside too.
When Mick saw it he asked the obvious question “What are you going to do with that?” To which I replied “It will be great for holding sewing projects.” To which he replied “Don’t you already have enough bags?” To which I didn’t reply! I think it is cute anyway.
I then found this. Very sweet isn’t it. I love the vintage fabric with the dotty background. (Sorry, the dots don’t show up terribly well in the photo.)
Well, if you think that’s cute, check this out.
It is crazy patchwork on a calico background. The 50s fabrics are just gorgeous. The colours go together so well. What a great little collection. It reminds me so much of Henhouse’s style. Here is a close up.
My final find at the garage sale was a little green glass pin dish.
The lovely green glass vase with it was the find my Mum made at the church fete a couple of weeks ago. Well spotted. Once again, not a rare design, but one that I didn’t have in my collection. I love seeing the sun streaming through the glass, it just glows.
So, more “stuff” to find a home for, but lovely to find just the same.
Check out other Flea Market Finds here.
We are looking forward to a sleep in tomorrow as daylight savings ends tonight and we don’t have to go anywhere tomorrow. Looking forward to a day at home