Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Braidwood Antique and Collectables Fair '09

Braidwood is the first Heritage listed town in Australia, many of the buildings date to the Georgian period, it is also where I grew up. It's a 3 hour drive to Sydney and 40 minutes to the sparkling beaches of the South Coast.

During the year tourists bustle to view the annual 'Airing of the Quilts', the heritage day parade, Anzac day remembrance and Daffodil day fete to name a few. It's a great day out, and there is plenty to see and do in and around the local area including the Big hole, the gold mining town Araluen and fantastic swimming holes in the Shoalhaven river.

The Antique and Collectables fair runs over the long weekend in October and is held in the National Theatre in the main street of town. As kids we spent endless hours roller skating over the uneven wooden floorboards and attending fabulous discos. It has since been reclaimed as the local movie and theatrical theatre and given a new lease of life.

My treasures:

  • Hand painted tray $2
  • Dodo design bird spice rack and tins $1
  • Victorian bisque vase $5
  • Chocolate box $2
  • Tin candle holders for xmas tree $3
  • Green geranium dish $2
  • Pink footed Victorian dish $2


Shoestring Splendour said...

Wow what gorgeous finds!! I particularly love the chocolate box as I am a container freak and love boxes and tins!! Funnily enough my parents lived in Braidwood a few years back..its a lovely little town!! Look forward to seeing more lovely finds!!