Monday, January 10, 2011
There a fantastic junk/second hand store in Goulburn, NSW, called Trish's Trash and Treasure. It is situated at 1-3 Fenwick Crescent. A pure treasure trove, packed full to the bring of all sorts of goodies. I took along my camera to take a few photos, but the battery was flat. Typical!
We bought the 2 early 1900's swan oil paintings above for only $40 the pair! The flamingo painting, in the centre, I bought at the Canberra Swap Meet a few years back. They are all the same size (my camera is playing tricks with the illusion that they are bending) and look perfect on the wall in the hall.
Very few, if not any, of the local op shops were open. I forgot about that. It was the same last year when we were there just after Christmas.
A fantastic place to stop for lunch is the Lotus Chinese Restaurant (80A Auburn Street). We usually have the lunch time special, drinks all round and an entree to share, and it is hard to crack $40. Great value, delish and the fried rice is the best! Or grab a Bryants pie, they are also very good.
The Lilac City Cinemas is nice a cheap (Kids $7, Adults $8) and great popcorn deals. We went to see Gulliver's Travels, I did laugh quite a lot even though I didn't really fancy seeing it.
There is also the very best Reclamation Yard (The Old Woodshed, 18 Common Street) and the coolest house just out the front. I will have to takes some photos next time we are there. We walk around drooling at the bits and pieces and the proprietors think we are mad!
Don't forget the Goulburn Swap Meet is rolling around again soon, save the date for Sunday 3rd April :) Its not too far away! Maybe we will see you there :)