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There’s a fine line between vintage and crap – it would seem there are plenty of people who don’t know the difference.

There’s also a MASSIVE difference between vintage/second hand/old//crap/broken and what constitutes a bargain!

$hit! I’m never throwing anything out again EVER!

Deliciopus start to the day at, an old electrical substation transformed into a cafe with a snug interior and a cute courtyard.We enjoyed a delicious start to the day at The Substation Cafe ,  an old electrical substation transformed into a cafe with a snug interior and a cute courtyard. Mediterranean influenced food, great coffee, friendly staff, good service.

We’ll be back 🙂

We went for a walk to the Mitchell Road Antique and Design Centre. It’s a warehouse packed with vintage and retro stuff – not really antiques. It appears to be divided into sections – I imagine that each section is sub-let to a different stall-holder.

This was followed by a short stroll to Lunatiques. Love the name 🙂

I was like a trip back to our grandparents’. We found ourselves at every turn saying either

  1. Mitchell Rd antique and Design Centre, look at that, I used to have these (ie remember those roller skates that laced up and the length was adjustable via a wingnut under the sole?)
  2. IMG_1306Remember Gran used to have these? (cue the laminated kitchen table) or
  3. Mitchell Rd antique and Design Centre throwing that away/giving that to Vinnies?What a trip down memory lane!





Holy Crap! This little anvil, about the size of a rolled up sleeping bag – $1200! What would the one i have in the back yard be worth? No wonder the boys argue about who gets it when i die!!


Desk made from an aeroplane wing, anyone?

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The Mid-Autumn Festival is a harvest festival celebrated by ethnic Chinese and Vietnamese people. The festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese Han calendar and Vietnamese calendar (within 15 days of the autumnal equinox), on the night of the full moon between early September to early October of the Gregorian calendar.
It’s a public holiday in Mainland China, Taiwan and Korea.
Given the Chinese and Korean influence in Eastwood where we live, it ws the perfect marriage of the week for M and convenience!


Classy place for the festival… Eastwood Hotel carpark!


Delicious street food



There’s bargains and treasure everywhere!@


There’s bargains and treasure everywhere!@


Unfortunately the heavens opened up just as the parade started


Damn! NEXT weekend we are going to Orange.

Orange Grove Public School in the heart of Lilyfield, has fabulous markets every Saturday morning. Every few weeks we have driven past these markets on our way to do something else, and this weekend we eventually got around to going. Beautiful fresh produce. Go there! IMG_0182

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Beautiful fresh flowers




Addison Rd Marrickville, hosts weekly markets each Sunday.


Love a market with plenty of tasting plates


Delicious produce from near and far – bought some pears from Batlow


Delicious food, interesting stalls with lots of organic and vegan friendly produce.

However, I’m reminded of a Calvin and Hobbes (Waterson) cartoon.

I know “one person’s trash is another’s treasure”, but boy, there’s some crap for sale!

The Bowerbird is the trash and treasure

The Bowerbird is the trash and treasure


Yep, 2nd hand paint. Now that’ll be handy. Colour doesn’t matter anyway!

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IMG_3676Every Saturday, local NSW farmers and artisan food producers bring their fresh and seasonal produce to the Everleigh Farmers’ Market.

About 70 stallholders sell fresh produce including fruit and vegetables, meat, dairy, bread, olive oil, wine and more.

There were stalls there with produce from as far as Orange and Bateman’s Bay.

IMG_3675We had a wander, bought some dips and fruit and tried a few differnt things. Great markets.

We then went to Erskinville where we had breakfast at The Bakerman Cafe, out the front of the old Erko Post Office. We rang Nic McRobie to tell him we were around and enjoyed a coffee and catch-up with him and Jo.