A Day In The Mountains
We spent a day driving to the blue mountains on saturday. We didn’t actually go to the mountains themselves…more just every op-shop and antique place we could find along the way, as well as stopping at Schwarzes Bakery in Wentworth Falls. If you haven’t been here, you should definitely make the trip one day. It’s about the closest thing you’ll ever get to eating REAL German bread and pastries without actually going, so as you could imagine it brings back some very fond memories of our trip (and Trev’s many other trips) to Berlin when we go.
Amongst other things we ate pretzels…
Hazelnut filled glazed pastry things…
And we also may have indulged in a little black forest cake. Trev tells me the Schwarzes themselves are actually from the Black Forest, so really, how could we not! And for the record, it really is as good as it looks!
I was also tempted by many things at The Victorian Theatre Antique Centre in blackheath, like this super cute Cardinal Cookie Jar.
This mama duck cookie jar…
And I was not so tempted by the $245 price tag on this swan planter! We gave mum one just like it last year for her birthday, which I’m glad is now in the family, especially if people really are paying this much for them! We most certainly didn’t!
I picked up a few great things on the trip. Apart from lots of plates I also scored some scarves (I especially love the cream floral one, which is original vintage from Russia, the crazy lady who sold it to me said so).
Some pretty hankies and doilies.
And these super cute cropped bat wing cardies! Three colours in the same size and design. Obviously straight from the same old ladies’ wardrobe.
It was a great little trip to do in one day, especially when you do it with someone who will drive all the way back around if you happen to miss an op-shop on the very edges of town as you’re leaving :) What a guy! Kx