Sunday 16 January 2011

A regional jaunt

Just back from a week getting to know part of our region (the Upper Lachlan Valley) while it's green and lovely.

I visited the Vinnies in Boorowa (on the way to Cowra) and Crookwell. Not much doing in Boorowa, but very friendly. I found a very quaint hand-made tea cosy there.

Crookwell had some choice vintage linens, and after the extortionate prices of Dickson Vinnies, how pleasant was it to buy a stack of vintage teatowels and tablecloths for $2.50, with a free 'Real Living' mag thrown in with a smile! They also had lovely knitted quilts and crockery.

Overall Crookwell is well worth a trip. We stopped in at the Lindner Sock Factory, which, while not an op shop, had reasonably priced wool socks. The owners will let you go into the back and observe the vintage German machinery making the socks ('strumpfen'). Fantastisch!

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