On the wide open road

August 20, 2011 at 7:53 pm Leave a comment

This week Mr A and I went for a 400km road trip down to Warwick and across to Toowoomba – it was a bit of a secondhand shop crawl, but mostly a lovely long drive. To get to Warwick, we drove through the area where my Mum grew up – the mountain range where we ended up is off to the right of these rolling hills.

By the time we drove through Cunningham’s Gap, the mountains were shrouded in magical clouds.

Disappointingly, the two big secondhand treasure troves we remembered from our last trip to Warwick seemed to have closed down and the town itself has lost a bit of its country charm (the urban-style coffee house looked inviting enough, but seemed a bit out of place). So we drove on to Toowoomba, where I had more luck – a couple of brand new Burda patterns and some vintage ones all for 50 cents each (the 1960s Weigel’s housecoat is my favourite), along with some more buttons and tapestry wool for my stash. There were no vintage display cabinets at the end of the rainbow, but we had a fun day anyway.

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