A few weeks ago some stitchy friends called a road trip to Ballarat with several shop stops on the way.
The first stop was a small town called Ballan where a wonderful quilting shop complete with coffee shop selling the most scrumdidilumptious food. The complete package.
The shoppe was Mill Rose Cottage.
They had the best range of liberty fabrics as well as most everything else I believe!
One lady got so carried away she bought a new sewing machine, I tell you the excitement was high that day!!!
As we were leaving the shop I noticed a colourful fence and sign saying "Op Shop".....STOP!!! I yelled....our driver did so beautifully and I ran over to see this amazing sight.
And yes it was an Op Shop but sadly closed on that day...all good it just means I will go back.
I was in photo heaven everywhere I looked there was something else to snap....bliss.
And my friends were so kind and patient waiting as I ran hither and yonder.
I loved the colour blue and the shading of green, the duck lying on the fence, the portholes ......
The little treasures just waiting to be discovered.
Sadly I didnt get the greatest shot of this ...it was so ...well words fail me....beautiful is one word
As you can see I was enamoured by it all, and this was just the fence, we couldnt get in to see the garden so who knows what other sights you have been spared...:-)
OK I will stop now......
We drove onto Ballarat and had a great lunch and shopped at
This business is up for sale...if I had any skills in running a business I would love to take on such a venture.....but I really dont and whats more I am almost savouring retirement....well I dream of the day..
These are the diamond days...