Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Trip to Millthorpe.

I thought I'd share some happy snaps of a recent holiday.
A spontaneous weekend away to town called Millthorpe, about 2 hours from where we live.

It was such a picturesque town I was kicking myself that I didn't take some quilts to photograph. This big shed would have been a great background. 

So many beautiful old buildings...

... and lots of pretty street scences.


Wonderful earthy colours of corragated iron.

I have a thing for doorways! 

I love the colours of this one.

A fun way to use old boots!!

And just look at that cute pink duck!! He was gone the next day when we walked by. Maybe his owner puts him away on weekends when there is more passing traffic. 

Sweet little woven pups... They were sitting out the front of a gift shop.  Yes, I was very tempted!

We were impressed by this life size horse made from old farm machinery. It was in the front of a fascinating History Museum that was full of all sorts of things.

There were old tractors, wooden carts, ancient farm machinery, fascinating old news paper photos, household sundries of all sorts. We spent a good couple of hours wandering around through history.

It wasn't all walking around, there was food as well...

Tables at the Old Mill Cafe. 


I soon forgot the tables when the food arrived. 

Beautiful scenery, excellent food, wine tasting at cellar doors, a fascinating museum... it was just two days away but it felt like a week. We'll definitely go back to Milthorpe one day, and when we do I'll remember to take a quilt or two to photograph. 

Maybe it'll be this one that I'm working on at the moment...



24 comments:

Issabella The Cat said...

It looks super pretty and that horse is amazing - go team recycle :)

Susan Owenby said...

Lovley! I'm totally digging the rope pups!

Melissa P said...

Isn't it great to find so much inspiration in places and things? It's like a treasure hunt just walking down the roads. I'm dying to see how that denim and applique quilt looks when it's all done!

Nifty Quilts said...

Thank you for the fun tour! It makes me realize it's time to go somewhere new myself. LOVE the quilt you're working on--part of your denim series?

quiltsomore said...

Maybe somebody swiped him! The duck that is. You never know these days!

smazoochie said...

Looks like a lovely Spring mini holiday! Thanks for bringing us along!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

What a lovely post Rachael....it brings back memories for me as we used to go out to Millthorpe sometimes on a Sunday when we were in Bathurst....it always had interesting little shops there!

Patchwork and Play said...

That's a new place to me! It is full of inspiration and history. I love the look of the appliqué flower in the denim pocket!

Julierose said...

Lovely post pictures on your mini travelogue for us...thanks, Julierose

Pinkadot Quilts said...

I feel like I went on vacations with you! Love the denim and flower piece. The rough and the delicate is always a good mix.

Jeneta said...

What an amazingly beautiful place! And so close to you!! I love your photos of the doors - I long for a fabulous door one day (though I am grateful just to have a door to call my own!)!

Heather said...

How fun, looks like a great little getaway. I love those little rope dogs, adorable!

Barb said...

Thanks for taking us on your getaway! what a fun and arty town. I love the old buildings and doorways too. It would be a perfect place for quilt photography!
Your denim flower is fabulous - can't wait to see more.
I adored the woven pups!! so cute!!

Heidi said...

Thanks for the trip ! And I'm curious too, for the denim flower quilt :-)

audrey said...

Are you working on a denim series? That is a super cute little flower. Very fun to 'visit' the town with you.:)

Katy Cameron said...

Looks like a fab place to visit, and loving your pocket flower!

Every Stitch said...

Lovely photos! It is a pretty town and I love the historic buildings too - thanks for the tour
Hilda

Monica said...

Your new project looks very promising -- I love it already!

I am always amazed when I see photos of historic sites in Australia by how spread out everything is. Around here, in what was Upper Canada back in the day, the buildings tended to huddle together. Different environment, I guess. Anyway, I always love to see the photos!

Karen said...

It does look like a beautiful town. Loved your photos, too. Glad you had a good time.
Lovely to see more denim in the works!

Vickie said...

I love your photos of the places you go, you make me feel like I went on holiday too! That was a very pretty town, and yes it's so funny how well a quilt photographs in front of rusty tin !

needleandspindle said...

It looks like central Victoria! What a pretty place. Clearly just waiting to be a prop for quilt pics!

Mary said...

What a lovely place to visit! The doors are fantastic....boots as a flower pot is a great idea! Can't wait to see what you are working on :)

O'Quilts said...

Oh, yes..we need happy!!! Thx for the tour. I love the posie in the pocket..you are so clever.

Karen said...

It looks like a wonderful place to visit. Those doggies look very cute indeed (and low maintenance).

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