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...



Trip to Millthorpe.

24 comments

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

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  2. Lovley! I'm totally digging the rope pups!

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  3. 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!

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  4. 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?

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

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

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  7. 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!

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  8. 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!

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

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  10. 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.

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  11. 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!)!

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

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  13. 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!!

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

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

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

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

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  18. 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!

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  19. 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!

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  20. 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 !

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

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  22. 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 :)

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

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

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