Pretties for The Shop

Vintage crystal necklaces to sparkle up the shop.
Vintage crystal necklaces to sparkle up the shop.

One of our unanticipated successes in the shop so far has been our small range of antiques and collectibles – we started with a few favourite things from the auctions on a shelf and have now expanded into two small cabinets.

Jewellery which includes a vintage cocktail bracelet that would have looked in place on the Duchess of Windsor's wrist.
Jewellery which includes a vintage cocktail bracelet that would have looked in place on the Duchess of Windsor’s wrist.

This weekend we’ve been shopping online at one of the major auction houses in Sydney and come back with some lovely items – we’re often sad not to keep them ourselves and sometimes hope they’ll stay on the shelves with us for a while.

Probably my favourites this time around were the gorgeous crystal necklaces although some of the brooches are just beautiful, with such craftsmanship and attention to detail.

Gorgeous silver things including  coin purse and a beautiful Scottish agate brooch.
Gorgeous silver things including coin purse and a beautiful Scottish agate brooch.

This means that we have something for the non-knitting (hard to imagine) visitors to our shop.

An exquisite cameo brooch makes an appearance with other interesting accessories.
An exquisite cameo brooch makes an appearance with other interesting accessories.

Our Railway Green Market Day

That's our bright yellow Convent & Chapel marquee  over there!
That’s our bright yellow Convent & Chapel marquee over there!
The town turned out to welcome the train. Some went on a quick trip to Clandulla whilst the visitors had their lunch
The town turned out to welcome the train. Some went on a quick trip to Clandulla whilst the visitors had their lunch

This is the first time we’ve done the Markets at Kandos. On Sunday┬áthe Heritage Train arrived from Sydney and the town turned on a great display. As the train rolled in, it seemed like the whole town (plus some) were there to cheer on and welcome the travellers.

W're very happy with our marquee and thinks it looks the part at the markets.
W’re very happy with our marquee and thinks it looks the part at the markets.

Once they had left the train they headed for their luncheon venues with the choices of visiting the market stalls at the Railway Green or boarding a local bus for a tour of the town and stop off at the Kandos Museum which was holding a special railway exhibition in honour of the train’s annual visit. It is years since public trains have regularly run to Kandos, so this special tourist train means a great deal to the town.

Our wares on display. There's non stop knitting to keep up the supply.
Our wares on display. There’s non stop knitting to keep up the supply.

We had a great time at our bright yellow marquee, chatting to other stall holders, locals and the train-trippers. It was a good opportunity to promote our new shop and show off a few of our wares. Whilst rains threatened (which are much wanted), they have still held off and it ended up being A Great Day Out for all. Now a bit tired and grubby, but happy with our day.

Up close and personal with the train - it pulled up right next to the markets at Kandos Railway Green
Up close and personal with the train – it pulled up right next to the markets at Kandos Railway Green