27 September 2010

Peppergreen Antiques in Berrima

As much as I love sewing with retro fabrics, bed linen and trimmings from the 1950/60/70's I also love all things much earlier. Turn your mind to Jane Austen, period dramas, country gentry, old family estates, all things very posh indeed. Linens, china, furniture and clothes from this era are much more pretty, exquisite and rare, and much more difficult to come by.

Peppergreen Antiques is a wonderland of all things period. Antique kitchenware, china, cutlery, art, print, games, toys, wallpaper. The clothing, furs and jewellery are pieces of history and would look perfectly in place on the sets of films such as Narnia or Nanny McPhee. If I were to win the lottery, which isn't going to happen as I don't play, I would love to have a very special shopping trip here. You could buy just about everything you need to make a house truly a home. Including the brass taps and I suspect if I tried to find it, a Belfast kitchen sink.

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All presented in beautiful antique shop fittings which you could imagine would have been used for hoisery and corsetry in previous days.


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Each one of the many little drawers is packed full with vintage buttons, embroidery threads, cottons, siks, wools. If you ever find yourself in the beautiful Southern Highlands in New South Wales it is a must stop.

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Wonderful stacks of linens for beds and tables. I was very tempted to buy some sheets for Maggie's 'shabby' white painted antique brass bed - no, I didn't paint it, someone else did a long time ago.

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Can you imagine my gasp when I walked into two others rooms of floor to ceiling shelves containing piles and piles of folded antique and vintage lace, fabric, patchwork quilts, candlewick bed spreads and feather eiderdowns.

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 All was 'must have' gorgeous. I wanted to open all of these antique patchwork quilts for a little lookie:)

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I truly was speechless.
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But there's abit of an unhappy ending to this fairytale as I actually left empty handed!!!!!!!! Overwhelmed and unable to choose, which I now massively regret. I broke the no 1 rule of shopping, if you love it buy it.

3 comments:

delia hornbook said...

O My GOD hun, i can just imagin your face while you were in there ;-) Goodness what some gorg fabrics and quilts wow im surprised you could walk out ;-)) Can't wait to hear via the phone when your home. hugs xx

Lisa said...

I knew you'd like it :) ... ps you were still in NSW at this point - 8 800km's to go 'til Victoria though I guess you were starting to feel like you'd been driving forever?

If you have any other pics you might've taken I can have a look next time I head home - Easter maybe? - and see what I can find for you :)

Lisa said...

I stuttered - that should've read 800km's, not 8 800!

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