Following the loveliness of our day in Castlemaine last Sunday, today we decided to venture a little further south and explore the gorgeous little town of Daylesford. Like Castlemaine, we had been meaning to take a day to properly check out Daylesford for ages, and I’m so, so glad we got there today!
On the way, we stopped off at Book Heaven at Castlemaine to take a peek at the their gigantic collection of books and records, then once we arrived at Daylesford our first stop were the markets, where there were lots of cute stalls and old trinkets to rummage through. After the markets, we had a look around the antique, vintage and book shops on the main street, then after lunch we popped in at the Mill Markets. It was glorious!
We saw so many treasures today, we couldn’t possibly capture them all on camera. From stacks of pretty old china dishes, to racks of vintage clothes and shelves stacked high with vintage canisters and antique radios. There was so much stuff to see, it was actually kind of overwhelming! The Mill Markets were particularly amazing. Booth after booth of vintage and antiques… We could have spent all day in there alone! We didn’t buy much as a lot of the stuff for sale was way out of our price range and we have very limited storage space anyway, but we did come home with a couple of little treasures. I think we’ll have to put a post together for you soon about all our recent finds.
Aside from finding pretty things, it’s so wonderful getting out, exploring and getting to know the area we live in better. Since we moved to Bendigo last September we haven’t had a lot of time to explore the surrounding towns, but we are making it more of a priority now. And there are so many hidden gems to be found.
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Did you have any fun adventures or did you have a lovely cozy time at home?
Sending you lots of happy thoughts for the coming week,