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,

Katie x

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23 Responses to “Daylesford”

  1. Bronny May 28, 2012 at 12:11 am #

    I love Daylesford and The Mill Markets! It’s such a beautiful area, next time you’re up that way you guys should definitely go check out Hepburn Pool

    • Katie
      Katie May 28, 2012 at 11:16 pm #

      Oh, that looks gorgeous! Thanks so much for the tip! <3

  2. Sarah May 28, 2012 at 12:29 am #

    You have such cool op-shops downunder!! So very jealous….

    I have made a few good finds here in blighty this month but we don’t have such huge places to go visit (not near me anyway!)

    It looks lovely there.


  3. veggie mama May 28, 2012 at 8:25 am #

    Looks freezing AND amazing! Country Victoria is the best.

    • Katie
      Katie May 28, 2012 at 11:14 pm #

      It WAS freezing and amazing! Totally agree about country Victoria too. It is such a beautiful little part of the world… We have quite fallen in love with this place 🙂

  4. Lyndall May 28, 2012 at 11:17 am #

    I’ve always wanted to go to Daylesford. It looks so pretty there!

  5. Cara Lynne May 28, 2012 at 11:34 am #

    This looks like a thrifting dream!!

    • Katie
      Katie May 28, 2012 at 11:20 pm #

      Very dreamy but (sadly) not really thrifting. More like antiquing… I WISH these lovely places had thrift store prices! 🙂

  6. Jane @ Shady Baker May 28, 2012 at 11:46 am #

    This looks delightful Katie…what a lovely way to spend the weekend 🙂

  7. Kimmy May 28, 2012 at 2:08 pm #

    Such great pictures. And that looks so much fun to browse through. I love used book/record shops. How fun. :3

  8. Rin Dawson May 29, 2012 at 5:07 pm #

    Hello Lovely! What a Beautiful Blog! – I love finding fellow australians on the blogosphere – I’m hoping I could maybe pop a letter in the mail for you! (Who doesn’t love snail mail :]) – let me know – x Rin

  9. PetitPixel May 29, 2012 at 8:32 pm #

    I’ve often driven past both the book store and the Daylesford Market & wondered what they’re like…will have to go check them out now!

    I always secretly hope that I’m going to stumble on an original vintage tram scroll from Melbourne in places like these, and snap it up for a bargain before anyone realises what its truly worth…I don’t think that will happen in a place like Daylesford!

  10. Mary May 30, 2012 at 3:47 am #

    This looks like a really exhilarating outing. I love it all!! Glad to have found your blog via Bianca. 🙂

  11. robbie. May 30, 2012 at 1:38 pm #

    it’s so autumnal looking over there! we’re sweating to death! your pictures make me long for cold weather! i hope you bought that mushroom cup 🙂

  12. Sanaa May 31, 2012 at 5:50 am #

    How exciting! I live in a city that has so so much to do and explore but I always get stuck at my dorm or at the Architecture studio because of how busy I am. It really is lovely when you get the time to just explore and step out of your usual places for a little while.

    Also I have been a reader of your blog for a good while. This is the first time I have posted and I just wanted to say hello 🙂

    • Katie
      Katie May 31, 2012 at 6:12 pm #

      Hi there Sanaa! Thank you so much for saying hello! It truly makes us so happy when the lovely people who follow our adventures introduce themselves. Off to visit your blog now! 🙂

  13. Sway June 1, 2012 at 1:07 am #

    Be still my beating heart!!! So many goodies in one place! And that radio!!! I wish it wasn’t such a long drive from Canberra – I’ll have to make a weekend trip sometime soon 🙂
    Sway xx

  14. Sway June 1, 2012 at 1:11 am #

    Ps – Longtime lurker, first time (on here) commentor 🙂 Although I have posted ‘Yays, etc” on other blogs when they feature you guys 😉
    So, I just wanted to say ‘Hi there!’ I love seeing fellow Aussies out there in the blogosphere – does the heart good, eh?
    Sway xxxx

    • Katie
      Katie June 1, 2012 at 1:33 am #

      Hello Sway! I always get very excited discovering Aussies in blogland too! I imagine it’s sort of what it’s like when you are travelling overseas and you run into other Australians. Instant camaraderie 🙂

  15. Kelly June 6, 2012 at 7:16 pm #

    this looks like SO much fun!! i wanna come visit!

    • Katie
      Katie June 6, 2012 at 9:03 pm #

      Kel, you would LOVE it down here! Do it, come visit! I can take you to all the great places we have found! 🙂


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