Today I will just post pictures and try to remember where they were taken. We went to Sassafras today and Mile High where there is a lookout.
Melbourne from Mile High. Population 4 million.
It is hard to take pictures while in a car going past, but I was interested in the old storefronts as we passed through Melbourne.
Of course we went to Miss Marples Tea Room and had a wonderful lunch with pots of tea.
The streets in Sasafrass were so crowded that I could not get a picture of the tea room. These are from the web.
This is the menu. I cannot believe that I forgot to take pictures of the tea food.
The tea shop was the next thing on the menu and the following are photos of the unique tea pots. Customers have to indicate what item they want, and an employee gets one in a box, leaving the display item on the shelf. Customers do not walk around carrying an armload of teacups. They just point to the item and someone fetches it from the back room, so the displays are like visiting a museam.
Note the caravan teapots, below.
We to other villages further on up the Dandening Mt. - Ferntree Gully and Olinda. I got so wrapped up in the scents and the busyness of these places I forgot to use my camera, but got two pictures inside a shop.
I had been to this shop about 18 years ago and was enchanted to see so much of the merchandise was still offered, the same brands, and types of things.
I would have liked to have this doll, but it was a hundred dollars. Angela took one look at it and said I could go home and sew one easily.
I tried to get a closer look at this pillow to see how it was made. Maybe some Rellie can take me to a fabric shop.
I like the way the Minky fabric is teamed with Sherpa for these blankets. I might be able to make these.
More pictures from the Sassafras tea shop:
Below: that pretty pot with the crown shaped lid caught my eye.
Agapanthus, which I saw a lot of, in white and blue.
I hope you all have a lovely day across the pond, and I appreciate your kindness and your prayers and your lovely comments.
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