I had a day-trip to lovely Daylesford on Sunday and finally visited the fabulous Mill Markets which has been on my must-visit list for a while! The Mill Market is full of vintage and retro second-hand treasures covering everything from furniture, crockery, clothing and books. It's a great place to spend a few hours rummaging and I can highly recommend a visit!
I also discovered another great second-hand and antiques place called 'Daylesford Temple Antiques'. I picked up a few bits and pieces from here - including a $10 box of china plates! I was pretty pleased with myself as there was a great selection of plates inside....
I loved the old backstamps on the plates too. The backstamps really form part of the appeal of the old plates for me - I love how they were so decorative and represent the year of manufacture. You sadly don't get this level of detail or decoration on new plates which is a real shame I think.
Lastly I visited the gorgeous shop Lark. Such a cute little shop and full of beautiful patterned vintage-esque inspired products. I couldn't resist the vintage plates wrapping paper (see above) but sadly they'd sold the last roll of the vintage coffee pot wrapping paper. Ho-hum - I'll just have to go back another time to buy it! Lark has a very cute blog here.
If you're planning a trip to Daylesford there is a list of second-hand and antiques shops here. Daylesford also has a regular makers market on Saturdays.