Daylesford day-trip

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.


  1. I recently moved to Melbourne and have been wanting to make a little excursion to Daylesford, so thank you for posting! Love those china plates!

  2. Hi Diane! Ohh yes a trip to Dayelsford is a must! It's lovely at this time of year and close enough to Melbourne that you can do it in a day. There was a 'Top 5' places to visit in Daylesford in this weeks 'The Age' A2 section - if you didn't get it let me know and I can e-mail it to you. Lucy :-)

  3. Hey Kinga! If you haven't been already there is another great place like the Daylesford Mill Markets called the Tyabb Packing House down the peninsula. They have a website here
    I went there a few years ago with Mum and loved it! We are planning on returning again soon. It is a lot of fun and I think you would love it! See you soon. xx

  4. those plates are divine! great find!