I spend far more time (and money)  than I should in the huge, Victory Theatre Antiques Centre in Govett’s Leap Road, Blackheath.


The Arcadia Theatre Blackheath

The old movie theatre in days gone by.

There is a vintage fashion section upstairs. Now I’m not a real fan, but this 1960s clutch bag has accompanied me to many functions. Just large enough for my phone, a pen, and a notebook. What more could an author ask?


Antiques centre Blackheath

OK, ignore the furs.








One of my favourite enamel  pillboxes was found at the Victory. Oh yes, and a French cabinet with a light inside, to display my huge collection.

Bilston Enamel

18th C. Bilston Enamel

Pillbox cabinet.

Waiting to be filled.










Across the street is what must be the fullest shop in the world. I found a delightful vase here in the outside oddments bin…a snip at $7.


Antiqes shop at Blackheath

Packed with treasures.













A bargain.



Last week its sister shop opened, creating  new life for the old C.B.A bank on the corner of Wentworth Street and Govett’s Leap Road.  The ATM still works, so you can withdraw all your money and spend it on treasures.  Good luck with your new  venture, Susanne.


Oh the temptation.









I haven’t bought anything here yet, but no doubt I will.

Antiques shop at Blackheath.

A new venue.

Just over the rail line in Station Street is a charity shop…well almost too grand for that description really. Unfortunately the shiny red shoes didn’t fit me. I bought my husband Rob’s Christmas gifts in this shop last year.  Guess what? His favourite was a tree bauble they gave me free of charge.

Blakheath Community shop.

Red shoes.

Could these be those magical red shoes?






Bah humbug bauble

Rob was delighted with this!


Blackheath Community Opportunity Shop

A little bit posh.

There are antique shops all over the Blue Mountains, but I think Blackheath  now  has the edge over the rest of the villages. Mind you, I am entirely prejudiced!  Feel free to disagree in the comments section below.





  1. Wow! Looks like you could spend a month in there. I don’t buy things like that any more, but I used to love looking for bargains and simply looking at so many things from the past. Wish you weren’t so far away.

    • Pauline

      We are building a new house, so I have an excuse to buy things, even though my Rob may not agree.

  2. Great excuse to do something you love! 🙂

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