I spend far more time (and money) than I should in the huge, Victory Theatre Antiques Centre in Govett’s Leap Road, Blackheath.
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?
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.
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.
OH YES….EVEN MORE ANTIQUES!
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.
I haven’t bought anything here yet, but no doubt I will.
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.
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.