Tinkers, Recyclers or Traders?

This new life is about being self-sufficient and Alan being his own boss.  This life which is characterised by peripatetic activity at markets and fairs and clearance sales and auctions will not have the sort of aggravations Alan has endured. His value will be measured by the fruits of his endeavours and the profits he makes by the work of his own hands.
My life experience will be enriched by contact with ordinary Australians who are enthusiastic about their collections and possessions and who are so ready to share their life stories and experiences with the strangers who offer them artefacts and objects to buy that remind them of their past lives, add value to their present lives and generally delight them.


Wallangarra is where we will be for the weekend 25/26 September.  I wasn’t going to go with Alan – another 2 day weekend – too hard – but given the historic nature of the place and that it will give me another opportunity to experience rural Australia and in addition see and hear petrol heads at ‘work’ – I had to go along.

Of course I will take along some of my sort of stuff as well… so a lot of bits and pieces that have lived with me for too long and no longer fit in with the rest – or are the bits from ‘boxes’ bought at various points and need new homes.  They will go onto an Omani mat and turn themselves into money in small amounts…

The link provides  information about Wallangarra and has a link to the Girraween National Park.  I hope I might get to see some of the flowers that apparently characterise the National Park.  If I do they will appear in this blog in another post. Stand by.


About retrocentricaussie

We are a pair of ageing 'gypsies' who find junk and sell antiques, especially objects from the art nouveau/art deco years and old and well-loved tools. We also occasionally buy antiques as well!! We haunt clearance sales, garage sales, charity shops and sometimes dumps. Lately we have even been to a 'proper' auction. The thrill is in the chase for good stuff at prices we can afford and still sell the items on at a profit sufficient to support us. We recycle what other people don't want anymore, we find new homes for nice things. We sell at markets and antique fairs, swap meets and wherever else we can find. Our clientele are mostly ordinary people who want something they can afford that will enhance their quality of life. We are especially pleased when generation Y buy from us. It suggests that appreciation of quality and good design is still part of our modern aesthetic.
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3 Responses to Tinkers, Recyclers or Traders?

  1. Abdul Sammad Jardine says:

    Hi Lynette and Allan, good luck on your adventures.

    Lots of love

    Sam, Varushka and the gals.

  2. Henk Huijser says:

    This is really nice Lynette…I’m looking forward to the Girraween flower images!
    Sounds like you’re having a bit of fun whilst making some money too. Keep enjoying it.

  3. Lois says:

    Good luck and can’t wait ot here about Wallangarra

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