That song which has the words … miracles and wonders… think it was Neil Young – came to life today … I took Bella for a long walk and as I crossed the creek on the little bridge I looked over and there was a figure bent over with a little hammer fossicking in the river bed.  We chatted and he was looking for stones with plasma in them.  Apparently green, solid and sometimes transparent  – but after heavy rain is a good time to do what he was doing, the stones and pebbles are all stirred up and moved around….

Imagine, in Ipswich, coming across something so quirky and original, an old codger fossicking in the urban creek bed.  It brought I left my Hat in Andamooka by Clifford Austin to my back door!! but with a difference.   I recommend this book written in 1974 about the writer’s travels in the opal fields of Victoria and Queensland… It has been an inspiration to us for our future activity when we don’t have to work all the time.

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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