A regular pleasure!
One of the many pleasures of living in the Southern Highlands is being able to visit Antiques on Consignment. At the gateway to the Southern Highlands, just after leaving the motorway from Sydney, a pretty cottage behind french grey gates, and glossy green hedges, is the home of Antiques on Consignment. After restoration, the historic home "Kamilaroi", built in 1904 and situated in extensive grounds, has become a favourite stopping place, not only for us but for many many others.
The owner, Lydie du Bray, was born in Paris and has been in the antique business for over 20 years. Lydie has been living in Australia since 1964 and loves the Southern Highlands! She is a charming and friendly lady, and visiting her gorgeous home and business is a double pleasure! Lydie visits France three times a year to buy new stock, and her business boasts a diverse collection of beautiful decorative items, consigned stock and imported antiques. Regular visits from top Sydney designers endorse her wonderful stock and excellent buying skills.
|Lydie cleverly furnishes the rooms of the house with her wares.|
|An abundance of paintings, mirrors and lamps.|
|One of the outside verandas|
|Lydie also sells seats like these, and a large assortment of Ironwork.|
|A display of Majolica at the entrance to the Old Cottage|
|The attached Barn|
|Imagine this deer in your garden..|
|An outside area under gravel displaying urns, outdoor tables, statues and fountains and other items for the garden|
|Isn't this beautiful !|
|The long-eared rabbit|
|and the rabbit hutch|
|fresh herbs from her herb garden|
|A Persimon tree... looking lovely in the late afternoon light|
|A French fountain in her garden|
Lydie is an excellent cook (in the French style of course!) and enjoys having dinner parties at a beautifully laid table.
Why not have a look at her website here
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