|Goodies inside Gottabee Country, Abbie Lane, Highfields|
In the Highfields mountaintops, just outside of Toowoomba, lies a magical place called Abbie Lane, an arts and crafts village housing six boutique shops and a homely cafe where you could while away the better part of a day.
I spent approximately five minutes there, but so taken was I with this haven of homecrafts and vintage wares, such is its ability to refresh one's soul with the comforts of old, that I have vowed to return for some shopping nourishment with girlfriends, which in turn nourishes this little community.
The village celebrated its first birthday last November, according to the Highfields Herald, with a carnival and huge cake. Come, take a quick visual tour of the treasures I found in two of the stores...
|Gottabee Country's stationery corner...|
|and assorted shabby-chic goodies...|
|I took home a couple of brown papery things: gift wrap and bags.|
|And then I stumbled upon Simple Things, Small Joys, which has a blog you must visit!|
|And dreamy notebooks for the satchel.|
|...and assorted coin purses and Parisian-style things, too!|