Saturday, August 16, 2008

Livin' in the City (Inner West!)

One of the great joys of living in the Inner West is some of the great things you find here that you don't find anywhere else in Sydney.

The best of these (in my opinion) is not the restaurants or the shops it is the wonderful Addison Road Community Centre.

Next weekend the local school (where O goes) is having a fundraiser. Dh has volunteered to put together a set. Thursday night he ventured out to the local bowlo to check out the space.
The result is we require a backdrop, a stage divider and a few other bits and pieces to change the vibe just a little for the group of live bands that will be performing for the bargain price of $10 before or $15 at the door. Some of them are pretty good it will be a great night out.

So off we go to Addison Road for it's wonderful Sunday markets (Fresh Produce, Hand made goods, plants and bric-a-brac) in amongst the Centre. But the real treasure today is to be found at Reverse Garbage. This place is full of things you didn't know you needed until you turn up. Today we came away with 6 long cardboarded covered foam planks (for the divider), a half a tin of paint (for the divider) , and 2 gigantic books of furniture material samples in prints and solids for less than $29.00. All up with $2 for coffee and $4/5 for a bacon and egg roll each it was a great couple of hours out of the house. This is cheap because we were without kids. My nephews and niece love it as their pocket money goes further here than anywhere else.

We have bought furniture, electrical equipment (From The Bower) many Craft items from Reverse Garbage and enjoyed free entertainment and great food from the markets, festivals and Radio Station housed on site. There are art galleries and a theatre (Side Track) so the options are endless. We have also bought quite a few native plants from the Community Garden.

Best bargain of all time so far would have been the Queen Adelaide Tapestry Frames and stands for $6.00.

On the knitting front I am all but finished the Light 'n' Easy Scarf...will be done before the day is out!.


Kate said...

Hello, my daughter bought me a Queen Adelaide tapestry floor frame but it didn't come with any instructions and I can't work out how to put it together. Do you still have your instructions? I can't find anything on the web.

jp said...


I just dug through the boxes but alas no instructions (and called my mum and she checked her box too!)

We both remember seeing paper...but dh did put it together from the picture on the box.
Leave a comment if you don't have a picture.

Remember the Side Tray and Book Chart come seperate to the Stand AND the Frame