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Blue Mountains Tourist : Summer 2008-09
ANTIQUE CENTRE & TEAROOM “Treasured Teapot Collection” Bygone Beautys “Treasured Teapot Collection” is fast becoming one of the most popular attractions in the Blue Mountains. Located one block east of the Leura shopping centre, the Antique Centre houses the world’s largest private teapot collection. This collection was commenced 30 years ago by Ronald Hooper, however with the establishment of Bygone Beautys in 1992 along with Maurice Cooper as joint proprietor, the collection really expanded. There are now over 3000 teapots on display with rare and exotic exhibits including a 300-year-old cast iron Chinese teapot, an Australian Pan teapot, Bunnykins, Art Deco, a Staffordshire As seen on ABC TV and “Fresh” “Getaway” “Sydney Weekender” “The Great Outdoors” and in “The Collector” “Sydney’s Hidden Treasures” “Sydney Escapades” reported to be from the Paris Exhibition and a Wedgwood Cream Ware dating back to 1792. You will also see an array of antiques, estate jewellery, collectables, Shelley china, giftwares, soft furnishings, furniture, lamps, gift cards, mirrors and much more in Bygone Beautys Antique Emporium. Bygone Beautys also serves a delicious Devonshire Tea or partake of their Traditional Tea, served silver service on a trolley to your table. They have light lunches as well, soup, sandwiches, cakes, hot and cold refreshments, served amidst the Teapot Collection in their Tearoom. 20-22 Grose Street LEURA NSW 2780 AUSTRALIA Phone 02 4784 3117 Fax 02 4784 3078 Email firstname.lastname@example.org www.bygonebeautys.com.au Open 7 days • 10am-5.30pm Dean’s of UK release new range of teddies N ana’s Teddies & Toys at Blaxland in the lower Blue Mountains carries bears from all over the world, among them the latest collection from prestige UK maker Dean’s. The store – named Dean’s Australasian Stockist of the Year in 2007 – looks set to win the award again this year. Since the retirement of the Dean’s Australian distributor, Nana’s Teddies has been dealing directly with the factory. Whilst this is a more difficult and time consuming method of importation, Nana’s has found definite advantages – most importantly better buying prices that can be passed onto Australian Collectors. Dean’s has undergone some major changes in the past couple of years – down-sizing and moving to a new facility in Hereford and reducing the number of bears produced each season. These are the main initiatives Dean’s has implemented to retain its position as Britain’s oldest and most respected teddy bear maker. The upside for collectors is that the famous Dean’s quality is unchanged and the already competitive prices have been brought down even further. Many editions were up to 1000-1500 bears. Now, now Dean’s make much smaller editions, with numbers as low as 20, and a big edition is only a few hundred pieces. Most 2008 designs are under 100 bears world-wide. The collection comprises 30 delightful new designs from the very best artists including favourites Jill Baxter, Chloe Wilson, Barbara Ann Cunningham and of course many by the Miller family who own Dean’s. For more information see the huge Dean’s Bears section of Nana’s huge online catalogue which features over 100 limited edition designs. Nana’s Teddies can be contacted on 02 4739 0677 or online at www.teddys.com.au summer 2008/9 www.bluemountainstouristnewspaper.com.au 15 Stop 21 Stop 5