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Blue Mountains Tourist : Spring 2008
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 Bears of the Mountains O ne of the most unexpected surprises for visitors to the Blue Mountains is to find a teddy bear megastore! Nana’s Teddies at Blaxland has become a talking point for bear collectors from all over the world – many of whom visit the store in person; most of whom visit online. Owner Dave Robertson says his store is home to more than 14,000 teddy bears and their animal friends – many of them not found anywhere else in the world. More than 6,000 them can be found online at www.teddys.com.au Many exclusive Australian designs and limited editions are on display, including a new bear made for Nana’s by leading German makers Hermann Coburg to commemorate Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Australia. These bears – part of a Papal series – are displayed alongside a unique collection of Australian Bushranger Bears based on the famous Kelly Gang. “These Papal bears are special limited editions,” says Dave. “Only very small numbers have been made for the Australian collectors’ market – and we have them. “Nana’s has a worldwide reputation for stocking an amazing selection of collectable and cute bears and plush animals, including a huge selection of farmyard and wild jungle creatures, dogs, cats and Australian wildlife,” says Dave. Nana’s Teddies is open from 9.00am to 5.00pm every day. For more information on these very special bears and other Papal Series bears like St Peter the first Pope, the official Swiss Guards Bears, and Korbinians Bear, go to Nana’s Teddies website at www.teddys.com.au In the VIP BEARS FEATURE in the members section you can read all the interesting history behind these fantastic bears and the people who inspired their creation. spring 2008 www.bluemountainstouristnewspaper.com.au 13 Stop 21 Stop 5