Antiquing in Crows Nest, Queensland Australia

Crows Nest

Antique Shop in Crows Nest

On the way to the Bunya Mountains, we stopped at Crows Nest, Queensland. The ominous rain clouds parted revealing a perfect sky.

How Did Crows Nest Get Its Name?

Believe it or not, Australia has a Jimmy Crow, an Aborigine or indigenous person who helped Europeans when they came to Australia. He slept in a tree and gave the town its name. You can read that story here.

As we sauntered from the park in the town square, we saw an antique store. It did not look busy.

“I have to go in here. My friends love antique stores,” I told them. “I wonder what Australians sell in their antique stores.”

“Let’s window shop at least.” Carol said.

Crows Nest Window

Monkeying around window shopping in Crows Nest

As it turned out, their business was not brisk on Wednesday. The store was closed. Maybe Roger was monkeying around.

“Prices are pretty high. Good thing the dollar is good right now.”

Crows Nest Antique Shop

I’ve never seen vases like this in the USA. I wonder if the price is for all three pieces?

Carol makes beautiful quilts. Maybe she would like a fancy sewing machine.

Crows Nest Antique Store

It’s not a Singer.

Oddball on Multiple Levels

The above picture is odd on lots of levels. In the window, you can see me taking a picture and the street and the park across the street. Under the sewing machine is an odd picture. It’s the reflection in my iPhone of the upper store windows in front of me. I could not see them, but my smart phone could.

Crows Nest phone booth

“Hello, hello?” No answer at this phone booth. Can you see Mr. ET? He turned his back on the phone thing.

I thought it was oddball enough to have a British phone booth for sale.

Crows Nest

Manny and Eckie could not decide whether to get up in Crows Nest.

Manny wanted to test the phone booth. He told Eckie he wanted to call his friends back home and his other friends in Spain. Eckie wanted to sleep.  That was when Carol pointed out the little stone next to the fire alarm. I worried that Manny might pull the fire alarm when he could not find a phone in the fire engine red phone booth. I did not need to worry. He fell back asleep.

crows nest

Even though this is not Jimmy Crow’s tombstone, it is used, and you can buy it at the Roger’s Antique Furniture shop in Crows Nest. I think Roger sanded the name off of it.

What Do You Think?

Maybe the person came back to life. The family might have accidentally bought two. Maybe it was the wrong size. What’s your guess?

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