Snapshot Sunday : Bushells Tea Sign

I really like old signs and advertising as I like the artwork so much more than today’s signs and logos. They went to more trouble to make them look nice and they were not made on a computer by someone in an office. Today’s sign is on a very old timber building on the old part of the Midland Highway at a place called Pontville. The highway by passes Pontville now but many people still frequent the old Pontville pub for a meal and or a beer. Next to the old pub is this old timber building that was once an antique shop. It’s been closed down for years now. I don’t know what it started out at. I only took the photo because it had a Bushells Tea sign painted on the side of it. It’s quite a nice one so here it is. I did not visit the pub for a drink as I had Toby and Teddy waiting in the car.

This was once an antique shop.


I came to Australia with my mother and sister Vanda in 1966 from the UK aboard the Sitmar liner Castel Felice. We settled in South Australia I lived in the western suburbs of Adelaide for most of my life. I became very interested in retro items in my twenties. It was always a dream of mine to have an old house and fill it with retro items. I have done it twice now. My main interest is collecting old things. They do not have to be valuable, only interesting. There is something reassuring about old retro items. I have all sorts of things including doll related items. My other interests are my beautiful pets, art and going for drives to who knows where. I also enjoy board games or doing a scenic jig saw puzzle on a wintry afternoon by the fire. My goal is to travel a bit more as there are some places I would love to see

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