Preparing the Way for Kinwomen Goes Wild (Pt 1) – For the Op-Shop, Antique and Curios Connoisseur

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It’s also 2018 Spring Festival of Country Gardens Weekend (2-4 November)  – what a win for the Kinwomen going down south that weekend.

Preparing the Way for Kinwomen Goes Wild Trip (Pt 1) – with Penny and Rose
Take 1 – What’s There for the Op-Shop, Antique and Curios Connoisseur

We figure there’s nothing better than a road trip with a friend or two, leading away from your everyday life, to somewhere perhaps familiar, but even better – somewhere you haven’t been for a while.

So, we, Rose Parker and Penny Webb from Kinwomen ventured ahead of the Kinwomen Wild Weekend scheduled on 2-4 November, to find some great spots for you and your friends to make the most of your road trip and time in the Southern Forests and Food Bowl of Western Australia.

Some of the treasure-spots were found on the way – so here are places to visit either on your way down on Friday or on your return back to your home on Sunday (if you are coming from Perth) and some invitations to people they met along the way.


Anglican Op Shop

A shop tucked behind the Anglican Church on the main drag… on the right if you heading down from Perth.  There are four rooms of clothing, bric-a-brac, hosted by fabulous volunteer ladies with great stories to tell.

Both scored some pieces of clothing. Rose scored a cookie jar from the 60s which happened to be one of the volunteer’s Mothers pieces … the Tyrells of Augusta!

Penny scored some lovely tea-rose inspired coffee and tea canisters.

All of the above will be repurposed as quirky vases.

Rustic French Living

A gorgeous converted old church filled with French country living inspired antiques, collectables and new.  They serve coffee and cake on antique china tucked into a little antique filled space which was once the altar.  Be ready to lose an hour or two!


The Treasure Fox

Visit the fabulous Hannah who is raising three boys while running her shop 7-days a week.

Fantastic vintage clothing (great prices and great pieces) books , artwork , tribal artifacts, jewellery, taxidermy, and quirky collectables.

Don’t miss this and tell her you are from Kinwomen.

Also, don’t miss the swinging suspension bridge behind the shop and go say Hi to the lovely Blackwood River.

Opposite The Treasure Fox – No Name!

Opposite The Treasure Fox is a large warehouse crammed full of bric-a-brac, clothing, shoes, kids toys etc.  A rough diamond with no real organisation but a great place for a fossick.

Penny scored a Charlie Brown dress with some leopard print for $3, a Cue dress for the office, and Rose scored a light tan suede waistcoat for $5!


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St Vinnies Manji

A good little St Vinnies on the main street of Manjimup with an overflow shop around the corner.

So, this is just a taste for those of you who love hunting for a treasure or a bargain.

Next blog we will be looking at some great food spots, and some introductions to some beautiful people who are working hard to provide the people of this state some of the best produce in the southern hemisphere.

It would be super to see you at the Kinwomen Gone Wild Roadtrip – Manjimup Weekend – 2-4 November 2018.

Bring a few friends or go onto our Facebook Event Page and ask if anyone is looking to share a lift or a few of you share accommodation.


Remember, it is also 2018 Spring Festival of Country Gardens Weekend.

Love from Penny and Rose

About Penny

Penny was born in England, raised in New Zealand, lived in America and settled in Perth, Australia. Together with her husband Mark, she is raising a teenage daughter and has twin twenty-something sons. "Coming home at the end of a solid working day to family and friends is my delight" says Penny, Co-author of the book – She’s Not Your Competition. She is a heart-felt communicator who believes in the power of a person’s story. Penny has over 25 years experience as a high level leader and spokesperson in both the private and non-profit sectors with significant public relations experience. She is currently the CEO of South Coastal Women's Health Services, and prior on the Leadership Teams of Rise Network and Riverview supporting people in areas of mental health, domestic and family violence, and children overseas at risk of exploitation. She holds an MBA and MBL, and is a Board Director for the Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia. For the past 15 years she has provided pro-bono support as a mentor for leaders and consultant to not for profits. Penny’s personal life endeavour is a determination to "make life better not bitter".