On the N2 out to Caledon is a very unremarkable sign that reads ‘Dassiesfontein’. Nothing can quite prepare you for what it is all about.
From the outside it looks as if someone inside has been quite industrious. Metalwork is scattered all over the stoep.
Old wagon wheels from a bygone era…
Old wood burning stoves prepare fresh loaves of bread that can be ordered on arrival and food for a little eatery that serves boerekos.
All things baked…
My mom and I checking out all the relishes, chutneys, oils and condiments.
A feast of enamel goods are on offer in interesting colours.
You can even buy an old wood stove. My Dad tells me that one of his first jobs as a young man was to sell this exact brand of stove.
Glass bead chandeliers hang in profusion above the diners heads.
Handmade metal boxes, bowls and plates.
I loved the collection of old toy vintage cars.
Rooms of treasures in which one can get lost for hours and hours…
Baskets, boxes and bins…
More homemade preserves and jams in an old fashioned shop setup, complete with the black cat that lazed sleepily on the counter.
A selection of handmade local cheeses on offer.
Displays that tantalised…Colours and textures are abundant. If you love to browse through interesting things then this little haven is a must for you!