Saturday, 6 July 2013

The Block Arcade, Melbourne

One place I have to visit every time I am in Melbourne is the Block Arcade in the city.

The Block Arcade site was purchased for 18 pounds in 1891 and a small tea room was set-up for the Victorian Ladies Work Association.  If you are a Phryne Fisher fan, you will have heard of the Block Arcade - it's where she meets her ladies maid, Dot.  Phryne also likes to meet people at the  Tearooms - named after its founder Lady Hopetoun.

The Hopetoun Tea Rooms continues to be popular with locals and visitors alike - there is usually a queue to get in!

We were there a little early for morning tea, but my children were eager to look in the window at the amazing display of cakes.

This visit there was also a small vintage fashion display - here are some of my favourite outfits:

vintage Edwardian dress

vintage 1930s dresses

vintage 1950s dresses

I just love the butterfly dress!

More Melbourne photos soon.

Deb xx


  1. I saw all your instagram photos and thought I must have been wrong about where you I am sad I didn't ask you to have tea & cake or something. Hope you had a fabulous time. The Hopetoun Tea Rooms are where the other Melbourne vintage bloggers and I almost always go for cake. So good.

    1. Maybe next time! I do try and get down every 6 months or so, especially now mum and dad are down south. I may even make it without the kids one day! Deb xx


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