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* Wedding Treasure Exhibition | Castlemaine *
Run Rabbit Run cafe - Castlemaine WHEN Patrese Hosking made her own wedding dress in 1961, she never imagined it would end up in an exhibition. Ms Hosking's one-of-akind dress was found in an op shop by a collector and was added to a new exhibition showcasing vintage baby and bridal outfits held in the upstairs gallery of a Castlemaine cafe. When Ms Hosking, 90, found out her dress would be exhibited, she was delighted and decided to further donate her wedding photo album and gloves to the gallery. Run Rabbit Run cafe owner and exhibition curator Peter Bottomley says he and his wife had been collectors for many years but now their focus was to shine a light on stories told through items. "The first thing we bought 30 years ago was a beautiful pair of French wedding shoes from Paris. It went from there," he said. "We call them relinquished treasures and feel that we are the caretakers of their stories. It's like owning a family history. "Telegrams, cards, and cake decorations all make up part of the story and gives the items a second outing." The unique exhibition has vintage baby and wedding items from the Edwardian era to the 1970s. One unusual item is the top tier of a 1914 wedding cake that is perfectly preserved under a glass dome with the original centrepiece decoration on show. The exhibition is on from now until September. Run Rabbit Run features simple, delicious and wholesome food for Breakfast and lunch Wednesday to Sunday and dinner Friday and Saturday nights as well. Our wood fire roasted coffee is quite extraordinary with beautiful caramel undertones. Where we can we source our wines locally including Mt Alexander, Harcourt Valley, Welshmans Reef and Maldon. Where possible we will cater to your dietary needs with a range of vegetarian, vegan and GF options.
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