Market Tour on Sunday, 26th May 2013.
I have finally had the chance to visit Huckleberry Market held at Cardinia Cultural Centre in Pakenham an outer South Eastern suburb in Melbourne, that has a growing population of young families which is the perfect target market for this baby and children’s market.
Huckleberry Market was started by Amy with support and push from her friends and family to run the market which moves between Mornington, Pakenham and next stop Moonee Ponds.
The market is a babies and children’s market with both handmade and boutique style items. I knew a fair few friends would be at the market and I had been promising Amy that I will make it as part of our market tours.
First stop was Gardening 4 Kids with a stall full of gardening tools for children from first gardening, flower or herb kits, gloves, tools, wheelbarrows etc. They have just started a fundraising unit where schools, kinders, playgroups can use as a fundraiser.
My second stop was Ash from Nest Accessories, what a beautiful lady she is, I have been trying to catch up with Ash at markets for awhile as she is a loyal follower of Markets and Community and also because I love her products, they are simply gorgeous and looks like I will be placing an order for a custom made fire engine clock for my little man’s 4th birthday. You will find unique gifts such as wooden mobiles and clocks (see below), gorgeous canvases that are personalised. I have simply fallen in love with these products.
Another one of our friends from facebook is Dot and Spence who have custom made finger puppets, along with a huge ranges of handmade goodies. The finger puppets can be designed especially for the kids with different characters dressed in different clothing for example a mum, dad, brothers, sisters etc. Perfect for children ages 4 and up who love imaginary play.
One of the main reasons I came to Huckleberry Market was to catch up with Bek from Sweet Bubba. She sells a range of Eco, Organic and Handmade products including Baby Amber Teething Bracelets and Necklaces. Bek is the Victorian admin of Markets and Community’s facebook page and is a valuable member of our team so it was nice to see her own business at work at the markets. Check out Sweet Bubba’s products online.
Also a quick mention to another talented stallholder, Bobishi with her baby clothes and accessories, I placed an order for one of the gorgeous tutus which is made from the softest fabric making it easier for it to be worn all the time.
Finally as always I have to buy yummy cupcakes for the kids, I ended up purchasing a delicious array of mix from Amaesing Cakes..Yummy is all I can say.
Sunday, 17th March 2013 at Kingston Town Hall in Moorabbin.
I have always been a bit of a softie for Vintage Markets but this market was definitely one of the impressive one’s I have been to.
I parked across the Kingston Town Hall on Nepean Highway and could see flocks of women walking in and of course excitement starts to creep in seeing people walking out with 3 or 4 bags as like most women I love shopping.
To greet you at the door is the lovely Emma who is the organiser of the Round She Goes Markets and up the stairs you go to a huge hall full of stalls.
I was on the look out for a dress for a wedding and I have never worn a vintage formal dress before but there is always a first time for everything. I ended up finding a gorgeous silk designer dress with hand sewn beading across the whole dress from Dorothy’s Closet. There is actually history behind the dress, it was worn by Dorothy’s Closet’s mum who used to be a wedding singer. How ironic is that?
I have decided that I will get a special piece of jewellery made from Langi Designs who creates the most unique pieces of items to go with the dress.
Back to the market, I also met some of the other stalls with their funky, fashionable, vintage and stunning pieces of clothing, jewellery, shoes, coats, handbags & accessories. Some of these fantastic stalls are Limonia with some vintage handbags, Kaamer Boutique with their stylish fashion accessories, Aacute with their awesome vintage style clothing, Crimson Gardenia with their swing-era-styled clothing & accessories for that classic look.
But to finish off my day I bought a real vintage jacket from Lady Soul Vinyl DJ which obviously was meant for me as it fit perfectly, so I had to get it!!!!