Archive for October 2010
…..so as I mentioned in my previous post my hubby, kidlettes and I were making our way home from Finders Keepers Market, hubby always asks ”which street do you want to pass through Smith St or Brunswick St?” ”Oh Smith St this week please darling husband” I say in a snooty almost royal manner! and as we drive my head is darting from left to right like how people danced in the 90′s with their eyes closed except mine were open wide looking at all the shops getting seemingly frustrated with Steve (hubby) for driving too fast; UNTIL!! wham my eyes transfixed onto a vibrant window display with well dressed mannequins wearing vintage threads in shades of browns and yellows surrounded by stuff, so much stuff, I automatically punch Steve in the chest grabbing his shirt and mouthing STOP!! into his surprised face. but in a not so snooty voice it was more of a ‘possessed mother running after her two year old in a crowded shopping centre’ kinda voice. Upon my entry which was reminiscent of that of the The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe I got lost in the fabulousness that was the ‘Vintage Garage’ I didn’t re-surface until an hour later, suffering from acute alzheimers I guess, the kidlettes and hubby — aka ‘the handbrakes’ were left in the car, somewhat similar to what those women do when they pop into the RSL to play the pokies for a minute. I became one of those women… but hey!! it’s okay I got photo’s. *opposable thumbs*
Meet the lovely Amy and Melita of Vintage Garage. Thank you for letting me take photos ladies.
If you’re visiting Melbourne or fancy a spot of vintage shopping visit Vintage Garage 318 Smith Street Collingwood.You wont be disappointed.
Lets go shopping…
I could of spent hours in there, I spied myself a fabulous pair of sunglasses, falling in love with them being bright red and chunky and all, reminiscent of those Karen Walker sunglasses I’ve been lusting over,but weren’t as expensive and well lets face it these will probably burn my retinas out.
until then on looker, happy shopping, happy blog reading, happy everything!
Last weekend we ventured out to Docklands to the Finders Keepers Market, a hive of creative crafty goodness under one big ol tin shed. The market went all weekend and I was gobsmacked with what they had on offer. If you were looking for something different this market was the place to be. It was like Etsy came to town and showered us with her magic. I managed to pick up a ton of business cards so I could shop on line and was a little hesitant to just snap photos of peoples hard work without asking. So I did the right thing and asked before I focused. Below is only a tiny portion of the fabulousness that shaped the day .
Little Beehive Art caught me eye, check out these illustrations… just dreamy.
Fancy a new handmade Lamp shade?
Mixtape Zine a fab little kitchy pop culture zine with an eco message too boot.
Record Attempts, Journals made from vinyl records, clever bookbinding wouldn’t you agree?
Tiger and Hare clever and pretty prints .
That handsome dear head at the top there lives with us now. made590
I fell in love with Amy Eating Apples illustrations some were music related which I loved so I spied myself some badges. I think I’ll need to get me a couple of prints next time.
Look at that packaging!! that sort of detail makes me open my coin purse .
go shopping here. yippeee
Another one of my favourites Bob’s Boutique. My daughter and I needed new totes for shopping so we purchased from Bob’s.
I have only just touched the surface, here is a complete list of all the marketeers. I’ll be pencilling this market in for it’s triumphant return next year.
Stay tuned for my next post…what I found on our way home from Finders Keepers Market. *eeeeeeeek*