Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Market love

I'm really loving markets lately. I like walking around the stalls and checking out the goods. There's a farmers market every Wednesday in the city and I keep telling myself I should go again, if only to get some macarons and fresh flowers. 

These photos are old. They're from last year but I never got around to posting about them (haa you can see my reflection). 

I guess I was thinking about them because Brisbane has so many more markets than they used to and they are good. Not just the touristy markets of Southbank anymore.

That's City Hall and one of our prettiest buildings (I think). It went through major renovations (and I had my year 12 formal there)

I found out that this Friday night is BrisStyle Indie Twilight Markets again at King George Square (above photo). So I would love to check it out.

And of course there is the pop-up shop called Two Golden Hours on the Sunshine Coast that I'm going to next weekend with my sis in law Melly. I look forward to the handmade goods and the vintage items on show (and loose.leaf paper and Paper Boat Press will be there - two of my fave handmade shops)

And Finder's Keepers. I went to both of them last year and it was awesome. So many wonderful handmade goods. Plus I adore the way the booths are set up and the entertainment and food. I think it's also being around like minded people that make it even more enjoyable.

Next weekend is also the Lifeline Bookfest. Lots of second hand books and all for charity. I love it! I try and find those old hard cover books and children's books. Sometimes I like to collect old books I used to love when I was in primary school. 

So do you like markets and handmade goods? Do you like vintage and secondhand items?

Have a fabulous week!


Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

OK macaroons and flowers? Could a girl ask for any more?

And I agree that your City Hall is gorgeous!

LCR said...

I'm a sucker for markets! I love home made one of a kind things, and supporting the local market is just awesome.
Loved all these items you picked out!

Msz Jelenaaa said...

I have never tried those macaroons but i really would like too. wow i never knew we actually had markets happening in the city, but then again i hardly go there. p.s. you have a new follower =] Brisy represent hehe xx

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Any market with macarons is aces with me!

Anonymous said...

I wish we had more markets like this close to where I live. It's pretty rare, but it looks like so much fun!

Sandy a la Mode said...

yes please to macarons!! it's been too long since i've had one!!

Maria V @SoNailicious said...

Love macaroons... Wish they were cheaper as I'd love to eat at least a dozen! Yumm:)
Great post - its always interesitng to see what's up with good old Brissie
p.s. Would love to stay in touch!

Lisa said...

I don't think I have ever had a macaroon...just where have I been???

I love markets too and City Hall looks lovely xx

Sarah said...

I'm a sucker for all things handmade! I was supposed to go a handmade bazaar sorta thing near my place a few weeks ago but I couldn't make it. But with that said, such markets/bazaars are really rare here. :\

But all those you shared in this post looks absolutely fun-filled and amazing. I can only imagine all the wonderful things on display for sale!

Claire Kiefer said...

I loooooove markets. I try to go to my local farmers market every weekend, and I always come back with the most incredible produce. Last week I got peaches and couldn't have been happier. Plus, it's cherry season here!!

k said...

I would so love to go to a handmade goods fair, i think that would be amazing - i've never been!

OneCraftyFox said...

Delightful photos!! I found a Macaroon Bar (... yes... a bar that sells nothing but macaroons!!) not too long ago but have not yet had the opportunity to go inside for a treat and photo opp.

Anonymous said...

How awesome are these markets?! My favorite thing about my new job is that I don't have to work on Saturday--farmer's market day!!

:: Lavender's Green :: said...

Yay, markets!!! I love all kinds of markets!

x Jasmine

PS. Remember how I told you about the Christmas markets my Dad ran last year? Let me know if you want to know about them this year when it gets a bit closer.

Renee said...

I love markets too, there is such an unique atmosphere and so much fun to see that everyone like strolling around. The flower markets are my favorites! xo

Anastasia said...

i love markets too - handmade and growers/food markets are the best!some good ones there! those macaroons look so yummy!