Picture this: The sun is shining on a cool autumnal morning, its gentle rays reaching out to the blue sky with a promise of glory. The smell of freshly cut grass engulfs your senses while the gentle ‘hubble’ of meandering people, caresses your ears.
That’s how I’d describe my relaxing day at Flemington Market. A beautiful day spent with a dear friend, which began nice and early before all the crowds came out to play!
Want to see some of the sights?
This lovely young man was selling sweet treats… lollipops in all shapes and sizes. I thought about buying the dummy-shaped one for Mr SUDs… so that I could quickly pop it in his mouth when I told him how much I’d spent while I was out! LOL…
Beautiful paintings and prints by Gail McCormack… very shabby chic and incredibly pretty! I wish I could have a house-full of shabby chic, but I don’t think the light colours would last too long in my house… I’ll share why later! :-)
The amazing thing is that the face ‘beads’ were ‘sliced’ from one long piece of intricately-created polymer. It’s difficult to describe, but trust me, this lady is talented!
I absolutely loved this stall! “Two old bags”, these ladies had great humour which was so evident in their banner, but also – their bags were just such fun! Not to mention, beautifully made! I just wish I’d had more cash in my pocket as I’d certainly have purchased one of these beauties! The denim bags were patched with just the right amount of either floral or polka-dot fabric… fun but classy! Check out this link to see more from these fabulous ladies.
My friend purchased an exquisitely-made tote from Fraulein Jaeger Fabric Designs (pictured above). Fabulous fabrics… I could have really dented a hole in my purse at this store! I have a telephone contact for this designer but no website to link to. However, she does attend at each market in Melbourne, which you can find out more about here.
I was a good girl, really I was! I didn’t really need to purchase a dummy-shaped lollipop to stop Mr SUDs jaw from dropping when I told him how much I spent! I bought this gorgeous original painting, I’m sorry I can’t tell you the name of the lady who designed and painted it – she didn’t have a business card but told me she goes to all these markets.
You’ll never believe me if I tell you how much I paid for it! Twenty bucks! It is an original painting and there were many more of the same.
I also treated myself to this…
A fabric-covered pendant! I love it! I don’t have the contact details for the ladies who created this gorgeous accessory, so if anyone knows can you please contact me so I can rightfully attribute this creation to them? Thank you!
Last of all I shall leave you with a photo of our 12-week-old puppy (bathed last night, I might add!). This is why I dare not have shabby chic in the house… I don’t think the soft muted shades would last for very long!!
Until next time – may your days be full of fun and blessings! Vikki x