Sunday, December 5, 2010

And suddenly it is December

At Finders Keepers
At Finders Keepers
Flea market find

It was the first of December this week and it made me find a nice place for the advent calendar I made last year and which I brought with me from Hamburg...

I was quiet excited the whole week, because the Finders Keepers market took place this weekend. They opened their doors on Friday night and I catched up with a friend to have a look at all the beautiful, handmade stuff, people were selling there. Unlimited craftiness and pure joy for the eyes. I really didn't know where to look first and felt like a kid in a candy shop. The venue, an amazing space housed in the Everleigh Rail Yards was so great decorated with its over 75 artists, many workshops and bands playing.

On Saturday we woke up quiet early to get ready for the Everleigh Farmers' Markets, which happen to be right next to the place where the Finders Keepers markets is, so I had an excuse to go again. :) I was again walking through the stalls and was amazed by all the beautiful creative ideas and products...I could have bought so many things but stopped myself a bit and just got a gorgeous pair of earrings and some pretty handprinted paper cards and prints. They were my two favourite stalls and I kept coming back again and again, looking at their stuff.

The farmers' market was also quiet good and somehow reminded me to the Borough Markets in London, also that it is not really as big as these markets, but the whole feeling was the same. We lined up for the most amazing Chinese pancakes, which were made by Kylie Kwong, a Sydney-based chef. The wait was so worth it, they were so good and reason enough to come back to the markets more often.

After those two markets we made our way to Surry Hills, I was looking for a 50's/60's dress for an upcoming Christmas party. I didn't take any pictures as I was too busy to look at all the dresses at the flea market there and I was very lucky because I found a really nice dress for just 10$.

What a great Saturday.



Luise said...

oh, das kleid sieht aber schön aus, wie es da in der sonne hängt :)
als ich vor genau 10 jahren in sydney war, ist es mir ja nicht so ganz gelungen, in weihnachtsstimmung zu kommen, hoffe bei dir klappt das besser...
einen schönen 2. advent aus dem verschneiten berlin :)

Hannah said...

Hello :) I went to the Finders Keepers markets too, on Friday night! There were so many inspiring crafty ideas...and i bought some cute badger earrings! I must check out those farmers markets...I've just come back from ones in Addison road, Marrickvile which are great too.
Hannah x

JoeyNomad said...

looks like a great market! if you miss german christmas goodies head to Aldis - i went today to get lots of lebkuchen and dominosteine! and magenbrot! ;)

Koey said...

Seem there're many great markets in Sydney.
I'm most interested in that pancake!

Anne said...

There is a similar crafts market here in Poitiers this weekend. I was at work yesterday, but I'll go today. The dress you found is awesome!

sunkentreasure said...

thanks Maria!! glad you like my calendar..
I can't wait to start the new year..

I love the dress picture

take care sweetie!

Anja said...

It sounds like the perfect weekend! That gingerbread girl with the bow is so cute. And the pancakes look delicious! Love food like that, fresh and full of herbs.

Marion said...

Maria, I love your shoes/socks picture ! LOVE LOVE LOVE !!!!!
Your December pictures are warming me so much, you have no idea !

MANDY said...

Those pancakes look so great and I adore the dress !!!!!

Vivi said...

Oh Dear, that market looks pretty nice. I really like you blog, on every entry you make me want to pack my backpack and go on a trip to Australia.
Have a great week!

Yumi said...

Thanks for visiting us at the markets...and for your gorgeous blog post. We are planning some more workshops and exciting events very soon!

Christine said...

That market looks amazing! I love those ceramics.

Olga said...

Hi Maria!
I am good. Thank you. Stunning images! The photo with a dress is... I just love it.

Maggie said...

Your weekend looks fantastic! I am jealous of that craft fair, seems like you came away with some sweet purchases.

Tana said...

Great weekend! Fantastic pictures!

fast times in münchen. said...

Ooo I have Finders Keepers envy. You really do make the most of living in Sydney. Those pancakes look bloody amazing. Lucky to have found such a lovely dress. And that bread...
I want that paper!

KERRY said...

All looks fab...delicious food, a lovely dress...I want to jump into your photos!

paddle to shore said...

mmm looks delicious+I love gingerbread man cookies. They're my favorite Christmas cookies.

m said...

hej.. was machst du dort eigentlich in australien.. übrigens: schönes blog, schaue sehr gerne hier vorbei.

máni said...

tolle fotos! und das kleid ist wunderschön! <3

Barbara said...

what a lovely sunday!!!! beautiful pictures!

Kim said...

Oops I'm a bit late on this one, but your weekend looked lovely. Everleigh farmer's markets- how awesome :)