And just like that, it was the end of October and Christmas was looming. Eek! But the news is not all stressful, because it’s also market season. All the bestest brightest nicest markets are getting their Christmas stallholders rallied and sorted, and are planning a whole lot of goodness. I myself have signed up for a veritable shit-ton of markets, some new and some old, but all lovely.
The first cabs off the rank, November-wise, are:
Finders Keepers Brisbane
Saturday 5 November AND Sunday 6 November
I LOVE going to Brisbane for this market. It’s in the most beautiful building (all Victorian-looking, wonderful balcony, with grass underneath for the food stalls and bands) and I must admit, the weather is always much better than in Melbs. And it’s one of those markets where you sell lots but then fill your suitcase up again with purchases. (I regret nothing!)
Maribyrnong Makers Market
Saturday 26 November
Gamon St, Seddon
I’ve never had a stall at MMM before but I visited the September market and it is cute as a button and full of yum things, nice-smelling things, and awesome-lookin’ things. And it’s around the corner from my house. So very convenient for the inevitable ‘oh crap, I’ve forgotten XX’ when setting up.
Sunday 27 November 2011
Fed Square (yes, not a trick name)
One of my favourite markets, it focuses on illustrative and decorative kind of products (ones that have been MARKED, geddit?) It’s always an amazing line-up and definitely somewhere to get all of the Christmas shopping done in one swoop.
So I will see you all there, hmm? Usual 10% discount for blog readers (you have to tell me though, I can’t tell from your face) which gets bumped up to 20% if you bring me food/coffee/beer. That’s a good deal!