To market, to market…

We did a rare thing on the weekend: we actually headed out to the markets. Rare because I’d never thought of going to the markets as a particularly kid-friendly thing to do. However, my (very) stylish friend Kitty was setting up shop for the day at the Kirribilli Markets, so we decided to show some support and try to make a day of it with the boys.

One of the first things I noticed as I walked around, trying to locate Kitty’s stall, were these cool totes selling for only $10 each. The shop owner was incredibly friendly, and didn’t mind me taking photos at all. The doggy ones were cute, but for some reason, I was quite taken by the lemon one (all the yellow from Jamie’s birthday party has no doubt brainwashed me). Anyway, the owner told me that she’s usually there every Saturday so if you are in town and in need of a simple, weekend tote, head to the Kirribilli markets and grab one of these!

Whilst I did cast a quick glance at a couple of vintage dresses, I found that I was more drawn to items for the home, like the vintage typewriter (clearly, I’m still after one of these), the little mint-coloured teapot for only $5, and the potted chilli (yes, more yellow!). Due to lack of time, I didn’t get to explore the art stall as I would’ve liked, so I see a return trip in the near future.

In between rushing to a nearby cafe to buy some much-needed caffeine for Rick and yours truly, I spied this unique set of crockery that mimics the look of paper. The guy at the store was both the designer and maker, and we had a quick chat about his work. His name is Hayden Youlley and the eye-catching bowls, cups and vases at his stall were part of his ‘Paper Series.’ Prices start at $40 for a dessert bowl, which is quite reasonable considering each one is handmade. A perfect birthday or engagement gift, in my opinion! You can read more about Hayden’s designs here.

And of course, I couldn’t leave without buying a couple of eye candy pieces from my friend Kitty: a cocktail ring that I’m wearing right now as I type, and a dragonfly necklace which was too pretty to ignore. You like?

Happy Tuesday, everyone!

26 comments

May March 27, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Love the dragonfly necklace! Gorgeous.

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Soph Russell March 27, 2012 at 4:38 pm

looks like a fun day! I love the markets, but have only ventured out once with the little man (glebe markets). Would love to go to Rozelle soon for some vintage homeware…stlll debating whether or not to take the toddler…

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Pink Ronnie March 29, 2012 at 8:29 am

I’m thinking of making it a regular outing with Angus on a Saturday while the other two have their naps at home. He’s three and pretty low maintenance when it comes to going out now. Let me know if you make it to Rozelle!
Ronnie xo

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Monica March 27, 2012 at 11:48 pm

what a great day out, i love going to these things with my little one, so much to explore. and the dragonfly is lovely.

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Cecilia March 28, 2012 at 12:49 am

i thought those were dwarf lemon trees. potted chili plans though! very cool, just the same. what a charming little market.

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Pink Ronnie March 29, 2012 at 8:29 am

Dwarf lemon trees would be awesome!
Ronnie xo

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amanda {the habit of being} March 28, 2012 at 1:44 am

what a great way to spend a morning! and i LOVE the lemon bag, love all things lemon :)

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Diane March 28, 2012 at 2:00 am

Beautiful…I love lemons and yellow too! Something to do with lifting my spirits, I think, like the sun captured!

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Corrabelle March 28, 2012 at 4:02 am

Those are some awesome finds! Our market season is going to start soon, I can’t wait.
Do stall holders really get upset if you take pictures? I thought they’d be happy with the publicity…weird.

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Pink Ronnie March 29, 2012 at 9:38 am

I think some still do here in Sydney. I also feel it’s polite to just ask anyway.
Ronnie xo

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rooth March 28, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Those totes are cute – pretty perfect for grocery shopping

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summerinthemorning March 29, 2012 at 3:43 am

These are all charming finds from your local market – where were these pictures taken? We have weekly outdoor markets here too but mostly vintage and antique goods.

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Pink Ronnie March 29, 2012 at 9:38 am

At Kirribilli in Sydney!
Ronnie xo

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Catherine at Design Editor March 29, 2012 at 8:01 am

Oh man, this market looks awesome. Jealous!

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rachel March 29, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Wow! It all looks amazing – and the awesome photos you took don’t hurt!

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Pink Ronnie March 29, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Thanks Rach, you’re too kind.
Ronnie xo

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Barbara March 29, 2012 at 8:32 pm

Longing for a market like this! The best weekend activity ever!!!

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Pink Ronnie March 30, 2012 at 11:08 am

That’s right – you’re a flea market lover, aren’t you? :)
Ronnie xo

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ellie March 30, 2012 at 3:22 am

What an amazing find! Loving these photographs, and those yellow pots are SO cute!

-Ellie

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Pink Ronnie March 30, 2012 at 11:09 am

Thanks for stopping by Ellie, and for taking the time to comment!
Ronnie xo

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kristina March 30, 2012 at 8:22 am

great photos ronnie! and what a fun day you had – i love that white pottery, very cool!!
xoxo

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emily @ The Beetle Shack March 31, 2012 at 7:47 am

i LOVE markets! We rarely get great ones here on the coast so hitting paddington markets from time to time fills my well!

Beautiful photo’s ronnie

xo em

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Pink Ronnie April 2, 2012 at 10:34 pm

Oooh yes, the Paddington markets! Need to add that to my list. Thx Em!
Ronnie xo

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alexandria April 2, 2012 at 4:16 am

What a wonderful market!

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jaclyn @ thelateafternoon April 2, 2012 at 4:04 pm

this market looks like so much fun! also, i love browsing markets like these that are full of crafty things!

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vitaminA April 4, 2012 at 3:02 pm

how fun! love your new little treasures~

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