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!