Sunday, March 20, 2011

you owe it to your home ...

According to the May 1934 edition of Home Chat magazine I picked up from Camberwell Market this morning, we owe it to our home to "give it a thorough turn-out from attic to cellar once a year".  Of course we do!!


I also found a great book called "Weldon's Encyclopaedia of Needlework" which includes everything from tatting to dressmaking.


I took my camera to the market this morning, and snapped a few pics as I wandered around, for those that have never been. Camberwell Market is run by Rotary and is held every Sunday morning in the carpark behind Burke Road in Camberwell (more info here). It's a pretty big space and is always choc-a-block full of people selling "treasure". You know the saying - one persons trash is another persons treasure. The best stuff can be found early - before 8am - but if you're prepared to fossick, you will always find something you love before the market ends at 12.30pm. Vintage and retro are the main categories here, but you can pretty much find anything from furniture, to military antiques. The "button lady" is always on my list of places to stop - she has the most amazing collection of buttons, knitting needles, odd sewing stuff. I always stop and say hi to Bec from Little Shop too. Here are a few pics ...

The view of a small part of the market from the balcony at Target 
A treasure trove!
One of the prettiest stalls I saw today was by Flo & Olive (they have an etsy store too!)
The lovely Bec from Little Shop of Handmade has a stall selling her beautiful jewellery every Sunday (she's in the shadows crocheting while Mr Little Shop is on duty!)
I hope you're weekend is great so far. It's a glorious day here in Melbourne, so we're off to to the local school fete. To check out what other people have found this week from markets and op-shops, visit Her Library Adventures.

14 comments:

Rosie said...

What awesome finds...I'm a tad green with envy.

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

This looks like a fun day!!

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Vic said...

Oh I loooooooooooooooove that magazine...! I am giving my home a bit of a 'turn over' today actually; just taking a vegemite sandwich break. ;)

Brenda said...

I turned out my kitchen yesterday. I think it'll take me the rest of the year to get through the rest of the house!

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

oh what a perfect morning to be out fossicking especially at Camberwell market [love that place]..LOVE your finds!!

Studio-conestoga.blogspot.com said...

You have just reminded me that I haven't been to Camberwell Market yet! Definately on my to do list. Thanks for sharing
xxx

Little Shop of Handmade said...

Thanks for popping past little shop stall at Camby always nice to see you : ) I just love the Flo and Olive stall she has such amazing stuff.

Irene ~ RE~VINTAGED said...

Just don't get to Camberwell often enough! Love your books :)

JeTaimeVintage said...

Fantastic books, ones like that are always so funny to read! What a score!

trash said...

Aaaah, many a Sunday morning spent down there. Even lugged a HUGE cabin chest home from there one Sunday. Probably the best view of Melbourne is from the traffic island just out there on Riversdale Road.

dogsmom said...

I am working on our turn over even though it is freezing rain on the windows. What a fascinating place. Please go back and share more with us.
I love how you gave links to more about the people there.

Nick said...

What a great market. I just got side tracked looking at Flo and Olive...and then realised that I had 'favourited' them quite a while ago.
Yes, we do owe it to our home to give it a yearly once over ...but bugger me, it is such big job!I think we had less and the houses were smaller. I just can't keep up! (she whined)

Lea said...

oooh all looks fabulous. thanks for the link to flo and olive-i've just purchased from her etsy store. love the book and it's spot on really..my home definately needs a thorough turn out. i enjoyed your post:)

Flo and Olive Vintage said...

Camberwell Market really is a wonderful place to spend a Sunday morning! Every week is full of wonderful surprises, though you definitely picked a glorious morning for your visit!!