Camberwell Market Blogger Meet Supported by Nuffnang

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Melbourne's Camberwell Sunday Market is what some might call a flea market, and others a car boot sale, with close to 400 stalls selling an eclectic mix of vintage wares, antiques, pre-loved books, crafts, clothes, games, toys and more.

:: Camberwell Sunday Market ::

In the 8 years I have lived in this fine city, only twice have I browsed the largest and most iconic of trash and treasure markets, the second time being today.

After a call out to Melbourne bloggers, suggesting another thrifty shopping meet (the last one being an op shop meet in Windsor), generously supported by Nuffnang, a group of us braved the crowds at a reasonable hour on a Sunday morning, thankful for the sun after a predicted rain forecast as the market is not undercover. Lesson one - save market days for dry weather, the thought of a rainy Camberwell Sunday Market wouldn't be much fun.

I didn't take a lot of photographs after the first stallholder told me not to. Lesson two - ask stallholders before taking photographs of their wares.

 " No Photo's Please "
:: Sorry Lady, Radio is on the InterWebz now! ::

Dee, of Wild About Melbourne (who also runs Made 'n Thornbury Market and Northern Regards Market) spotted a glass display cabinet filled with wonderful little handcut brooches made from vintage wooden rulers. After the stallholder told us he carved all brooches himself, he continued to tell us his secrets; where he sources his rulers (FYI car swap meets, who knew?!), and which of his brooches sell the most (FYI ladies heeled shoe). I chose the parrot, and Dee the car.

:: Wooden Ruler Brooches ::

Fellow bloggers went home with homewares, clothes, a wooden toy, lego, flowers, pop art and more. We finished up our morning of market browsing with a lunch stop at My Other Brother, a great spot for refreshment and a chance to listen to the market's live musical talent and entertainment.

:: Cat Bags! ::

Sunday's market visit reignited my love for trash and treasure, giving reason to visit more often. Camberwell Market, I will be back!

Thanks again to Nuffnang for supporting our blogger meet up. Blogging can be somewhat isolating at times, so it is nice to have the opportunity to meet with fellow writers face-to-face.

 :: See you again soon Camberwell Sunday Market ::

Before I sign off today, a quick shout out for fellow market goer Magdalena of The Craft Revival and her creative events happening in capital cities around the country with her new venture Unleash Creative. There are a few places left on her first Melbourne creative event happening in a few weeks, check out more here.



Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Oooh I'd love one of the ruler brooches, they're so beautiful! The cat bag is gorgeous. A trip to Melbourne is incomplete without a visit to Camberwell market, every time I've been it's been sunny, then turned squally, then back to sunshine. I love the way stallholders just grin and bear it without complaint, even when the wind has flipped over their tables! It sounds like you had a marvellous day:) x

Patti said...

Love those ruler brooches!

Glamour Drops said...

Love, love, love the Camberwell market and go there frequently. I haven't taken any images while there, but I have noticed, on a couple of occasions, that stallholders have requested that people don't take images.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the kind shout-out sweet lady!

Veggie Mama said...

I had a ball!

Anonymous said...

You know I'm jealous. So all I'm going to say is put this on my to do list for when I visit Melbourne next. Mind due I don't know when my next visit will be now after buying a ProBlogger ticket today.

Dee said...

Thanks so much for organising! It was so much fun shopping and chatting. I love my ruler brooch and his tales were worth the trip alone.
Thanks for the market shout outs !

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