things we loved at the december market...

Dotty little ducks and woodland themed softies from Emmeline

Beautifully festive and fresh looking linen from Red Wren

Special things for Summer entertaining, thoughtfully designed from Anita Dineen

The serious talent, and beautiful illustrations on display at the Birdy & Me stall.

Christmas! A well deserved rest, precious time spent with family and friends, and hopefully some lovely, decadent food for our much valued stall holders, and customers alike. A big and sincere thank you for making 2010 a successful and inspiring year for us at the market, we have so much excitement in store for next year, and look forward to seeing you in February, as we shift into the first of our seasonal markets, and celebrate Summer.

Merry Christmas!
Shannon + Holly :0)
We wish you a merry Christmas...

Here we go...our very last, and very best event for 2010. The season is well and truly upon us, and our December event is here just in time to perk you up for the festivities to come, as we celebrate all things local and lovely!

Really and truly, this market has everything you need to complete (or start!) your Christmas shopping. We have a nice cluster of market favourites and their beautiful and super popular wares...Emily Snadden’s jewellery, Shauna Mayben’s terrariums, Red Wren’s linen to mention a few. We also have some terribly exciting brand new designers we’re really proud and excited to be showcasing. Kelly Smith from Birdy and Me joins us for the first time, with her whimsical and wonderful illustrations also Emmeline, with her adorable hedgehogs and other special softies for little ones. Make sure you check out our 12 days of Christmas blog posts for a sneak peek of their work and all the other clever people at our December market.

We’d also like to make mention of something very exciting taking place on Dec 12th. Two market stall holders Lyn Hellewell – pinnigan and Narelle Badalassi - Ruby Victoria Letterpress will be holding a mini book launch for an exciting publication, a hard cover lifestyle and handicraft book entitled handmade living – a designer collective.

This is a unique and beautiful hard cover book showcasing the talents of handmade designers, artisans and craftspeople from all over Australia. Unique in its design, the book features over 70 gorgeous projects and inspirational ideas that both showcase Australian talent and offer readers of all crafting levels the opportunity to create something whimsically precious and simply wonderful. Congratulations to both Lyn and Narelle, for being featured in such a worthwhile book...we’ve also heard a little whisper that there might be a surprise giveaway for market customers in conjunction with the launch!

Don’t forget to head upstairs on Sunday too...not only have we fitted in another 10 fabulous stall holders up there, but we are also holding a little competition of our own you might like to enter, particularly if you like to shop, for free that is...

Look forward to seeing you all there, and good luck to our brilliant bunch of stall holders as they prepare for Sunday.
Shannon + Holly :0)

Ps. Our favourite foodies market, The Farmers Market, is on this Sunday (as it is every Sunday!) So be sure to pop along to the Melville St carpark between 9am-1pm for a visit, and collect the very freshest and most wholesome ingredients and produce for your Christmas breakfast, lunch, dinner, or all three!

on the twelfth day of christmas...
{a little preview of what’s on offer at our December 12th market}

Accessories of the soft and feminine kind, handmade with precision by Ingres Violin.

Perfect...a candle and a dainty china teacup all in one, from Willow Street.
on the eleventh day of christmas...
{a little preview of what’s on offer at our December 12th market}

Pretty summer scarves, hair ties, vases and lots more Summer fun from My Paper Doll.

A little bit dark and mysterious, but always new and exciting, we look forward to seeing what The Memory Store has in store for us!

Celebrated photographer Wolfgang Glowacki joins us, with copies of his beautiful book Artscapes.
on the tenth day of christmas...
{a little preview of what’s on offer at our December 12th market}

photo - Peter Whyte

Anita Dineen joins us with another exceedingly clever and thoughtfully designed treat...a cheese slicer!

Super cool layered acrylic and wood style chunky jewels from my mother mabel.

Stationery + jewellery in beautiful botanical colours, all wrapped up in fuss free modern design, from Holly Webber.
on the ninth day of christmas...
{a little preview of what’s on offer at our December 12th market}

Inspired by all things Antarctic, Karin from Oceanides presents her intricate and very wearable collection of jewellery.

Pinningan joins us, with a brilliant collection of little treats for children.

Under the Shade of the Bonsai Tree...Japanese inspired wooden cranes and all things floral in the accessory department.
on the eighth day of christmas...
{a little preview of what’s on offer at our December 12th market}

Utterly mesmerising and jaw – droppingly beautiful illustrations from Kelly Smith at Birdy & Me.

The Spring Summer collection of jewels from Whatever Heather featuring vintage clocks, rosie posy’s, ballerinas and carousel fun.

Mel Hill’s brings us her hand drawn collection of frogs, birds, and other lovely creatures, adorning cards and prints.

on the seventh day of christmas...
{a little preview of what’s on offer at our December 12th market}

Tea towels that you would actually like, make that love, to receive for Christmas, gorgeous designs on soft screenprinted linen from Red Wren.

Emma Bugg presents her striking range of jewellery, made from precious metal and concrete...strangely beautiful!

Babushka’s, secret squirrels and many more lovely Christmas decorations from Snow Queen’s Garden.
on the sixth day of christmas...
{a little preview of what’s on offer at our December 12th market}

Australian Jeweller of the year (how exciting!) Emily Snadden, brings her collection of gorgeous, inspired by nature, jewels along.

Bright bursts of felted colour for Summer, from Iriginals.

We love Shauna Mayben’s Terrariums...a cute as a button garden, inside a little glass home of its own!
on the fifth day of christmas...
{a little preview of what’s on offer at our December 12th market}

Tessa Milne’s quirky and fun selection of layered acrylic accessories.

SnowPea handmade presents felting and natural fibres at their very best.

Rock Paper Scissors has a delicious range of gift tags to cover all your wrap wrap wrapping this festive season.
on the fourth day of christmas...
{a little preview of what’s on offer at our December 12th market}

The most seriously adorable softies we think we’ve ever seen from Emmeline.

Island Cards, heart-warming images from our lovely island, just the thing for your favourite people this Christmas.

Ceramics decorated with dainty and pretty motifs from Sally Cassandra.
on the third day of christmas...
{a little preview of what’s on offer at our December 12th market}

Purses in thoughtfully chosen fabrics, and a perfect selection of sizes from Giggling Gertie.

Wonderful wooden products for the kitchen and home from Indeco...including nutmeg grinders, perfect for making eggnog!

Gentle and beautifully composed photography from the very talented Janny McKinnon.
on the second day of christmas...
{a little preview of what’s on offer at our December 12th market}

Teacups and whimsy from the very popular Dick & Dora.

Curve Concepts brings us the perfect present on a platter...beautifully bound journals and notebooks.

Hanna Vasicek joins us with her fun but very elegant pearl and stering silver designs.
on the first day of christmas...
{a little preview of what’s on offer at our December 12th market}
Printed pinnies and other lovely wares for little people from 3 red buttons.

Daintily perched butterflies on soft and pretty designs, from the clever printmakers at 147 Liverpool St.

Rainbow bright coloured children’s clothing and fabric products from Anna Jayne Designs.
things we loved at the november market...

Local love...the many, many people that came along to support out local talent (and made a nice dent in their Christmas shopping)!

Jam, in interesting and lovely flavours...Rose petal Jelly...yummy!

Studio Oat and their beautiful and inspired colour palette of stationery.

Naughty robots and only Hiiragi can create.

Special sacks for Santa, decorated with rudolph red reindeers.

A very big thank you and cheers to our November group of stall holders (check out more pics from the day
here), for outdoing themselves with their stylish looking stalls, beautifully presented products, and terribly hard work. We’re so pleased the first of our Christmas events was a success for all!

We’re looking forward to doing it all again (with a fresh selection of wares to tempt you) on Dec 12th, so do pop back soon for a looksee at what’s in store for our final market of 2010.

Bye for now,
Shannon + Holly :0)

ps. We love a market! Particularly one that promotes high quality local art + design. The lovely people at Designed Made have cleverly snavelled the newly revamped Princes Wharf outdoor area and will be presenting a market which showcases high end Tasmanian design, across a range of disciplines, including some extra special furniture design. Do yourself a favour and pop along for a look see...

Sunday December 5, 2010
10.00am - 3.00pm
Princes Wharf No 1 Forecourt
Joy to the world!

And to our clever and very busy batch of stall holders, as they prepare for this Sunday's market fun...

It's hard to believe the year is almost over, and here we are embarking on our first Christmas market for 2010! What a year it's been so far! We're proud to say think we've achieved our goal to showcase the very best products, the most exquisitely handmade, the most ingenious of ideas, and rather a lot of the considerable artistic talent which our state has in abundance.

However...we have definitely saved the best for last, and our Christmas markets are two terribly wonderful events not to be missed. November 21st sees an enviable collection of our favourite stall holders gathering, with fresh and exciting products designed and made for the summer season. The selection of wares is our most varied yet, and of course our most beautiful! Tempting treats for you and your loved ones include an extra special, and lovingly locally made, array of home wares, stationery, children's clothing and toys, jewellery, lovely Christmas decorations, soap, lighting design, delicious food products, bags, gorgeous candles and many more bits and bobs!

There will be plenty of yummy food and drink to keep you fortified while you shop...check out the delectable menu from Mondo Mamma here.

Also make sure you take a peek at our 12 days of Christmas blog posts, for a little bit more of a preview of what will be on offer.

We'd love to see you this Sunday, for some festive fun,
Shannon + Holly :0)

Ps Be sure to visit our buddies at the Farmers market on Sunday too (Melville St carpark 9am -1pm). Stock up on fresh as a daisy seasonal produce from local growers and farmers, while meeting the people who intimately know the food they're selling as nine times out of ten they've actually grown/baked/made it themselves...brilliant!

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