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the finders keepers markets

One date I always look forward to on the calendar is the Finders Keepers markets. With so many great stalls in the one place, it’s hard to narrow down what to actually buy. After doing a few rounds of the markets and finally making a few purchases (stay tuned to see what I picked up!), my friends and I headed to the lawn outside for some lunch, live music, and chats. It was such a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon and we even managed to score a shady spot under a big umbrella. It’ll be a fair while until these markets roll into Brisbane again but if you’re in Sydney, make sure to pay a visit when they hit in December.

found it, kept it

Because I never got around to showing you all what I bought at the Finders Keepers markets. There were so many stalls, it was overwhelming. I’d fall in love with everything at one stall, and then move on to the next one and become engrossed in all their wares. I ended up picking up a pretty caravan brooch, owl bobby pin, and frankie calendar. I’m pretty sure I’m going to frame my favourite illustrations from the calendar. The lovely folks at frankie also threw in a postcard and kitten sticker with the purchase. How lovely.

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Finders Keepers - mushroom art

As promised, here are a few photos from my birthday/Finders Keepers Markets. These were taken on a Polaroid disposable camera. The film expired in 2008. Despite this, I think the photos turned out quite well, with the only faults a result of photographer error or poor lighting (my bad). I have to say that these photos have a certain lomo quality to them and the results are similar to, if not better than, my Holga 135BC camera.

Finders Keepers - Old Museum

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Finders Keepers - birthday cupcakes

(1) Installation art at the Finders Keepers markets. They’re crocheted toadstools. Nifty.
(2) View of the top of the Old Museum in Brisbane, where the markets were held.
(3) Secret garden adventures.
(4) Birthday cupcakes! Yum!

You can see more photos from the day on my Flickr.

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Hopefully I’ll get to check out these markets on the weekend. If you’re in Brisbane and you’re after something to do this weekend, I suggest you check it out and support some local talent while doing so. The markets will also be on in Sydney in December, so visit the website (below) for more information.