Weekend Markets

I often event and home style with vintage, preloved, antique and up-cycled items that I pick up at weekend markets. Here are some photos of typical beautiful collections you’ll find at local markets. Hopefully they inspire you to get out and about one weekend morning to stroll through your local markets too.

For the kitchen

Mismatched vintage wares look beautiful on display or for a high tea.

For him

The markets are not just full of feminine trinkets. Check out these masculine market finds for all your home office, study, drinks tray, and other man cave decorating needs.

Getting crafty

Unlike other forms of retail therapy, when you’re shopping for vintage items you may stumble upon something which you won’t find again.

Outdoors

No matter what weekend markets you go to, you’re bound to get a stall or two dedicated to plants – herbs, succulents, fruits trees, vegetables… and all at some very reasonable prices. I pick up my herb seedlings from the markets because they have always grown better than nursery varieties. This time around I also saw some great outdoor decorator and furniture items that were nice and compact so those of us who are apartment dwellers can fit them into our balconies and and courtyards.

Decorating 

I especially love these versatile original softdrink delivery crates and the coffee tables made from upcycled crates. This metal vintage truck which has a great mix of faded colour… and the clusters of old glass bottles would look great on display as vases.

Weekend Markets: a treasure trove of unique finds - coca cola memorabilia and other vintage finds make for great decorating pieces

Fashion

A range of lovely fabrics, handmade and knitted items and some interesting bags, shoes and jewellery. I love these retro vinyl airline bags.

Gifts

These victorian locks and door knobs would make a great feature in a rustic display.

Food

Freshly ground coffee, fresh juices, organic breads and lamb skewers cooked over hot coals. Most markets quite gourmet with food truck options growing. The smells of freshly cooked food wafts through the air to add to the charm of the whole markets experience.

The pictures in this post are from the Rozelle markets on Darling Street in Rozelle (inner west, Sydney). They are open Saturday and Sundays from 9am till 4pm, so if you’re in the area then you should definitely drop by.

– The Cloud 9 Project

12 thoughts on “Weekend Markets

    • Thanks Diego. I try and keep posts as gender neutral as possible, but I confess that I was overdue for some more masculine market items to balance out the multitude of feminine bits and pieces like floral tea cups 🙂 S

    • Hi Lisa, they really are great fun. If you see something you like in my markets photos, let me know and I can keep an eye out for you the next time I take a stroll there. Hopefully your local markets open up soon… and when they do, feel free to share some photos of the favourite things you find there with us. S

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