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.
Unlike other forms of retail therapy, when you’re shopping for vintage items you may stumble upon something which you won’t find again.
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.
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.
These victorian locks and door knobs would make a great feature in a rustic display.
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