Richard was beyond thrilled I tell you when I explained that both Sat and Sun were going to be spent at markets. Even more excited was he to hear that both lots were over an hour away :)
Saturday we went to the teen 2 tween markets in Brisbane which were very nice. The girls really enjoyed it. I managed to get a cute market bag which I didnt take a photo of for all my fruit and veg market shopping. Today however we ventured to Bangalow - its just over an hours drive. This is the look I got constantly - through the day when I asked him if he was having fun. Though it was glorious day nothing to complain about really.
These two despite being wired and with wifi (we took a stick) - still really dislike driving.
The markets are incredible - so much to see and eat . There are 300+ stalls and heaps of organic, raw vegetarian, sugar free dairy free - you name it they have it. Of course there is also the obligatory cupcake stall - which the girls were delighted when I said yes.
After the markets we hit the town. Richard was quite keen to go straight home but no chance.
We would come out of a store to see him standing like this. He is so hard done by.
One of our favourites was this little converted house filled with the best ever bits. Eek so expensive though. They have totally worked out to put serious prices on vintage pieces. When I saw a tiny milkcrate was $80 I didnt bother to look at any other prices.
It was a mix of hand made and vintage.
And it wasn't all bad for Richard - he always found someone else to chat to.
We had a giggle in one home decor store when we saw this card :) I loved those bright mats.
Another favourite was this little Japanese store - filled with yukata and kokeshi dolls, stationary and covered buttons. Could have spent sooo much - but didn't.
We finished the day off with lunch at a little cafe. That's the only problem with the Bangalow Markets there really is nowhere to sit and eat - it's all standing around.
Happy Days :) You can read the girls version over on their blog too if you like :-)