Getting crafty at the 2011 Brisbane Finders Keepers Markets

Finders Keepers 2011
Finders Keepers – Brisbane 2011

Despite the overcast weather and the urge to sleep in, I managed to pull myself out of bed on Sunday and head over to the Brisbane Finders Keepers Markets being held at the Old Museum. I’ve seen lots of people talking about their great finds and purchases at these markets online so I decided to go and check it out for myself.

Before I get onto the markets, can I just say how beautiful The Old Museum exterior is! Before I looked up where the venue for the markets was, I always thought this was a church. I really love the brick work layout with the contrasting reds and yellows as well as the lovely archways.

The Old Museum
Beautiful building – built in 1891!
The Old Museum
I really love the towers on top – I want to live in a room like this ^_^

After I stopped staring at the lovely building, I went in to check out what was on offer at the market stalls. It’s wonderful to see so many beautiful creations from Australian artists and designers. I was pretty impressed with the quality of work too, nothing like some of the cheap items you find at other weekend markets these days. The stalls were set up throughout 3 studio rooms as well as along the main veranda used to access each room.

Finders Keepers Markets Brisbane 2011
At the Entrance
Finders Keepers Markets Brisbane 2011
Feather + Stone Photography
Finders Keepers Markets - Brisbane 2011
Bespoke Press
Finders Keepers Markets - Brisbane 2011
A lot of stalls were selling badges
Finders Keepers Markets - Brisbane 2011
Stalls for 4 Leaf Clover and Miss Haidee
Finders Keepers Markets - Brisbane 2011
Sharon Muir and Simply Phoebe Stalls
Finders Keepers Markets - Brisbane 2011
Red Revival
Finders Keepers Markets - Brisbane 2011
Studio Room #2
Finders Keepers Markets - Brisbane 2011
Stalls along the Veranda
Finders Keepers Markets - Brisbane 2011
South for the Summer
Finders Keepers Markets - Brisbane 2011
Cute Credit Cards Sign at the Herbert & Friends stall
Finders Keepers Markets - Brisbane 2011
Finders Keepers Markets - Brisbane 2011
Myrtle and Dove
Finders Keepers Markets - Brisbane 2011
Origami Papers by Hideyo – saw lots of people with there, they also caused a small child holding one to catch on my stockings T_T
Finders Keepers Markets - Brisbane 2011
Rabbit & The Duck
Finders Keepers Markets - Brisbane 2011
CycleStyle

The markets also had a lower garden areas off to the side with a variety of food and drink tents as well as live music.

Finders Keepers Markets - Brisbane 2011
Looking down to the garden – the white tent was selling some very delicious noms like cake and muffins ^_^
Finders Keepers Markets - Brisbane 2011
The Live Music
Finders Keepers Markets - Brisbane 2011
Time and sit and relax and enjoy the music (where did those guys get that couch?!)
Finders Keepers Markets - Brisbane 2011
Lots of decent signage up everywhere

I didn’t buy much from my day out, just this cute little bird ornament by Sharon Muir that I couldn’t resist scooping up. I don’t have any place for him to sit at the moment though ^^;;. Does anyone know if there’s anything particular you put in the space on his back?

Finders Keepers Markets - Brisbane 2011
My little bird by Sharon Muir

Also, I wanted to show off the new bow I bought the day before at Sportsgirl. I wore it to the markets, feeling very hipster, and fitted in well with the crowd. I even got a compliment from one of the stall owners ๐Ÿ˜›

New Hair Bow!
Feeling like a Hipster ^^;;

The markets are held bi-annually (Autumn/Winter and Spring/Summer) in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Check out their website to see when their next market is on and also look through their Designer Directory for a list of all the artists at each event.

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