We lugged my hefty suitcases to this beautiful Theatre in Thornbury for Melbourne's first ever Suitcase Rummage. Look at that crafty sign. OOOh. So fun perusing the variety of suitcases everyone was carrying, lots of vintage and crafty treasures. The Thornbury Theatre is just incredible, so ornate but with a lovely patina, the perfect place for a winter market in Melbourne.
We felt right at home - they had our lounge-suite (the same one we have at home) to get comfy on.
A picnic rug to spread out my three suitcases on and set up shop. Was very squizzy, especially with all the little helpers at my side.
Children's books were popular, we already have these two, such classic goodness. One customer relived her childhood flicking through Seven Little Australians, she couldn't leave without it. It's amazing how the pictures within a children's book from your childhood can send the feelings of joy and wonder flooding back.
I had four helpers. The original plan was that dad would help set up and then maybe go exploring with the little ones. But they all had a pretty good time in and around the theatre and stayed all day. There were stairs to climb, beautiful music, and tasty treats. The middle Bowerbird was very keen on taking money, and the Big Bowerbird was great at reorganising suitcase goods when they got unruly, she was also the photographer for the day. Unfortunately her camera was on the wrong setting and photos were a little blurry and grainy - I gave them a retro look to brighten them up.
The little Bowerbird did a fine job at just being her cute self.
I got to have a stall right next to my old high school buddy, so we could chat, relax, and go for a wander while the other person watched the stall. Sooo many great stalls, and talented people, the theatre was full. I took home some very tasty sour dough but was quite restrained, unlike my neighbour who gave her wardrobe an update.
Christine from Slow Living Essentials visited with her beautiful girls and kindly bought some goodies. Check out her pictures of the day here. She even snuck some of me, looking pretty joyous about that sale!
They opened the bar and there was beer to enjoy at the end of a long day.
he pack up was quick - back into the suitcase you go. A little less stuff to take home but definitely another market on the cards.
Organisers credit here - Belinda Suzette
So good to have a music fix.
The long trip home. Stopped in at Nannas and had some yummy cheese toasties and a classy croissant bread and butter pudding. Great end to a perfect day.
Roald Dahl's words of wisdom - I love it. Found courtesy of Pip here.