The Young Designers Market at Southbank is a wonderful, vibrant market full of fashion and quirky extras. On Sunday, I didn’t have much of a chance to explore but I saw lots of wonderful stuff when I did a brisk round. But let me start from the beginning…
That morning I packed up my little Tiida, sans tent, and made the drive to Brisbane. There, I picked up my favourite little helper, Deej, and we went to set up. I love how this market provides marquees. It makes life so much easier. Almost everyone’s stall at the market looks like a self-contained store so I had to bring a few extra props to make Juky and Beatrix look the part. We arranged a piece of blue-silver fabric at the back of the marquee to look like a curtain, and instead of using the bright, province-olive table cloth, we used just a plain gold one to match the curtain. Prop-wise, there was a horse-head book ends made of stone, some sparkly jewels, and a wooden stand for the mini library books.
While I was setting up, a man wheeling a trolly of bags came around. I had never seen such wonderful paper bags before so I bought a few packets and used them throughout the day at the markets. They are so awesome and I’ll have them at Tamborine Mountain as well. I only regret that I didn’t buy more.
I have to admit that I was a bit apprehensive about the market because it cost way more than the others that I have attended and it was forecasted to rain that day, but we did better than expected on a rainy day! Deej said that if we made sales even with poor weather, then we should definitely go again so I’m looking forward to the next one. Hopefully my application will be accepted.
Forgot my camera on Sunday! I had it packed and with the rest of my stuff but for some reason it got left behind! Luckily, one lovely lady who passed by with her sister took some photos and sent them to me! Thanks Kim!
Our next market will be at Tamborine Mountain, so hopefully see you all there!