I kicked myself for not bringing my camera to Wintersun. The cars there made me swoon.
Saturday morning DJ and I got up at the ungodly hour of 4:30am and made the pre-dawn drive down to Coolangatta. The sun rose over the beach while we set up and we had a picnic style breakfast before things got busy. I did a quick round of the market and the streets and wished I had more time to go explore the other stalls and the 50’s Retro market further down the beach. I bought these cool guitar sunglasses and some awesome flower fairy and gnome fabrics. Juky and Beatrix had quite a good day, though sales were slow. Packing up and loading up was such a traumatic experience that I don’t think I’ll be going next year. Try to imagine lugging tables and tents through gaps between people’s prized cars, trying not to damage any while pedestrians clog the streets that you’re trying to illegally park in so you can load up, trying to leave enough space for people to drive past whilst also praying that you don’t damage something that takes lifetimes to pay off again. You can’t, can you? Cause that sentence didn’t make sense. Leaving Coolangatta was also a problem – the streets turned into parking lots around 5:00pm. But thanks to DJ’s ingenious navigating and a slight detour into NSW, we made it back.
Sunday was one of the normal markets up at Tamborine and the only reason I lasted through the day was because it was all so familiar to me. After Wintersun, I was ready for a day of R&R but I had to go for 2 reasons: 1) I had a custom order pending pick-up and 2) I needed info for the Tamborine Mountain market website. Sales wise, we had an average day but I was very lucky to have bought 2 pummels of raspberries before they sold out about 12:30. There were heaps of people at Tamborine for the long weekend. It was good to see a few of the usual suspects at the markets. If you’re ever up on Tambroine Mountain, please come say hello!
Today, after two days of markets I feel tired and incoherent so I better stop here for now.
I’m not sure if I’ll be able to attend any more markets in June due to other obligations, but we’ll tentatively pencil in Broadbeach for next week.
May the force be with you all!