We are back in Brisbane for. This weekend I visited the , which was held at The Old Museum in Bowen Hills. I had never really noticed this building before, even though it is on my drive to work, but it’s beautiful.
The Finders Keepers Market is held twice a year in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. Craft creators and art aficionados came from across Australia to have a stall at this weekend’s event. I met people from Adelaide, Melbourne and Tasmania, which just displays the scope and popularity of these markets. I went with friends who were old hands at the Finders Keepers (and much more artsy than me) but this was my first time. I have to say there were some amazing creations on offer, including a variety of homemade cards, handmade jewellery and art prints. There were also a few fashion stores and even some fairy floss, care of Frankie Magazine.
I bought myself a necklace, although I could have purchased a lot more fantastic jewellery if I had the funds. There is just something about handcrafted jewellery that makes it so much more personal to buy and wear. My friends picked up some great gifts for their family back home too. The Finders Keepers Market in Brisbane is not only inside The Old Museum but in the building’s beautiful grounds too. There was food to eat and seats to sit on in the glorious winter sun. Guests also got the chance to listen to Stephen Smith, a local musician with an incredible voice. As soon as we discovered his name my friends and I looked him up online to see if he had any upcoming gigs — he was that good.
All in all I really enjoyed my day at the Finders Keepers Market: from the goods to the setting, it was a perfect way to spend a Saturday.