Monday, October 17, 2011

Button collectors fair - Melbourne

What does a crafty girl do on a Saturday in Melbourne when the sun is shining. She has to see as much as possible. Sometimes I visit a local Farmers Market for fresh organic vegetables.

This week I discovered the Notting HIll Neighbourhood House - Stash Busters Market.
Yes, I picked up some lovely doilies. 

Then I headed over to Burwood East to the Button Collectors Fair run annually by the Button Club of Victoria. Lots of collectable buttons and button jewelery was for sale. I paid the small entry fee and was asked by one of the organisers 'How did you find out about the fair'. My reply - ' I read about it on Curly Pops blog'. Organiser- 'what, oh that's too confusing - just put Internet - Sue'.

In the end I decided to buy a small pack of 1940's buttons from 'The Button Lady' who normally has stall at the Camberwell Market.

I was not ready to head home, so my last stop was to head north to Thornbury. 
I had heard of the 'made n thornbury market but had never had an opportunity to visit.
I also recently met the lovely Cathie at the 'Scissor Sharpening' afternoon tea.
 I had tasted one of her gorgeous cup cakes and knew that I would have to try something on her bakery stall. Would I have the goats cheese & sun dried tomato tart or a sweet tart.

The pear tart was my final choice and I was not disappointed.

Vale - Mr.Herman - May you rest in Peace!


  1. You made me chuckle! I tried to link to their website but it's not really up and running. Sounds like you had a very lovely day, and I LOVE Cathie's pear tarts - yum.

  2. How fun! I think I could spend a small fortune on buttons... I don't know how often I would use them, however...