We're back home again after a very very brief visit to Victoria last weekend for The Finders Keepers Market, Melbourne! It was a big mish-mash of driving, smiling, sheer exhaustion, caffeine, and a couple of fun bits thrown in. It's always a great event, and one we're so proud to be a part of . We met some lovely people and saw some lovely things.
The initial plan had been to drive from Sydney to Albury on Thursday, Albury to Melbourne on Friday, set up for the markets, stay in Melbourne over night, markets Saturday and then back to Albury on Saturday evening. Things got a little derailed, I was on the phone to clients trying to wrap up a freelance project part of the way there (extremely difficult on the highway, I assure you!) and we realised we'd be in Albury by 3pm with nothing to do for an evening - and that I'd probably end up trying to work some more. We threw a little caution to the wind, ditched the roadside motel and kept on driving all the way to Geelong where we spent a night by the water - much more pleasant! Fairy floss skies, a cushy hotel bed, and cheese and crackers for dinner.
The next morning we headed into Melbourne quite early. We paid a quick visit to Signed & Numbered (where some of my limited edition prints are available), snapped a strip in the photobooth (a favourite travelling ritual of ours) and snuck in an hour at the NGV to see the most excellent Mid Century Moderns exhibition, chronicling some of Australia's best furniture designers from the 50's through to the early 70's. It deserves a blog post all of it's own!
Our colourful stand at The Finders Keepers, packed in with prints, bangles, souvenir scarves, and our brand new Mini City models! The models all sold out at the market, so I'm busily working on more to add to the shop. Stay tuned on that one. Thanks for a lovely/packed/over too soon weekend, Melbourne! Hopefully next time we can stay a little longer.