Monday, April 25, 2011

Avoca Beachside Markets take three

I hope everyones having a wonderful Easter. It's been pretty nice having a five day weekend. Although I didn't really have time-off from Elkhorn, I have managed to have a couple of relaxing walks on the beach and time soaking up the sun when it graces us with it's presence. Every second day has been raining! We had unfortunate weather for the Avoca Beachside Markets on Saturday, the rain pretty much settled in from the time we set up till just before we finished. A few people braved the weather and came down and said hi which was encouraging. Dad helped me out for the day, going on coffee runs and held back the crowds manned the stall while I got the chance to say hi and check out artist Aleida's stall.
Aleida Pullar makes the most beautiful ceramics and washed paintings, inspired by the sea & coastal living. Her stall was set up so beautifully. It draws you in with it's tactile appeal & wonderful washed blue fish painted on tea towels along with dotted vases, planters, bowls and intriguing hanging driftwood sculptures and so much more. After totally confusing myself and picking up every item, I came away with a gorgeous gift for Mothers day. I love the fact that Aleida is a local and I hope to visit her studio at some point after having a sneak peek on her website. But for now it's just great to have her at the markets!

 a glimpse of blue sky while the rain clouds move over the ocean
ready and waiting

 Aleida's beautiful stall

this puppy looked how I felt 

We can't make it to the next couple of Avoca Beachside Markets as we have the Finders Keepers in Sydney 20-21st of May but we hope to be back July/August. If you happen to be in Avoca on the fourth Saturday of the month make sure you pop by and visit as it is worth the visit. Brad and Bianca(organisers of Avoca Beachside Markets) are working incredibly hard to create a really special market. Not only is it a much needed place for local designers and artists to sell their work but provides the community with a chance to shop local, get to know the makers and spend time together in such a beautiful location. Now, if only they could have the weather gods on their side! Fingers crossed it's not raining!

1 comment:

  1. Hope you have dried out after the Easter...LOL x

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