I would like to introduce you to the Bowerbird Bazaar. It has become a gem within the Adelaide community, and its main intention is to connect local designers, artist and sellers to the local Public. A big Etsy market if you will, a hub to support entrepreneur within design, and when Christmas comes around, it is usually the busiest place to be.
The last time I attended the Bazaar was two Decembers ago, where it was held in the Stirling Angus Hall. $5 entry and children under 12 can enter for free. The building made it quite tight to move around in, in some areas, especially with the large turn out. However this year they decide to go for an upgrade and expand their market.
This year they opened their doors on Australia’s mother days weekend, in the Wayville Pavilion. A larger space, bigger walkways, extra stalls and even more goodies to snack on and drink, from all the shopping. Because it was mothers day, they held a high tea on the Sunday, which is a great touch. Little seats and tables, filled with small cakes and tea pots.
They added a real grass for the kids to roll around on, and extra benches for people to feast on with the food that was available, they even added a wine and gin bar. I was excited to hear about the extra stalls, it always great to find local art work and homeware. I was drooling all over the frenchie art work and pillows, but I think i’ll wait till I am able to afford my four legged companion.
My mother snacked on homemade marshmallow, and my sister shopped up a storm on wooden designed earrings. I took a liking to these beautiful beakers and flask candles, by alchemy produx.
Also another quite lovely introduction was the eucalyptus tress, spread across the pavilion. It allowed the space to be less bare and concrete, and more inviting and even Instagram worthy. Everyone came in their best dress or hipster concoction and came out to support the lovely entrepreneurs.
Another addition was the Ikea style pop up homeware, where little rooms are set up to show different ways on how to decorate your own sanctum. All products that are displayed can be found and bought in the market, how awesome it that.
My favourite thing was eyeing down all the plants, air plant, cactus and pots. There were lots to choose from, my dream is to create almost a house garden within my living room. Its funny nowadays, house plants need the whole package. Good shape, colour and pot to accompany its beautiful physic.
It was a deary day outside, however inside did allow a few moments of getaway. The market will make its come back during the end of year holidays, so do not fear. Hopefully there will be more little surprises, and even more cakes and desserts to eye up.
Entry is still $5 and children under 12 can enter for free. So watch this space for the next market opening. Also check out their website, for more information or get connected and see what their designers are up to. Support local.
Thank you for stopping by.