Whiling away hours in boutiques & markets rather than the shopping malls of usual life, is for me, the perfect therapy. Coupled with family time at the beach too of course!
Shared below are just some of the plentiful hand-crafted discoveries I made over our recent summer break.
Design House Love Hate offer Australian hand crafted jewellery, ceramic wares, clothing, & leather goods. Shapes & colour palletts inspired by the designers surroundings, these sweet pieces are as unique in their designs as they are in their manufacturing process.
Earrings & Porcelain Necklace AUD$65, Linear Brass Necklace AUD $49.
photos by Love Hate
It seems every market has someone peddling Turkish Towels.
I blogged about them back in 2012 here and am still very much an advocate, using mine on high rotation this summer; but I haven't seen colour ways like those on offer by Knotty.
Brights or pastels, in colour blocked styles, wide stripes and some stunning designs for your home, these beach towels are a refreshing take on the Turkish towel.
Prices start from AUD$39
Well documented is my love for all things sparkly; so it would come as no surprise that the combination of both in these gorgeous ceramic wares made from Birdy & Clementine appealed to me!
Robyn is the lady behind Birdy & Clementine and in her own words: "I create modern feminine ceramics: practical pretty tableware and porcelain jewellery with a touch of bling". Robyn will be bringing her range to the next Finders Keepers Markets in Sydney. Yay!
Summer and florals = smiley face. Mrs Darcy from Santa Monica, California has a most comprehensive range of homewares, kimonos & accessories.
Made from original artworks, Kimonos start at AUD$79 and this stunning round cushion is AUD$99. A perfect pressie, the clutches are AUD$49.95.
So much goodness to souvenir - it pays to pack an extra suitcase when holidaying.