Melbourne Spring/Summer Markets wrap up!

Wow what an amazing weekend we just had! Thank you Melbourne for having us and we were so pleased with the end result. Spring was truly in full swing with amazing weather at our first Melbourne Finders Keepers! Being on Victoria Harbour was a perfect backdrop for the marvelous sunny days we had.

With marathon’s and roadworks (all a little unexpected!) and a hard to find Shed4 we were so amazed at the turnout we had. Thank you Melbourne for being persistent and working through googlemaps to find our markets!

All photos above by Mark Lobo

We have so many people to thank so here is our little list:

– Firstly a big thank you to our new and amazing Melbourne Co-ordinator Mel Ogier from PA for a Day. You worked above and beyond what we needed and helped us be on ground while we were trying to plan everything interstate. Thank you so much for your support!

– Our Music Co-ordinator Fabien Belliard for putting together a great mix of local bands and looking after the wonderful music for the weekend and being on hand to help us with all the nitty gritty things. You have been amazing to work with!

– All our staff, partners and volunteers: Frankie, Courtney, Alischa, Faye, Hayden & Ezra! Phew couldn’t have done it without your help!

– A BIG Thankyou to our PR sponsors Publissimo, for doing amazing work helping us promote and gain valuable press before the big event. Publissimo are a valuable addition to our team.

– Our sponsors & partners: Frankie Magazine, Leeloo, Made590, 3things by Oxfam, Australian Infront & Made by White. Also lots of others in the design community for helping get the word out for us: Udessi, iSpyStyle, The Design Files,, Quantum Compass.. and the list goes on! Thank you all for your continual support!

– Our photographer: Mark Lobo for traveling all the way from Brisbane for us and spending all Saturday taking amazing photos for us that we absolutely love! For more of his work head here.

– Thanks to Paul Bonnici and his team at Create & Communicate 2c for decorating Shed4.

Our foodies:
– Raph and the Beatbox Kitchen crew for supplying the peeps with amazing food! We loved you!
– Patrick and the BABA Catering Crew for looking after the bar, food, coffee! Tough gig to cater for thousands of people!

Last and not least our amazing designers, artists and musicians!! You all made the market what it is! Amazing work, amazing displays and wonderful smiles and amazing people! Weren’t they just spectacular?? We think so! Well done.

All photos above by Stefan Duscio via The Design files

Special mention! Congrats to newcomer stall Odds & Ends Handmade, was picked by in.cube8r to win a FREE window cube at their store on Smith Street, Fitzroy for one month for ‘best creative display’ well done!

We were also over the moon with the lovely wrap up post on The Design Files, which featured some great photos by Stefan Duscio.

We hope you all enjoyed our first Melbourne Markets! We thank you for all your feedback and we are working on 2011 to be brighter and better. On that note, we are still confirming dates so watch this space.

To see all the photos from the weekend head here & here to our facebook galleries.

All photos above by Mark Lobo


  • WOW Great work Sarah and Brooke! I absolutely cannot wait for the Sydney Finders Keepers markets coming up 🙂

  • Catie_mac says:

    Thank you! It was a fantastic market and so pleased to hear it will be back so I can bring along my friends who couldn’t make it this time!

  • […] There is a wrap up of the market, including lots of photos on the finder’s keeper’s blog here […]

  • Faye Wright says:

    It was a pleasure helping out on the day, it was such a fantastic experience working with both Sarah and Brooke and of course all those talented people that contributed to the day… Congratulations to all..and also working with Mel Ogier PAFORADAY, I am now back in Brisbane and am looking forward to the Brisbane market next month, and of course the Melbourne one next year…

  • Leeloo says:

    What a marvellously awesomely fantastic couple of days in Melbourne we all had!! Thanks for the hard work ladies – none of this would be possible without the massive effort from you and the team! We are SO proud to be involved in the finders keepers markets. Bring on Brisbane!

  • Hi Guys, thanks for the lovely weekend we had, we had such a wonderful time! We can’t wait for the next one. Oh and how cool about our in.cube8tr win…..That was such a nice surprise. Looking forward to hearing from them soon. Big love, Andrea from Odds&ends Handmade. XX

  • Linda says:

    WOW what a turnout!! I had been waiting years for FK markets to come to Melbourne and just the weekend that it does I was away!! When is the next one scheduled for Melbourne? I am planning ahead now..

  • Belinda says:

    I know the praise may be a little late but I just wanted to express how brilliant the Melbourne Finders Keepers market was. I walked through the entrance and could literally revamp my entire home and life with what was being displayed before me. Loved it. All the shopkeepers were friendly and so incredibly inspirational. So the question that obviously needs to be asked is WHEN IS THE NEXT ONE? I keep searching but I can’t seem to find the date. Please let me know and please tell me it’s before Christmas. My pennys are fretting in my piggy bank as I write. xx

  • Candy Schnell says:

    Looking at all these photos has made me very envious, as I live in Adelaide. Is there any chance of you bringing Finders Keepers to Adelaide …pleeease?

  • elle says:

    Looks fantastic, I am looking forward to the Sydney markets!!! :O)

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