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Weekend in Pictures

This is what we got up to over the weekend…. We had a market at the Powerhouse…. in the sweltering heat…. ohmygosh was it hot Lots of new bits, large and small… Love this glass dome… The sweet fragrance of fruit wafted through the hot air… Our friend Kat from Belle and Boheme came to visit and had a very kind gift for Frankie… so thoughtful… And then Lulu Lucky came by the market with homemade icy iced tea… We were all having a mini party at the market! Came home to this causality …. hydrangea didn’t make it… too hot this is actually how i felt after the market myself… too hot Stayed close to this… Sunday morning clocked around and Timothy O and I hit the road to look at some exciting new stock… Then came back home and hung out with the girls and did some gardening. That was it…. how was your weekend? K x

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Winter Stock

©Kara Rosenlund It sure is chilly in this neck of the woods right now…. even if I do live in the ‘Sunshine State’. I have sourced some beautiful winter pieces for this Saturday’s Travelling Wares market. Mohair blankets (don’t you just love the saffron one above!), thick glass preserving jars, children’s chunky knits, wool blankets, wooden rolling pin for winter tarts (the eating type) and more! There will be a stock preview on Friday! Hope you are having a great week! K x

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Weekend in Pictures

Beautiful Autumn Day for the market. Getting some foliage ready for the tables. I am in LOVE with this stuff right now! New stock – these plates are fantastic! A really special old box with original paint and gold gild writing. More new stock Cleaning the house after the market, also known as rearranging everything in a delirious state. Trying to draw energy from watching the flames dance, exhausted after the market (and rearranging the house).  Still sitting by the fire many hours later. Sunday breakfast at Cirque Timothy O’s emergency haircut The drinks trolley. Washed and ironed the new upholstery for the banquette seating. Realised that the floorboards in the new dining room are going to be the next job. Ohmy….  New shelves for the linen press. Rearranging bits. More rearranging bits. Weekend in Pictures, here they are. It was a market weekend, which happens to be my favourite kind of weekend!  It’s always so great seeing our regular customers and meeting new ones. Catching up with friends who drop by and striking up conversations with strangers. It really can be so inspiring meeting new people and sharing a brief moment in time with them. The only down side is feeling a bit shattered afterwards. Once we were home I turned into some crazy cleaning person and decided that our house needed to be cleaned and straightened out… right now! So I rearranged furniture and cleaned while Timothy O got the wood fire oven ready downstairs. Then I found a chair in front of the fire and stayed firmly ‘put’ for a few hours…. exhausted. Come Sunday morning Timothy O and I decided to high tail it out for breakfast to Cirque in New Farm. One of our regular customers Lovely G, humbly mentioned that she had a local cafe and a few of my bits were being used there when she came by on Saturday at the market…. the cafe turned out to be Cirque…(hello…complete and utter hot spot and extremely popular with amazing produce!)  I felt very excited when Timothy O spotted some of our plates. Sunday was slipping away so we dashed to get a haircut for Timothy O, while this was happening I ran into a large mainstream ‘homemaker’ type store and was stopped in my tracks… shocked by their new collection for the home; shocked in a bad way. Completely devaluing and ripping off original antique pieces and even humble bric-a-brac in a way I actually hadn’t seen before. Though ‘double standard’ me actually bought a trolley from the ‘homemaker’ shop…. I put it down to being in shock and forgetting where I was… utter shock! Came home, decided I really did love my new drinks trolley, no matter where it came from, thought for a second that maybe I won’t tell you guys about it, then I thought, no, I will…. I washed and ironed the new upholstery for the banquette seating….. I realised that I will soon be doing more floor sanding and white washing,  I felt sick, ….. made some new shelves for the linen press and rearranged more stuff around the house like a mad woman. That was it. How was your weekend? K x

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Weekend in Pictures

Some stock stems in old lab flasks. If it holds water, then it’s a vase! Market Stock. Old Chemist Mortar and Pestles. The make shift ‘reserved’ pile inside Frankie. Our Italian neighbours bread. Timothy O and I having some down time as it rains. Pack Up! Parmesan Bread. Charolais Beef in the oven. Building a faux wall for a shoot . Are you sure you like these ‘Weekend in Pictures?’… It’s a bit repetitive I’ve noticed… are you bored? Work and Eat seems to be the trend. Didn’t realise this until I started the series. Well, it was a market weekend which means a working weekend… an early rise Saturday morning and setting up the trestle tables and making it look as beautiful as possible… (in the dark)….  to the wafting aromas of our site neighbours’ freshly baked Italian bread. We always break some bread together in the mornings while it is still dark with the bakers while the bread is still warm. Their bread is the best. I was thrilled to see one of my favourite flowers are back in season – Stocks, they have the most beautiful fragrance and it’s always a pleasure when the grower is as excited as you are about a new flower being in season. Lots of hand waving and excitement! We were very busy with people rattling and rummaging around, on a hunt. I love making people happy when they find something they just absolutely must have. Then the rain came down; it gave Timothy O and I a good chance to chat about some things and take a break which was lovely. Then it is the ‘Grand Pack Up’… we are always one of the last ones to leave the market… packing up takes a while…. Then it was home to sit by the fire and make a simple dinner, we were a bit exhausted. Come Sunday I spent the day working on a shoot I have coming up with Toby Scott this week. Making panels of faux wall with subway tiles. And that is it. All over Red Rover til next weekend! K xx

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Inside Frankie

Curiosity is a funny thing isn’t it.  I have received a few emails recently from people curious as to what the inside of our caravan looks like. I can understand this fascination of wanting to know more; I always want to know what people have inside their handbags or what is inside their desk drawers… so I thought I would share a few images of ‘Frankie’s’ interior for those of you who can’t make it to our market. Speaking of ‘Frankie’, we will be spending a lot of time in Frankie next week, as we are off on an East Coast seaside adventure! K x …. and for those who miss the ‘before’ shots here they are.

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Tomorrow’s Market CANCELLED

That’s right…. Tomorrow’s Travelling Wares appearance at the Jan Power’s Farmers Market has been cancelled… due to  unforeseen excitement! All will be revealed very soon I promise. No, I’m not skipping off to the beach… or having a lay in…. it is work related and very exciting! Apologies to anyone who was planning on coming by, I am very sorry. The next market will be Christmas Eve! K xxxxx

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Market This Saturday!

Thats right! We will be at the Jan Power’s Farmers Market this Saturday from 6am! It is the second last market for the year! Hope to see you all there! K xx  

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New Kitchen Stock

©Kara Rosenlund See, I told you I had found some great little pieces didn’t I….. Two little turned legged wash tables! So practical and useful and not to mention beautiful! Could be used in the kitchen, hallway or even the bedroom. One in white with original casters and the other in the most gorgeous shade of ‘eau de nil’ with an original marble top. All from Travelling Wares at the Jan Power’s Farmer’s Markets at the Powerhouse tomorrow! We even deliver locally, how nice is that! K x From left to right Bentwood Chair: $65 Old White Hotel-ware Jug: $22 Stack of Six White Plates: $55 Various English Pudding Bowls ranging from $10 to $40 Stack of Four White Side Plates: $18 Stack of Four White Plates: $32 Single Serving English White Plate: $15 Single White Polish Serving Bowl: $15 Large and Heavy White Mixing bowl with Spout: $42 Various Wooden Spoons: $5 Wooden Rolling Pin: $15 White Table with Turned Legs on Casters: $140 ‘Eau de Nil’ table with Turned Legs, original Marble Top and Shaped Base: $215 Old Large Basket with handles, ideal for washing, toys or fire wood. $55 Marigold Rug from Armadillo

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Market THIS Saturday!

©Kara Rosenlund I have BIG plans for this weeks’ market! Lots of new stock has made its way here and I’m thrilled to be taking it to the market this Saturday at The Powerhouse! I’ll be giving you a sneak peek at some of my favourite pieces later in the week. Some great summer outdoor furniture, old metal troughs (fill them with hydrangeas – they make wonderful planters!) and a sprinkling of general rarities! See you there! K xx p.s. still going on the floors, can you believe it!

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Purple Haze….or is it maroon?

©Kara Rosenlund Do you find that once you are attracted to a colour it just starts popping up all over the place? Last year I was mad about burnt orange (I still am), before that it was duck egg blue…just as a high lighting colour, nothing mad, just a dash. I think I have entered a new chapter. It seems this purple / magenta hue has found me, otherwise known as maroon. (Doesn’t sound very exciting does it, echoes of school uniforms and football teams). This has come as a complete surprise. I was having some quiet time last night reading Keith Richards’ autobiography (gotta love Keef) and I was admiring the purple/magenta flowers on the coffee table, when I jolted and looked down at my new trousers… yup… you guessed it, maroon! It has started! (Thank goodness football season is over). Hope to see you tomorrow at Travelling Wares at the Powerhouse Farmers Market! Ill be the one wearing the maroon… what colour will you be wearing? K xx

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Crafting

Im getting crafty today…. don’t want to reveal too much, hopefully you will be able to see my debut crafting efforts on the trestle tables on Saturday at the market. Ill give you a clue… it in involves CHRISTMAS! Yup, Christmas and Crafting, ohmy… Can you believe Christmas in only something like 9 weeks away! I love Christmas! K xx

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Kara’s love for authenticity and adventure is celebrated through her photography, styling and travelling wares retail experience. She is passionate about Australia and how we all live within its vast landscape. Kara photographs and shares visual stories from her adventures inspired by the everyday people and landscapes she encounters. She has a unique little caravan shop called Travelling Wares, where she shares utilitarian objects for the home sourced locally. Above all else Kara is a lover of all things stylish and beautiful. She shares her humble life through her blog, Facebook and Instagram.

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