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Tag: Kara Rosenlund. Jan Power’s Farmers Market

Weekend in Pictures

©Kara Rosenlund What a weekend it was…. we were at the farmers market here in Brisbane and as I was setting up the stall at 4.30pm in the dark all I could see was the sky lighting up… not from the sun rising, rather strikes of lightenng and rumbles of thunder….shit not ideal conditions for an outdoor market….. eeeekkkk…. Oh, well… what can you do….. …. I decided to have a kip in Frankie the caravan until the rain passed…… … our beautiful wares on the slightly damp trestles tables… German oyster plates and English cake forks….. … after the market finished we packed up and came back home and I got stuck into this wonderful cookery collection from Penguin…. … poked my head into the hen house to see what the girls had been up to ….. they had been busy too….. paying their rent… ha … Timothy O’s elderflower is bloomin’ blooming…. we are planing to make syrup for spring time cordial ….. we then started to watch Seven Years in Tibet in the early evening one of my absolute favourite films, though we both fell asleep….. ha, market days are looong … I was up at the crack of dawn on Sunday with a plan ……Spring, bring it on…. to hit the local market and get lots and lots of seedlings and flowers for our new veggie patch…… the veggie patch was so new it wasn’t even finished when I bought these on Sunday morning…. I am a chicken before the egg kinda girl….  My family came over and we finished off the veggie patch and shovelled a few loads of dirt off the trailer to fill up the new patch…. …. I bought two bunches of these beautiful homegrown snapdragons one bunch for me and one for my mother from an older woman at the Sunday market… she grows them alongside her strawberries which she farms to encourage the bees…… Nothing beats the generous size of a homegrown bunch of flowers…. I really really really want to have a garden bed just for cut flowers…. maybe one day soon….put it on the list… The strawberry farmer lady really inspired me…. … so so pretty….. I could stare at them all day…. … I just can’t get enough of the flowers…… …. petite spinach seedlings going into the garden….. … I picked up some Cosmos for the garden too…. I just love this time of year….. …. hardy little plants for the rooftop garden on top of the hen house….. …. even more Cosmos…. um, yup, I really did go a bit overboard…. …. the Gardenias are out and are transforming the air with their heady fragrance wafting throughout the house…. …. I found this old Chinese birdcage at the market and our little possum friend is still living in the basket on the left…. under a paper bag naturally…. we have named her Priscilla. She scoots out at about 6pm each evening, up out of the basket and runs along the old tin roof line… each morning I feel the basket to make sure she is back inside it and that she has made it home safe…. That was it, that was our weekend… lots of dirt under the nails and lots of digging and sowing…and maybe a few aches come today hopefully soon there will be more to share from the veggie patch… K x

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Market THIS Saturday BRISBANE

©Kara Rosenlund  I’m loving all this spring sunshine right now and I absolutely can’t wait for this weekends market. I always plan out a few special recipes for the weekend when the market is on, so I can zip around the market with my big market bag accidentally knocking people out of the way and pick up some of my favourite produce from the stall holders…. Hope to see you on Saturday! K x

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Market Tomorrow – Last one for the year

 I know this weekend will be a busy one with Christmas shopping, though what I have been telling my friends and family is to come by the Powerhouse market early; that way it is cooler and you will get a park…. do a special food shop there – so fresh and it feels good to support a farmer… pick up some fancy posh treats too ….and then come and see us! Here is a little ‘advent calander’ countdown I’m doing around the house on instagram…. Four days to go…. K xx

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Market THIS Saturday

Weather is looking balmy for this weekend. Come on down to the Jan Power’s Farmers Market at the Brisbane Powerhouse at New Farm… we will be there with all our wares! K x

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Long Weekend in Pictures

Bright and Early Saturday Morning at the Jan Power’s Farmers Market. Silver trimmed Bowl. Handmade French Glass Tumblers. Plates from France. Very Old Akubras Eastern European Porcelain Canisters. Mirrors, lots of mirrors! Love that set of 20 English plates. Quite liked this chaps market bag! Breakfast Sunday Morning, homemade fruit loaf. Loving this combination; Sim Carnations and Ivy Berries! Setting the table for lunch. Debuting my new antler handled knives for Sunday Lunch. Beans and Potatoes, fresh from one of my favourite stalls at the market. So fresh! Australian Garlic and local real butter from Gympie Farm! Berry Frangipane Tarts They deserved two shots as they looked so pretty! Hereford Topside from Bonnie Beef at the market, bound for the wood fire oven. Timothy O lighting the fire for the first time. Roaring! What a great long wintery weekend! My goodness…. who has the Long Weekend Blues? ….. I do! The market on Saturday was fantastic! It was meant to rain, though it ended up being a perfect day with blue skies and no rain fall…. until the evening. By this time Timothy O and I were tucked up fast asleep after a big day at the market. A dark and gloomy Sunday rolled round, which was perfect weather for what I had in mind… a long lunch of market produce with my family…. while doing a bit of work on the house of course. My father and Timothy O put the finishing touches on the installation of the firebox, while my mother and I made Berry Frangipane Tarts. The firebox took a little longer and the prepared lunch turned into more of a dinner. The highlight was definitely lighting the fire for the first time. As the rain poured down outside, we were all hypnotised by our new fire roaring! Yesterday was more of the same, fire, food and a little too much red wine…maybe that’s why there are no shots of yesterday….and why I feel absolutely horrendous have a slight headache today…. Looking forward to sorting the fireplace trim and mantle soon! I’ll post the recipe for the tarts this week too. They are gluten free also! K x

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Market This Saturday

Market this Saturday! I am going away towards the end of the week on a buying mission. I hope to come back with some wondrous bits and pieces! K x

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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.
  • Crazytown! I know.... Red scratchy rashes for the minimalists... this is what happens when you travel around Australia for a year collecting all what your eye is attracted to. Dangerous! Anyway, I got to know my kitchen again this weekend after being away from it for a while.... thought I would be all 'Italian and all' and strap on my apron and start drinking red wine at midday #tipsy as I cooked a slow dish.... bad idea....#sleepy Back in the game now! X
  • .... on the cutting room floor.... sob. X
  • .... Sunday night in pouring over Victoria Alexander's new book called REAL. What a simple beautiful powerful word that is! 'Say what you mean. Mean what you say.' .... Im topped up again. X @victoriaalexander_books
  • ..... Waking up in Sibella Court's imaginarium.....what a way to start the day! X @sibellacourt
  • This mornings view from seat 7F. Bye Brisbane!
  • A favourite corner in a favourite home. Victoria you sure know how to do home well! @victoriaalexander_books
  • Wrong side of the tracks in The Silver City.
  • Nothing says happiness better than dancing doorway ribbons in the morning breeze!
  • Sunday, you are looking good!