Ah, lovely Planetarians, this week has been gruelling. In a topsy-turvy, not-knowing-what’s-going-to-happen next kind of way. Your compassion and support about my ailing Dad has been heart-warming – you have helped buoy my spirits when little else could. Thank you. We haven’t been given a prognosis yet but I fear it will be short. I am trying to be present and in the moment when I’m with him. Then I return, blinking back tears, to the pulsing vitality of Planet Baby to change a nappy or sort out a territorial dispute, back to the relentlessness of life with the pixies. However, thanks to Mr PB, I have managed to steal away occasionally, to wander around on my own and delight in some distraction from my reality. So how about you join me at Salamanca Market again for some more treats! Are you up for another jaunt?
Let’s stop by Cube (Art + Design) for some more Rebecca Roth resin goodness. Last time, we peeked at her fabulous felt brooches and resin bangles. Now let’s look at her divine riot of colour in these rings. Look at the different shapes and textures. They feel so smooth and organic to touch – a sensory treat.
These floral rings take my fancy (I own green and blue ones – quelle surprise!).
And here’s a bangle which might remind some of you of the Great 100s and 1000s incident on Planet Baby!
Now let’s step outside into the Market proper – how about scooping up some armfuls of these vibrant autumnal tulips? Don’t they just make your heart sing?
And for the button fanciers among you, what about this stunning selection of wooden beauties? I just want to plunge my hand into that pile and whisk some away to Planet Baby! Miss India would be enamoured of those pink butterflies.
Now I know some of you are birdie lovers (hello, Bron!), so I thought you might like to see these little wooden trees for hanging necklaces and earrings – look at the sweet little owls and birdies a-nesting in them. They're made by Imogen Nightingale of Otekah.
And for those cartophiles like me (looking at you, Laura!), here are some reproductions of old maps of Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania’s colonial name until 1856). This first is a classic – at this stage, in 1753, the existence of Bass Strait between Tasmania and the rest of the country had not been established.
Here’s a later version, the island’s status having been proven by adventurous seafarers who circumnavigated it. I love the ‘parts unexplored’ notation in the middle!
Let’s wander past one of my favourite shops, Norman & Dann. Just look at those fabulous French market baskets inside the door. And their Easter window displays are a treat.
Let’s have a closer look at what’s in the windows. Ah, the styling has me sighing – how about you?
Here’s another. Ah, the colours have me weak at the knees. And is that stephanotis? Pure prettiness.
And how about these sweet little chalkboard hearts and bunnies? Hmm, at $5 a pop, some might just find themselves living in Planet Baby’s new home – what do you think?
Oh, and now Miss Melissa has ‘turned’ me into a scourer of markets for all things antique, pre-loved and worn, when my eyes fell on this large silver champagne bottle holder for only $15, well, it just *had* to come home with me. Didn’t it? I think we’ll use it to toast our new house purchase with our parents over a bottle of Tasmania’s finest sparkling wine once Dad is out of hospital.
And now to bed – bloggy rehab – eek! Have a blessed and relaxing Easter Day with your loved ones. We’ll be treasuring our family time together.