Christmas Craft Market and Antique Valuation Review

ChristmasCraftFair-4So I went along to the Christmas Craft Market and Antique Evaluation on Saturday. The morning started out okay, but started to rain as soon as I got out of the car. Isn’t that always the way. Bad weather aside, I always enjoy coming along to this little fair and this time, I was even able to get some Christmas shopping out of the way – score!


I thought this stall’s creative candies were so clever.


I used to LOVE these floppy guys!


There really is something about wooden toys. I can’t put my finger on it, maybe it’s because they seem so far away from all the toys made of plastic, metal, sim cards and power chargers. Just simple toys that aid the imagination.


I think I’m currently a little overloaded on candles, so it was hard to resist to buying more from Soy Candles by Lynette and Coralee – email at:

ChristmasCraftFair-15Fight the urge…Must. Not. Buy…. but sooooo pretty 🙂

ChristmasCraftFair-5A Lovely lavender lady called June creates all these Lavender inspired gifts and accessories. She insists she likes to keep busy and sources her lavender from local farms.

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ChristmasCraftFair-7 ChristmasCraftFair-9How cute are these prints from Will and Jacq – I just love the logo! I nabbed myself a couple of wheat bags for when winter rolls around.

ChristmasCraftFair-8A dreary day is the perfect weather for some Devonshire tea.

ChristmasCraftFair-14I loved Polly’s Beads playful nature in creating some unique critters. Learning that Polly gets to play in a bead store all day, it’s no wonder she can let her imagination go wild.

ChristmasCraftFair-11Handmade chocolates – oh so good. My favourite are the Chocolate hazelnut crackles and the dark chocolate with nuts.

ChristmasCraftFair-12The NSW Police band and Belinda Adams really belted a tune as they brought on the Christmas cheer with some Christmas favourites. It’s no wonder she made it into The Voice, she can really sing!

All in all, I had a great time and best of all was able to tick a few things off my Christmas list.

Love, Festival Girl

Christmas Craft Market and Antique Valuation | 2013

CraftFairAntiqueEvaluation_9With Christmas just over a month away, why not shop local and get your Chrissy shopping done before the rush and head to the Christmas Craft Market and Antique Valuation in Greystanes that’s on tomorrow. Purchase gifts from a range of specialty items including jewellery, potted violets, kids clothes, Christmas decorations, quilts, jam, doggie treats and even some yummy handmade chocolate..

In addition to the craft on sale, there we will be a performance from Belinda Adams from The Voice 2013 and the NSW Police Band.

You can live out one of your wildest fantasies and have your photo taken with a police officer, get in on some great giveaways with funds raised going to the NSW Police legacy.

Top tip: get in on the raffle, it’s worth over $1500 in prizes with tickets priced at only $1 each.

The professional antique valuators are back again with each valuation $5.00, so don’t forget to bring along your favourite piece or a photo of it and get your valuables appraised.

As always this is a great social day out for the whole family with traditional Devonshire teas and sausage sizzle serving breakfast and lunch from 8am.

Saturday 23 November
8am – 2pm
OLQP Camilleri Hall
198 Old Prospect Road
Greystanes, 2145


Festival Girl

Bubbles and Bargains Pre-loved Fashion Sale | 10 Nov

bandb2013Looking for your next pre-loved fashion fix? Why not go along to the Bubbles and Bargains Designer Bargains & Pre-loved Fashion Sale that’s happening this Sunday 10 November.

Dress for Success Sydney is a community-based organisation that is run predominantly by volunteers. Our costs are met through fundraising events, grants and donations from supporters. Costs include rental for the showroom, utilities and salaries for our part-time staff.

This November is set to have more champagne, more designer styles and fashion fun at bargain prices! From pallet loads of new shoes to pre-loved items and designer bargains. Every fabulous outfit you buy helps Dress for Success support the dreams of women seeking employment. Purchase your ticket online and receive a $20 voucher to redeem at the sale with fashions starting at $5.00 an item.
So grab your friends for a fantastic bargain and shop with your whole heart!

The Details:
10.00am-11:00am: VIP entry – doors open for Dress for Success
Sydney Members + their Guest
11.00am-12.00pm: Doors Open to Ticket Holders
12.00pm-3.00pm: Free Entry to the Public

Sunday 10th November 2013
The Australasian College, 87 Bay St, Glebe, NSW
Entry via back of the building Wentworth St.

Tickets available online 

Love, Festival Girl