'love billie' was inspired by our love for markets.
There is something so magical about the creative energy as you wander through markets, soaking up all of the magic and admiring the beautiful creations. The Finders Keepers Market is no exception - more like a festival, Finders Keepers is truly an experience! Since moving to Melbourne this year, I was particularly excited to experience the Market I had heard so much about.
The Royal Exhibition Building in all its glory! Such a great location for The Finders Keepers in Melbourne.
Sponsored by my all time favourite, Frankie magazine, the Finders keepers left me feeling more inspired than ever. My mum made the trip over to Melbourne (she lives in South Australia) and we were so excited to visit the Market together!
I visited my first Finders Keepers during July. At that time, billie had just come to fruition. We were still sourcing our products and dreaming up the bigger picture. But I left the market bursting with inspiration - I chatted with so many wonderful people, discover what seemed like an endless amount of gorgeous products, and my dreams felt bigger than ever. Ah Melbourne, how I love you!
So, fast forward to the most recent Spring/Summer Finders Keepers Market in Melbourne - held in the ever so beautiful Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton, the atmosphere was simply amazing. The building is such a stunning fit for this event! And although the sea of stalls seems endless, it is wonderfully easy to work your way around. With a separate area to relax for food or a drink, the setup is really perfect for a day out!
The beautiful Carlton Gardens, surrounding the Royal Exhibition Building - the perfect spot for a stroll after the markets!
The ‘debut stalls’ was once again my favourite spot to wander, as we discovered many new treasures and wonderful brands. So many fabulous people to chat to, it was lovely to hear about their journey and the magic that goes into creating their products!
We even caught up with some of the fab ladies behind our billie brands - as well as meeting new friends and connecting through our journey of starting up a heart-felt, small business. What a wonderful space and event for likeminded individuals to connect!
It was lovely to meet the beautiful Stefi behind Celia Loves - having followed her journey on social media and discovering her brand at the Winter Finders Keepers, it was wonderful to experience her gorgeous new range of candles. We particularly love the Wild Fig & Honeydew candle - it burns so beautifully, even in a super large space! The scent throw is divine!
We also loved exploring the amazing range of candles from Frankie Gusti - what a range! We wanted one of everything! The beautiful Gen was so attentive and recommended a couple of favourites to help us out, and we certainly weren’t disappointed with our final choices! Frankie Gusti collaborate with artists, and so each candle is a beautiful feature to any space, with such fun, unique artworks.
Some other gorgeous brands billie discovered:
- Shuh; Beautiful handmade, hand-painted trinkets with cute little faces featured on every treasure - earrings, dishes, socks and even tea towels! Check out the fab 'Gal Pals' tees, too!
- Ochre; Handcrafted ceramics that remind you of the earth - natural, earthy earrings, and even cups! We couldn't go past a pair of these stunners.
- Happy Society; Gorgeous palo santo infused products to raise your vibration! We particularly loved the 'palo santo spray' for the home, or even yourself. billie certainly left happy after experiencing this divine range!
We can't wait to explore the next Finders Keepers! Did you have a chance to explore the Finders Keepers this year? We would love to hear what you thought!
Until then, billie will be busy discovering new treasures at all the markets possible!