Sunday, June 28, 2009

Sunday Wrap (or, Not ANOTHER Market)



With blogging, comes accountability. Without documenting stuff, I would never clock how many unfinished projects I have on the go (although at last count, I lost count), or the disproportionate amount of childhood my anklebiters spend at markets. Guilt moves me to declare next weekend a non-market event, (unless we end up at the John Brack exhibition and happen by a nearby and patently unavoidable situation). Nonetheless, today has been a winning day...

The fifty cent button card stall:



(and that would be a win for the button bowl):



Some well-considered pocket money expenditure (particularly given the burning-hole-in-pocket issues):



A wooden chooken (what’s with the vaguely unnerving poultry obsession?):



Hyperventilation on behalf of someone else who knows how to make grand designs with veritable kilometres of crocheted circle whatsits:



Masterchef scones for afters. (If the Mr is coming across inebriated it’s due to the waft of baking and the – surely not unreasonable? – one whole minute cooling ruling). A unanimously declared cats pyjamas scone recipe...



Heartily endorsed.

18 comments:

One Flew Over said...

If you didn't already realise...you will be my Melbourne market guide.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love the sweet pic of your scones getting the seal of approval! You always seem to find the best markets - I don't think I would have looked any further after finding that stall of delicious buttons.

CurlyPops said...

OMG look at those red buttons... and I'm certainly squeeling with delight over that lovely crocheted doilie tablecoth (can't wait to hack into it with a pair of scissors).
I wish I had of gone to a market and then got to eat scones today. I'm going to test out that recipe with choc chips instead of the dates and lemon rind.

Kylie said...

Oh those buttons! Love them and love the idea of a 50c button card (I mean, who wouldn't?!) but never see them at markets here :(
Those scones look ravishing too - gorgeous pics!
K

Sherrin said...

Oh my god. My heart skipped a beat when I saw those. The RED ones!! ahh!

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Buttons and scones = Sunday heaven . Buttons and scones with cream = heaven with bells on . Sonata .

GUGAW said...

eeek, cream on nose is too cute!

Madeline said...

I'm envious of your markets. They must be fabulous. Great finds!
And, the scones look terrific.

beck said...

What a delicious post in so many ways!!! Every photo told it's own little story. As for markets..keep dragging them round those markets, baby, it's a whole lot better than plonking them in front of tv (although there is definitely a time & place for that..) or leaving them in the carpark at Crown! Love the buttons too, and those scones..mmmm..xox

mrs smith said...

You know, I have heard at least four other people say they've made that scone recipe since Friday! I am jumping on that bakery train asap (Thank god Mum wrote down the recipe) . How good is Masterchef?!

Sandrine said...

Me too;) Getting quite excited about your beautiful buttons!!;)))
and the scone degustation is very sweet!

Kaylovesvintage said...

I love flea market's in the summer, there is a great in two weeks in Germany , guess is one of the best
are you coming??

--ginger. said...

Okay, a note about dragging your kids to flea markets and such: I have drug my children to thrift shops over and over. So much that they now are old enough to ASK to go. I think this is because it's a YES store for me (as opposed to all those retail NO stores where they say Can I Have? . . . and I say, um, No.) So no I can delude myself into thinking that I am not only running with the thrill of the used treasure hunt but training them up to be good used-stuff shoppers. So there you have it. Can't wait to make the scones. Feel free to send one in the mail.

Loz and Dinny said...

Salivation button envy ... and no joke - Dunc whipped up those Master chef scones too ... he's our resident scone maker ... I feel I too may be tainting Edie's childhood with my own market fetishisms ... still better than crack cocaine, methinks

said...

wonderful blog you have... i love the photos:)
i will visit more often!

kirsten said...

you always give me a good chuckle when i read your funny blog - thank YOU. :)

REread said...

looks yum ... ah I love markets

Cute as Buttons said...

Masterchef has us hooked, too. Haven't tried the scones but am jealous looking at yours...and at your great photos. Lisa.