Who doesn’t love a good local country market? Last weekend being out and about in the Clarence Valley was great. I had the good fortune of playing of being able to play my harp at the Iluka Emporium on the Saturday and then enjoyed watching dolphins as we went downstream along the Clarence River to Iluka. On the Sunday we were out and about and spent some time at our local market; run by the Iluka Woombah Rotary Club. It is lovely to be somewhere where there is so much great talent and good will in the community.
It was so much fun playing at the opening of TJ & Michelle Ansoul’s art gathering as Featured artists for October. Apart from all the fabulous works these lovelies have created there is a wonderful array of interesting and beautifully crafted works as well as many trinkets and upcycled funky products to admire and have as your own. Thanks Annie & Michelle for including us (Lily P) and making us feel so welcome – the Emporium is a wonderful must see experience in Iluka.
The markets are a great way to start the day wherever you are and the creativity and friendliness of this one is just a treat. I feel very fortunate to be in the company of so many clever and generous people. To start with we found Brenda and Marianne handmade crafts. These very clever ladies run local events to help others learn a new skill or to enjoy the company of new and old friends whilst working on a favourite crafting activity.
We worked our way around to the stalls and found Palmers Island Plants displaying an excellent selection of flowering plants, shrubs and trees.
Next was of course foodies fun – the delicious Frosty’s Gourmet, I am a sucker for a really good chutney, jam and spread. This stall has a great variety to choose from. I am so glad that they are regulars at my local market.
Recently, I made a new friend who lives on the corner up from our new home. She is a very talented grower and offers seedlings for you veggie patch as well as very pretty flowering plants. Very kindly she helped us in choosing a beautiful Tahitian Lime tree for our garden. Robin it was so good to see you at the market this weekend.
Of course all markets have a wonderful range of jewellery and adornments. I was very lucky to meet Margot Ljungberg, a talented Jewellery Designer from Emerald Beach Jewellery Design. Margot’s work is delicately crafted and of very high quality. Her pieces are made for both casual or formal wear and she has many items suiting all budgets and tastes. I hope I get to see you again Margot – maybe next month.
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