Bowerbird Wrap-up

Well, the Bowerbird Bazaar is done, and it’s time to reflect and put my feet up for a few days (and by put my feet up, I mean sort out my tax, organise paperwork, pack and ship orders, check my emails, do some banking…)

One Seed stall at Bowerbird Bazaar

One Seed stall at Bowerbird Bazaar

I love the opportunity to showcase One Seed directly to potential customers, where people can talk to me directly about our products and what they love, or what they are looking for. And the opportunity to work alongside other amazing designers and creatives can never be underestimated.

One Seed perfumer, Liz Cook, Bowerbird Bazaar May 2013

One Seed perfumer, Liz Cook, Bowerbird Bazaar May 2013

I always meet so many lovely, open-hearted stallholders at these events, and find several businesses that I become a die-hard fans of. This time was no different, so allow me to introduce you to these guys whom I love…

Kitty Came Home

Mr and Mrs Kitty (aka Katrina & Farley) are what I would call market carnies- they take their wares on the road 12 times a year, and have tonnes of market experience. Their stall set-up is precision (pretty sure they had it all done in under and hour), and they are two of the nicest people to boot (evidenced by the coming & going & kisses of dozens of friends all weekend).

Kitty Came Home handcraft delightful wallets, purses & clutches from vintage and recycled fabrics within a clear PVC case.

Kitty Came Home button clutch

Kitty Came Home button clutch

Their products evidently last for years, so I can’t wait to challenge my new purse to its most difficult client (me, that is. I am a purse-slayer).

Potted Thoughts

“Potted Thoughts have created a living gift by selecting long living plants presented in beautiful pots to suit any decor. Give the gift that keeps on living.”

Potted Thoughts colour burst

Potted Thoughts colour burst

These guys are fabulous at what they do. It’s one of those amazing businesses that makes you think, “Why didn’t I think of that!” They’re range and quality is superb, and they are just a lovely bunch of people. This little family-owned-and-operated business delivers beautiful plants in stunning pots within Adelaide, and is guaranteed to be loved by whomever you choose to bless with your ‘living gift’.

From Scratch Patisserie

Now I know you’ve heard me blog on Facebook and Tweet about these guys before. And there’s a good reason for that. I’m not alone in declaring that From Scratch is hands-down the BEST patisseries in all of Australia (except maybe Canberra – I havent been there yet) – followed closely by my other favourite, Red Door Bakery.

I had the pleasure of meeting co-owner and pastry chef, Edwina, at last weekends’ Bowerbird, and I confessed my undying devotion for her wares. (Incidentally, I have recently been diagnosed as gluten sensitive, so I now both bless and curse her).

Ugly Raspbetty From Scratch Patisserie

Ugly Raspbetty From Scratch Patisserie

If you’re anywhere near Adelaide, or planning to visit, make sure you find their pop-up store, or visit them at the Adelaide Farmers Market on a Sunday morning.

Stonemen

Whats not to love about undies. Especially these ones. There will be no confusing where you got your unmentionables when you buy a pair of Stonemen.

Stonemen Creative Briefs

Stonemen Creative Briefs

Fantastic modern designs, great cuts, and at a decent price point. Stonemen is a Sydney brand that is definitely going places. (And, yes, I did buy a couple to take home for myself and my man. But, no, I won’t be Instagraming our pair of buttocks as directed).

Namoi Designs

Kalila Stewart Davis is a little lady going big places. Don’t be surprised if you see her gorgeous designs on international catwalks in the near future. Namoi’s designs are feminine with a modern edge, designed and handmade by Kalila using beautiful fabrics and flowing designs.

Namoi Designs

Namoi Designs

I cant wait to see what the future holds for Namoi!

Among The Trees

This sweet little home fragrance business is run by an absolutely delightful mother-and-daughter team, Linda and Ashley. Their products are handcrafted in their leafy home in the Adelaide foothills, and their range is lovely and well-priced.

Among the Trees Fig & Cassis candle

Among the Trees Fig & Cassis candle

It was such a pleasure to see these guys do so well at this market. They are such a delight and I look forward to seeing what they come up next!

I truly love being part of The Bowerbird Bazaar and all it has to offer. I always come home so inspired and with a clearer direction for the future of One Seed. Don’t be surprised if the perfume you’ve asked for and we don’t yet have becomes part of our range in the near future! We listen to all your feedback, ideas and requests.

Liz

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Why I love Bowerbird

If you know me at all, you will know I love all things artisan. It’s the uniqueness, the handcrafted-ness, the love poured in to each item, and the story that goes with every piece.

Hence, my love for the Bowerbird Bazaar.

Bowerbird is Adelaide’s best design market (and I should know – I go to all of them!!), and it only happens twice or three times a year. It’s the best of everything on show for one weekend; where you can bring your girlfriends and spend up big on handmade fashion, jewellery, art or homewares, or just find a little treasure to take home, or a beautiful bunch of flowers from (my most favourite florist ever) Fleurs de Nadia, or just enjoy the buzz with a coffee and Adelaide’s best baked goods from Red Door Bakery . (You know, I’m hyperventilating just writing about it!!). There is even live music and  art demonstrations, where you can watch some of the artists working their magic.

I just love everything about these markets, can you tell?! And I feel so privileged that One Seed is getting the chance to be part of it all this weekend.

We will be joining the 90 other artisans and showing off our wares, mingling with other craftspeople, and getting to know our customers better. I just can’t wait!

And we’ve saved the launch of our new soy candle range and latest fragrance, Slow Fire, for this very special weekend.

If you’re in Adelaide (or anywhere close by) this weekend (July 20-22), please make your way to the Wayville Showgrounds, and I promise you wont be disappointed. And drop in for a chat! I’d love to meet you there!

 

Liz

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