Midway up the long highway that reaches Katoomba and the Three Sisters is the tinsy village of Bullaburra. On the first Saturday of the month the locals gather at the Community Centre for the monthly market and art show. On offer is locally grown produce, Blue Mountains honey, antiques, gemstones, books, and toys. A small cafe stall selling lamingtons (lamo's!) and tea provides sustenance while shoppers wander along the tables looking for treasures.
We headed up the mountain this morning and spent a lovely hour at the Bullaburra Market chatting to the locals and enjoying a cup of coffee in the sunshine. Prices were pretty good. We spotted some Parker side tables for $35 each which would have easily demanded a few hundred in a retro store in Sydney. I loved the vintage art prints and old china teacups, and of course it's always great to buy your fruit and veg straight from a local grower. The Royal Gala apples must have been good because my children have had 2 each this afternoon!
One of the best things about this little market is that it's still possible to find some real antiques for reasonable prices. It had more of a garage sale feel to it compared to the polished markets you'll find in Balmain or Paddington.
Bullaburra markets may be small but it's definitely worth a nosy on your way up the mountain.