Sunday, May 22, 2011

Glenbrook Markets featuring Sami Bop

On the 3rd Saturday of each month the quiet village of Glenbrook in the lower Blue Mountains transforms into a bustling gathering of shoppers and browsers alike. The local public primary school is taken over with stalls and coffee carts for the day and on a bright sunny day like yesterday, the atmosphere is fantastic.


There are organic fruit and vegetable stalls, antiques, plants, cupcakes and artisan bread, home made crafts, and hand made preserves. My favourite fruit and vegetable stall is here each month and I always make a point to go and check out the new produce they have on offer.


One point of difference with Glenbrook Markets is the number of stalls selling quality hand made children's wear. My favourite of the day is Sami Bop, featuring the work of Blue Mountains local Danette Rowse.


Danette has been creating clothing from recycled vintage fabrics for the last 20 years and each garment is individually hand made. The fabrics she uses are mostly vintage and are either hunted down by Danette or gifted to her by her many fans.  Clothing is available in sizes 00 - 8.  I loved Sami Bop's cowboy pants with fringing down the side seams, girls dresses in bright retro fabrics, and the assortment of hats in great prints.





You can find Sami Bop at the following locations:

- 'The Nook' Arts & Crafts Gallery - Upstairs 133a The Mall, Leura. Open 7 days.
- 1st Saturday of the month - Cobbitty Village Market, Cobbitty Public School.
- 3rd Saturday of the month - Glenbrook Market, Glenbrook Infant School.
- 3rd Sunday of the month - Magpie Market, Lawson Public School

Or you can shop online at her Etsy Store which is available here: sami bop etsy shop.  You can also visit her on Facebook here: sami bop facebook page.  

Thanks Danette for showing me your work!

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Glenbrook Markets are open on the 3rd Saturday of each month at the Glenbrook Public School Infants Site on Ross Street, Glenbrook. Glenbrook is on a direct rail line to Sydney Central Station and the train station is an easy 5 - 10 minute walk to the village. The markets are in the centre of Glenbrook and there are numerous cafes and a playground with public toilets adjacent. There are two ATM's in Glenbrook - an ANZ at the petrol station and one in the small supermarket in the shops.


3 comments:

  1. Great post on Glenbrook mareket. It has got bigger and better over recent time.
    Love Sami Bop's creations - she is also making really cool skirts in grown-up sizes!

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  2. I love the atmosphere at Glenbrook Markets, very relaxed and friendly! Sami Bop's stall is so inviting with her unique and colourful creations. Maybe I will see some of you there next Saturday! Tash

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  3. I love the atmosphere there too, it's one of my favourite markets in the Mountains.

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