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The Village Markets

Boutique Fashion & Lifestyle Market for Creative Entrepreneurs - Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast & Stones Corner, Brisbane Queensland

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Stall Profile: The SunLounge Collection

Step inside this stall and you’ll feel like mixing up a cocktail and sunning yourself on the sandy shores of Hawaii. When visiting The SunLounge Collection you can’t help but…

Step inside this stall and you'll feel like mixing up a cocktail and sunning yourself on the sandy shores of Hawaii. When visiting The SunLounge Collection you can't help but smile, everyone loves a pineapple, right?

Read on to find out about Heidi Bartholomew's 'sea change', which saw her move from Creative Director of Design and Marketing for a global surfwear giant, to a collector of 'Seaside loves, wants & finds', in homewares stall The SunLounge Collection.

Tell us about how and when your label was created?

The SunLounge Collection launched in 2011. I have always been a collector of home and fashion pieces and had a desire and a daydream to create a seaside influenced home décor business. What began as sharing & selling a few one off pieces at TVM has now become a passionate and loved adventure and brand, for myself and our customers.

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What pieces are included within your range?

It is an eclectic mix of collectable ‘found’ objects from Hawaiiana kitschy pineapple décor pieces to vintage inspired timber prints.

Restyled home furniture pieces in beautiful Hawaiian fabrics, Polynesian woodware, collectable glassware, vintage shellware, vintage bar accessories, seaside influenced preloved paintings & prints, so much for everyone! Anything that tells a seafaring, sunkissed tale of sorts can be found.

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What is your creative background?

I have worked in the Surf / Swim industry for around 20 years, first at Cheetah Swimwear and then 18 years at Billabong where I had the amazing opportunity to create the Girls Billabong business in my role as Creative Director for Design & Marketing. It was exciting times to be at the helm of creativity and to know that what you were creating whether through product or marketing campaigns was desired and loved by a nation of females.  I left Billabong in 2010 to pursue new adventures and explore and create my own business and really just to be free. I have a favourite saying, that at the time, kept ringing thru my head ‘Fortune Favours the Brave’ so I walked the plank in full confidence and it paid off in many ways!

Where is the label designed and made?

The Sunlounge is a home grown GC brand with refound collectables as well as newly created vintage inspired home décor desirable objects.

What inspires you?

I’m inspired everyday by visions around me, old Hawaiiana books, arts and postcards, Gold Coast memorabilia, vintage fabrics, pop culture websites and imagery, seaside antiques, childhood adventure story books, back in the day movies, books, music & fashions, chatting to story tellers we meet along the way, going on treasure seeking roadtrips with my partner in Sunlounge crime Jim. Really anything that holds a memory or a story that needs to be retold and bought out in the sunshine to shine again and be reloved.

Latest collection consists of?

Quite a few things! There’s Piratefinds & Hula girls treasures! We just returned from Hawaii where we found some gorgeous trinkets & fabrics & art pieces to be inspired by so working on those pieces for Summer. Always love finding old school bar accessories and shipstyle pieces that attract the pirates so just loving that combo. And a new range of PineappleLove timber prints too that compliment the finds.

La Sirena is a small collection of Mexican homewares that my daughter Christel collected on her travels and worked with locals in creating. That’s a nice balance to The SunLounge mix too.

What's on your mood board?

Vintage Hawaiiana imagery, very pretty Tahitian dollars, images of desirable items, magazine pics, fabric bits, seaside poems, funny stuff, postcards, scribblings …

What’s your creative space like?

Mostly in my head! I’m fortunate to work from home and can see the ocean everyday and surrounded by my home love pieces that inspire me to create and keep finding.

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What music do you listen to while designing/creating?

Currently found an old 70’s style on line radio station, def not for everyone but I love it and evokes memories and again inspires to recreate these times through finds.

A day in the life of you consists of?

Driving a lot, especially when I get a sniff of something waiting to be found again! Taking pics of collectables, shipping stuff off to our lovely customers, creating new product, painting! And having coffee at our favourite and numerous seaside coffee haunts. Love the freedom of exploring and that everyday is a different day …

Favourite reads/blogs? Love perusing bookstores and reading vintage home décor books, international seaside home and hotel décor books ‘The Hawaiian House now’ and ‘Finding Paradise’ are faves, love antique magazines and books and Polynesian, Australiana & Americana architectural history books. And any books on 50’s, 60’s, 70’s motels suck me in any day!

What can we expect from the next collection/what are your plans for 2013 and beyond?

As well as the Sunlounge seaside finds we are creating a new line of vintage inspired art prints on timber that compliment the collectables and just add to the whole tone of what the SunLounge is about. And  launching  www.sunloungecollection.com.au is a priority and we’re very excited for that to happen. Also have the opportunity for some yet to be revealed popup store and gallery projects that is creative and very exciting too.

Why TVM?

The Village Markets has been the very best opportunity for The SunLounge and really is the perfect fit, as our customers vary as much as our product does and TVM reflects that perfectly. TVM is a whole new refreshing, lifestyle savvy and contemporary shopping experience that customers are looking for.

What do you love most about attending TVM?

That it is just a very positive and upbeat experience and opportunity for the vendors and the customers.

We love the look on someones face when they have found something they love and just cannot go home without. Especially those Pineapple lovers! It can be a child buying a seashell to a cute couple buying new home pieces to someone buying a piece as it reminds them of something precious from a time in their life, it’s a great all round experience.

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Fathers Day Gift Guide – Part 1

So Fathers Day is coming up on Sunday 1st September and given we have so many stylish dads hitting TVM, we thought we’d help you out and give you a…

So Fathers Day is coming up on Sunday 1st September and given we have so many stylish dads hitting TVM, we thought we'd help you out and give you a little gift inspiration!

Treat dad to something cool, unique and super stylish this year. Everything is available at TVM this Sunday 18th at Burleigh Heads State School oval.

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Vintage T-shirts from Vanya Vintage

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22. 'Coffee with Grandad' A4 blue tan

 

Hand cut, printed and coloured limited edition lino prints from The Sentimentalist 

 

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Tank & T-shirt from Fly Peacock

 

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Seaside inspired gifts from The SunLounge Collection

 

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Vintage shirts from Drowning In Decadence

 

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New stock from Saintees including these cool 'What the Fox' T's.

 

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Some amazing vintage pieces from Art + Vintage

More gift ideas next week prior to our Paradise Point TVM, see you there!

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New to TVM: Dos Ombre

We’re super excited to welcome stylish online homewares boutique, Dos Ombre, to TVM this Sunday. The pop-up shop will be full to the brim with an amazing selection of carefully…

We're super excited to welcome stylish online homewares boutique, Dos Ombre, to TVM this Sunday.

The pop-up shop will be full to the brim with an amazing selection of carefully edited pieces from all over the globe, such as tribal cushions, kantha quilts, crochet throws and plenty more. This is a unique chance to get up close and personal with these pieces in the flesh, chat to the gorgeous ladies behind the brand and collect some amazing finds for your home.

We will most definitely be checking it out and our wish lists are already sorted!

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To check out Dos Ombre online, head to dosombre.com

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New to TVM: OPS Kids

OPS Kids  is an exciting new addition to TVM and we can’t wait to welcome this gorgeous stall, which will not only be retailing beautifully handcrafted play tents for children, there…

OPS Kids  is an exciting new addition to TVM and we can't wait to welcome this gorgeous stall, which will not only be retailing beautifully handcrafted play tents for children, there will be an interactive DIY element, allowing TVM bambino's to create and have fun.

Founder Sinai Mejias, says  "In a world full of technology and mass production we need to find our on way to create. I remember when I was 10, everything was about playing in my backyard and finding new adventures. That is why I decided to create spaces for the little ones. Spaces where the can escape from reality and let the imagination be the protagonist. My play tents are handmade (by me) and they are all unique."

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Marissa’s Fave Find

I’m pretty excited about this little beauty I found at yesterday’s TVM! A vintage cane rocking horse for my little girl, Stevie, $40 from Forgotten Modern. Definitely my ‘fave find’!…

I'm pretty excited about this little beauty I found at yesterday's TVM! A vintage cane rocking horse for my little girl, Stevie, $40 from Forgotten Modern. Definitely my 'fave find'!

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What about you, we'd love to hear about your fave TVM finds?

x M

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New to TVM this Sunday!

We’re pretty excited about the sunshiny forecast for this Sunday! New stalls to grace the TVM lineup will be…. Bloom’d Artist Melissa Kerr, creates cute illustrations to promote positive messages of…

We're pretty excited about the sunshiny forecast for this Sunday! New stalls to grace the TVM lineup will be....

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Artist Melissa Kerr, creates cute illustrations to promote positive messages of environmental care, equality and peace. There are 12 illustrations in total that are printed on various products such as cups, tote bags, iPhone covers and notebooks.

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Discardia

Discardia, is a salvaged and vintage wares pop-up stall and online business run by Australian Picker Sisters, Cassie Mullins and Cara Tindall. At the Discardia stall on Sunday you can trawl through genuine vintage, recycled, repurposed and restored items of yesterday.

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Handmade jewellery by Naoko Rogers, this label features unique, chunky and colorful polymer clay necklaces.

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Gone Dotti

Designed and made locally by Megan Phillips, Gone Dotti consists of unique, quirky jewellery and art. The pieces are inspired by anything that is amusing, eccentric or unconventional.

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My Heart Beats Green

Certified organic cotton clothing for babies, children and adults - made in Brisbane by Kerrie Brophy.

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Plus there'll be over 80 amazing emerging designer, vintage and lifestyle stalls, as well as our popular pre-loved designer rack sales, live local music and a selection gourmet eats!

Be at TVM, this Sunday 8am until 1pm at Burleigh Heads State School oval.

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TAKODA DECOR Returns to TVM

TAKODA DECOR, formerly known as Shikoba Delicates, will return to TVM this Sunday! It’s been a busy time for the brand, which has established a huge following online thanks to…

TAKODA DECOR, formerly known as Shikoba Delicates, will return to TVM this Sunday!

It's been a busy time for the brand, which has established a huge following online thanks to endorsements from celebs such as Cheyenne Tozzi and Pip Edwards and a feature in the Sunday Telegraph as the 'website of the week'.

Sales have been booming and following a big re-brand, designer Teena, is set to return to TVM this Sunday with an amazing new collection of handcrafted goodness. We've been told to get excited about the new lighting wall features.

What's even more exciting about TAKODA DECOR? The brands new motto 'Recycle.Create.Donate' means they are now donating 5% of every online sale to the buyers choice of charity. We think that's pretty cool.

For more, head to their website, here.

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Images courtesy of TAKODA DECOR
PHOTOGRAPHER Maddi Whitford, DRIFTER PHOTOGRAPHY, STYLED by CUBIC COLLECTIVE, MODELLED by JULIA WILSON, FEATURING "TAKODA DECOR".

 

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Marissa’s Fave Finds

Hello 97 stalls full of ah-mazing finds!! It was a record TVM lineup on Sunday, including THE BEST bunch of stalls we have ever seen, which made it super easy…

Hello 97 stalls full of ah-mazing finds!! It was a record TVM lineup on Sunday, including THE BEST bunch of stalls we have ever seen, which made it super easy to get some last minute Xmas shopping done (as well as bagging a few pieces for myself - of course!).

Here's what I took home.....

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Clockwise from top left: LoveBird cushion, loads of amazing kids clothes from Sweet Child of Mine (so well priced and unique, love!), LoveBird custom made wall hanging for my daughter's room, not one but two Lou-est Summer dresses (so comfy, I am in love!).

Plus not pictured here, but well deserving of a mention, were peonies from Crystal Creek Flowers, a dress for my mum from Qui Qui and gorgeous personal Xmas gifts from the ever too kind Dinjuan and Faith Design (thank you gorgeous ladies!).

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New to TVM: Belle & Boheme

Modern bohemians get excited, a gorgeous new homewares stall is set to grace TVM this Sunday. Belle & Boheme consists of ‘eclectic vintage and hand crafted homewares and beautiful wordly…

Modern bohemians get excited, a gorgeous new homewares stall is set to grace TVM this Sunday.

Belle & Boheme consists of 'eclectic vintage and hand crafted homewares and beautiful wordly things.'

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New to TVM: Homely Creatures

New to TVM this Sunday is Homely Creatures by Emma Patterson Expect to find a ‘forrest like’ stall, stocking a product range of cute and quirky things for the home. You will…

New to TVM this Sunday is Homely Creatures by Emma Patterson

Expect to find a 'forrest like' stall, stocking a product range of cute and quirky things for the home. You will find baby deer resting on your couch, quirky artwork clinging to your walls, and clever foxes wrapping all your gifts.

Prices range from $10 - $80, so mark this stall on your must visit list!

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New to TVM: dear prudence…

New to TVM this Sunday is dear prudence , the pride and joy of Danielle Hamilton. dear prudence… is a collection of handmade homewares and accessories, including chalkboards made with reclaimed metal…

New to TVM this Sunday is dear prudence , the pride and joy of Danielle Hamilton.
dear prudence... is a collection of handmade homewares and accessories, including chalkboards made with reclaimed metal trays, assorted bunting, vintage inspired newborn bonnets, crochet baby blankets and more.
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Welcome back Ames x

Ames returns to TVM this Sunday 7th October, with a new look and loads of amazing treasures you won’t want to miss! Ames creator, Tess Willcox, has travelled the world,…

Ames returns to TVM this Sunday 7th October, with a new look and loads of amazing treasures you won't want to miss!

Ames creator, Tess Willcox, has travelled the world, rebranded (formerly a shoe label) and now returns to TVM with a breathtaking collection of ethnic inspired jewellery, accessories and homewares.

Warning - we are dying over this collection! Prepare to go nuts this Sunday!

'A gypset collection for the bohemian soul who will forever be a daughter of the sun, the sea and the earth, and is always waiting for her next adventure. Leather bags, shoes and homewares produced in Morocco plus Jewellery sourced from the foothills of the Sahara' - Ames.

 

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New to TVM: SunLounge Collection

We are super excited to have Heidi Bartholomew back at TVM this Sunday! Heidi previously dazzled us with her boutique swimwear label Bikini Lover and now she is dabbling in…

We are super excited to have Heidi Bartholomew back at TVM this Sunday!

Heidi previously dazzled us with her boutique swimwear label Bikini Lover and now she is dabbling in her love for ocean inspired homewares and collectables, with her latest venture SunLounge Collection.

SunLounge Collection is 'inspired by all that is seaside ... Collectable pieces that tell stories of sunloved holidays, salt encrusted memories and seafaring days.'

This is one savvy and stylish woman, so expect big things!

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New to TVM: The Shed Vintage & Retro

Stylish homes of the Gold Coast rejoice, as yet another cool ‘homewares’ stall joins the TVM lineup this Sunday. ‘The Shed Vintage & Retro Furniture & Household’ by Southport based…

Stylish homes of the Gold Coast rejoice, as yet another cool 'homewares' stall joins the TVM lineup this Sunday.

'The Shed Vintage & Retro Furniture & Household' by Southport based Sophia Grundy, will feature quality vintage/retro furniture and household goods from every decade over the past century, accommodating a range of styles including retro, antique, vintage, colonial and traditional.'

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White & Tangerine

Bec of Miss Spent is one stylish mumma, collector, designer and retail guru. We loved her pairing of white and tangerine with some neautral accessories thrown in the mix. (We…

Bec of Miss Spent is one stylish mumma, collector, designer and retail guru.
We loved her pairing of white and tangerine with some neautral accessories thrown in the mix.
(We couldn't get enough of Bec's fluro friendship bands on Sunday, we'll be back for more on the 18th!).

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Marissa’s Fave Finds

Like Sarah, I had planned to do all of my Christmas shopping on Sunday at TVM. However once again all I seemed to pick-up were a bunch of awesome pieces…

Like Sarah, I had planned to do all of my Christmas shopping on Sunday at TVM. However once again all I seemed to pick-up were a bunch of awesome pieces for little old me....I actually had to put the wallet away to stop myself from going completely overboard - oops!

I think Sunday was potentially my favourite TVM of all time, with perhaps the best mix of stalls we have had in 3 years. I'm now hanging for the 18th and will definitely be prioritising on the gift buying front.

Framed photograph by Mel Tjoeng Photgraphy, $80.
Knitted dress by Nelly K, $30.
Friendship bands by OmdiddyOm Vintage, $10 for 2.
Bracelets by Miss Spent, $30 and $10.

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New to TVM: Miss Spent

One of the perks of running a fashion market is you get the first peak at all of the amazing products! We were pretty excited when this little beauty landed in our inbox!…

One of the perks of running a fashion market is you get the first peak at all of the amazing products! We were pretty excited when this little beauty landed in our inbox!

Miss Spent by Bec Purchase is a collection of  unique, well priced and well sourced home, life and style pieces.

We'll be heading straight for the amazing Papua neckpieces!

 

 

 

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