Wednesday, October 19, 2011

ALMOST FAMOUS....'Sunday Service'....An AWESOME history of the Camberwell Market by Leah Annetta....!

Last year when I was busy promoting the FIRST Shabby Vintage Junk Extravaganza, I was VERY fortunate to have been contacted by Leah Annetta after reading the article in the local Progress Leader newspaper about my home & the upcoming Show.

Leah asked if she could come over & interview me about my experiences & association with the Camberwell Market as both a stall holder & seeker of Vintage Treasures....!

ALWAYS happy to talk to a fellow Treasure Hunter & THRILLED by the idea someone was going to write a book about one of my FAVOURITE places on earth I jumped at the chance....!

Several days after our initial conversation, Leah arrived on our doorstep with a plate of THE most AWESOME home made jam drop bikkies & we spent time swapping Camberwell Market yarns....The early starts, Treasures found & our shared enjoyment of the 'characters' that MAKE the Market....HOME....!

It was a WONDERFUL meeting which has caused me to ponder from time to time how very fortunate I am to have met such a kindred spirit purely by chance....If it weren't for the SVJ-X & the local paper, we may NEVER have met....SURELY I would have bought the book on it's release & I would have probably stood in line to have it signed by the author, but this would have just been a fleeting moment in time & probably not sufficient to generate an enduring bond of any kind....INDEED....I was VERY LUCKY....!

And LUCKIER STILL when I received my copy of Leah's recently released book, 'Sunday Service' at the Market last Sunday to find Leah had kindly included TWO whole pages of my Camberwell 'story' INCLUDING both my business AND blog details....!!!!!

The front cover of the book has a GREAT pic of the Market from the 1970's while the back cover has a pic of the GORGEOUS Leah between two of her FAVE Market finds....A pair of INCREDIBLE carousel animals....!

The history of the Market from the very FIRST meetings that lead to it's establishment along with it's trials & tribulations, it's volunteers, traders & buyers has been BRILLIANTLY documented by Leah & I KNOW anyone who purchases a copy is in for a very ENJOYABLE read....!!!!!

There will be a formal book launch at the Camberwell Market Sunday 6th November when Leah will be on hand to sign your copy however, if like me you're ITCHING to see it NOW, you can pop by the Rotary van in the walkway & purchase your copy over the next two Sundays....!!

If you live interstate & would like a copy feel free to contact me directly at:
'Sunday Service' retails for $43.00 & postage in a pre-paid satchel will be at the current cost which I think is around $11.00 or so....!

Well I must away....PLEASE forgive my lack of posts of late as I'm flat out running between my spaces at The Vintage Shed & the Wholesale Antiques & Collectibles Bazaar in Glen Waverley as well as working on those 'other' projects I've been hinting at over the past month or so....All of this combined with negotiations re the next Shabby Vintage Junk Extravaganza & I'm a tad on the busy side....!!!

I hope you're all enjoying a BRILLIANT week....!!

Cheers for now,
Tamarah  :o)


  1. I always knew you would be famous one've got IT girl.

  2. It's lovely that the story of the markets has been documented, we have nothing that rivals it here in Perth...hopefully one day we will.

  3. Hiya gorgeous Tamarah!! You ARE famous!!
    What a fabulous treasure to hold on to. Miss hearing from you very often - but glad to hear that you are so busy and productive!! Mwah. xoxoxo

  4. Ooh, looks like an amazing read. Congratulations! I hope the Bazaar and Shed are doing well.

    I hope you are having a bit of time for YOU! Tam x

  5. You've always been "famous" to me Tamarah! The book looks wonderful.
    Being busy is a good thing, but don't wear youself out!


  6. Meeting Rachel Ashwell one day, in print the next! Congrats Tamarah - you will always be famous and in demand. Can't wait to hear whats next!!!!

  7. Congrats Tamara, bring it with next time I see you. You deserve it, I can say "I knew you when".

    Margo aka Robolady

  8. Hi Tamara,
    Congratulations on being included in the book!! That is very exciting and I think makes you very famous!!

  9. You've always been famous to me! So fun, you need to show it off in the Spring!

  10. You're in a book!!! That's so cool. Now everyone will know how famous your really are. :)

  11. I love your blog!I've just followed you xoxox

  12. Where are you??? Getting worried.

  13. Hiya Tamarah,

    just popping in to see if everything is o.k?

    Tam x

  14. Great blog, thanks for sharing.

  15. I'll be moving soon and all these wonderful places and items taunt me for Spring, meeting new people and glorious finds! Jennifer jennsthreegraces