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    Entries in Olive Tree Markets (9)


    New Stockist: Olive & Co @ The Emporium, Newcastle

    Need a handmade fix between Markets? Now you can! Our handmade reversible handbags are now onsale at Olive & Co!

    Justine Gaudry the creator of Newcastle's famous Olive Tree Markets has opened a new creative venture called Olive & Co, that showcases a curated collection of work by artist & designers, who have stalls at The Olive Tree Market, as well as other very clever local hunter creatives’.

    Olive & Co is located at The Emporium which is in the Old David Jones Building, on Hunter St Mall Newcastle and will be opened Thursday 10am-6pm, Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday 10am-4pm.

    The space will evolve and change over time with different stallholders work featuring throughout the year.


    Mother's Day @ the Olive Tree Markets

    This weekend is the super special Mother's Day Olive Tree Market! To celebrate Mum's special day we are having a mini sale, yep! it's the first time ever for us.

    Buy two handprinted women's shirts for $60 (that is a saving of $20!) Buy one for you and one for Mum! This offer is only available this Saturday at Olive Tree Markets, Junction Primary School, 9am - 3pm.

    We've been busy this week prepping new stock for the market with new handprinted t-shirts and handmade reversible handbags. We have some brand new brooches and leather goods available too!

    Here is one of our new designs below. You can even buy one of these shirts in the sale.
    We stock shirts from a size XS to 2XL as well!

    Handprinted Women's T-shirts - howdystranger

    Handmade Reversible Handbags - howdy stranger

    See you on Saturday strangers!

    Sign up to our mailing list to find out when we are having more sales and special giveaways.


    New Handprinted T-Shirt Dresses!

    Did you miss out on our new handprinted t-shirt dresses? Hot off the racks at last month's Olive Tree Market, we'll have more at next month's markets. Available in sizes 8 to 18 (S-XXL).

    Howdy Stranger - handprinted t-shirt dresses



    Last chance! Our final market for the year @ The Olive Tree Markets

    Well we are at the end of another market year, tomorrow is our last market for 2012, so this will be your last chance to grab any christmas goodies from us! 

    Last night I finished sewing some new reversible handbags, there are loads of new designs and even some handprinted ones to match our handprinted shirts! I've also printed up some new shirts and replesnished the sizes so make sure you get in early to grab your size. and and and to the lovely peeps that emailed me about the striped green heart shirt that sold out at Art Bazaar, I have some more!

    See you tomorrow! The Olive Tree Markets, Saturday 15th December - 9am - 5pm (extended trading hours!) @ The Junction Primary School, The Junction, Newcastle.

    The Olive Tree Christmas Market

    How great is this poster??!! This was designed by my lovely market friend Di Jones from Sketch and Jones.


    How I dyed my hair and became a new woman... or something like that!?!

    Well that may not be entirely true, but it got your attention. For those that didn't get to pop into the Olive
    Tree Market
    , you would have all missed my new lovely locks! Or as my father (bless him) says.. 

    'Geez it's bloody red isn't it love'.

    Tired of endless trips to the hairdressers to 'cover the greys'. Perhaps this is what middle aged men are ultimately doing when they buy a motor-bike and wear Hawaiian shirts. Rebelling... I'm rebelling against my premature grey hair that seems to be over taking my head. All the same, I think it looks rad (yes, I did just use that word). I am way too young to embrace my grey hair just yet. Against the advice of Oprah's website --> see article here

    miranda whittle

    It's tough work making it stay red. This kind of vanity is not for the feint hearted. I am currently dyeing it
    once every three weeks and using a red colour conditioner daily that stains my hands, Lady Macbeth has
    got nothing on my red digits!

    red hair dyeSo if you want to be brave, I've listed how you can also have a premature mid life crisis and still look rad in the process.

    1. Pre-lighten your hair if not light or blonde already.

    2. Dye with Schwarzkopf Brilliance - Hypnotic Red

    3. Shampoo and condition daily with Vitality Espresso Red Colour Conditioner

    Easy. please don't quote me on that one.


    The Olive Tree Markets - 1st Saturday of the Month @ The Junction Primary

    Hi Strangers,
    Just wanted to remind you all The Olive Tree Markets are on again tomorrow from 9am to 3pm.
    The market has expanded and grown over the past years that we've been a stallholder and we now 
    have a new Gourmet Artisan Food area and music throughout the day from Lizottes Newcastle.
    Drop in for breakfast or brunch with many of the Olive Tree food stalls offering delicious breakfast
    offerings and coffee by Sprocket Roasters who roast their beans in Newcastle.
     The Olive Tree Market operates Rain, Hail or Shine with the majority of the market undercover.
    If you want to keep up on all the Olive Tree news you sign up to their newsletter,  One lucky person
    who signs up this month will win a Vintage Kimono Top by Trish Stenzel of Miss Fancypants and
    Wanderlust Clothing
    Plus plus plus we've got some great new wares! New womens t-shirts, Handmade Leather brooches
    (we sold out at the last market!), new resin brooches and even some new handbags (they sell quick too!)
    Hope to see you all tomorrow! Stop by and say hi, so were not strangers anymore.
    Happy times,

    Win a vintage kimono from Wanderlust Clothing

    This is my new friend Dan from Safety Pin Design - he designs some great typographic artworks!
    This artwork is from the very talented Di Jones from Sketch and Jones.