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  • Writer's pictureHelen Avaient

Craft, Antique and Vintage Markets all in one

Updated: Oct 20, 2023

Claremont showgrounds is the place to be for a huge 3-in-1 craft antique and vintage markets twice a year for 2 days each time. Over 300 indoor stalls are available to browse through, delight at, chat with the artisans and buy from. This market was right up my alley. I adore vintage clothes and handmade crafts.

I attended in November 2020, the entry was $8 and came with an entry into the door prize of $2000. (which I sadly did not win)

Plan to spend several hours walking around the various stalls. The hardest part was which one to attend first:

1. Handmade Crafts

2. Antiques and Collectables

3. Polka Dot Vintage Markets

a sign advertising the Polka Dot Vintage market features a pin up girl in blue top, white shorts and red high heels

The Handmade Crafts was advertised to be full of gifts and gourmet goodies. They did not disappoint. The handcrafted wares were by local designers who manned the stalls. It is great to chat with these craft persons about their products. Come and take a virtual walk through of some of the stalls that stood out for me among the 300 there.

Sharon Hu’s photography is breathtaking. Sharon captures beautiful images of nature and landscapes that showcase Western Australia’s beauty. Based from her shop in Fremantle she also holds photography workshops. What a great smile on Sharon!

One of my hobbies is patchwork, which can take months or years to make and quilt. For $70 I was able to purchase a completed, warm and visually pleasing single bed quilt straight away from the maker herself. This is such a bargain, I would not have been able to make it for this price. It is part of the joy of a market when you meet the creator.

At Accessoride they make fashionable and functional bicycle helmet covers and handlebar bags. As I always ride my bike with a helmet, now I can do so with some style. These gorgeous covers look great and also offer a shade brim. I bought a beige cover from Julie.

Homemade Temptations offered a range preserves and cakes. In addition to the normal sauces pickles, relishes and preserves they offered such delectables as tomato and passionfruit jams, pear and ginger jams, apple and strawberry jams. They use locally sourced ingredients with no added preservatives, colours or flavours. It makes your mouth water just imagining the delicious taste of these temptations.

Gorgeous vintage clothing was available at Tygr.

With sizes ranging from 6 – 28, Curvique Vintage had an excellent range of retro dresses and clothing. I purchased a cute polka dot skirt, white on red, from this stall. Their website has an awesome range of clothing

Now that more people are cooking at home, it may be a good time for the ever enduring apron (or “pinny” as they were called in my youth) to make a comeback. The stylish retro aprons will enhance your cooking experience as well as protecting your clothing. Modelled perfectly here by Miss Noomi Scarlett from

Pre-loved clothing was also on sale, different eras of style.

Moving away from the clothing, why not pick up a vinyl record, locally handmade Christmas gift by Imelda Ryan, or a delicious homemade snack.

Rosie Button Vintage Photography had a stall highlighting their amazing photo shoots. They specialise in vintage pin-up styling and photography.

Save the date in your diary for this huge market held twice a year and start saving for great bargains and amazing retro clothes and memorabilia. More information on the markets is available at

Happy Travels!

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Judy Rovno
Dec 05, 2020

Looks like fun!! I love the idea of the helmet caps ..I don't think I have seen that here so I don't know if we have such a thing here in the USA ???

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