Out & About, Romancing the Home

Romancing the home: A trip to market

This week’s challenge or theme for #romancingthehome was a trip to the market. In case you didn’t realise it from my Kamers post, I love markets. The vibe, the produce, the local makers, the live music… there aren’t many better ways to spend a day off! Luckily for us, Cape Town and surrounds has so many markets that it’s hard to keep up. That’s why we landed up going to 2 markets for this expedition – we were spoilt for choice!

For this trip, we went out Stellenbosch way; the weather was perfect and the views, as always, stunning!

1. Blaauwklippen

The Blaauwklippen Family Market is open every Sunday from 10:00 to 15:00 and features some awesome food and local makers. They have a lovely kiddies play area and have tons of seating – both at harvest style tables and on the grassy areas surrounding the market. Added to that, your 4-legged besties are more than welcome, as long as they are kept on a leash as well πŸ˜‰

Blaauwklippen 1 - Stellenbosch Markets - Sawdust and High Heels
What a splendid view welcoming us to Blaauwklippen Vineyards
Blaauwklippen 3 - Stellenbosch Markets - Sawdust and High Heels
Isn’t it just so pretty?
Blaauwklippen 2 - Stellenbosch markets - Sawdust and High Heels
Such a pretty flower stall – I love proteas. And Eucalyptus. And roses! Oh, and do you see those gorgeous doors on the old carriage house in the background? Can I take those home too please?!
Blaauwklippen 4 - Stellenbosch markets - Sawdust and High Heels
Those pants speak to me – the pattern and the colours on the fabric are so me! That wrap dress to – I wonder if I could pull it off?
Blaauwklippen 7 - Stellenbosch markets - Sawdust and High Heels
I think that these wooden sunglasses are so cool! And those wooden bow ties – so cute!
Blaauwklippen 8 - Stellenbosch markets - Sawdust and High Heels
Hubs also did a spot of shopping πŸ˜‰
Blaauwklippen 10 - Stellenbosch markets - Sawdust and High Heels
Learning to fly at the kiddies play area πŸ™‚

For those of you that weren’t aware, this year’s KAMERS/Makers Stellenbosch 2018 market is being held at Blaauwklippen as well, so that’s just another reason to visit the beautiful Blaauwklippen Vineyards.

2. Root 44

The Root 44 Market is open every Saturday and Sunday from 09:00, rain or shine. This is another one of my favourite markets to visit, just because of the range of goodies available from food, to clothing, to home decor. They too have a kiddies area to keep the kiddos entertained as well as more of those gorgeous Stellenbosch views.

Blaauwklippen 10 - Stellenbosch markets - Sawdust and High Heels
Welcome to Root 44!
Root 44 2 - Stellenbosch markets - Sawdust and High Heels
The entrance to the market; check out the succulents!
Root 44 3 - Stellenbosch markets - Sawdust and High Heels
I love this display – I need some of these copper string lights πŸ™‚
Root 44 5 - Stellenbosch markets - Sawdust and High Heels
The food court was packed; both with customers and delicious food!
Root 44 6 - Stellenbosch markets - Sawdust and High Heels
This mirror!!
Root 44 8 - Stellenbosch markets - Sawdust and High Heels
Why don’t I have the space or the budget for this bench? Why??? It’s gorgeous!
Root 44 7 - Stellenbosch markets - Sawdust and High Heels
Just look at that detail!
Root 44 9 - Stellenbosch markets - Sawdust and High Heels
These multi-functional coffee tables are so pretty.
Root 44 10 - Stellenbosch markets - Sawdust and High Heels
This stall has the most interesting uses for industrial piping!
Root 44 11 - Stellenbosch markets - Sawdust and High Heels
I bought the most gorgeous lavender and mint lip balm from this stall – all their products are 100% natural!

Right, that’s it – a very short post (shocker for me, I know!), but I hope that you enjoyed my photo journal of a day well spent!

If you are looking to more markets in and around the Cape, check out Cape Markets. It’s a hub of information of everything that’s going on, where it’s going on and what to expect when you get there. I receive their weekly Friday e-mails and I’m constantly amazed on how spoiled for choice that we are here in Cape Town; there really is something for everyone!

What are some of your favourite markets? I’d love to check them out (if I’m close enough); otherwise I shall go and stalk their websites and dream of visiting them one day!

Lastly, don’t forget to visit my #romancingthehome friends to see what they got up to:

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