Tuesday, November 23, 2010


See you all on the day!


Monday, November 15, 2010

December 5 Rummage registrations open!!!

Please register via our form on the Registration Page here on our blog!

See you all very soon...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Introducing.....Kristen of Madame Dickybird

Hi, I'm Madame Dickybird and I hand make my delightful Dickybird Hats from floral and plain cottons, denims, ribbons, roses and buttons.

Each hat is unique, original and carefully crafted .They cost as little as $25 each.This month I am introducing my range of Dickybird dresses. Nostalgically inspired from vintage aprons, Petticoat Junction, and Doris Day. Each dress is hand made right from the pattern thru to the last stitch -all by myself. Fitted bodices and gathered skirts have dainty pockets and sashes tied at the back.
Relive the nostalgia of innocence, prettiness, frivolity and fun wearingruffles and bows, trimmed with rick rack and bias binding.
Dickybird dresses cost as litttle as $19 thru to $35. See you on Sunday November 7th!
Luv Madame Dickybird

Monday, November 1, 2010



There is a change of venue for this Sunday 7 November Suitcase Rummage.

Instead of King George Square, we will be setting up at:

266 George Street
Brisbane City
Outside Brisbane Square Library / Top of the Queen Street Mall

There were a few issues with our normal venue of King George Square, and so we have had to change just for this event. This is a one off venue change.

Please contact us if you have any questions!

See you all Sunday - we're looking forward to it.
Introducing....Jackson & Bella (lovely Nat and Mel)

Jackson & Bella is a label created by two Brisbane girls, Nat and Mel who share a bit of enthusiasm for making vintage style headbands.

Along with headbands we hunt for vintage clothing and accesories to create many diverse and quirky looks which we will be bringing to the suitcase rummage this weekend!

We are also starting to branch out into designing some of our own clothing pieces including maxi skirts!
They have a blog! Please visit them at: http://jacksonandbella.blogspot.com/

Sunday, October 17, 2010


Simmone of Your Organ Grinder!
I'm Your Organ Grinder and The Little Orchard, otherwise known as Simmone. I make the Organs and the cute brooches and other bits and pieces, plus bundles of other things I just cant roll down to the Rummage every month! I'm a needlefelter, sewer, and general crafter, I'm not good at drawing , but can pretty much make anything out of felt or fleece.
My favourite Organs to make are the needlefelted ears and brains, I also love to needlefelt Owls, and have a few owl necklaces available at the rummage. My favourite thing about making Organs, apart from the personal love of creating them, is hearing the stories from the buyers of the Organs, people tell me about their operations, their illness, their treatments, their quirky collections, their jobs, their University theses, I love chatting to my customers and hearing about what the piece they buy means to them.
The Little Orchard is all handmade cuties, as well as a few weird creatures. I love fabric and have a lot of it, so I make badges and necklaces out it these days. Come say "hi" at the next rummage!
You can visit Simmone and her wonderful creations here.


Monday, October 11, 2010

November 7 Registrations are open!!!!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010


We'll see you on the day!

Looking forward to it.


Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Registrations for the October 3 Rummage are now open!!!


Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Another of our wonderful Rummagers is Chez....
She makes fabulous items out of vintage and second hand fabrics.
You can find Chez at the Rummage this Saturday as part of Valley Fiesta!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Come and visit us on Winn St, Fortitude Valley between 10am and 3pm!

There is a heap of other great stuff happening during Valley Fiesta as well - check out the program here.

Monday, August 30, 2010

We have a special person visiting us on Sunday!

Our wonderful friend and incredible artist Belinda Suzette will be our special guest attending Suitcase Rummage this Sunday September 5....!
Belinda has been the amazing person behind all the beautiful artwork on our flyers and blog and is the artist behind our lovely trumpet man...(our logo!)
This Sunday, Belinda will not only be attending the Rummage - she will be selling some of her amazing creations! These images show her beautiful Tambourines and Rain Catcher Mobiles which she will have on the day....
All made from reclaimed, recycled, pre-loved, hand-made, vintage, fairly-traded, much-loved, keenly-sought materials. Each is unique.
Prices for Rain Catchers start from $35, Tambourines are $80. Belinda will bring a limited range of each. Purchases can also be made online.
Also - other exciting news - Belinda has just finished doing our gorgeous new flyer! We think it's just adorable.
We can't wait to see all of this in real life... Looking forward to Sunday!

Thursday, August 19, 2010


We've filled up quickly this time round! See you at the Rummage.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Registrations for September 5 Suitcase Rummage are now open!!!

Please go to our Registration page and fill out the form.

Get in quick!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Registrations for August 8 Suitcase Rummage have now closed.

See you on the 8th!

Monday, July 19, 2010


We'd like to introduce the lovely.....
Sarah Rochford of Box Brownies
Box Brownies all started after I saw the ad in Four Thousand which was calling out for people to be involved in the first Suitcase Rummage. I just happened to have found an old suitcase on the side of the road during Council pick up the week before and thought it must have been a sign. I have always loved handmade and unique vintage items but I have only in past year rediscovered my love of creating all things handmade. Most of my items are derived from my love of all things pop culture and nostalgia.
Suitcase Rummage is a brilliant platform for all budding artists or simple crafters like me who like to get out and meet like minded people and to see others enjoy your craft. So if you are in need of a 'Mo' make sure you come and visit me at the August Rummage.

Visit Sarah at her Box Brownies blog: http://boxbrownies.blogspot.com/

Saturday, July 10, 2010


Some gorgeous photos were taken at the last Suitcase Rummage (July 6) and now some of you have been featured on the latest Four Thousand gallery! Don't you look great!

Have a look here.


Introducing another wonderful Rummager - Sarah Hazlehurst of

Ahoy Dear Sailor derived from my love of anything and everything vintage as well as my obsession for nautical clothing.
I started making badges and jewelery which is always fun, as well as selling vintage collectibles. Each handmade item is original and all vintage is hand selected and one of a kind!

I personalize badges and jewelery to your order and will hunt for any specific vintage item you have been searching for!!

Sarah's suitcase at the Rummage is just gorgeous - check her out next time! Visit her lovely blog at http://ahoydearsailor.blogspot.com/

Monday, July 5, 2010

Registrations for the August 8 Rummage are now open!

Please go to our Registration Page to sign up for the next Rummage.


Unfortunately, we have to start charging $10 for a spot at Suitcase Rummage... This is so we can cover costs and keep the Rummage continuing!

You can still bring up to three suitcases to sell your wares from and we will collect the $10 on the day when you arrive.

We hope you understand and continue to support the Rummage!

See you in August.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Sorry to say but.....


We will let you know when we open them again!

Come on down to King George Square at 12pm - 5pm anyway - see you all on Sunday!

Love Suitcase Rummage xx

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


We'd like to introduce another of our wonderful suitcase holders....

Ricky Sullivan of Laundry Prints Co.

Photography has always been an interest to me, my Father and Auntie both have a history of developing their own prints. Even my Grandfather would develop contact prints and send them to my Grandmother while serving in the war.

We've been developing prints in our make shift laundry lab since 2008. We've spent many nights standing on a cold, wet floor, experimenting with traditional techniques of print making.

Each print is a unique work of art, no two prints are exactly the same. There are no computers involved, just lots of attention to detail, perfecting our craft print by print.

We sell our prints frameless and unmounted, making our works easy enough to give as gifts. Or for a more personal touch, we can mount or frame any of our photos for you.
Come check out our collection, we're building it week by week and hope to add a new selection for every suit case rummage.
We call ourselves the Laundry Print Co. Have a chat to us at Suitcase Rummage this Sunday or visit our new site at laundryprintscompany.com.

Ricky and Dean.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

We have so many gorgeous and wonderful Suitcase holders that come and partake in Suitcase Rummage. We want to introduce you to some over the next little while, so you can put faces to names at the Rummage!
This time around the Rummager we want to introduce you to is Laura:

Being an artist and mad opshopper for several years now, I have built up quite the collection of vintage & retro treats. I love anything with a great pattern or that carries a little bit of history to it. As a keen baker, kitchenalia has been a long time favourite of mine and especially teacups
and cake plates that I can put to good use with my baked goods.

I love anything that reminds me of my beautiful grandmothers which I'll either use in my art or to decorate my eclectic home. As my collection increases, I thought it time to share some of these collectables with other likeminded people.

Suitcase rummage has been the perfect platform for this. If I can cut 10 metres of my vintage curtain fabric or wallpaper in half and give someone the same enjoyment that I get from having it for a fraction of antique centre prices, then finding me at rummage is your best bet. Come and have a chat over retro pillowcases & english cake plates some time, I'd love to meet you.

You can also visit Laura at her blog! http://lauras-house.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Registrations for the July 4 Suitcase Rummage are now open!!!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Registrations for the June 6 Suitcase Rummage are closed.

Come down and check it out even if you can't sell your wares this time round! It is looking to be a huge day with so many wonderful Suitcase holders participating...

Keep an eye out here for news of when our next Rummage registrations open again.

See you all tomorrow!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Registrations for the next Suitcase Rummage - June 6 2010 - are now open!!!

Go to our Registrations page to sign up!

Saturday, May 1, 2010



Some images from our last Rummage in King George Square, Brisbane on April 11. It was such a fun time!

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