Media Release – 23 February 2012

Swap the chocolate egg hunt for a hunt for original antiques and collectables at Canberra’s popular Sunday markets, the Old Bus Depot Markets. It’s the place to be this coming Easter long weekend with the special Easter Portobello Road event to be held on Sunday 8 April.

Portobello Road is a favourite amongst those who love browsing for collectables and small antiques, and offers a fun day out for those ready and willing to trawl the aisles, scan the stalls and pick through the piles of interesting curios.

“At our Easter Portobello Road market you’re invited to fossick through an eclectic mix of quirky and interesting treasures. The fun is in the hunt as you never know what you might find amongst the stalls,” said Old Bus Depot Markets Co-owner, Diane Hinds.

“You’re bound to find something you love. You may also have the chance to speak to experienced antique dealers throughout the day,” she continued.

Portobello Road will offer around an additional 35 stallholders offering everything from Scandinavian mid century chairs, bright and colourful vases and cut lace tablecloths, to oil lamps, antique cuff links, Parisian buttons and old trading card collections. Rummage through a stack of old suitcases, funky lamp shades, tea cups and saucers and ceramic and glass flying ducks to decorate your home. Retro decorative art blends with antique jewellery, china and art glass, silver, linens and restored pieces.

Easter Portobello Road at the Old Bus Depot Markets will be open from 10am to 4pm on Sunday 8 April and entry is free. For more information visit www.obdm.com.au

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