Friday 15 November 2013

a green gumtree garden fling

Last night I attended opening night of the Gumtree Garden in The Rocks, Sydney (by the way, how amazing are The Rocks?!).

This quirky pop up bar in Kendall Lane, squeezed between Pony Lounge and the Orient Hotel on Argyle St, was created in 48 hours using items found on Gumtree.

I am a massive fan of Gumtree. Australia's free classifieds website makes my sustainable lifestyle so doable. I've bought and sold many items over the years, everything from furniture to surfboards to bicycles, and even found people seeking household compost - so helpful for apartment-living composters with no gardens of their own!

I've spent a fair amount of time on Gumtree this month as I re-settle into Sydney and need to fill my home after selling nearly everything last May. The Gumtree Garden was the perfect excuse for me to raise my glass to an organisation that enables my sustainable lifestyle.

Designer Dana Tomic-Hughes created a whimsical wonderland with Gumtree goodies for the Garden. It is a fabulous showcase of on-trend, secondhand style, and a perfect Sydney summer pop up bar.

Lots of plants, umbrellas, and lampshade-lanterns.
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This photo must've been taken before I arrived, the bar was always crowded!
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Beautifully-styled vintage rooms with comfy seating.
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How great are these chairs?! And gorgeous hydrangeas, too.
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Plants, clocks, vintage furniture - what's not to love?

I spotted a couple rugs like the below one I just bought from EcoChic, they are made of recycled poly bags. I wonder if these were really found on Gumtree? Well done if they were secondhand, but no complaints from me if they weren't used, they are still eco-fabulous.
I'm in love with my yellow Granada rug! 

You can enjoy the Garden today and tomorrow as well - open during the day to all ages, and 18 and over from 5pm onward. Enjoy!

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