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Before children, writing and life in general, I used to visit many antique stores around the country searching for antique children's toys. I used to come out with 'renovators delights' in the form of antique furniture to restore. I am used to seeing many quirky objects that can be very expensive, however I have managed to discover some very interesting things at the Frankston Market, some items that sellers have been oblivious of their worth and put $1 or $2 on items.
Stalls vary weekly here, so you will find different things all the time. I have been approximately 4 times now and each visit you notice some are regulars, such as the plants, flowers, coffee van, doughnuts, fruit and veg and some craft stalls but the majority are trash and treasure in the form of people having a one off stall as a garage sale. These stalls are interesting and vary greatly from the bad tip worthy stuff to collectible items. It really depends on the day to what you will find.
There wasn't a lot when we went on the weekend just gone, not that I need any more 'stuff' but I can never say no to something that looks as if its history talks for it. I picked up 4 big old bottles for $15 and a few Dinky cars for $2.
Like most other people at the market, the kids couldn't resist a hot jam doughnut, the doughnut van here is so popular we waited 40 minutes in line to get some, it seems as we were the only people not buying a dozen at a time.
Frankston Sunday Market is on every Sunday in Young Street in the Sherlock & Hay car park between 8am -1pm. Entry is $1 per adult.
Getting there is easy, from Melbourne take the Nepean Hwy all the way to Frankston.
There is plenty of free car parking nearby including the Bayside Shopping Centre where parking is free on Sunday. Public transport is a great option also, with the train station only a hundred metres away from the market.