I love Christmas! It really is a feast for the senses – fresh pine from the tree, spiced mulled wine and mince pies, warm cosy log fires, twinkling lights and sparkling decorations and of course filling your home with festive cheer and spending time with loved ones. This year I’m going all out for the festive season and organising a Christmas Market!
I’ll be making up gorgeous wreaths for your door, creating arrangements to grace any Christmas dinner table and selling seasonal plants and bulbs as ideal gifts or home decor.
Of course there’s more shopping to done at a Christmas market than just my flowers so I’m inviting a whole range of lovely local suppliers to sell their beautiful handmade gifts, inspiring artwork, delicious artisan food and drinks and festive wares.
The Christmas market is taking place at Welland Village Hall (WR13 6NE) on Thursday 8th December 2016 from 4pm until 7:30pm and I’d love you to come along! We’ll have that spiced mulled wine and warm mince pies I mentioned to really get you in the festive spirit and it’s shaping up to be a really lovely evening.
Feel free to get in touch if you’ve any queries and I’ll look forward to seeing you there!
Hannah Buckland Photography – Hannah specialises in newborn, child and family photography capturing those special family moments to be treasured. She also provides pet portraits and countryside images under her sister company Fur & Feather Photography and will be at the Christmas market with some beautiful prints as well as taking bookings and offering gift vouchers for photo shoots. You can find out more about her work here: www.hannahbucklandphotography.co.uk
Raspberry Hen Fabrics – Rachael from Raspberry Hen will be at the market with a lovely selection of handmade fabric gifts and soft furnishings for you and your home including handbags, cushions, cards and scarves. Take a look at her website for more information on her bespoke curtain and soft furnishing service. www.raspberryhen.co.uk
E.J. Studios – Emily is a local artist who has a talent for capturing pets and animals with great likeness and character in a range of different mediums. As well as selling her greetings cards and limited edition prints, Emily will be on hand to discuss how you can commission a portrait of your pet, the perfect gift for any animal lover! You can see more of Emily’s work on her website www.ejstudios.co.uk
The Pudding Shop – based in Upton on Severn, Dorothy and Don create traditional steamed puddings and will have a selection of delicious flavours from rich chocolate to sticky toffee and of course your essential Christmas pudding! Find out about more about the flavours available and ‘make your own pudding’ workshops here www.thepuddingshop.co.uk
Carice Prints – Inspired by nature and the Worcestershire landscape Carice creates beautiful hand printed scarves and cushions, lampshades, tea towels, greetings cards, notebooks and reversible sarongs. Carice will have a selection of products at the Christmas market and you can also commission bespoke colour and pattern combinations – take at look at her website for more details www.cariceprints.co.uk
Wild Sage & Co – Julie at Wild Sage uses traditional methods to make luxuriously natural and skin soothing soaps and balms. Their handcrafted skin care is made with 100% natural ingredients, essential oils and botanicals and many of the herbs that go into the soaps are grown at their cottage in the Herefordshire country side. See their full range at www.wild-sage.co.uk
Blueberry Button – Lorraine from Blueberry Button creates unique handmade gifts for your home including fun felt cushions, animal design doorstops, felt brooches and felt baubles for decorating your Christmas Tree! You can find out more over on her facebook page at www.facebook.com/BlueberryButton
Bumble Jip – crochet for Christmas! Super-cute teddies, cosy soft cowls and warm winter hats – Claire from Bumble Jip crochets it all! Each piece is beautifully crafted with love and is a perfect gift for kids and adults alike. Take a look at her online shop here www.bumble-jip.co.uk
Celia’s Pantry – Celia’s Pantry is a family owned business in the beautiful county of Gloucestershire, specialising in seasonal fruit jellies, biscotti, sweet treats and chutney – perfect additions for a Christmas Hamper or to accompany your festive feasts! You can find out more about their flavours and products on the website at www.celiaspantry.co.uk
Mulberry Tree Pies – will be at the Christmas market with their hand crafted artisan meat lover and vegetarian pies available in either traditional shortcrust with puff pastry top or a delicious Gluten free pastry. With a great range of tasty savoury fillings Mulberry tree pies are the ideal solution for a festive feast without the hassle of cooking or just as a winter warmer after a hard day’s work. Pop along to their website for details on the range of fillings and how to order. www.mulberrytreepies.com
Kate Carter Jewellery – Handmade stirling silver jewellery, just 5 minutes away from Welland! Kate will be at the market with a selection of necklaces, bracelets and rings. Facebook coming soon!
Wedding Creations – usually Laurdana can be found creating beautiful details and styling for weddings, but she’s putting her creative talents to good use over Christmas and making a range of decorations which can be personalised for your home or as a lovely gift. Find out more about her work and items for sale on etsy here www.weddingcreationsuk.co.uk
Canapes by Gill – if you fancy a delicious savoury tart or scrumptious cake then make sure you pop along to Gills stall at the Christmas market, I can highly recommend her tasty treats! If you need catering for a special occasion you can find more info over on her website at www.canapesbygill.co.uk
Stephen Hawkesworth – Stephen’s hand-carved and painted wooden houses, birds and decorative items will be on sale at the market – you can see a selection of his designs over on designs by seed – www.designsbyseed.co.uk/artists/stephen-hawkesworth/
More stalls to be confirmed, follow the event page on facebook here for the latest info!