Hello! I've been posting at an appalling rate since Christmas but I have been very busy - haven't we all! I have only been at Broadway Market Schoolyard Expansion (seriously! that is SUCH a mouthful, really wish that it had an easier, more memorable name) twice this year as I've been working on a project and the first week that I went out was during the great big wind gust of 15 Jan and my entire table was uplifted and blown over. Luckily not many jars were broken, at first I suspected that each and every one had been smashed to smithereens. Everyone was so helpful but that's just how lovely everyone is at the market and that's why I wanted to share with you some of the latest traders dahn the market.
First off is Benjamin's Butterflies, whose beautiful jewellery and art are truly stunning, like stop you in your tracks stunning. They are pieces and wall hangings made from butterfly wings. All the butterflies come from the Stratford Butterfly Farm and have all died naturally and the wings are collected from the sanctuary.
The photos do not do them justice and I didn't get any photos of his beautiful wall pieces as they sold out before I could capture them....on my camera.
Next up is Jolly Good Books who have a jolly good selection of books carefully selected by Fiona and Joe. The prices are beyond reasonable and their stall makes perfect sense. Now you can come eat lunch, buy some chutney and terrine for later, buy some cupcakes, coffee and/or organic cocoa then buy some lovely books to curl up with in the comfort and warmth of your own home.
Then we have
where Jasmine offers lovely bespoke embroidery gift
for baby products, wedding and special occasions. Your special occasion may be that nap you will need after gorging on goodies at the market!
who trade in etchings, linocuts and gilcee cards. They are haunting, ethereal and beautiful pieces made by artists Martin and Nesrin Mossop. Their stall is like a mini-gallery so you should come down and have a wander and gander.
Speaking of beautiful products, next we have Mee Time, hand made bath products that are so pretty you may not want to use them but it's what is in the bath products that make them so effective. Jenny's line of soaps, bath salts and scrubs use all natural ingredients and lots of attention to detail goes into the ingredients and design of these beautiful bath products.
There was even a bit of bagpiping going on...all in all it was a lovely day at the market!
I will next be at Broadway Market Schoolyard Expansion in March but can be found at
or on firstname.lastname@example.org
it's not your chutney...
it's Smy Chutney.