Monday, 5 May 2014

A Little Trip To The Market...

The first Sunday of every month there is a a gorgeous Artisan Market not too far from us, filled with adorable handmade items, shabby chic accessories, retro clothes, hand me down antiques, as well as homemade cakes, jewellery and just about anything else you can think of! You can pick up bargains, refurbished furniture and choose from an array of different cuisines for a bite to lunch, from handmade in front of you pizza's, chicken & roast potatoes and even some stunning thai meals!

"The market offers a diverse, quality, shopping experience that celebrates independent producers and makers - but more than that it is also about people and place - meeting the makers, conversation with friends and embedding the social back into shopping…"

How adorable is this! Not just any ice cream van, but an Ice Cream Caravan! The retro design and style definitely appealed to me, I'm a sucker for vintage inspired colours and who can't resist the adorable decor and the fact it is a little caravan! Although we didn't get a chance to try the ice cream (sorry!), next time we will definitely pop in and have a taste :)

I have always seen macaroons on tv or in shops but never actually tried one, as beautiful as they looked I was always a bit dubious of trying them, that was until I walked past this stool as they were setting up, the colours instantly drew me in, look at them! I tried one of each flavour on show, they were Lemon & Yuzu (he explained it was a Japanese citrus fruit, it was delicious!!), Violet & Blackcurrant and Rhubarb! I was pleasantly surprised, they were delicate yet sweet, light yet filling, definitely the perfect treat if you're feeling a little peckish! Although good luck only eating a few ;)

The photo above and the next 3 below will probably make you drool, I know I did walking past..But I have honestly never seen such beautiful cakes in all my life, topped with fresh strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and other fruits, mini ore's & walnuts, as well as providing you with delicious pastries too. They instantly stand out with their vibrant colours, perfectly wrapped cases & the sheer amount of different choices they have, why not have a little pop over to their website for a look at what else they offer as well as how to place a custom order, just click here :)

We stopped off in the local cafe too for a bite to eat, obviously I went all out and chose a full english, all made using local produce and cooked to perfection, I don't even remember the last time I had one! So yummy!

I absolutely fell in love with these dresses, as soon as I spotted them I headed straight over to have a closer look! I loved the way they were laid out first of all, in age order and on different coloured hangers! Beautiful handmade, vintage inspired girls dresses from 6 months up to 8 years, from nautical style to polkadot, pretty florals and aztec inspired prints, no two items are the same and the prices are very reasonable too! Visit their Facebook page here for more details along with lots of pictures of the designs too, and if you're looking for a special custom made dress, they are there to help you out!

Who can rest a free hugs sign, I remember when I was a teenager (god now I sound like a right oldie!), I would shy away from the signs and giggle, but as I took his picture I was told in return I would need to give a hug..seems only fair! Haha :)

I NEED this table and chairs, I have no-where to put it, but I still need it! Haha, I'm becoming more and more interested in furniture and different styles, the shabby chic look has been my favourite for a long time and this gorgeous white finish with the red floral cushions, really doesn't help with my obsession!

I am a sucker for sweet things, although I didn't have chocolate for 18 months, I recently got back into the swing of it at Easter, whoops! So walking past this stool was difficult to say the least, I took a photo and took their card so I could share with you just how delicious these are! With yummy brownies & truffles, in a variety of different flavours, from "Big Softy" made with marshmallows, biscuit and chocolate chips, to "Badger Bite", with Ale & double ginger! No matter what your tastebuds desire, you will find something to tickle them! Visit their Facebook page here for all their details along with lots of yummy pictures too!

"Brownies. Truffles. Gooey. Lovely."

Roast potatoes anyone?

2 comments so far

  1. wow Looks absolutely Fab ... where is this market held? to my husband's obvious dislike, I love spending time at such markets ;)


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