Yesterday Mark and I primed our bags with vintage goodies and made the trip to The Dandy Lion 'Ladyfolk' Market at the Oxford in Kentish Town.
I was so impressed with the pub, it is the perfect setting for a craft/vintage market. We were given a cracking pitch and were set up a whole lot quicker this week, I've been practicing at home you see ;)
We had such a wonderful day and I was so inspired by all the fabulously creative sellers there.
I'd like to introduce you to some of them because quite frankly I think they ROCK!
First off is the lovely Camilla, she is a fellow creative Swede living in London...
She makes brilliant 'bookish necklaces' and super funky vinyl record bookends.
I am going to link all the wonderful sellers (when possible) so that you can check them out for yourself, should something catch your eye.
Camilla has got an ETSY shop and sells her fabulous and very affordable wares to all over the world.
The second seller I would like to give a shout out to is Amanda, she makes gorgeous handmade cards & funky wee gifts. She doesn't have an on-line shop as yet but she's got a Facebook page, The Prettiest Thing...
Julia of Collar Me Happy makes stunning bespoke and ready to wear collars...
I fell in love with a few but I am still on a "buying ban"...och!
I think that's what they call "being good", alas not much fun when faced with so much awesomeness...
Astrid Vaswani was there with her gorgeous daughter Jessica (out best customer) selling a wonderful array of funky jewelry.
Annemarie is behind She's Got it Made and she makes fabulous cushions, cats and owls from groovy vintage fabrics.
Claire's stall Bright River was selling an array of fabulous cards and prints including some drawn from her mothers artwork.
The creative genius behind Words & Roses is called Luisa Cotardo and she makes some very romantic and stunning rose themed items...
Julia of Jamilicious were there to tempt everybody with handmade preserves and sweets.
The fabulous ceramic pots and ornaments are handmade by SuzanArt.
Fellow first timer Lydia's Lockets sold beautiful handmade jewelry and I was lucky enough to win one of her lovely necklaces in the tombola, needless to say I was chuffed to bits, it's gorgeous!
When we first arrived in the morning I was quite nervous but after being beamed a fantastically warm and friendly smile by Mark of Gorgeous Jewellery I just knew it was going to be a fabulous day.
We had the tremendous pleasure of meeting Mark's very lovely wife Sue later on, she is the 'creative genius' in this fabulous team.
I didn't catch the name of the lovely chap that was in charge of the tombola but he did a sterling job at beaming out positivity too, what a fabulous bunch of people :)
Shonel of Poetic Solace makes some seriously funky jewellery, she will be trading at the Craft Jam Fair in Kingly Court, Carnaby Street here in London next Saturday, if you pop along have a look out for Camilla of 'Mind The Book' too.
Bestitched make fun and quirky framed cross stitch and they also sell funky cards and labels/tags, they have a bigcartel shop.
I hope I haven't missed anybody out and if I have, I apologize profusely...
I'll get you next month ;)
There is one seller that I haven't mentioned though...
the remarkable woman that made all of this possible and what a darling marvel of a woman she is!
Leslie puts her heart and soul into organizing The Dandy Lion Market and she does a BRILLIANT job!
I've only known this woman for a week but it feels like we've been pals forever, I think Leslie is amazing!
So a big thanks to the woman that made it all happen, to the inspirational & talented sellers that were there on the day and of course to the lovely customers that came through the doors :)
Both Mark and I had such a fantastic day and we can't wait for the next market....
Frocktasia has finally grown a pair of wings and it is wonderful!
A few pints and some cracking company marked the end of a perfect day :)
Loved every single minute of it!
Hope you have all had an equally fabulous weekend.
Lot's of love,