Gail Hannan, owner of 'Cup and Saucer' a loose-leaf tea stall at the Craft and Flea market.

Shoppers were invited to browse unique gifts and home-wares ahead of Christmas at Nottingham’s Craft and Flea market on November 3.

With just over a month until Christmas and perfume adverts already showing on TV, many began preparation at Nottingham’s Craft and Flea event at St Mary’s Church, on November 3.

The market exhibited a variety of unique locally-produced goods from independent business owners, including retro collectables, vintage clothing and hand-made crafts and home-wares.

Helen Richmond’s stall at the fair sold digitally drawn prints, greetings cards and Christmas tree baubles.

Helen Richmond, an artist selling original prints, Christmas cards and personalised Christmas tree baubles said: “I’m really surprised by how early people are preparing for Christmas. I didn’t expect my stock to be selling so quickly today.”

“I’m really surprised by how early people are preparing for Christmas”
Helen Richmond, stall-holder at the Craft and Flea Market

Helen designs and digitally draws all of her prints and greetings cards, while offering a hand painted personalised bauble decorating service for £12.

Gail Hannan, owner of a Chesterfield based loose leaf tea business, Cup and Saucer said: “It’s great to come to these kind of events in Nottingham, especially around Christmas-time.”

  • Attendees were charged £2 each for entry into the church
  • Over 400 people attended throughout the day
  • Anyone interested in participating at the next market should email hello@thecraftandflea.com to book a stall

Other stall-holders at the market included Nottingham-based doughnut company, Doughnotts and hand-crafted soy candle makers, The Yorkshire Candle Company.

Anyone who missed out on the market might be interested in going to Nottingham’s Etsy Made Local Christmas Market, a similar event taking place at Nottingham Trent Students Union on Saturday December 1.