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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.