Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Spring Flea

The April flea market was a great day, with lots of lovely visitors and a good day was
had by all.

St Mary’s Church Hall was filled with a mix of stalls including pottery, jewellery, handmade gifts, sewing equipment, books, vinyl, plants and lots more.  The tearoom served delicious “proper” cheese toasties and homemade cakes.

We return to St Mary’s on Saturday 8 June.  Opening hours 11-4.  Come along and meet local talented makers and collectors.  All stall enquiries email: sugarandspicefleamarket@gmail.com







Monday, 18 March 2019

Meet the Trader

The Sugar and Spice Pop Up Flea Market at the wonderful Moon & Maybe, South Ealing, was a great success.  The space was transformed from a cafe to a buzzing night market and filled with regular Sugar and Spice traders and some new additions too.  The wine was flowing and we had lots of visitors, making a vibrant atmosphere.

We were joined by a local talented potter, Jackie Ward.  Jackie started working with clay at Hanwell Community Centre in 2014 and she was soon caught by the creative bug!  A few years later in 2017 she set up a small studio in her back garden in Northfields where she was joined by 2 other potters who had met at classes.  The 3 potters still share the space and meet together once a week to discuss and share ideas.  Jackie managed to buy a second hand wheel and between the 3 of them they purchased a new kiln, doing communal firings as storage is tight in the studio. 

Jackie currently studies at Richmond Art College, working to improve her throwing technique and learn about all things ceramic.  A real perfectionist, obsessed with the line and form of a pot and only happy once the piece is absolutely right.  She finds it hard sometimes to let her pieces go as they become a labour of love. 

In September 2018 Jackie entered BEAT for the first time and was delighted that lots of her pieces sold and is now venturing into the market place with Sugar and Spice Flea Market. 

You can find Jackie at the 6th April Sugar and Spice Flea Market at St. Mary's Church Hall, W5 5RH.  Open 11-4pm.








  



Monday, 18 February 2019

Sugar and Spice Pop Up Flea Market at The Moon & Maybe

Come and join us at the first flea for 2019 and enjoy an evening of shopping at the wonderful Moon & Maybe cafe in South Ealing.

Sugar and Spice is popping up on Thursday 14th March, 5-9pm at The Moon & Maybe cafe, 56 St. Mary's Road W5 5EX.

Come and meet local makers and collectors and enjoy a glass of wine from the bar.  Stalls to include handmade candles, jewellery, vintage homeware, hand knits, artisan chocolate, collectable books and lots more.

Free entry.


Wednesday, 26 December 2018

10th November Flea Extravaganza

The final Sugar and Spice flea for 2018 was a real extravaganza of a market.  The largest flea to date, with over 25 fantastic stalls selling an eclectic mix of goods including art, fashion, vintage homeware, collectable books, hats, handmade gifts, plants, jewellery and curiosities.

Sugar and Spice is held at St Mary's church hall in W5.  The hall is a great space complete with a tearoom run by Let 'em eat Cake Bakery.  Shoppers can relax and enjoy a drink and a delicious slice of homemade cake.

Sugar and Spice flea supports the local Ealing branch of Oxfam.  The Oxfam bookshop held a stall at the November market selling stunning handmade gifts and collectable books.  Their stall always looks great and is a firm favourite for visitors to the market.


Regular traders returned for the last market of the year and it was great to welcome newbies too.



2019 promises to be an exciting year for the market with new pop up venues and we will be back again at St Mary's church hall.

A big "thank you" to all flea followers and the talented makers and collectors who sell at the market and make it the success that it is.

Happy New Year and watch this space for 2019 market dates.








Sunday, 23 September 2018

Come along to the November Sugar and Spice Flea


September Sugar and Spice Flea

Saturday 15th September saw the return of Sugar and Spice Flea at the wonderful St. Mary's Church Hall, Ealing W5.

St Mary's offers a great space to showcase local makers and collectors, with the added bonus of a tearoom too.

The hall was packed with regular and new traders, with an exciting mix of products for sale.

Among the new traders was Jennifer Cattlin, hat and fascinator designer.  Jennifer will be returning to the November market and can be contacted for bespoke orders.



Gardens for the Senses had a great display of indoor succulents for sale, grown in their home in North West London, specialising in alpines and succulents.


The vintage homeware stalls had an interesting mix of collectables and curiosities and the Tintin pictures were a talking point, lots of reminiscing of childhood reading!


Local artist Marta Willcox was another new trader selling her range of  Hanwell and Ealing inspired tea towels and prints from the Hanwell Zoo. Check out her Etsy shop - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HanwellPrints.


Local baker Philippa, owner of Let 'em Eat Cake Bakery, definitely put the sugar into Sugar and Spice flea market!  Her amazing homemade cakes and savouries were enjoyed by traders and visitors.  The courgette cake and chocolate and cherry proved very popular.  Philippa will be back at the November market with more delicious delights.


Sugar and Spice returns to St. Mary's church hall on Saturday 10th November, 11-4.  A great opportunity to start Christmas shopping or just an excuse to treat yourself.  The stall line up is looking great already and I am delighted to say we will be joined by the Ealing Oxfam bookshop.  Their stall is always so exciting, with vintage and collectable books and handmade gifts.


Wednesday, 23 May 2018

12th May flea at St Mary's Church, South Ealing

Sugar and Spice flea's May market proved to be a great success in the new venue of St Mary's Church hall in South Ealing.  The spacious hall showcased over 25 traders and a tearoom too.



We were spoilt for choice with delicious food throughout the day from local baker Philippa (www.facebook.com/letemeatcakebakery) and local cafe owners, twin sisters (http://thetwinshealthyhabitat.co.uk).  Philippa served traditional, delicious homemade cakes including coffee and walnut and red velvet and the Twins Healthy Habitat served salad boxes with jerk or herb chicken, smoothies and wraps.  The salads were displayed in stunning handmade pottery bowls, made by their Grandmother.





There were lots of visitors on the day, some regular flea followers but lots of new shoppers too.  The markets also give traders a chance to catch up and network which is part of the experience, as well as selling their amazing products too. 

The lucky dip proved popular with the younger visitors and the tearoom meant that shoppers could take time out to sit down and enjoy the refreshments and then carry on shopping!

Sugar and Spice returns to St Mary's Church Hall on Saturday 15th September and the next market will be at the award winning Grange Pub, Ealing Common on Saturday 30th June.