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.




Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Meet the Baker

Philippa Larbi will be serving her mouth watering homemade cakes at the 12th May Sugar and Spice flea market.

Owner of Let 'Em Eat Cake Bakery, Philippa has been baking for a couple of years.  She never really thought of herself as a baker and didn't give herself enough credit for precision so became a good cook instead.  A few years ago she had the idea of a completely homemade Christmas and found herself baking cakes, mince pies and all manner of things!

 

The following year she tried more and more recipes and really enjoyed the methodical and almost scientific nature of baking.  Philippa found this all so unexpected, and her love of baking grew from there.  Seeing her family and friends enjoying her home bakes she decided to start her own business and after much planning and work, Let 'em eat cake was born.

Quite oddly, Philippa is more a savoury than sweet person but when she eats sweet things prefers simple tastes, her favourite ice cream flavour being vanilla, loves a simple digestive biscuit and Victoria sandwich cake is her favourite cake with a mascarpone and vanilla cream filling and a good quality strawberry jam.  Yum!

Philippa's cakes can be enjoyed at next Saturday's market at St Mary's Church, South Ealing.  Open 11-4pm £1 admission, children free.



Saturday, 31 March 2018

Spring flea market at The Grange

Saturday 24th March saw the return of Sugar and Spice at the fabulous Grange Pub, Ealing Common.

The market saw lots of visitors and there was a great atmosphere in the summer house, conservatory and potting shed.

Oxfam Ealing Bookshop took over the potting shed with a great selection of vintage books and handmade decorations.  Their stall looked so eye catching, with a handmade banner too.  They will be returning to The Grange at the 30th June flea market.





Ealing chocolatier Lucy of Handmade in Ealing showcased her new range of chocolates and Easter eggs.  Click the link to see Lucy describing her Easter chocs: https://www.facebook.com/sugarandspiceflea/videos/1815652002073573




The March market welcomed new traders as well as regulars.  Sian of Jasmine and Pink sold beautiful handmade fairtrade products from India including cushions and tote bags.  The traditional ink blocks were stunning showing the designs used when printing the fabrics.



Babar the elephant made an appearance too!



Join us at the next market, the largest to date, on Saturday 12th May 11-4 at St Mary's Church, South Ealing.