Hello! On Saturday we attended the 2014 West Hampstead Christmas Market. We woke up to perfect weather – brilliant blue skies and a dusting of glittering frost – and headed to West End Green to set up our stall. We had great day chatting to customers about our items (our Retroviral mugs elicited more than a few double takes), getting to know our fellow stall holders, and enjoying live music, carols…and plenty of hot mulled wine. And chicken soup. And falafel. O! What fun!
Our Retroviral mugs made their market debut on Saturday! It was lovely to see customers’ reactions face-to-face, and to see how many design-nerd-science-lovers there are out there. Viruses on a mug might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but they sure make for an excellent conversation starter! You can read more about them here.
We were also selling art prints, postcards and Christmas cards at our stall. Our Christmas cards are still available online, so go and get ’em while stocks last.
Above: South London Samba kept us entertained with their drumming, although I probably put off multiple potential customers with my aggressive dance moves.
Below: The super-lovely ladies from The Village Haberdashery. If you find yourself in NW6, make sure to visit their colourful store on Mill Lane.
Below: Eyecatching luxe clutch bags by ClutterClutch. So many metallics, so much fluoro, so much sparkle! If I knew how to use emojis on WordPress I’d insert a heart here.
Above: Dee-lightful candles. Below: Sweet treats and pretty baubles from Bake-A-Boo. I fell in love with their loose tea-filled clear baubles. Such a good idea!
Above: Jams, marmalades and chutneys (and bonus festive headgear) from The Well Preserved.
Below: Beautiful floral arrangements by Achillea Flowers.
We’d like to say a huge thank you to the market organisers for creating such a wonderful event, and also a massive thanks to everyone who stopped by our stall. If you didn’t make it to the market, don’t forget that you can shop online!