West Hampstead Christmas Market 2014

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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Above: Jams, marmalades and chutneys (and bonus festive headgear) from The Well Preserved.

Below: Beautiful floral arrangements by Achillea Flowers.

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Above: Beautiful pottery by Green Jade Ceramics. Below: Colourful artwork by Monsters of Art.

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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!

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