Tag Archives: Belton House

6 days to Christmas

19 Dec

As you know, I love Afternoon Tea and all the trimmings and pretty vintage crockery that comes with it.  (See what I did for my Afternoon Tea inspired degree show here.)

What I found handmade at Belton Xmas Market - Scented Vintage Teacup Candles by Home Sweet Home

What I found handmade at Belton Xmas Market - Scented Vintage Teacup Candles by Home Sweet Home

That’s why when I saw these handmade scented candles made by Home Sweet Home, at the Belton House Christmas Market last month, I couldn’t resist them!  They were even ready wrapped up as you can see in the photo, so I will be spreading the love and giving most of them away as gifts, but I may have to keep onto one myself as they are too pretty.
You can find similar handmade candles in teacups by various UK makers on Folksy.com, just use the keyword search.

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8 days to Christmas

17 Dec

Yum yum!

What is better than Chocolate? Answer: handmade quality chocolate.

What I found handmade at Belton House Xmas Market 2010 - Handmade Chocolates by Belgian Heaven Chocolate Co

What I found handmade at Belton Xmas Market - Handmade Chocolates by Belgian Heaven Chocolate Co

I found these handmade chocs by Belgian Heaven Chocolate Co. at the Belton House Christmas Market I attended last month, and couldn’t resist when I was offered a sample taster.  It was a great weekend at Belton, feeling very festive with live music, plus I found loads of handmade Christmas pressies to tick off the list.

Talking of Chocolate…

I must say if you are a chocolate fan, a trip to Hansen’s Chocolate House in the little village of Folkingham, Lincolnshire is a great visit!  With years of experience, they have the most stunning handcrafted chocolates, as well as a chocolate cafe (!), and you can even peek through a window into the handmade factory and see the artisans at work!

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17 days to Christmas

8 Dec

I told you that at the Belton House Christmas Market I attended last month, I was buying handmade Christmas gifts, as well as selling some.

Well, I thought I would show you a few of my favourites over the next few days…

What I found handmade at Belton Xmas Market printed tea towels by The Colegrave Printworks

What I found handmade at Belton Xmas Market - Printed tea towels by The Colegrave Printworks

 

I thought these printed textiles by The Colegrave Printworks were lovely, and they had cute printed tshirts and fabric bags too.  All the prints beginning as original illustrations.

At the moment they don’t have a website, but as soon as they do, I will add a link.

 

 

Belton House Christmas Market review

30 Nov

OK, I know it was a couple of weeks ago now, but better late than never!

Even though I was nervous beforehand about it being outside (and cold!), I really enjoyed the weekend, and met some lovely people (public and other sellers), and there was a festive spirit in the air.

What I found Handmade at Belton Xmas Market - cakes by Kate Elizabeth's Cupcakes

YUM! What I found Handmade at Belton Xmas Market - cakes by Kate Elizabeth's Cupcakes

On the stall next to me were the friendly duo of Kate and Kate – one bakes yummy cupcakes using local organic flour, and one is a designer/dressmaker making textile goodies including pretty aprons, belts and corsages.  Take a look at their websites at KateElizabeth’sCupcakes and ThePartyFrock.

The organisers and volunteers did a great job, especially the plentiful cups of tea were very welcome!  With just a bit of rain on the Sunday, I think we were really lucky with the elements too – especially looking out of the window now at the snow!

I also did some shopping myself over the weekend, finding some great handmade gifts for Christmas – more of that to come next month…

Belton House Christmas Market

18 Nov

Find some Festive Spirit and Gifts

Don’t forget you can come and see Original Minnie at the Christmas Food and Craft Market this weekend at the stunning National Trust property “Belton House“, near Grantham in Lincolnshire.

There will be lots going on with many independent craft, artisan, and food stalls, plus festive music and a traditional Mummers’ play.   The Belton House restaurant, gift shop, and attractive grounds will also be open.

Open on Saturday AND Sunday, 11am – 4pm.  Come along!

For more info, get in touch or take a look at my Events page.