It’s been a very long day but I thought I would come and share some photos before I turn in for the night. Today I had a stall at Kensal Flea (I was last there in June) and it was, once again, a fun and successful day.
First up we have the obligatory photos of my own stall. Not the best photographs in the world as the light was quite dim in this room!
I seem to have a different sized (and shaped) table each time I go to market, and today was no exception. It was a good pitch though, lots of room to spread out, so I was able to display my various trinket boxes much more easily than usual.
Enough about me, on to the highlights…
These miniature cakes by Local Sugar caught my eye because they were slightly different from the usual cakes you see around these days. I really liked the small size (let’s face it, most cupcakes these days are huge and a bit tricky to eat without covering your entire face in frosting), and I loved the way they were packaged in egg cartons.
The stall next to me was chock full of interesting bits and bobs designed by Lucy Letherland and Helen Hancocks. Both ladies have a distinct style and I love the quirkiness of it all (despite them clearly being cat-lovers rather than dog-lovers ).
Not really a stall, but my second favourite thing today were the micro pigs. Teeny pigs! I did overhear a woman saying “they’re not very small” but clearly that woman had never seen a proper pig, because these were only about the size of a Jack Russell (and when they’re fully grown they’re smaller than a labrador)…
Last, but certainly not least, we have my absolute star pick of the day. Illustrations by Mistah. I absolutely loved his work, in particular NdoubleUsix and Kensal Rising which are gorgeous prints featuring local landmarks. Cleverly and skillfully done, these prints really made my jaw drop. I couldn’t resist buying a shopping bag featuring the Kensal Rising design and I really hope that there are (or will be) bags with the NdoubleUsix design on because I desperately want one!
So those were, for me at least, the highlights of the day. There was of course a grand array of other stalls ranging from vintage fashion to furniture to jewellery and hats. You had to be there to see it all, and if you missed this one then you’ll have to try and visit the next!
Many thanks to Juliet Kinsman for organising yet another fabulous day.