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Forgo the lure of Amazon and get out and enjoy the delights of these Pop Ups and Fairs across the UK.

 


Harrison Goldman is helping run this vintage fair in the heart of Kensington with desirable curios from an array of specialist and independent traders, covering antiques, rarities, art, collectables, vinyl and vintage fashion. There will be refreshments and live music.



 


Everything in their shop is made by hand in the British Isles. They can’t wait to share it with you. Their makers have been working so hard to create the most special things. It is going to be a destination to discover truly unique gifts for Christmas.



 


This November, Interior designer Octavia Dickinson brings her colourful and decorative collection of fabrics, wallpapers, and furnishings to the Dickinson Gallery in London's Mayfair in tandem with her sister, Phoebe Dickinson’s' solo exhibition entitled 'Great Houses & Gardens of England’. Octavia will furnish the exhibition with her new fabrics and wallpapers to compliment her sister's latest works, resembling something more like an English Country House drawing room than an exhibition.



 


They will be stocking all their favourite potted plants in antique and vintage containers, along with their seasonal wreaths, table centrepieces, plants, pot au fleur arrangements, potted bulbs & planters, Christmas trees, beautiful gifts and lots more. Everything will be available online, click and collect or courier delivery.



 


The Minerva Makers Market offers a unique opportunity to buy direct or commission pieces from a host of creative individuals just in time for Christmas. Come to get ahead on your. Christmas Shopping, Come to treat yourself!




 


Looking for Christmas presents that you won’t find anywhere in the shops, then this is the top spot for you. As the name suggests nearly everything you will find here is made by hand or at least in small batches. If it’s something useful and collectable you’re after, there’ll be a clutch of ceramicists whose work ranges from the charming to the almost monastically pure. Clothes to have you kitted out for the whole of winter - party frocks, silky shirts, up-cycled cashmere and hand-woven wools. Stocking fillers, they have that covered.



 


Curator & Maker returns for its fourth edition with a new collection celebrating two vital

elements of the winter season, inspired by a 16th-century Christmas carol: ‘Comfort and Joy.’ This Christmas, the collection invites you to celebrate with joyful hand-blown baubles, plaster and brass Christmas decorations, Holy Kitsch Christmas shrines, everlasting plants hand-made from cut paper and hand-crafted candlesticks, hand-knitted traditional jumpers to relish the everyday comfort of one-off hand-made ceramic plates, jugs and bowls and hand-blows glasses, lamps and olive oil pourers.



 


A unique destination for shopping and socialising, Connaught Village is a leafy village in the heart of the West End. From luxury goods to artisan food, designer boutiques, art galleries and exclusive restaurants – this select neighbourhood combines tradition and the now. Stroll through the quaint village of pastel-coloured houses, a mix of Georgian and 60’s architecture or relax in the gardens of one of London’s most desirable communities.



 


For the weekend of 25 & 26th November, food writer Jess Elliott Dennison is opening her beautiful Edinburgh Studio with a curation of kitchenware, confectionery, homemade preserves, locally-made ceramics and recycled wool blankets, so you’re covered for stylish, well-crafted Christmas gifting! Lunch at the market includes Jess’s Triple cheese pasta with chestnut pangritata. Then for pudding; Chocolate, nocino-soaked fig and hazelnut cake, and Marmalade pudding drowned in double cream.


 


Taking place across two days in our beautiful Hay Barn at Charleston in Firle, browse their carefully hand-picked selection of artisan stalls, each selling their unique wares – with stalls from over 30 local and independent artists, ceramicists, designers and makers.



 


Colefax and Fowler, Angela Flanders, Lucinda Chambers, Allday Goods and Ally Capellino are just some of the stallholders who will fill the Museum’s galleries. Museum of the Home is also hosting its own stall with items from Ambassadors (including ceramicist Kate Malone) and supporters’ own personal collections. The event falls in line with the Winter Festival, inviting visitors to explore our famous Rooms Through Time and collections, as well as enjoying festive nibbles and mulled wine at the Yard Sale.



 


Their first-ever Christmas Fair. The purpose is to champion the designers and makers who pour their hearts into every creation and to celebrate all things unique and handcrafted.



 


Catch up with friends as you browse an exclusive array of gifts from interesting local craftspeople. Taste their local produce and take home ideas for making your own Christmas presents. You’ll find exhibitors like Flavell Trading with hand-turned chopping boards, Bud to Seed with stylish garden products and Kate Wilkinson with her beautiful contemporary jewellery.

Mary Berry is their special guest on the Preview Evening, and she will be signing copies of her latest book. They’ll be serving delicious food and drink, they’ll have live music and carols at the piano, and there will be craft demonstrations throughout the event. Tickets for the evening event are limited.




 


Taking place over four long weekends, there are both morning and afternoon sessions. Their Mercatum Winter Artisan Markets are hugely popular, so they are delighted to be able to hold them again this year and give their visitors and artisans the opportunity to come together here at Haddon to enjoy a little seasonal magic.



 


Join them in-store to do your Christmas shopping and plan your festive table. An edit of Tavola favourites, one-off vintage pieces, gifts, sweet treats and festive crackers. Free gift wrapping and an exclusive edit of vintage pieces as well as favourites from their collection.




 


Unique home and lifestyle pieces sourced from local artisans in Zambia. Curated by Emma and Sarah, the collection includes baskets, tableware, textiles and children's toys. Exclusive designs from independent Zambian makers using traditional practices, including ceramics, weaving and carpentry.



 


The countdown to their festive gathering of art, books, homeware, textiles, accessories and greeting cards is on a small but perfectly formed curation to browse, covet and purchase.



 

A festive Christmas Fair with some wonderful makers, illustrators, artists, printers and publishers - lots to see and buy - and there are a wonderful series of talks taking place too by the Gentle Author, Illustrators Marion Ellit, Jonny Hannah and Clive Hicks Jenkins, plus art historians Alan Powers and James Russell.



 


The fair will celebrate LGBTQIA+ artists, makers, and small businesses, inviting them to come together and share work that explores the relationship between identity and home. This Winter edition of Queeriosities will play on the concept of a traditional festive market, featuring more than 40 vendors offering a unique selection of thought-provoking ceramics, paintings, sculpture, textiles, books, ephemera, homeware and gifts.



 


Ceramic members will be showcasing and selling amazing ceramics, pottery wheel throwing for adults and children on the day, raku firing demo from members, and you can glaze and fire some pots on the day, too! Supporting Hackney Homeless Shelter this year.



 


In support of Goldfinger People's Kitchen, the Laylow Christmas Fair is back, and there are so many brands to check out this year.




 

The Fayre will be hosting a December gathering to celebrate all that we hold dear - food, music, people, art and community.

Hosted at the wonderful Sennen Village Hall, with exhibitions, wares, music in the church and, of course, a big old dinner to bring everyone together.


For more information, read about it in their recent Tat Feautre, and for tickets, click here.

The Fayre
The Fayre

 


Pots, pots, pots! Jewellery! Colouring books! Special things are ready to become the perfect gift created by their teachers, studio holders, and members.



 


If you're after something different for someone special, the Christmas Independent Ceramics Market provides a unique opportunity to buy a diverse range of affordable ceramic artwork and buy directly from the maker. This event brings together a community of over 150 established and early-career ceramic artists from across the UK & Europe, making it the ideal location for discovering a new clay wave of ceramicists.




 


Join them for a festive extravaganza at The Oval Christmas Market! Delectable food and drink from Pophams, Kricket and PINCH, shopping from 20+ handpicked vendors. Hosted at an iconic East London venue. Gift shopping from Flax London, REIA, The Italian Wine Shop, Sims Wear, RAY RAY's Flowers, Botivo drinks and more. They are proud to be supporting Hackney Night Shelter with a share of any profits.



 

LAST BUT BY NO MEANS LEAST...




Founded by Ruth Guilding of Bible Of British Taste, now in its 4th glorious year, based in spacious St Mark’s Church in leafy Primrose Hill, its USP is the sellers - owners direct - regulars Luke Edward Hall, Daniel Slovik, Benedict Foley and Lucinda Chambers - and brand new pop-ups shifting inherited treasures, emptying country house attics and cupboards under the stairs. Expect old pieces, new to the market, that have lain for decades in tea chests and bottom drawers, all true vintage/ antiques, the best kind of tat. Cash essential, bags of bargains, Xmas cheer.




 

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