Friday, 16 April 2010
Welcome to Handmade & Vintage, a regular pop-up market in Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes. We are two mums with creative pasts, Nichola is a trained jewellery & surface pattern designer & was a visual merchandiser for Habitat and Shelly used to be found treading the boards in that there London. Then we had kids.
Several years later we emerged blinking into the sunlight & realised that the shops were filled with things we didn't really like but there was a wealth of artistic talent on our doorstep, so Handmade & Vintage was born. Our premise is simple, if it's handmade or vintage then it'll be at our market. A percentage of any profits will be donated to a different local charity after each event, so if you know of any worthy local causes then get in touch.
Our first event is:
Saturday May 15th 10am - 3pm
We'll have two floors of fabulous stall holders there, jewellers, feltmakers, Manga art, childrenswear, gorgeous vintage goodies from mid century homeware to American clothing. There will be a proper old-fashioned tea room complete with beautiful vintage china, so when you're shopped out you can put your feet up and have a cuppa & a slab of homemade victoria sponge to recouperate. We also have Betty, the coolest 1950's ice-cream van ever to grace the streets of Milton Keynes, selling locally made ice cream. Come by and say hello & see what unique treasures you can find and get that warm fuzzy glow that you're supporting local independent artists, crafters, sellers & charities.