Lots and lots of pretty things after the cut :)
So with Beauxoxo currently I am not able to do as many markets as I used to due to the sheer amount of international orders I get compared to when I was just a student making a bit of pocket money selling my wares! I do really, really miss the market days though so I decided to come back to Boscombe Vintage Market for the December market as a Christmas special and also because it was Small Business Saturday. I have blogged quite a lot about the Boscombe Vintage Market so if you want to see one of my original posts from nearly a year ago now (flippin eck!!) then click right on here. In a nutshell, the market was established in October 2010 and sells the wares of many local vintage sellers and crafters on the first Saturday of every month with free entry in the majestic Royal Arcade in Boscombe, Dorset. The market is wonderful in providing opportunities for small businesses like myself and other local artists, but most importantly it increases footfall in the area; and is raising the profile of Boscombe as a creative arts and cultural hub.
It was a really good day of trade, and so lovely and Christmassy. I always love most of all catching up with my fellow stall-holders as what's so special about markets is the comradery between everyone. I adore in particular Carlitta Monchitta's lace earrings, Lulabopjewelry's badges and pins, Made By Swimmer's quirky embroidered goods, Kaotic Handbag's comic and Disney pieces and Joanna Jacob's signature bottle top jewellery. Then of course in terms of vintage pieces you're truly spoilt for choice and each visit will have you finding something completely unique. This Saturday I fell in love with a strawberry tea dress, and a 70s lace cream dress both pictured above. You also find unexpected gems such as the above chick salt and pepper pots which let's face it are kind of crazy but deserved to be fussed over and adored!
I hope the above photos maybe convinced you to swing by the market if you happen to be a Dorset resident, or if you happen to be visiting in the future. For more information about the Boscombe Vintage Market click here.
Where? Inside the Royal Arcade, Boscombe, Bournemouth, BH1 4BT. 2 miles east of Bournemouth town centre
When? The first Saturday of every month (I only do this market seasonally so feel free to tweet me to ask when I will next be there!)
What markets are good locally to you? Did you shop handmade and locally this Saturday?