The Lovely Merchants, a group of designer makers, return to Mornington Crescent on 25th November to hold their pre-Christmas Market. Expect unusual crafted gifts, vintage, 'posh jumble', and also food. Plus, it's held above a pub, so you get all of the usual pleasures associated with that! I went to the pre-Valentine's event in February - this will also be very good for buying very original gifts.
"Christina Wilson, photographer, and online shopkeeper Amanda Cox of Nonesuchthings bring you another Lovely Merchants event just in time for Christmas.
Nell Card or Nell's (Vintage Homeware)
Described as a "roving, evolving, carefully curated vintage homeware collection", Nell's is a new venture from Guardian editor and journalist. Nell will be selling affordable and unique vintage items for the home ranging from handmade period textiles to unusual yet utilitarian kitchenware. Each item has been hand-picked for its uniqueness with London living-quarters in mind. Nell's website features a sneak-preview of latest stock. nellsvintagehomeware.com
For Lovely Merchants Jane Howard will be presenting a new selection of small scale sculptures. All of which will be individually handmade and limited edition. Her 'Worldly Quail Egg' will be for sale. By intricately mixing blue paint with the natural pattern of the shell, these eggs become like miniature globes. Each with a different landmass, they are an original object to give or own and are packaged to perfection. Cards and prints will also be available. janehoward.co.uk
Beautiful cards and prints, plus new Christmas cards from photographer Christina. Inspired by images of everyday life - images can be anything from a simple teacup to a stunning view or just something that she finds simply beautiful. Christina likes the unobvious - a bare tree, a worn out chair, the imperfect - but somehow makes it seem special. christinawilson.co.uk
Online shopkeeper Amanda Cox will have a special Christmas Shop selling all the Nonesuchthings favourites and some one-offs too. Expect to find carefully chosen gifts, wrapping supplies, stocking fillers for grown-up girls too plus lots more. nonesuchthings.com
Becca is an established jeweller and also one half of jewellery design duo Pearl & Queenie, award winning boutique in Hastings Old Town. Central Saint Martins trained, Becca will showcasing her own range of classic "Becca" jewellery, along with current Pearl & Queenie collections called Equestrian Treasures & The Love Story. Expect striking fine jewellery in 22ct Gold, with signature engraving, tiny precious gemstones along with unique designs for the stylish and fashion-forward. pearlandqueenie.com
Posh Jumble by Debra Bourne
Co founder of the All Walks Beyond the Catwalk is an industry initiative to promote and celebrate the use of a more diverse range of models in fashion imagery. Her experience with working within the fashion industry on the editorial side as well as her consultancy has resulted in a strong sense of style and design - Debra will be opening up her wardrobe for our next lovely merchants as our Posh Jumble host including pieces by Ralph Lauren, Prada, etc. allwalks.org and @msdebrabourne
Beautiful clothes for gorgeous girls - a selection of past seasons favourites - standby for some bargains - elbows to the ready, sale items, samples, one offs - sure to find something for your daughter(s), niece, goddaughter ..... at seriously discounted prices from this gorgeous Notting Hill shop - ilovegorgeous.co.uk
Baked Goods by Alice and Maude
Available to eat on the spot with tea or to take home. Beautiful baked goods with lovely attention to detail by Alice and Maude.
Mick's Adventures with food - pre-bookable lunch at Lovely Merchants
Mick is one of London's great gourmands, brilliant at sourcing and combining fresh seasonal produce to make really tasty food. His passion is cooking and even more eating the finest food. Known to many as Mick the Fish because of years of sourcing the finest fish and seafood, but his love of everything gastronomic extends beyond the fruits of the sea. We are lucky at Lovely Merchants to experience his unique cooking. Text Mick on 07836208277 for payment details."
When - Sunday 25th November
Link - Lovely Merchants