Monday, 16 October 2017

Meet the Trader

Angela of Sticky Toffee Chic is one of the latest talented makers to join the Sugar and Spice Flea Market, making her debut (and her first ever market) at the Big Autumn Flea on 30th September 2017.



Her handmade bags and accessories are so fresh and eye catching, making the perfect gift or home accessory.

Owner of Sticky Toffee Chic, Angela, has always loved sewing, it was her favourite subject at school. She made her own Bananarama-inspired clothes in her early twenties and after a 15 year break after having children, she started attending sewing classes again and found her love of making bags. Angela now makes bags of all sizes, including make-up bags, jewellery cubes, flat zipped pouches and coin purses.  Angela's style is colourful and quirky making her products so eye catching and desirable and she is always working to evolve her product range.  There's nothing stopping Angela's creativity now as since her daughter moved out she now has space for her very own sewing room!

Sticky Toffee Chic bags can be found at the Sugar and Spice Flea Market, Ealing and also on line: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/StickyToffeeChic.









Tuesday, 10 October 2017

The Big Autumn Flea Market - a great success!

WOW - the Big Autumn Sugar and Spice Flea Market proved to be a great success. A wonderful day, with great feedback from traders and visitors alike.


There was a steady flow of visitors from start to finish, some popping in just for a hand blended coffee by Kaffee Culture or a slice of homemade cake courtesy of Dani, the Midnight Baker, but many making an afternoon of it and enjoying the delights of all the stalls.

The Ealing branch of Oxfam joined the market with a stall selling ethically sourced gifts including Fairtrade products.

This Ealing based market offers the ideal opportunity to buy unique gifts and collectables. The handmade candles proved popular and some of the visitors added to their collection of vintage Ladybird books from one of the vintage stalls.

Angela, of Sticky Toffee Chic joined the flea for the first time with her stunning range of handmade bags, purses and pouches. Sugar and Spice Flea is the first ever market Angela has ever sold at and I am pleased to say she will be returning to the next market on 21 October.



Come along to the next Sugar and Spice Flea on 21st October, 12-5pm at The Grange Pub, Warwick Road, Ealing W5 3XH.  Free entry and free local parking.  Dogs are very welcome too.

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Meet the trader

Kaffee Culture, will be at the Big Autumn Flea on 30th September, serving their hand roasted artisan coffee.

Business owner, Stephen has roasted his own coffee for more than five years and when he was made redundant from working as a Business Improvement Manager, he decided to follow his passion - coffee!

Kaffee Culture offers an online bespoke roasting service where customers can select the bean, the roast level and the coffee is posted first class the very next day.  As it is bespoke a name of choice can be printed on the bag, making an ideal gift.  Stephen supplies Fairtrade,  Rain Forest Alliance beans, single farms estates, and decaf is also an option.

Owner of Kaffee Culture and local Ealing resident Stephen says his motivation comes from his love of coffee and being able to control exactly how it tastes by bringing out the best in the bean.  All the flavour is brought out through the roasting process and he decided to turn his passion into a business offering a bespoke service which is difficult to get from the current offerings in the market.

What does he love about running his own business? 
Seeing a green bean turn into something delicious.  Being in control of his future and backing his own ideas and decisions.  Seeing something that was an idea turn into reality.

Along with the hand roasted coffee, Cold Brew coffee in bottles are also on the menu on 30th September and Stephen will be on hand to answer any coffee related questions.





Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Summer Flea Market

A great day was had by all at the 22nd July, Summer Sugar and Spice Flea Market and the sudden downpour of crazily heavy rain didn't manage to dampen our spirits.

Hosted at The Grange Pub, stalls included handmade jewellery, greetings cards, ceramics, vintage homeware, candles, handmade chocolate and homemade cakes.  It was lovely to meet new traders and to welcome back regulars.  Denise (Denalis Jewellery & Cards) one of the market's regular traders, brought along her new range of greeting cards including birthday card maps of Ealing.





Dani of the Midnight Bakery served her infamous gin and tonic cupcakes and new to the menu - delicious chocolate and chilli cake.




Ealing's very own chocolatier Lucy (Handmade in Ealing) showcased her amazing handmade chocolates including pomegranate molasses, rose & pistachio nut nibs and banana, coconut & Mount Gay rum caramel.


Potter Derek Whitehead's ceramics proved very popular with visitors (and other stallholders too!).
His range of jugs, plates and bowls looked stunning and he hopes to return to the market in September.


Sugar and Spice flea market will be back on 30th September 11-4pm complete with a vintage tearoom at St Matthew's church hall and gardens and 21 October 12-5pm at The Grange Pub.  For more information email sugarandspicefleamarket@gmail.com.


Monday, 3 July 2017

The Travelling Flea!

This September, Sugar and Spice is travelling just a short distance up the road from The Grange Pub (the host venue) to a bigger venue at St Matthew’s church hall, North Common Road, Ealing,  for a pop up Autumn extravaganza. The market will be showcasing local crafters, collectors and businesses.

Founded in 2016 by Emma Newman, owner of Cup and Saucer UK, (www.etsy.com/uk/shop/CupandSaucerUK) the market is proving a popular local event. As well as running the Autumn pop up, Emma will be selling her range of vintage homeware and gifts.

The church hall and gardens will be full of stalls to include handmade jewellery, greetings cards, vintage homeware and small furniture pieces, collectables, books, candles, fashion and more.  

Something for everyone.

The market comes complete with a vintage tearoom run by Dani Beckett of The Midnight Bakery serving seriously delicious homemade cakes - her chocolate chilli cake is a firm favourite.

Opening hours: 11-4pm 

Address: St Matthew’s Church Hall
North Common Road
Ealing  W5 2QA

Free entry and free local parking.

Dogs are welcome too!

All enquiries email: sugarandspicefleamarket@gmail.com

Thursday, 29 June 2017

The Big Autumn Sugar and Spice Flea Market

Exciting plans underway for the Big Autumn flea - showcasing local makers and shakers!

Lots of amazing stalls with a vintage tea room 

30th September 2017 
11-4pm 

St Matthew's Church, Ealing W5 2QA

Watch this space for more information


Wednesday, 3 May 2017

29th April market

It was lovely to meet all the new stall holders today and catch up with regular traders.

Dani of the Midnight Bakery supplied mouth watering homemade cakes.  The gin and tonic cup cakes and cookie monsters proved very popular.


Dani started baking as a hobby but soon started baking bespoke cakes for friends, colleagues and local businesses.  Based in Ealing, Dani caters for all occasions and celebrations and designs bespoke cakes.  She believes "a day with a cake in it can't be all that bad".  All cakes by the Midnight Baker are homemade and freshly baked to order. Dani will be joining us again at the 22nd July flea market at The Grange Pub, Ealing.

The potting shed was filled with a wonderful aroma from the handmade candles of Luckie Scents Candles with a handmade backdrop of paper flower art by Jjenes Designs.




The summer house was filled with a great range of vintage homeware and alongside the delicious homemade cakes was the new range of handmade chocolate by Lucy of Handmade in Ealing with such delights as peach/caramel/nutmeg and basil and lemon and also salted caramel crunch and thick candied orange slices dipped in dark chocolate.  Very excited to have Lucy back with us in July.

Roy of Wadada's Caribbean Deli supplied us with traditional Caribbean food such as guava jelly, pepper sauce and homemade juices.

A great day had by all.  As always a big "thank you" to Barbara and team at The Grange Pub for being such great hosts.  Good to see the lovely Percy the Park Keeper watering can being put to good use - one of Barbara's purchases for the pub.


See you all back at The Grange on 22nd July, 12-5pm.  Free entry and free local parking.  Dog friendly too!