Thursday, 22 February 2018

Selling at Sugar and Spice Flea Market

Launched in the summer of 2016, Sugar and Spice Flea has become a popular market and meeting place in Ealing.  The award winning Grange Pub, located in the heart of the community of Ealing Common, was the first and is the main market venue with the nearby St Matthew's church hall acting as an occasional pop up venue too.


2018 sees Sugar and Spice travelling to new, exciting venues including St Mary's Church Hall in South Ealing, on Saturday 12th May.  This will be the largest market to date, showcasing a fantastic line up of stalls and artisan food.

The market has a loyal following of regular traders, most of whom have been with the market from the launch.  Sugar and Spice is often the first market traders have ever sold at and it is so good to see them going from strength to strength, selling on line and at other markets, often stocking local shops too.  With the larger venues, we are joined by new traders, adding to the eclectic mix.  Stalls are carefully picked, with a good even mix of products.

All event dates are listed on the blog and Facebook page. Pitches are at affordable prices, and held at easily accessible venues, often with free local parking.  All the events are well promoted, with extenisve flyering across local areas, online listings and local press.

If you are interested in selling at Sugar and Spice Flea Market, please email Emma at sugarandspicefleamarket@gmail.com with details and photos of your products.

Come and say "hello" at the next market, 24th March at The Grange Pub, Ealing.  Open 12-5pm with free entry and free local parking.











Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Sugar and Spice supporting the RSPCA

Sugar and Spice Flea kicked off 2018 on Saturday 3rd February with a great line up of stalls at St Matthew's Church Hall, Ealing Common.

The February market supported the RSPCA, with the Northfields and Ealing Broadway branches holding a stall selling bric a brac and collectables.  Their stall looked amazing with some very eye catching items for sale. 


For some of the traders, Sugar and Spice is the first ever market they have sold at, and at February's market we were joined by Aimee of Retro Romance Boutique, selling a stunning selection of vintage homeware and furniture.



Putting the sugar into Sugar and Spice, our resident baker Dani of the Midnight Bakery served a delicious selection of homemade cakes and savouries - the sausage rolls with apple were very popular! 


We were also joined by Ealing's very own chocolatier, Lucy of Handmade in Ealing with her fabulous Valentine chocolate boxes and a whole new range of chocolates and truffles.


The next Sugar and Spice market is on 24th March at The Grange Pub, Ealing.  Come along, you never know what you might find, that's the fun of a flea market!

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Meet the Trader

An exciting addition to the flea market this year is Albert and Edward, upcycled lighting.


Company owner Duncan McKean tries to upcycle literally everything and anything.  He is passionate about discovering discarded or disused items and relishes the art of reviving and restoring his finds and turning them into something new.  Albert and Edward's reinvented, repurposed and refurbished product range, with a new lease of life, can then in turn be appreciated by a new concerning generation for years to come.

Duncan worked as a carpenter on leaving school and after studying Interior Architecture worked as an interior designer for many years.  Duncan has recently left his 16 year career as a Design Technology teacher to pursue his passion for upcyling lighting.

Albert & Edward's range of lighting will be available at the first flea of 2018 on Saturday 3rd February at St Matthew's Church Hall & Gardens.  Open 11-4pm, free entry and free local parking.






Tuesday, 28 November 2017

18 November Winter Wonderland Market

Sugar and Spice flea ended a very successful 2017, with a Winter Wonderland market at The Grange Pub, Ealing. 



The largest market to date at The Grange, with stalls spreading out under the covered garden area of the pub on what proved to be the wettest, coldest and dreariest weather so far this year!  It really was a very dismal weather day, but regular shoppers supported the market and we had lots of new visitors too who braved the weather conditions.

We welcomed new traders: local baker Philippa of Let Me Eat Cake Bakery, with her range of food gifts and delicious homemade gingerbread men and freelance artist Sophia, www.sophiasillustration.co.uk.  Sophia creates bespoke artworks of customers homes and also sells prints of illustrated maps, greetings cards and more.



The Summer House was all lit up and positively glowing courtesy of Albert and Edward, upcylced lighting.  These ingenious lights are proving very popular at Sugar and Spice, often created with nostalgic materials and will be returning to the markets next year.


Delicious sweet treats were provided by Handmade in Ealing and the Midnight Bakery.

As always, the Winter Wonderland market had a great atmosphere, with regular traders who have supported the market, some since the very start.

Markets start again next year, kicking off on Saturday 3rd  February at St Matthew's Church, Ealing Common, 11-4pm, complete with a vintage tea room and freshly brewed coffee.

A big "thank you" to shoppers and traders alike for all your support, and here's to a busy and successful 2018.



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.