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, ( 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:

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 

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!

Monday, 10 April 2017

Meet the Trader

Sue Kit of Wildlife Wonders

Sue joined us at the February flea and is back again on 29th April with her eclectic mix of art and gifts.

After joining a local wildlife page on Facebook in 2015, Sue was inspired to have a go at photography although she didn't really know one end of a camera from the other!  People seemed to enjoy and appreciate her contribution which inspired her to try and take even better pictures.

Spending a few hours enjoying nature and taking picutres is a welcome break from Sue's caring duties, looking after her disabled son.  Looking back over her photos, days or even months later, brings back memories of each trip out.  This year Sue's photos include the robins nesting in her garage and of the fledglings before they flew out into the big wide world.

The bird shaped feeders are one of Sue's favourite products.  They are so unusual compared to the usual cylindrical variety.

The image on the cushion is from Sue's picture of a fox taken at the farm where her son goes horse riding - it looks fabulous against the black background.

The boardwalk photo was taken on a trip to Littlehampton which brings back memories of another favourite photo of cinnabar moth catterpillars on ragwort.

Come along and have a look at Sue's wonderful stall at the next Sugar and Spice Flea Market held on 29th April at The Grange Pub, Warwick Road, Ealing.  Open 12-5pm.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

First Flea of 2017 - 25th February

WOW! An amazing and successful first flea for 2017!

A big "thank you" to all the fantastic stall holders who all helped to make the February flea market such a success and to Barbara, the very supportive and enthusiastic landlady of our market venue -
The Grange Pub, Ealing.

The day got off to a good start.  I was out and about early doing a last bit of flyering and listening to the Jo Good and Simon Lederman morning show on BBC Radio London. They mentioned the 9.15 am billboard slot and were asking listeners to call in to promote local markets, events etc.  It was too good an opportunity to let pass and before I knew it I was chatting to Jo and Simon about the market. A great bit of free advertising to a massive audience.  Quite nerve racking though as a first time caller!

The February market saw the welcome addition of lots of new, talented craft stalls.  In particular I loved the knitted Easter egg holders made by Sue Kitt of Wildlife Wonders ( and the very cute animals cleverly knitted by Jennie MacLeod (

We were also joined by Lucy Savage, Ealing's very own chocolatier ( and regular Sugar and Spice trader Denise of Denalis Jewellery.

My daughter enjoyed her first ever tarot reading thanks to Eva ( who was taking tarot readings in the potting shed!

We had visitors young and old and lots of cute dogs too!

The next flea market will be held on 29th April at The Grange Pub, 12-5pm.  All stall enquiries please email:

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Tarot Readings at The Grange

Sugar and Spice kicks off 2017 at The Grange Pub, Ealing on 25th February (12-5pm).

At the first market of the year, we see the welcome addition of a tarot reader - Eva Zadah.

Eva has been a tarot reader for 10 years and has practised in many different places including Camden and Covent Garden markets.  Eva's talents also include the making of silver and stone jewellery (

The Tarot is a pack of 78 playing cards that have been around since the mid-15th century.  Tarot cards have been used both for divination (predicting the future) as well as a kind of guided meditation.  The cards are categorised either as Major Arcana or Minor Arcana.  The 22 Major Arcana cards depict images like the Hanged Man, the Devil, the Wheel of Life and the Fool.  The 56 Minor Arcana cards are suit cards but rather than spades, hearts, diamonds and clubs, there are wands, swords, cups and pentacles.

The Tarot is a collection of symbols or archetypes that represent all of human experience and there are various ways to spread the deck and read it. 

If you would like a tarot reading, please come along on the 25th - email to book a time or just turn up on the day.  Readings run from 12-5pm.

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

2016 Highlights

Sugar and Spice Flea Market launched in the summer of 2016, on 23rd July at the wonderful Grange Pub, Ealing.  (

The garden was packed out with stalls as was the potting shed and summer house.

Stallholders included the lovely Denise of  Denalis Jewellery and cards (, the very talented Seena of Bottlebee ( and perfumier Sarah of the amazing 4160 Tuesdays (

The sun shone all day on what ended up to be the hottest day of the year yet!

My talented Auntie Rosemary provided the logo for the flea and has since designed a blue version too!

With another flea in September and November, we ended 2016 with a Christmas night market, complete with mulled wine (which definitely warmed us all up!!).  

To keep traders toasty warm we used the conservatory along with the summer house.   Gifty of Gifty's Relish joined us and her chutney proved very popular. (,  My favourite is the cucumber relish which was a great addition to our Christmas cheese board.

I love the work of Leah from Stitchdom ( - Leah has joined all the Sugar and Spice Flea Markets to date with her outrageously funny cross stitch designs.

Here's to a successful 2017!  Happy New Year everyone x