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!






Monday, 10 April 2017

Meet the Trader

Sue Kit of Wildlife Wonders
https://www.facebook.com/SueKittPhotography

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 (https://www.facebook.com/SueKittPhotography) and the very cute animals cleverly knitted by Jennie MacLeod (http://ambothan.blogspot.co.uk).



We were also joined by Lucy Savage, Ealing's very own chocolatier (https://www.facebook.com/EalingChocs) and regular Sugar and Spice trader Denise of Denalis Jewellery.



My daughter enjoyed her first ever tarot reading thanks to Eva (http://www.sorceress.co) 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: sugarandspicefleamarket@gmail.com.