It’s the May Day weekend so there’s bound to be a special holiday air about Kew Village Market this Sunday 5th May! Of course all your favourite food stalls will be there so you can enjoy a taste of the seaside from the Portland Scallop Company, fantastic flavours of the Mediterranean from Thee Olive Tree, or gorgeous goat’s milk cheeses from Nut Knowle Farm.
While our food stalls remain regular our craft content changes with each market – and this month we’re particularly pleased with the quality and range of hand-made originals on offer. If you’re looking for a gift for someone special or simply to treat yourself, don’t miss Kew Market this Sunday!
If your taste in jewellery is for natural materials with a contemporary edge, Victorious Bee is for you. They’re launching their new Spring/Summer collection at Kew Market, featuring semi-precious stones in bright, tropical colours with notes of silver or gold vermeil. Or you might be tempted by Honeypot Beads – unique beaded and glass jewellery ranging from pendants to earrings to mobile pohone charms.
If you’ve a wedding in the offing you’ll be stopping at Camilla Spaven Millinery – her vintage-inspired hand-made hats with a modern twist are wonderfully wearable works of art. As well as summer hats and headpieces for the guests Milly offers a bridal range and a bespoke service.
Perhaps you’re looking for a wedding present? Charlie Bale Textiles has lovely fabric gifts for the home – embroidered cushions, garlands, decorations and much more. At Board n Bread Alan Voysey uses recycled wood to make solid oak cutting boards, cheese board and serving platters, and is happy to personalise presents. And Jo Beckett’s ceramics would always be welcome: simple shapes in subtle colours with interesting textures, they’re not just beautiful but really useful – all her pieces are both dishwasher and microwave safe (and how often can you say that about hand-made pottery?).
Sarah-Jane Hemsley’s service is just as beautiful and useful: at SJ Upholstery she breathes new life into tired furniture, restoring and re-upholstering antique, mid-century and modern chairs, picking the perfect fabric – from designer to original vintage finds – to complement the piece.
Finally Botanic Health Care can reach the parts other stalls cannot reach, providing natural products to look after your body inside and out. Their three skincare ranges include therapeutic products to alleviate skin problems.
Find a list of all Sunday’s stallholders here and be sure to join us in time for live music from King Ralph at 11:30 and 12:30.