Are you getting excited about Christmas? It’s not far away now and I can’t believe my youngest daughter only has a couple of weeks left of school for the year! I’m starting to feel very festive now the Christmas editions of my favourite magazines have come out, I’m seeing those big legs of ham in the shops and central London decorated in stunning christmas lights on Tina’s blog colourliving.
Christmas markets have begun and last Friday I went to one in Merricks North on the Mornington Peninsula called Christmas At The Studio with my cousin Carol. The Studio was built by Glassblower Leisa Wharington, 25 years ago and she shares the space with Jeweller Flick Pope and Painter Julie Niekamp. Their work was for sale in the Studio whilst a number of makers and designers offered their wares outside amongst the bushland setting. There was also wonderful food and coffee and Carol and I left feeling very inspired.
The Bush Market
Carol bought one of these stunning birdcages and bought me this rustic bouquet of bush gumnuts for use as a prop in one of my food styling shoots.
Treehouse Textiles across the road and were having an open day to showcase their textile workshops. After the market we called in there to say hello. The workshops are set in beautiful bushland which is tranquil and relaxed overlooking a secluded lake. Lunch and treats at the workshop come from Nicole at Maude St Catering packed in a gorgeous wooden box. It’s a wonderful touch Carol loved when she did one of their workshops and made a quilt.
Do you have any good Christmas markets where you live? I’d love to hear about them.