It’s Jack-in-a-box time @ the Crossing, Candelo…

our little market emporium

 

The October Candelo Market has snuck up on us again(!) and so it’s time for our little pop-up market emporium – just a hop, skip and a jump across the bridge from the park. Lordy knows what the weather will be like, but we’re indoors so it hardly matters.

We’ll have our regular yummy treaties, our limited edition handcrafted objects (glass, ceramic and textile), contemporary jewellery and trad country wares; timeless, classic, with a touch of the iconic. Garden sourced comestibles. Everything locally made. What could be nicer!

 

 

On the social side of things (always of utmost importance in a country context), Jen’s just back from tripping the light fantastic through Old Blighty and so we anticipate entertaining tales of convivial derring-do.

The lack of rain hasn’t been kind to the gardens, but we’ll pull together whatever seasonal produce we can. Meanwhile here’s a wander around our backyards over the last couple of days, some elements of which will make an appearance on Sunday…

 

 

 

 

See you there, from 9am – 1pm.

Dawn has broke and Spring has sprung…

Spring at last! And so we’re dropping in the early morning install snaps of last Sunday’s pop-up for those who missed it (….most specifically Jen, who’s having a marvellous time in London with Snow as we speak!!)…

 

What a lovely, chatty day it was. See you all next month: 7th October. Same time, same place (…and Jen will be back, with wondrous tales of her travels.)

 

2 sleeps ’til Spring!!

peachy

 

It’s the week leading into our September pop-up and it’s been all hands on deck to gather together all the treats. Spring’s been tip-toeing towards us; glorious blue days….unbelievably cold nights! – but still, it’s almost time to break out the blossom floaters (arcadian-artisan-speak for cocktails.) Hurrah!

For our pop-up this coming Sunday we’ll have all your fave bibs’n’bobs plus a lovely addition to the temptation mix, ‘La vie en rose ‘ coconut ice. Yum. And as per usual we feature glass by Megxx, joolz by Ginger and all-things-country-chic by Jen. Ernesto’s folkloric ceramics and Sangmi’s exquisite embroidery round out the gorgeousness.

And we have lots of off-piste prezzies for the Big Daddy in your life.

Here’s a wee peek at our gardens this week. We’re so close to spring we can smell it….

 

 

Winter might be drawing to a close but it’s definitely still beanie weather, that’s for sure (and, yes, we still have some in stock!!) See you on Sunday @ the Crossing, Candelo. 9am – 1pm.

 

 

And that was August…

We had a very sweet pop-up day last Sunday, despite that grey winter day; always a pleasure to see our ‘regulars’ – this now being our fifth day of trading!! – and welcome all the new lovies, too.

Magnolia and Hellebore brought a breath of Jen’s beautiful garden into the room and there was eclectic charm and treats aplenty to assuage grumbling tummies and deliver a little timely joy to heart and soul (how cute are those Owl and Pussycats!!!!)…

 

 

See you all at the Spring pop-up (Sunday September 2nd.) Yay!!

The rounds of the garden: this week at our place(s)…

Goodness gracious, how quickly the little pop-up emporium comes around again! And out in the yard those chilly nights now dawn into milder days that tease us with the promise of spring; the heavenly scent of ‘kiss-me-by-the-garden-gate’ (Lonicera fragrantissima) wafting in the air, and pops of daffodil here and there (which we have to rush to pick before our resident thugs, the cockatoos, swoop in to behead them!) But never fear, there’s still a month of lovely winter cuddles to savour and plenty of time for cosy fireside treats.

This Sunday at Candelo we’ll have our signature seasonal fare: jams and condiments (now including Sangmi’s kimchi) and a lovely variety of baked goodies to tempt all tastes; rich moist spiced rum fruit cake, almond crescents, totally munchie hemp cookies, crostoli rosettes and so much more.

Jen’s still been knitting, Megxx has still been casting and Ginger’s still been hard at work at her jewellers bench. Our house guests (Sangmi and Ernesto) remain in residence and all is well in the world…

 

 

See you on Sunday!

 

 

Reboot towards summer…

For the historically quietest (and climatically most unreliable) Candelo Market period of the year, last Sunday proved to be a gloriously sunny, blue-skied, windless gift of a day.

Jen’s garden provided faux spring cheer with that glorious ornamental apricot blossom and our little market emporium had pops of colour all over the shop to gladden the coolest of hearts…

 

 

How lovely it was to see our regulars!

We’ll be popping back up again on Sunday August 5th.