Wednesday, 16 October 2013

merchant sq. craft & design fair

A few weeks ago, I was invited along for lunch and a mooch around the Merchant City Craft & Design fair in Glasgow. I've been to various markets around Glasgow before, but somehow this one had slipped under my radar - despite being held every Sunday! For those of you not so familiar with Glasgow, Merchant square is a trendy hub of restaurants and bars under one roof, with a lovely cobbled courtyard. It's the perfect place to enjoy a coffee, lunch, or a cheeky cocktail or two whilst people watching and is just a stones throw away from the city centre.

We were treated to lunch at Metropolitan, where I indulged in a big stack of nachos, before tucking into one of the nicest plates of fish and chips (those chips...!) I've had in a while, coupled with a few glasses of wine.

Afterwards we had a walk around the market which I couldn't help but notice was very diverse, but had a really nice Scottish vibe to it. The sellers were all so friendly and happy to spend time chatting away to us. Some of my favourite stalls included Kirsty Fraser's beautiful range of jewellery (that honeycomb necklace will be mine, just as soon as I decide on which colour!), Twa Burds Soaps which sold delicious handmade soaps and bath products (eat your heart out Lush - their Cherry Bakewell bath salt is my new favourite bathtime treat!) and last but not least, the beautifully intricate paper cuttings and accessories from Shindigg!

Now that I know about it, the fair is something I'll be visiting more often, especially around Christmas to pick up some gifts for friends and family and maybe a sneaky cupcake or two for myself! The fair is open 11am until 6pm every Saturday and 12pm until 6pm on Sundays. Entry is free too!

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  1. Those honeycomb necklaces are really pretty, looks like the fair was a really cool place :) xoxo

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  2. I'm sure I've been in Merchant Square on a sunday and never noticed this... then again I am the world's least observant person. Those cupcakes look absolutely awesome.

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  3. This sounds like my kinda fair! I LOVE all things crafty and handmade. The necklaces are lovely, and the cherry bakewell bath salt sounds amazing! x

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  4. This looks amazing, those cakes look soo yummy and the honeycomb necklaces are just my kinda thing! :)

    Amy | http://amysbeautyjournal.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. The honey comb necklaces are so fun - I want one too! Those autumn cupcakes look so elegant and delicious.

    M.

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  6. Wow I loooooove those honeycomb necklaces so much! Gorgeous. Fab photos, looks like a great day!

    Raffles Bizarre Blog

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  7. So pretty, I love the design of these necklaces! x


    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  8. I dont know where to begin! The necklaces, the cupcakes, the fish and chips! I want it all! xx
    Heroine In Heels

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  9. Looks lovely, those cupcakes looks amazing! xo

    londonandlouboutins.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. ahhhhh I want one of those necklaces!! <3

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  11. I know the necklaces are pretty but I can't stop gazing at the cupcakes and the fish and chips *currently drooling* :)^^ x

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  13. These are really nice, i recently went to a craft fair and found loads of lovely craft and ceramic gifts to and bought a teapot from Juliet Reeves Designs

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