Yesterday was the second Fledge@ the Fringe Market in Harrington Square in town. Anne and Megan picked me up and we got there just after 10h00. My first impression was gobsmacked-ness by the gorgeous baroque building that houses Charly’s Bakery at the north side of the square, which presided over the market like an over-decorated cake at a barmitzvah. What, you’ve never been to Charly’s before? my companions scoffed. What can I say? I clearly don’t get out much.
The market was fabulous – extremely well-organised, stunning displays and products of superior quality and original design, plenty of room for buyers, and a wonderfully aroma-ed coffee stand that I never quite seemed able to reach because I was constantly side-tracked by all the STUFF there was to look at. There is so much creative talent out there, it blew me away. I managed to restrain myself from spending a whole months’ salary in one go, and bought a beautiful shabby chic (shabby shabby?) chalkboard and three brooches.
The rabbit brooch in the middle is made from the lid of a jam jar, and the text is Pink milk is my favourite and my best. The person who made it even took the trouble to stitch a pink felt heart on the back under the brooch pin, like a little secret.
We were so inspired by what we saw that we’re going to apply for a stand ourselves at the next market, scheduled for some time in April. We are, after all, the jam tarts girls. See our facebook page :-) http://www.facebook.com/JamTarts4
To be continued…