It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas….

Well it’s been a while since our last blog and that’s because we’ve been uber busy here making lots of new jewellery and preparing for the various sales and Christmas markets we’re taking part in over the run up to Christmas… but more about that later.

Since we last blogged we’ve had three more very successful markets at Wilmslow Artisan MarketAltrincham Vintage and Craft and Castlefield Artisan  All three are fab and they each have a very different feel.  Wilmslow is sited on a busy and bustling town high street which definitely comes alive on market day.  There’s a real continental market town feel to the day with huge support from local residents enjoying the full experience of the market and bringing increased custom to the existing shops and cafe bars too.

Photograph by Lisa Reeves,
Wilmslow Artisan Market – the high street comes alive!

Altrincham Vintage and Craft Market is sited in the covered market on Greenwood Street next to the Victorian indoor market building, a traditional market setting which complements the craft and vintage theme wonderfully.

Altrincham’s historic market hall

On the third Sunday of the month the market is filled with vintage and artisan craft stalls each offering something very different and very individual.  The market has been taking place for several months now and has many regular return customers and is discovered by many new ones each event and is definitely well worth a visit!

Photo courtesy of Magpies Markets
Photo courtesy of Magpies Markets
Photo courtesy of Magpies Markets

Last, but by no means least is the Castlefield Artisan Market  A new market on the Artisan calendar, the December market will be the third and if the first two are anything to go by, it’s definitely one not to miss!  Set in the wonderful Castlefield Basin area of Manchester this is a gem in the heart of the city.  It’s situated in a lovely cobbled area under the railway arches and the first Sunday of the month it becomes a bustling ‘town’ filled with stalls selling a variety of delicious produce and artisan arts and crafts at their best.  Entertainment has been provided on both occasions by the fabulously energetic Cotton Town Hot Club and the November market saw the addition of Sax Solution.  They both help create a fabulous atmosphere and the next market is definitely one to put in your diary!

The Cotton Town Hot Club entertaining at Castlefield

We’ve introduced some lovely new items for the forthcoming markets and they’re all on our web site Jacy & Jools now.  Also check out the lovely new items on our sister sites JJKitsch and The Make A Wish Company for the full range of our popular ‘Make A Wish’ bracelets.

We’ve have a new sterling silver variation of our JJKitsch ‘Love Beads’ bracelets, called JoJo bracelets they’re available on Jacy & Jools now

Fuchsia jade with sterling silver beads and star
Semi precious turquoise beads with sterling silver beads
and open heart charm

Take a look also at the full range of our lovely new sterling silver charm necklaces – here’s a sneaky peek at a couple

Now to Christmas, Jacy’s favourite time of the year!  We’re really excited about it and we’ve got a full calendar of events throughout the following weeks.  We start the run up to Christmas this weekend with Wilmslow Artisan Market on Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm on Grove Street, Wilmslow and Altrincham Vintage and Craft Market on Sunday, 11 am to 3.30 pm in the Covered Market, Greenwood Street, Altrincham.

The next Castlefield Artisan Market is on the 4 December in the usual place at the corner of Duke Street and Castle Street close to Dukes 92 and we’re excited to be taking part in two Christmas Markets!!  The first is in Wilmlsow and we’re there from the opening night Friday 25 November, when the lights are switched on, to Tuesday 29 November from 11 am to 8 pm.  It will be located on Alderley Road from Sainsburys to MultiYork and other attractions include an ice rink, Santa’s Grotto and fairground rides.  The second is the Castlefield Christmas Market, just a stone’s throw from its usual location outside Dukes 92.  This takes place on Friday 23 December, from 10 am to 9 pm and will be a fabulous traditionally themed Christmas market with entertainment, carol singing, sherry and mince pies.  An event for all the family with a great festive party atmosphere! One not to miss!!

We’re also at Heyes Lane Junior School’s Christmas Fair on Friday 2 December from 5 – 7 pm and we have the regular Wilmslow Artisan and Altrincham Vintage & Craft on December 17 and 18 respectively at their usual times/locations.

We hope to see you at one of the events, don’t forget to come and say hello!

Copies of our flyers about the above events can be downloaded using the links below:
Castlefield Christmas Market
Wilmslow Christmas Market
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