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Archive for April 24th, 2011|Daily archive page

A Day at Teapot Market.

In Cooking, Off the beaten track., sustainable living on April 24, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Yesterday was the 2nd monthly Teapot Market in Carrick on Shannon, organised by Natalia from The Inkspot Bookshop. There was a very nice mix of local crafts there yesterday. One such was a selection of bird-boxes and small boxes made by William Lucey and his partner Debbie Swords. William, a cabinet maker, now sadly out of work, makes the boxes. Decoration is done by Debbie. A great combo. They live outside Ballinamore near Laura Lake. Contact no: 086-1071354.

I think this is fabulous work and I really like to buy something from the person who made it. I, of course bought one, pictured above, I love it, so rustic. Prices range from 15-25 euros.

I think the “Handmade with Love in Leitrim” is a lovely extra touch.

Also there was this lovely stall selling original fine art prints, a bargain at 5 euros, and hand painted plaques and house signs.

Any good market needs buskers. Yesterday we had a musical treat from Ferris and Sam who play Medieval music. They have a range of instruments, hurdy gurdy, whistle, bagpipes and probably more I did’nt see. They are fab and will be coming to the next market in a month’s time. Check them out on www.myspace.com/nuadauy . Ferris also does holistic and complementary therapies, www.ferrisjay.com . They also have a blog telling of their experiences building a house in Leitrim, www.adventuresinafield.blogspot.com .

My contribution to the day was my usual selection of home bakes, jams and chutneys. All the preserves are made with our own fruit, with the exception of Marmalade, for obvious reasons! Baked goods are made with organic flour, fairtrade sugar and butter.