Last weekend I braved the Sunday morning chill to visit Tea Green’s festive market, checking out over 40 independent artists and designers. I love any excuse to spend time in The Lighthouse, it’s a beautiful space and even hanging out in it seems to get a little inspiration going.
When I heard that Tea Green would be holding an indoor shopping event to showcase some of Scotland’s best creative talent within the bright, airy 4th floor of The Lighthouse, I knew I wouldn’t be able to resist popping along for a browse!
On arrival I received a cute goodie bag that was jam-packed with discount vouchers and little gifts – I especially loved the hand-stamped leather keyring from Pretty Vexed, and it wasn’t long before I was at their table. With intricate laser-cutting techniques, pretty-with-a-tough edge jewellery and their infamous leather harnesses, Pretty Vexed’s designs have been on my radar for a while now, so it was amazing to see their pieces up close.
Other stand-out exhibitors were Little Dot Creations, who had a beautiful collection of art and textiles inspired by animals and nature. I also couldn’t help but look at the bright coloured, Scandi-cool designs of The Store Hus – who had items starting at just a couple of pounds.
Briar Rose Designs caught my eye with their awesome arrangements. Far from your average florals, Briar Rose Designs use plants to create wild, vintage inspired pieces with colour and plenty of character. At Tea Green’s event, the brand had cacti and fun displays featuring dinosaurs and skulls – too adorable!
Finally, my favourite stall of the day had to be the prints & cards by Lucy Gordon – and in particular the ‘Dolly’ poodle print. Who doesn’t need a glammed-up pooch to decorate their pad?
My babe Helen from Wardrobe Conversations was providing some photo fun at the event, encouraging shoppers to pick their favourite item at the market and pose for a photo with it in her tinsel-tastic photobooth. For me, it could only be Dolly the Dog – so I headed to the booth with the coiffed canine in tow!
The idea behind Tea Green is simple: to showcase the creative energy that we have here in Scotland and make it accessible to everyone by creating unique pop-up shopping experiences. The selection of designers and artists have been hand-picked based on their talent and quality, and having browsed the market for myself I can truly say that it shows. If you couldn’t make it along on Sunday, you’re in luck! There will be another market this Sunday at The Lighthouse – see here for a full list of exhibitors!
Will you be paying Tea Green’s Festive Market a visit?
With cacti and creative spirit,
Miss West End Girl x