Monday, 4 October 2010

Sunday Market

Yesterday was just divine. The weather was stunning, that perfect autumn weather, really warm and cozy. I met up with friends at Sunday Market, a new market at culture park, Westergasfabric. It was amazing! I was really impressed with the quality and quantity of store. I'll be going next time for sure! they say the market is '(almost) every first Sunday of the month', dates at the end of this post, but keep your eye on the website for dates into 2011.
Above, stall from Mumami with all things crocheted. The designs are just gorgeous.
There were a few kids clothing stores I really liked, but Knotsknetter was one of the best. Fun vintage-feel prints of Swedish brand, Duns.
Another store I liked was Mokka, with a lovely display of handmade bags. These bags above are made with vintage Dick Bruna fabric.These images are from Laura Amiss' website. Laura makes lovely textile collages as seen above, with her take on contemporary textile art, design and illustration. A really fresh look at Amsterdam, loved her stall. They'd make a great, and very tasteful, souvenir.
So happy with this store! A little patchwork fabric heaven. I somehow managed to loose their business card, so I can't give you any more information that that I'm afraid.
Yum. Yum. Yum.
Mum's Market: Good(s) for kids deserves a special mention. This is a wonderful initiative by Lisa Hollingsworth. Lots of top brands and a percentage of the money is donated to one of eleven charities of your choice, from Unicef, War Child, Orange Babies, Cruijff Foundation, Jantje Benton, and more. Eleven in total! You can buy at the market or from their online shop, and it's all for charity! Guilt-free shopping. Nice one, Lisa!
And all this shopping has to make you hungry, right? Well don't worry, along side the amazing food to take home, the air is filled with all sorts of delicious goodies. There were made-to-order wood-fired pizzas, German sausages (above and below), how good do those snags look?!
And for something south of the boarder, Paella. Fantastico! So you certainly won't go hungry.
Right next to the market is of course Pacific Parc. Great if you want a cold beer to wash down your lunch. And there you have it: Sunday Market! Take cash with you, as there's no ATM very handy. Catch you there next time...
Sunday Market: 12pm to 6pm (almost) every first Sunday of the month. Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek: Haarlemmerweg 8-10, Amsterdam 1014BE, The Netherlands. Public transport: Tram 10, bus 21, stop: Van Hallstraat. Next dates: 7 November, 5 December, 12 December. Entrance is free.

1 comment:

Lola said...

What a nice day at the Sunday market! :)