Five of the best stalls at Tynemouth Market for last-minute Christmas shopping
Anyone who lives in or around North Tyneside can attest to the magic of Tynemouth Market. With hundreds of vibrant stalls, a bustling atmosphere, and all a stone’s throw from the coast, Tynemouth Market is an absolute gem for the North East region. Sometimes, it can be hard to know where to start, however; luckily, I’m there pretty much every weekend! Read on for my top five stalls to browse at the market, and shop small this Christmas…
Pure Scent Northumberland
I frequent this lovely little stall so often that stall-holders, Tracey and Norman know me by name! Anyone following my home interiors account on Instagram will have seen Pure Scent Northumberland products dotted in abundance around the flat. From my Christmas Strudel-scented candle atop my desk to the Seychelles diffuser welcoming guests with the smell of the sea - I am obsessed! Made from soy wax, and using the finest scents, Pure Scent’s candles, diffusers and room sprays will fill your loved one’s home with wonderful fragrance this Christmas.
Pure Scent Northumberland can be found at Tynemouth Market every weekend. Not local? Shop online at www.purescent.co.uk.
Looking for unique artwork to fill the blanks on a friend or family member’s walls? Look no further than the StavesArt stall. Featuring cityscapes of local areas, alongside illustrations of popular cities, Ben’s work is unique in that it takes the form of a globe. The detail that goes into each hand-drawn illustration is so impressive, and prices start from £20 for a print. I have one of the London globe prints in my office, and it reminds me of the six years I spent marvelling at the likes of The Shard and St Paul’s.
StavesArt can be found at Tynemouth Market the weekend of the 15/16 December. Not in the area? Visit Ben’s Etsy store online at www.etsy.com/uk/shop/StavesArt.
Reclaimed Earth Designs
A family-run business that draws upon three generations of craftsmanship, Reclaimed Earth Designs create bespoke furniture and interiors. Ran by Aaron and Marie, the stall at Tynemouth Market features an array of practical, robust products for the home alongside scandustrial furniture - all made in their workshop in Durham. I, personally, am a huge fan of their shelves and coffee tables, and always stop to admire the hard work that has gone into creating such beautiful pieces.
Reclaimed Earth Designs can be found at Tynemouth Market on Sundays. Not local? Browse the team’s portfolio, and get in touch via their website - they ship across the UK and also to Europe! www.reclaimedearthdesigns.com.
Kate Van Suddese
Kate’s paintings never fail to stop me in my tracks. I recently bought two prints of hers, both wonderful seascapes of Tynemouth and North Shields, respectively. Influenced by the drama and light of Turner, and the iridescent beauty of the pre-Raphaelites, Kate works primarily in oils to produce stunning imagery of our coastline. An explosion of colour and creativity, Kate’s stall stands out amongst the crowd; with an array of prints, coasters and greetings cards to choose from, Kate Van Suddese is perfect for that extra special gift.
Kate Van Suddese’s stall can be found at Tynemouth Market every weekend. Not local? Browse Kate’s website, and contact her directly to purchase her artwork. www.katevansuddese.com
North East Potters Collective
For the avid tea or coffee drinker, the North East Potters Collective stall is a match (hand)made in heaven. Brimming with colourful designs from three local potters, you’re guaranteed to find something that will make the receiver smile. Natasha, Helen and Becky are always more than happy to help with whatever it is you’re looking for; whether it’s a hand-thrown mug, bowl or plate, the collective’s designs are ones that are made to be shown off.
The North East Potters Collective stall can be found at Tynemouth Market every weekend. Alternatively, head to Newcastle’s Quayside Market on Sundays.
What are your favourite stalls at the market? Let me know! I’m always looking for small businesses to support - both local and non-local - tell me about your favourites in the comments, below.