I look forward to visiting the local Christmas market here in Truro every year; it’s always great fun and a great chance to see some wonderful handmade products made in Cornwall. I always try to do a bit of my Christmas shopping here; and there are usually some cheeky samples to enjoy too!
While I was having a wander, I thought I’d take some photos of some of the brilliant handmade products around the market! There were SO many stalls I didn’t get a chance to take photos of; as it was extremely busy, but here are a few things I loved!
All photos taken with permission, and where possible I have included links to online stores so you can visit for yourself!
The Made in Cornwall Christmas Market
I absolutely love fused glass products, they are so beautiful and there are such a wide range of pretty things on offer! The photos here are from stalls by Mel West Glass and ARTinside – so festive and fun!!
I genuinely LOVE Kernow Chocolate, and I buy some every year from the market! Their festive bars are a great addition to hampers and SO tasty! We always get enough to keep a bar for ourselves too, as a little Christmas treat.
I have tried some of their other bars too, like their caramel sea salt, bakewell tart, chili and even their milk, white and dark chocolate bars are incredible! It’s so great to know this Chocolate is ethically sourced and locally produced; and I’m doing my bit to support local business!
These fab handmade bags are from Sherriff Designs, so many of us are now using reusable bags, so why not support an indie business too?!
You can find so many great designs too, so there really is something for everyone. These bags make great gifts, as it’s something that can be used again and again, and knowing they have been lovingly handmade makes them extra special!
What can you find?
There are lots of things to see at Truro Christmas market, locally produced drinks, from lager to artisan gin. Locally produced honey, and candles made from beeswax. Stunning handmade clothing, for children and adults. Accessories, for your wardrobe, for your home, and of course for wonderful handmade gifts and beautiful jewellery. Foods, from chocolate to more savoury choices. And of course a HUGE range of handmade items from all kinds of makers. This really is a beautiful event to showcase the array of talent found in Cornwall.
Something I love about Truro at this time of year; is the vibrant supportive atmosphere, which is not just for one week, but for every Wednesday in the lead up to Christmas, as well as another market on a Saturday.
I loved visiting the Doms Pottery stall; such beautiful handmade ceramics! I loved so many things here! As I’m a crafter, I thought I would share these yarn bowls! They are absolutely gorgeous! I love how different they are, and as a crafter myself I know how much love and work went into them! What a joy when knitting something, your yarn safely in a stunning bowl, to know you’ve supported a handmade business too!
I loved way too many products on this stall; all items were handmade by two lovely ladies, and there was something for everyone; from the useful oven mitts and potholders, to hanging decorations, tea cosies and even these fun gingerbread men! Not everything on the stall was Christmas themed, but I did adore the festive look they had going on!
Food and Drink
Also in town are food stands from local businesses; ranging from vegan foods, tasty treats, bavarian sausages, thai, and of course it wouldn’t be Cornwall without delicious pasties! I love to walk through town at Christmas every year, taking in the sights; the aroma of freshly cooked foods, and hearing various musicians playing Christmas music throughout the town centre.
I hope you enjoyed my little virtual walk around the market; and maybe you have been inspired to buy handmade too!
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