Sunday, November 30, 2014

Thank you all so very much. See you in 2015!

Wow - 'thank you' to all of the lovely stall holders with their super beautiful creations. Thank you to the cafe with all the yummy food, mulled wine, cakes & drinks. Thank you to all of the lovely customers who came to the event. Thank you to Sam Evans for the amazing acoustic session. Thank you to the weather for being amazingly sunny. Thank you to the robin that popped into say hello. Thank you to all who brought a raffle ticket and helped raise £340 for the community cafe which will go towards a new freezer. Thank you ALL for making Christmas at the Barn 2014 such an amazing success. It was great to see you all. The event definitely kicked off the festive season in style & was definitely the best Christmas at the Barn EVER, but now sadly it is back to the studio to make, make, make for the festive season!

Same place, same time in 2015? Put the date in your dairy & we will see you then. HAPPY CHRISTMAS x x x x

P.S Thank you Becky from Dots & Spots for the photo of Bob the Robin who flew in to say 'hi' just before the event opened on Saturday - just perfect! 

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Wow what a fab day - thank you x

Wow what a fab first day of Christmas at the Barn 2014.  Thank you to all of the fabulous stall holders who items were all beautiful. Thank you to all of the lovely customers too who came, saw, brought and left feeling very festive!

And guess what….. we are doing it all again tomorrow from 10am!  See you then x

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Something for the weekend?

Want to come to kick start your festive season in style? Want to browse & the beautiful Artisan handmade products & gifts? Want to soak up the festive atmosphere at  Christmas at the Barn 2014 THIS WEEKEND (29th & 30th November) but are not local to the event?  Then why not make a weekend of it?

Christmas at the Barn is held in the beautiful 14th Century Tithe Barn in the equally beautiful village of Mells, Nr Frome Somerset.  The area around Mells is of outstanding beauty and there is so much to do and see with lots of lovely places to stay too including the amazing Talbot Inn.  Here is a quick whistle stop tour with lots of links to entice you to come along!

Why not come for both days of Christmas at the Barn. In and around the Frome, Bath area there is a wealth of beautiful hotels & guest house for all tastes, budgets & needs. Ranging from the very lovely Babington House (part of the Soho House Group) to small country house B&Bs. Have a look or get in contact with the Frome Tourist information board for more information on accommodation or please do drop us an email & we will be more than happy to recommend somewhere to you.

1. Frome - Historic Market town with unique shopping experience including Catherine's Hill & Cheap Street. Frome has a vibrant atmosphere and plenty of lovely cafes & pubs too.

2. Wells. - Wells is the smallest city in England. It is a charming little city with plenty of cafes & shops to entice you. Edamay's favorite part of Wells is the beautiful, magnificent Wells Cathedral - approx 10 miles away from Christmas at the Barn.

3. Nunney - the beautiful village of Nunney is approx 3 miles from Christmas at the Barn. Nunney has a beautiful castle managed by English Heritage, a lovely pub, cafe and a flock of ever hungry ducks.

4. Bath - A beautiful city with breath taking Georgian buildings, museums a plenty, the Pump Rooms, Abbey & Therma Spa. Theatres & if you need more festive delights the Bath Christmas Market

Go on treat yourself to a relaxing weekend away in beautiful Somerset & kick start your festive season in style at Christmas at the Barn - you deserve it!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

4 days to go & we are getting excited!

Just 4 days to go until Christmas at the Barn 2014. We can't wait to welcome you to this truly unique event. We guarantee you will leave with a festive spring in your step & bags bursting with beautiful, unique gifts & seasonal delights.

Here are some interesting facts about Christmas at the Barn to get you even more excited about coming along.

* Christmas at the Barn is a TWO day event on SATURDAY 29th & SUNDAY 30th November 2014.

* The event is held in the amazingly beautiful & atmospheric 14th century Tithe Barn in the equally beautiful village of Mells,  BA11 3PN (for sat nav)

* Admission to both days is FREE of charge.  Save your pennies for buying beautiful, unique gifts & seasonal treats.

* There will be a different mix of 21 stalls on both days with a total of 40 stall holders in all over the weekend. Products for sale will include: locally produced chocolates,  plants, Christmas wreaths, cards, toys, homewares, soft furnishings, ceramics, paintings, prints, jewellery & accessories, stocking fillers, textiles, craft kits & so MUCH more!

* Some stalls will be attending both days while other stalls will be filled with different stalls on each day of the event. So come along to one day or both days!

* Most stalls will only accept cash or cheque (no cards) so make sure you bring lots of pennies.  There is a post office in Mells which offers cash withdrawals for some banks.

* There will be plenty of festive activities for children: make your own Christmas decorations, lucky dip, Christmas colouring, face painting and much, much, more

* There will be a Raffle with a difference.  All prizes on the raffle are donated by the stall holders. An item they will be selling on the day.  All the prizes are beautiful & all money from the raffle will go to the Mells Community Shop & Cafe.

* Yummy refreshments will be available all day including: hot soup, sandwiches, cakes, mince pies, mulled wine, tea & coffee. Relax & refuel after you have finished your shopping!

* The beautiful flyers & posters where originally designed by the talented Kate for the first Christmas at the Barn in 2010 from and modified for this years event by Nick - they have done a fantastic job.  5000 of the lovely flyers were printed. Have you got one yet?

* Christmas at the Barn is organized by Rebecca Larsen of Driven by her passion for quality British handmade and love of the festive season!  This event is a true celebration of British handmade & the festive season and an opportunity to raise money for charity. Her mission is simple: to spread a little festive cheer!

See you all on the 29th & 30th November from 10am - can't wait!!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Dasher, Dancer, Vixen, Prancer, Comet, Cupid, Donnor, Blitzen & Rudolph

The Cafe at Christmas at the Barn will be bursting full of delicious home baked cakes, freshly made soups & lots of treats. Check out these super cute reindeer gingerbread cookies. Perfect for the younger visitors to the barn & okay go on then, grown ups too! They will also be available cello wrapped to use as stocking fillers. Yum, Yum!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Yum, Yum!

We offer a 100% guarantee that you will leave Christmas at the Barn with a festive spring in your step & lots of lovely gifts & treats in your bags PLUS we guarantee you will not leave Christmas at the Barn hungry!

On both the Saturday & Sunday (29th & 30th November 2014) seasonal refreshments will be served all day from 10am until 5pm.  So come browse the stalls, kick start your festive season in style and stop for a while in the cafe area.

The menu for the weekend includes freshly made:
Leek and Potato Soup served with a Bread roll
Butternut Squash & Chilli soup served with a Bread roll

Mulled Wine, 
A selection of teas and coffees,
Hot Chocolate and a selection of soft drinks
Delicious Home baked Cakes Mince Pies   

All 100% yummy