Hello Peeps! Well I’ve been off the radar for a few weeks now. Every year I say that “This time I’ll be organised for Christmas”. Well, this year for a change I wasn’t too bad. Paintings take time to produce and although the paintings and drawings with a sporting theme are my favourite, landscapes are popular this time of year. So, sometimes the action scenes need to take a back seat while the mountains and rivers take precedence.
Being a trader in the Borris Food and Craft Market every Friday morning is an enjoyable experience. Things never get too mundane for every once in a while we up sticks and go “On tour”. This time we travel just a few hundred metres down the road and are set up inside the majestic Main gates of the beautiful Borris House.
This is called “Little Cottage Christmas Market” and we are just opposite the renowned Stephouse Hotel. What a fabulous setting. We are displaying our goods and wares under canvas this time. Frozen toes we may have but the lure of Julie Murphy’s home made mince pies, Melanie’s, Elinor’s and Trish’s sweet and savouries coupled with a generous cup of Kamil’s mulled wine would melt any Snowman, sorry Olaf! Despite the plummeting temperatures as the day wears on, the atmosphere is warmed by Christmas lights and candles.
Not only are my lovely (I know self-praise is no praise) paintings on sale here, but an array of lovely homemade gifts.
We have Handpainted silk scarves, Handcrafted silver jewellery, Handknitted & crocheted hats and gloves, Homemade Soaps & greeting cards and much more. So, just when you think you can’t take anymore from this busy little village, The Carlow Farmers Hunt will host their Point to Point races in grounds of Borris House from 11.30am tomorrow morning (Sunday 14th December). So, when wondering what to do with your winnings from the races tomorrow, take a wander down to the Main Gates of Borris House & feast your eyes on potential Christmas presents for all your family and friends.
Thanks for reading folks and I hope we see you tomorrow!