Bring me sunshine!


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It’s The Pantry Spring Market tomorrow. I don’t want to jinx things, but (whisper it) the forecast is looking great!

We have some fantastic new stallholders as well as all your favourites (see Who’s Coming), and you’ll find some lovely gift ideas for Mother’s Day. Entry is free, so please come along to The Pantry, on Saturday 30th March, at Piddington Village Hall, near Bicester, OX25 1PU, between 10 and 2.


If you can help in setting up the hall this afternoon (from 3.00pm) or taking down on Saturday afternoon, that would be great. For a demonstration of what this entails, have a look at ‘The Pantry – Behind the Scenes’.

Who’s coming?

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Here’s a quick rundown of what you’ll find at the spring market on 30 March.


Zena Ashdown: Irresistible handbags, tote bags, clutch bags, etc. – all at great prices

Jennie Bosher: Handmade decorations and cards, knitted cushions and toys

Sarah Haydon – Sarah’s Gifts: Cards and gifts – NEW

Horton Accessories: Fine accessories for women, men and the home

Pea Green Designs: Eclectic, stylish and quirky homewares

Prime Wood Studios: Handcrafted wooden homewares and gifts

Kathy Hodge: Agate pendants, snoods, fabric beaded necklaces etc.

Kim’s Jewels: Hand-decorated wooden boxes, fashion jewellery and chiffon scarves

Piddington Church: Homemade cakes, produce and gifts, raising funds for St Nicholas Church

Bev Quarterman: Fresh flower arrangements – NEW

Angela Straker-Nesbit: Stylish homewares made from recycled Champagne corks and wine boxes – NEW


Coffee Shop: Hot and cold snacks, homemade cakes, drinks


Beer stall: Local beers from XT, Vale, Wriggly Monkey and Loose Cannon Breweries

General Store: Our own Piddington Apple Juice, Cider and Chutney plus local honey and artisan bread.

Piddington Cottage Garden Plants: Locally grown plants

Waddesdon Deli: Cheeses, meats home-cured and home-smoked produce

Secondhand books if dry

Spring Market

The weather might blow hot and cold, but The Pantry team are feeling very springlike.

We have some interesting new stallholders at the Spring Market on 30th March, including the florist Bev Quarterman, who’ll be offering some beautiful fresh flower arrangements – perfect for a Mother’s Day gift the next day.

If homewares are more your thing, you’ll be intrigued by Angela Straker’s noticeboards made from recycled Champagne corks and storage shelves made from wine boxes. (There’s a bit of a theme here, I think.)

Of course, your favourites will be there too – more details soon.

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