Patches Christmas Edition – happening now

Yep it’s a busy weekend. And also one where shopping reigns. Patches markets are always fun but the Christmas edition is extra special. It’s bigger and busier for one thing. And it’s time to start buying those Xmas gifts, so I have at least one excuse to spend. At the moment I’m loving:
1. The hustle and bustle of people giving life to the old market.
2. The sheer array of stands selling home made cakes. The biggest problem is choosing which stall will be honored with my cake custom. Then again, why limit to one? Bring on the cakery, all in the interests of sampling for this blog of course 😉
3. The promise of live music when I come back after lunch. Music scheduled to start at 14.00 hours sharp.
4. Just looking at what everyone else is wearing. This is one of the few places on the island where you get the quirky, the creative and the improbable coming together. I love this part cos it helps me with inspiration when concocting / upgrading my own outfits and accessories.

Enjoy the pix and join us. Patches is happening now at the old market in Merchants Str, Valletta. Open until 18.30.

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  1. rumpydog says:

    Oh wow! So many lovely things for sale!

    • *wail* going to be so broke! I forgot to mention there’s also a corner where you can sponsor the little doglings that are at the SPCA… my adopted darling is called Buster so anyone who reads this and is in Malta…go on, do your bit :))

  2. Astrid Vella says:

    Hi Ramona, super photos!

    When oh when is that wonderful old market going to be made a permanent crafts fair or contemporary art museum? It’s so sad to see it empty and unused most of the year. Well done Patches for giving it some life occasionally!

    Best regards,

    Astrid

  3. This is a sweet post. It totally describes PATCHES. Thank youX

  4. tita buds says:

    My kind of shopping place, with mostly homemade, eclectic items for sale. :) Going overboard with purchases here is perfectly understandable, so go. Hahaha.

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