12 Sep 2014


Kat Whelan is an Illustrator and Designer. For a number of years she has worked as a commercial Illustrator in the Greeting Card industry after leaving university in 2002. She was lucky enough to move to the beautiful city of Bath and have been here ever since.

She started working as a freelance illustrator about 5 years ago which enabled me to work from her little studio in her cottage on the outskirts of the city. About 18 months ago she was approached by notonthehighstreet.com and asked if she would like to join them as one of their selling partners, she has been successfully selling her work with them ever since. After her experience of designing greeting cards for the mass market she decided  that she wanted to be able to create a product that still had that handmade personal touch, she also wanted to make something unusual that could not be brought off a shelf in any high street card shop. Each little creation is designed, printed and hand cut or sewed by Kat with the individual customer in mind, she tries to produce things that she would be thrilled to receive herself. She feels that the up-serge in handmade and crafting is the future for good quality design, she tries very hard to embrace this in everything she creates.

This year Kat will be selling her uniquely designed Paper Circuses and Theatres, delicate card 3d greetings that make a wonderful alternatives to a standard greeting card or that can be used as festive decorations in your home. She will also have her full range of smaller greeting cards for all occasions, her lino print artwork which can also be purchased on cotton shopping totes and her very special soft art toys Golden Reindeer and Flying Hare which can be hung as decorations and are fully posable, along with a selection of stocking fillers like my pin badges.


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Not on the High Street: HERE

11 Sep 2014


Elsie Belle is a vibrant British jewellery collection featuring charms, trinkets and treasures galore. Founded in 2004 by Elizabeth Fennings, all of their pieces are handmade in their Bristol studio with great care and attention to detail. 

Elsie Belle use reworked vintage and inspired components sourced from all over the world, including American brass lockets and stampings pressed from original vintage designs. Among their collection you will also find Japanese Lucite flowers, Czech glass beads, hand painted porcelain cabochons and beautiful hand wired freshwater pearls. These unusual components enable us to create our truly unique designs reminiscent of times gone by. 

They have been featured in a number of fashion and lifestyle publications including Grazia, Vogue Online, Look, Company, Heat and the Sunday Time Style Magazine. Celebrities spotted wearing Elsie Belle jewellery include Holly Willoughby, Fern Cotton, Denise Van Outen, Pixie Lott, Dawn Porter and Rachel Stevens.


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10 Sep 2014


Lisa Malyon specialises in a contemporary style of architectural drawings portraying buildings and structures of Bristol and beyond.

Lisa has exhibited her art in many Bristol venues including St George’s Crypt Gallery, Beachcroft Solicitors’ window and Harvey Nichols’ restaurant in Cabot Circus as well as featuring in publications such as Clifton Life, The Post Weekend Magazine and the RWA magazine. Four large-scale prints of Lisa’s work can also be seen in a permanent exhibition on Platform 7 of Bristol Temple Meads station. Entitled ‘A Platform for Art’ the artwork was hung to coincide with a nationwide ‘Love Architecture’ festival in 2012 and the work has remained on the platform ever since. 

In June 2013 Lisa launched a bespoke range of hand-drawn landmark lampshades after attending a lampshade-making workshop. Whilst replacing an old white ceiling shade with her new handmade patterned shade Lisa had the idea to draw directly onto the white cotton surface. The experiment worked and proved to be the catalyst for a whole new business idea. Drawing onto the cotton shade, as if it were a canvas, resulted in, not only, a unique piece of art but one that had a function and once illuminated the image takes on a different characteristic.

Lisa has undertaken many client commissions including Worthing Pier, Leamington Spa Baths, Canterbury Cathedral as well as London’s Millennium Bridge depicting Tate Modern and St Paul’s Cathedral at each end. There is even a shade depicting Brooklyn Bridge, the Guggenheim and the Chrysler building residing in a Manhattan apartment.

Piers and bridges work particularly well on the cylindrical shape and it is Bristol’s iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge as well as Grade I listed Clevedon Pier that continue to be best sellers and with each shade hand-drawn by Lisa no two are the same.



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9 Sep 2014


Gorgeous to look at - made to be used

Jane Booth makes vintage style, pastel coloured ceramics . As someone who thinks the small pleasures of life should be treasured, Jane likes to have everyday items that are made in mouthwatering colours and make me smile. She makes pots suitable for everyday use that are practical, pretty and unique. All her pottery is thrown on a wheel and then decorated with coloured slips, a transparent glaze and ceramic transfers. Jane uses terracotta clay, as she likes the warmth and richness of the colour and the effect that is created when the clay breaks through the softly coloured slips. 

Jane is  inspired by the colours and patterns of some of her favourite things – vintage fabric and china; paintings (particularly from the eighteenth century); illustrated children’s literature; ice cream and macaroons! 

Jane Booth's ceramics have been featured in the following publications: - Country Living, Period Living, Red, Home and Antiques, Ceramic Review and Clifton Life.



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2 Jul 2014


Application update...

August 12th: We have a few tables left to exhibit this year, so we are still taking applications! We will favour products that we are low on. Please have a look at the product chart below to see what we have so far. As you can see we are in need of children's products and new clothes! We may still favour other products as long as they are different in style to what we already have booked in. Please do pass onto anyone you think may fit the bill! Application button is at the bottom of this post.

Welcome to Christmas at the Orangery 2014. We have selected this year's date, which is Saturday 13th December, and Penny Brohn Cancer Care are joining us once again. We have a brand new logo and lots of exciting plans to market the event across Bristol.

If you would like to apply to exhibit,  please access the online application form by clicking on the large ticket below.  You will be notified as to whether you have been selected by 7th August.

Please be aware that this is an event where people are shopping for gifts in the run up to Christmas, and therefore products will be selected on this basis.

If you are new to Christmas at the Orangery, we have been running since 2001 and have built up an excellent following over the years. 
Please note the deadline and remember that we cannot consider applications received after this date. 

Click below to be taken to the online application form

27 Jun 2014


Christmas at the Orangery 2014
Saturday 13th December 2014
Bradbury Hall, Henleaze
10am - 5pm

Applications will be ready soon. To receive an application: Make sure we have your email by signing in to the contact form to the left. See our Apply to Sell page for more details on applying.

We are happy that Penny Brohn Cancer Care will again be joining us for 2014.

26 Jun 2014


New year, new logo! It is always good to refresh one's image, particularly when we are now into our 14th year! Welcome to our new logo. Details of the 2014 Christmas at the Orangery will be posted up tomorrow and application forms ready for next week! If you would like a form, and haven't yet sent your email over, please make sure you fill out the 'Contact Form' to the left. 

5 Jun 2014

2014 News

We are now planning Christmas at the Orangery 2014
If you are interested in joining us this year as an exhibitor please click on our apply to sell page HERE.  More details about this years event will be coming soon!