It’s beginning to feel like Christmas, and we absolutely love it! Last Saturday we attended the first of the (quite- although-never-ever-enough) many craft markets that are held in Barcelona during late November/December: the We Love Cats market; with this name we had to be there, of course, to tell you everything about it.
I think it’s the best sign for our city to see that smaller, middle and larger markets with very beautiful curated illustrators and handmade designers are blooming and grabbing lot of attention from local people of all ages. I specially loved the idea behind this one, as not only it’s a place to showcase talent but also the benefits of the market are donated to a good cause related with cats. This year they are going to help a cat shelter called Universigats which finds new homes for abandoned cats. As there is free entrance they raise the money with the booth’s rate plus other things like selling tote bags with the poster image, which gives attendants a perfect way to help the market’s organization and their cat good cause too.
The market took place at Poble Sec, a neighborhood that is slowly becoming one of the trendiest in the city, mainly for the food scenario. Since we wanted to get to the market early to have better access to every booth we got up quite early and planned a “fancy” date (eating breakfast outside makes me feel extra fancy no matter what place is it, hope I’m not alone on this one) at the Café Cometa, a coffe shop we had our eye on for quite a while for its cute interior design.
Unsurprisingly we heard this year about We love cats market thanks to Luis from rronrron whom was selling there during these two days their nice felt houses, although it is in fact the third edition of this cats (and non-cats) fans delight crafts/handmade/illustration market. During the We love cats we got the chance to see again a few favorite stores like Fauna y Flora but also got to meet new faces and sweet people like Eva Carot, Kishboo or Georgina Armadas (among many many more!), don’t forget to check the links if pretty things are your thing.
How was your weekend? Tell us all about it, we love to virtually catch up with everyone! We also had magnificent food outings and a very dear friend visiting, but that will be Thursday’s story. We are coming again tomorrow with the reveal of the giveaway winner, we are biting our nails with excitement and suspense!
Haha it’s a nice concept market for especially the cat lovers :)
today we were discussing how man cats live in our city, I guess more than 500000 cause every street we get in, we see many many cats on the streets!
now after we talked this I saw this blog post and it makes me feel funny:))
Agree, love the idea, there are so many stray cats around here as well that I liked to feel part of a little help for a cat shelters, which at least in our city are much less known that the dog ones (equally important!!!)
looks like a fabulous market. and looks like you had much better weather than us :)
Oh! It was raining cats and dogs, really! But fortunately for the market vendors it was hosted inside a big garage-looking local :) The temperatures had been quite high for the season but for the starting of December they have changed drastically, now it’s so cold! Is it freezing in Paris?
i love it! :) this market looks like such a lovely place and so great how they are going to help a shelter out. i want to make a similar planter out of a soda bottle. i’ll probably do a horrible job but oh i guess that comes with me and diys :)
Aw Jane! I think you make a great job at DIY! But I understand what you are saying, I also think the same about me when I see one at Pinterest (that I will not be any near to the final result), but I love to try anyways! ;)
Okay this is one market I’d definitely love to go to! Love that they help out the shelter and I love all the indie handmade goodness :) I was also wondering about that log cat from one of the first pics, can’t believe I didn’t instantly remember Biel! Shame on me!
Oh don’t worry! Biel is planning on making a come back to the blog soon for Christmas (on the 8th, I know that date for sure ;P) he is quite jealous of that big big cat log! Lots of gorgeous things we saw there and we were happy to learn that they raised around 2000 € for the shelter :)
What a fun looking market! Totally my cup of tea and the
fact that it’s supporting cats is even greater! Outside
breakfast is indeed always nice :P
Ugh, I also like the colorblock bag you are eying as well,
and lovelovelove that crochet/knitted stuffed polar
bearrrr! Xx http://icepandora.blogspot.com
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