The Athenaeum

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The Kat Collection

For the purr-fect Christmas gift, come to The Athenaeum and see china artist Judith Handford's quirky cat, dog and other cartoons, all individually hand painted on fine bone china and porcelain!

Bailey’s Photography

Bailey’s Photography are specialists in location & home, family & pet portraits and have been in business for 30 years. Mark will be exhibiting some of his art-work at The Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre and making available Introductory Portrait Experience Vouchers for you to buy.

Colin Boatman Wood Turner

Wood soured from the local area and from bonafide timber merchants.

Arts and Crafts Living

Arts & Crafts Living sells home interiors and gifts in the style of the Arts & Crafts era (circa 1860 - 1930). Beautiful and useful items for the home in the prints of the great Arts & Crafts Movement designers such as William Morris, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Frank Lloyd Wright, CFA Voysey, Talwin Morris and Dard Hunter.

Snail Pottery

Snail Pottery is a small pottery studio based in Lincolnshire, we specialise in the making of Stoneware Ceramics. A range of domestic wares are available that include, mugs, bowls, tea pots, egg-holders, tankards, the making techniques include slab building, hand thrown on a potters wheel and slip cast in plaster moulds. Colours are gloss blue, green and white/cream. We also make a range of decorative pierced pots/bowls, these wares are particularly suited to holding a candle for illuminating a room in the evening. Colours include black/white/purple/pink-grey and turquoise.

Ever Changing Fashion

Ever Changing Fashion Ladies Fashion Accessories are looking forward to being back for our 4th consecutive year, downstairs in the Athenaeum, at this years Bury St. Edmunds Christmas Fayre. We carry a wide range of unique yet very affordable ladies fashion accessories from stylish scarves and hangers to fashionable hats & handbags, fashion jewellery, gloves and bag organisers. New at this years Christmas Fayre will be a men’s range of our best-selling Bamboo Socks along with many new designs for the ladies.

Fayre Maiden

We design and hand craft magnetic hematite jewellery in Norfolk, UK. The sets are produced on strong steel wire and all our clasps are powerful 2500 glass magnetic clasps. Earring wires are silver plated and our jewellery is nickel free. Magnetic jewellery may help reduce the symptoms of arthritis, rheumatism and other inflammatory diseases, as well as migraines. Most importantly, it is beautiful and vibrant, easy to wear and reasonably priced .


Luxurious Skincare, hand-made using locally sourced rapeseed oil and Elderflowers. Come and visit out stand to sample our beautiful products and try our “60 second soft hand challenge”.

Grove farm, Peasenhall, Suffolk IP172JP

Elisabeth Bailey Earthenware

Elisabeth uses clay throwing skills developed over 35 years to form simple ceramic shapes as backdrops for free, swift brushwork drawings. She works with hot wax, painting directly on the newly glazed surface, then dipping pots in another colour. During the kiln firing, designs move with the shape of the form, so pot and drawing become one.

Fernlea, Tinley Garth, Kirkbymoorside, York, YO62 6AR
Telephone: 01751 432173

Pocket Watch & Petticoats

Exhibiting in the Green Room of the Atheneum. Plus Shop in St John’s street where there are more Christmas exhibitors.

Step back in time and Enjoy timeless elegance with Vintage Retro Ladies Fashion from the 1940’s and 50’s. Sizes available 6-26. Fun and frolics Guaranteed.

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Lily Craft

A small local business from Suffolk selling a variety of handmade sewn items including children’s clothes, children’s and adults hats, peg bags and bunting as well as a selection of Christmas gifts and decorations.

Nikki’s Homemade Preserves

Based in Burwell, Cambridgeshire, award-winning Nikki’s Homemade Preseves sell right across the Newmarket area and the whole of East Anglia. Tasty and natural with no additives, my products are suitable for all the family. Using only the best ingredients, which are carefully and locally sourced where possible. Hampers, Mincemeat and Traditional & Gluten Free Christmas Puddings available.


Artifactually – Exquisite Handblown Glass Christmas Ornaments in luxurious gift boxes.

A perfect addition to your Christmas Tree or to give as a gift/keepsake this Christmas.

As seen in Harrods and Fortnum & Mason in London.

Mob. 07721864384

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