On Easter Monday we spent the day as a family which is something that does not happen very often. Sure, we spent time together at home, but it rarely is spent with the entire group when we are out and about. Seeing as everyone has work, study or other things to keep them occupied in their own time, it is quite nice that on this day we spent the day together. It just so happens that SUPERMARKET in Maastricht was held on Easter Monday. Noted as "the lifestyle market of Maastricht" it offers a chance for creative people and small-business or online shop owners to put their products on display for the public. It was not so long ago that I saw this series of market events on my social media and had been meaning to attend. Easter Monday seemed the perfect fit.
I love the "concept store" or "pop-up" store idea and have a browse around whenever I come across a similar type of store or market stall wherever I am at that moment. So when I saw that there were some stalls that were in the same direction, I was immediately pleased. My weakness? Cards. Whether it is stocking up on fun birthday cards for when I am out of inspiration to create one myself, or cards that please me with a design, quote, or imagery, I always end up with at least one card. More places to look obviously meant more cards, because my brain seems to work like that.
The two cards at the top were given to me by my mom and has these cute fun little characters on it. The design is by I am YapYap and the stall was by Uit 't Noorden. On the left we have a landscape image from the North Sea by Ricarda Grothey from her own stall eyecomm. Nearing the bottom we have this colourful card with a cat by Kaartje of Kip and the stall was Wildling. I gifted it as a birthday card to a friend of mine yesterday. Coming full circle, there are two birthday cards by Van Mariel - not sure if that was the shop as well, but I also got the big bag with geometric design by House Doctor from the same stall as well.
It is an entertaining market to check out with what I bet with a range of different stalls each time. Food was also part of the SUPERMARKET with food trucks outside and an array of food market stalls among the lifestyle ones. A nice combination. It was quite packed with people so I did not get a chance to capture a lot of it, but with activities for the children and acts playing on a little stage, I can see something in there for everyone that would like to have a look around.