Bermuda gifts galore at Trust’s pop-up shop
Unique and handmade festive gifts made by Bermudian hands are on sale in a pop-up shop at the Bermuda National Trust’s Waterville property.
Bermuda mementoes, pottery, banana leaf dolls, key chains created from ocean plastic, cards, books, and tea towels, are among the items on sale.
There are also colourful images of Bermuda painted on slate by artist Diana Chris, and jewellery created by Lynn Morrell and Alison Conyers.
The idea of a pop-up shop was tried last year. It has returned twice as big, and with a focus on Bermudian themes and the work of Bermudian creators.
During the year the local artists occasionally have stalls to exhibit and sell their work, but the two-week pop-up shop at the Waterville property, on Pomander Road, Paget, gives customers the opportunity to leisurely browse through a wide range that has been brought together in one location.
“There is a wide-range of Bermuda items. It is a very different product line than last year,” said Diane Downs, of the BNT.
She said the support shown for the pop-up last year had convinced the Trust to do it again and partner with more local artists.
Other items that are on sale include Gombey dolls and the Trust’s parish-by-parish architectural heritage series of books. The key chains made from marine plastic found on Bermuda’s beaches have been created by Hannah Horsefield to help clean up the beaches and “spread the conversation about marine plastic pollution”.
The pop-up shop will be particularly useful for people looking for a Bermudian gift to give to someone overseas.
Beyond the festive season, many of the items are sold throughout the year at the Bermuda National Trust Museum at the Globe Hotel in St George’s, where they are popular with tourists.
Bill Zuill, executive director of the Bermuda National Trust, said: “Diana has been working hard to find more artists. Some of these things we also have at the Globe in St George’s during the year. Hopefully doing this will get more people to come and see what we have got at St George’s.”
There is plenty of parking outside the property, which is on Pomander Road, directly opposite Aberfeldy Nurseries. The pop-up shop is open from 9am to 5pm during the week, and 10am to 4pm on Saturday. The last day will be Christmas Eve.
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