And the winner is… Rose and Green
Each year, Bath Christmas Market holds a best dressed chalet competition with prizes awarded for first, second and third place. Chalets are judged on their use of decorative lighting, display of stock and the interior and exterior design. Festive cheer is another key factor, with stallholders judged on the overall customer experience.
This year CEO of Visit Bath, Kathryn Davis was joined by Gerry Curran, Mayor of Bath, to choose the winners. Kathryn said; “We are thrilled to see the stallholders putting so much effort into their chalets as it really adds to the festive atmosphere and the magic of Bath Christmas Market. It was very difficult for us to reach a decision as there are so many strong contenders this year, but we were delighted with the efforts of the three winners.
In first place is Rose and Green, (Chalet 91), showcasing Christmas tree decorations, stockings and cards all handmade in England, using reclaimed fabrics from clothes bought from charity shops and upcycled into unique and personalised decorations.
In second place is Wylde Jewellery, (Chalet 121), with a selection of fine sterling silver, gold and precious gem-set jewellery by Bath’s most renowned designer jeweller. Nicholas Wylde has been in business for over 30 years and is launching a new collection featuring his unique patented diamond cut The Wylde Flower Diamond® at this, his first year at Bath Christmas Market.
In third place is Heavenly Homes and Gardens, (Chalet 90), rustic home and garden decor including rusty metal stars, hearts, letters, plant supports and crowns. Look out for their beautiful barn stars, lanterns, glass baubles, wreaths and tree toppers too.
Each of the winners received a framed certificate and a beautiful Bath Aqua Glass engraved bowl was also donated and presented by Gerry Curran to first prize winners Rose and Green. Aside from these prizes, winners also receive a discount on a chalet at next year’s event, subject to a successful application.
Main image: (L-R) Kathryn Davis, Visit Bath, Gerry Curran, Mayor of Bath, Tracey Lewis, Rose and Green.