Thursday, 12 November 2009

Mid Week Treat

Yesterday after work and school I dashed for the railway station with my lovely girl. We were headed to london for the gala evening of the Country Living Christmas Fair. We had never been before so didn't know what to expect. When we arrived we certainly weren't disappointed. There was so much to see and so little time !

My first purchases were this gorgeous mug from Caroline Zoob and some lovely velvet violets.

I treated myself to a gorgeous Jan constantine cushion, something I have wanted for ages. My lovely girl picked a cute mug for herself.

She also chose a lovely hand blown glass decoration in the shape of Big Ben, this was from the wonderful Bombki stand. You can read all about the company in this month's Homes and Antiques magazine.

This pretty lavender heart was from 'Vintage Inspiration'.

The christmas pud was from 'The carved Angel'. The food area was fantastic with lots of lovely food and drink to taste.

And finally these lovely original French seed packet labels were from Burgundy Brocante , also featured in this month's Homes and Antiques magazine.
If you are thinking of visiting the fair I would highly recommend it but leave yourself plenty of time. We didn't get to see everything in the couple of hours we were there and could have done with another couple of hours. The next fair is the Spring one at the end of March.


Thecraftytrundler said...

OOOOOOoooh, only one day to go!!!! Can't wait!! Love your goodies!! There must be soooo much inspiration there!!!
Glad you had a great time!!!!!

Sharon xxx

Ticking stripes said...

I went yesterday afternoon and also bought lots of seed labels (aren't they great!), loved the bombki decorations and the lavender hearts at Vintage Inspiration. I'm a Jan Constantine fan too so subscribed to Country Living for a year for my free JC Christmas stocking! I managed from 3 til 6 (I was working in London earlier)and it was manic initially but much easier to look round after about 4. said...

Love the heart, of course! I am having a giveaway! suzie. xx

Andi's English Attic said...

I went with my mum on Wednesday. 11-2pm. Just after lunch the fire alarm went off and we all had to evacuate the building. I think the chef must have burned the waffles or something as we were let back in after about 20 mins. Still, it cut into the time we had there. We really enjoyed it and I bought a few goodies which I might post on my blog later. Glad you had a good time. xx

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Gorgeous things, so glad you had a lovely time,

Sarah x

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Hello again, I knew there would be other Secret Garden lovers out there! Glad you liked the robins,

Sarah x