Sunday, 28 March 2010

Country Living

Yesterday I went to London with my lovely girl. We had tickets for the Country Living Spring Fair. There were lots of gorgeous stands but it was absolutely packed. It was so crowded it made getting round really difficult. After about an hour my lovely girl had had enough and she disappeared off over the road to a couple of her favourite clothes shops. Although I enjoyed looking around I will never go on a Saturday again, although I am not sure a week day would be much better.

This is a lovely tile I bought from the Welbeck Tiles stand. I will use it as a pot stand. They had the most gorgeous range of tiles in rose designs and also their new patchwork collection shown below. The ones I really loved were old, coloured sea side postcards reproduced on to tiles. Have a look at their website to see their latest tiles although I don't think the brand new patchwork collection is shown yet.

I bought these vintage green glasses from the lovely Velvet Ribbon stall along with the pretty painted glass pot.

This is a new tea cup from Caroline Zoob. I bought one at the Christmas Fair in a different colour and love it. The blue buttons were from Marti.

A trip to London wouldn't be complete without a visit to Cath Kidston so we went to the Kings Road branch. This is a make up bag from her vintage range made from old fabric. I loved the colour and design and needed a new one so was very pleased to find this.

I bought a couple of packets of seeds for Mr C, some napkins for lovely girl's birthday cake in a few weeks time, a couple of hooks for the kitchen, and a key ring and a cherry beaker for my lovely girl. I didn't feel too guilty treating myself as my mum and mother in law had both given me money for my birthday a few weeks back knowing that I would see things I liked at the fair.

Finally we visited The Natural History Museum. It's quite a long time since I had visited and had forgotten how vast it was. It was raining heavily outside so we spent an hour or so wandering around looking at dinosaurs and having a snack before heading home.


Hen said...

Hi Annie,
We went on Wednesday, it was fine people-wise so I would definitely try to go in the week next time. Also depends on the time you go, later in the day tends to be quieter.
Hen x

Lisa said...

I haven't been to a CL fair for the longest time. I've missed all the goodies, but not the crowds!
Lisa x

ted and bunny said...

I just LOVE your Easter header, it's like a "baby picture" of Martina!

VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

Sounds like you had a busy day. Love those tiles and the hand painted lidded bowl is very pretty.

Andi's English Attic said...

I went on a weekday last autumn and it was fine (apart from the fire alarms going off and the whole building having to be evacuated!).
Glad you had a good time and came home with lots of goodies. xx

Tilly Rose said...

Hi hun! I love those tiles!!! We wnet on friday that was ok....couldn't face a weekend i don't think!
glad you had a good day tho'
karen x

Mummy Boo Bear said...

Although it sounded hectic people wise. Sounds like there was a lot of lovely things to look at. I am in love with those patchwork tiles. Very yummy!

And what a pretty glass bottle you found too!

Oh and I also love you new header! So sweet.

MBBx said...

Lucky you.. looks fabulous! I absolutely love the tiles! suzie xxx

melanie said...

Wow, it looks fantastic there! I love the bathroom tiles, how pretty are they! xxx

LissyLou said...

argh!!! getting so jealous that i decided to give this one a miss!! will defo go next year xx

Kissed by an Angel said...

Looks like a great day!!

Country Style Living said...

Love your header picture...
Looks like you and your daughter had a lovely day.....

Ticking stripes said...

Lovely new header Anne! I tend to go at 3pm by which time most people are disappearing off home on the early trains. I then get to stay until the end which is usually plenty of time to see everything without other people limbs in the way!You found some great treasures though!