FESTIVE WHIRLWIND

My first visit to the Country Living Christmas fair yesterday was a whirlwind of Cinnamon scented hearts, rustic garlands and glittering decorations. Manic and busy with thousands of (mostly) Women doing all their christmas shopping in one hit. I got to meet Helen from Rosies Armoire who had travelled all the way down from Lancashire with a friend to create her beautiful faded vintage booth filled with beautiful treasures (more on that in my next post).

It was great to meet some of the creators and designers in person and I enjoyed my time in the bustling atmosphere surrounded by seasonal berries and delicious food offerings. I don’t know about you, but I have quite a few birthday and christmas presents to get, both my sisters have birthdays before christmas and two other friend this week! So this was the perfect opportunity to choose some gifts. It is still a trifle early to be full on with holly and fir trees so I have picked out a few items from my favourite stands for you, will you get to go at all?

(I apologise for the poor photo shopping of the beautiful blue ceramic bowl, it was very late last night!)

Cushion-Indigo and Rose, Pearly crown Charm brooch and Airmail purse-Rosies Armoire, Raku Bowl-David Holmes Ceramics, Linum ‘Kvist’ Tea towel-Delicious Home, Soap saver, Men’s Gift Box and Mini Soap Favours all Heyland & Whittle, Gift wrap and badge greetings cards-Petra Boase, Bottle Garden cushion and Cake plate-Catherine Hammerton, Zipper case-St Leonards.

All images from shops linked above.

  • http://www.mloves.typepad.com Melissa de la Fuente

    I can think of nothing more fun, than visiting that lovely sounding market with you! :) I so wish I could go….it sounds heavenly. Such pretty things above and holiday markets always make me so happy. Thanks for sharing this hun, I will be back to see more about Helen.
    xo
    Melis

  • http://www.secretsofabutterfly.typepad.com Kat

    I feel in a small way that I have been there now,through your sharing these goodies. I shall explore the links. I like rosies armoire too, I got a zipped purse (like an Italian letter) for Nat from there.
    I didn’t realise you has two sisters! now that’s just greedy! I don’t have one, just a brother :) can’t buy prettiness for a brother! Having said that he is wonderful. So I’m lucky.
    Kat xox

  • http://sparrowandspark.blogspot.com Hannah @ Sparrow + Spark!

    This sounds really fun! Great pics, I especially love the cushion.