Monday, 16 November 2009

Country Living fair

I'm going to start this post with a thank you for Beckimarie who sent me this great Twinkle book after hearing how much i love them. xxxxx

Now on to the fair:
I was all ready Saturday morning with LittleGems brooch and my gorgeous pull along shopping bag.

Me and my Mum arrived, very windswept but excited and headed into the buisness and design centre, Islington.
I have never been before, as we entered we both gave out little squeals of delight!!

It was so so busy, so no photos i'm afraid.

We went and had a drink and cake and i sent a text to Sharon and Ellieweb (from Theshabbychic forum) to come and meet us. We had all worn similar brooches, so i was able to spot them. What lovely ladies - it was a shame we couldn't talk longer, we will have to meet again!!

So, would you like to see what i got??
Of course you would!!

A bag of buttons for £3:

My mum got me this lovely smellie hanging sachet, i wish you had smellivision!! It is fig and .....oh i can't remember but its gorgeous:

This actually came from a shop in Islington that we visited after, it reminds me of the 2 little boys tucked up in bed:

These little friends were so cute, i had to get them. From dotcomgiftshop:

This little thimble fairy will have pride of place above my sewing table when my work room is finished.

I love little pin badges, i pin them on my casual bags. From Made in Hastings:

I subscribed to Country Living magazine and got this lovely stocking free.

The best purchase came at the end of the day. We were walking through Islington and came along some antique market stalls. I instantly spotted this:

Oh my goodness, i am in love!!! I had been searching for a silver mesh Whiting and Davis bag with diamantes for almost a year with no luck. So i was so excited to spot this one. Its going to have its own special hook in my ensuite/dressing room.
I'm a happy lady :)



Florence and Mary said...

What lovely things you treated yourself too... I'm already thinking about next years fair!

Victoria xxx

Sarah said...

What lovely things. I went on Wednesday and it was heaving then. Never seen it so busy, but it does get you into the spirit of Christmas!

Lululiz said...

Nice button haul! I so wish I had gone, ah well, there is always next year.....

Mrs B said...

what a gorrrrrrrrrrrrrgeous bag!! excellent spot! x

MelMel said...

ooohhh you lucky lady, what a super fun day you had!x

Susie's country cottage said...

What lovely things you've bought. I really wanted to go to this fair but didnt have a free weekend. Maybe next year. I love the little fairy.

LittleGem said...

Hi Lissylou,
Sounds like a wonderful day. And may I say how lovely the brooch looked too!!
The little shops around Islington are lovely arent they? The BF lives down there, and I love all the little shops - especially the one you bought the Christmas decoration from - I am always in there!!!!
Glad you had a lovely day xxx

Serenata said...

Some lovely goodies you managed to get in the weekend. Sounds like you had a great time!

made with love said...

You have picked up some lovely things there. I am loving the bag. Very nice.
Rachael XX

karen said...

I am not jealous, I am not jealous

Ok so I'm jealous while you gal's got to go to the country living fair I got to stay home with the flu!!! Ah well maybe next year.
You got yourself some lovely goodies there.

Floss said...

Fantastic! As there's no way for me to get there, I have loved hearing about what other bloggers have seen and bought there. Thanks!

Shabby Chick said...

The bag is beautiful! I love all the goodies as well. I've bought the girls one of those little decorations each from ebay for their stockings (ready made though, not sure how that worked!). And ooh I love the buttons.

Mel xxx

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Ooh that bag!!! I love it, great find! I didn't go to the CL fair this time, so it's been interesting to see what you have come back with.
Isabelle x said...

Oooh lots of christmas things! Love the hanging pic of the children and I love your bag too! Thanks for entering my giveaway. Good luck! suzie xxx

Rubyred said...

Ooh such lovely things!
Sounds like you had a wonderful time!
Rachel x

Rose Charles said...

Hi there,

I am amazed to see how many people got so many different lovely goodies from the C&L fair!

I think I found the whole thing a bit overwhelming and didn't really know where to start!

Rose XXX

Kelly said...

Glad you had a nice day, What lovely bits you got!
How lovely is the stocking? I'm loving mine!!

Charlotte, Cottontails said...

'Squeals of delight'... sounds like you had a lovely day :-) And I love your pull-along shopping cart - the sign of a serious shopper!! My boyfriend would be most concerned if I purchased one of those I think!
Love Charlotte

louise said...

Fancy being sent a Twinkle book, you lucky thing. I used to love Twinkle as a little girl, back in the early seventies. x

Andi's English Attic said...

You got some lovely goodies. I especially like the little angel thimble and the 'I believe in fairies' badge. It must have been fun coming home and sorting through all those buttons. xx

belleandboo said...

How funny, I was just emailing Kate saying "I think we should do the country living fair next year" Its a sign !
was it manic. I love all your finds and the twinkle album is fab. Thanks for you message about greenwich, I had no idea, so that great x

LittleGem said...

Hiya Lissylou,
Glad the brooch got to you ok and hope your mum likes it :) xxx