A visit to the Country Living Christmas Fair has become somewhat of a tradition in the last few years. I think I've been four years running, and I have to say its a great festive day out and really got me in the Christmassy mood. I went with my mum and aunt on Sunday, we made a real day of it, and it was lovely.
So the Country Living Fair is held in Islington, literally a stones throw away from home now, and it is incredibly busy! Hundreds of stalls, and the amazing scent of cinnamon, orange and cloves filled the air as you walked in. Its quite a sight from the top level looking out across the stalls. Huge great presents hanging from the roof, and this absolutely massive Christmas tree in the very centre which was surrounded by the Country Living stall.
There is always a fantastic display room when you walk in (last year was styled by Jan Constantine) this year it was Susie Watson, and it was really gorgeous, muted soft blues and red, with a real Christmas tree in the corner. Loved it.
The Susie Watson stand was just fantastic, but oh so expensive! I really loved these candles, but they were about £10! Not really worth it when you're just going to burn it!
Sophie Allport, where I picked up just about everything wishing I could buy it all! In the end I bought a very sweet robin print tea towel which I am going to save for Christmas.
So my purchases! Well, I went back to the stall where I bought my little advent cards from last year, and I bought an advent house. Its made of card, and has such gorgeous detailing. I thought it would look nice on the side over the festive period, and is something to keep and bring out year after year.
Counting down the days...til I can open the first window!
Before I go I thought I'd share my new favourite jug: its a discounted seconds from Emma Bridgewater, and I love it! I have put away a lot of my pastel coloured things, and am introducing more whites and neutrals into our home. Its a little different for me, but I'm liking it. This is the sideboard in the living room at the moment. The pumpkins have gone, resulting in a rather lovely soup!
Til next time!