Friday, 12 November 2010

Country Living Christmas Fair (London)



 

I had the most amazing day yesterday at the Country Living Christmas Fair in London on my day out with my Mum. We had such a lovely time together.

Want to see a selection of the pretty things I somehow acquired?

How does that happen?!!!

Here they are in all their glory.....


First is a present for my eldest daughter, who's getting pretty good at sewing. It felt so special to be buying her first sewing box. We usually do something special together, just her and me, on a Monday evening. She chooses what we should do and almost always chooses sewing. 


I thought she'd love to have a box of her very own. It's really beautifully finished.... I'm going to fill it with lovely crafty bits and bobs for her.


I hope I don't want to keep it for myself!!


Didn't I tell you sharing wasn't my strong-point?! 


This beautiful Hold-All is for my daughters for Christmas.

Shhhh! Don't tell....



It's to keep their school uniforms neat over-night.

Between you and me, that's instead of on a crumpled heap on the floor....



Oh, and just look at Mr Robin. He's the cutest, sweetest Christmas bauble ever.


Give us a twirl, Mr Robin. Go on, don't be shy.
  


Isn't he adorable? He's all round and plump and gorgeous.


And weren't these next ones a bargain? Six felt, blanket-stitched Christmas-tree decorations for £8.


I saved so much I had to buy two packets....


Here's what it was like yesterday so you can imagine you were there too.
 
The lighting seemed all weird for my camera yesterday so I found some better versions of the images online.
 
Jan Constantine with her gorgeous cushions...









Doesn't it look amazing?

{What's your favourite Christmas day out?}

*Hugs*
Sarahx





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52 comments :

Nicola of Life on Orchard Road said...

I love the sewing box for your daughter! Everything is lovely actually, and the fair itself looks wonderful, I will have to make a point of going along next year!

Raine and Sage said...

I love that you spend one on one time with your daughter on a specific night. The sewing box is a treasure; and Robin I adore! I would have easily pottered around a place like this for hours, and hours. x

swedishouse said...

Hej Sarah
Looks like you had a wonderful day and how nice to go with your lovely Mum.
The sewing box is beautiful I am sure you daughter will cherish it for always...
I LOOVE the little felted robin too.
Great images you found.
I met Jan Constantine, a couple of years ago at the Spring Country Living Fair, she sourced some Swedish Crown cushions for me that she made under a partnership before she set up on her own...she was really down to earth and helpful.
Beautiful cushions, works of art.
You did very well with all your goodies.
Have a wonderful weekend
LOVE PEACE enJOY all your goodies
Julie
x

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Looks like you had a lovely day Sarah. I love ickle Mr Wobin - oops sorry I seem to be saying that in a silly voice, I mean little Mr Robin.

If you remember, I'm in the "bah humbug" brigade when it comes to Xmas but I do like a good panto, so I would say that's my favourite Xmas Day out.

Bye bye old girl. Have a good weekend.

Stephanie said...

Such lovely pictures..Love all your goodies...Envious of your day out...
Out Christmas treat is a production
of A Christmas Carol

Liz said...

So jealous! Looks like you had a great time and scored some great bargins as well. Well done! liz @ designing domesticity

coastal village life said...

Hi Sarah, Looks like you had a great day. The sewing box is lovely. It's nice that your daughter likes to sew too. I used to love making things with all my mum's remnants when I was younger!
I'm going to the Glasgow CL Fair next Thursday and I can't wait. Going to try to get some Christmas shopping done but suspect I will just buy things I like for myself instead! Ha ha!
Have a nice weekend, Michelle

Erin@likegrandmas said...

Looks amazing Sarah!!! I love all of your finds and the booths look lovely!

michelle said...

What a great day! All the eye candy and everything looks so beautiful! I love your purchases, your daughter is going to love her gift! I am so glad that you had fun! Next year I will have to hop on over and go with you! :)

Village Wife said...

Wow I am going tomorrow I can't wait :0) I was trying not to read your Blog first as I wanted to see for myself - I haven't been before. But I couldn't wait so had a sneaky peek. I already have some similar decorations for one of my trees but those are gorgeous - I might just have to get some. Glad you had a lovely day with your mum. Laura xxxx

It's me said...

Great !!!! .....lovely weekend darling.....love Ria....

High Street Cottage said...

Hi Sarah, looks like you had a great time, and so special spending it with your Mom. I saw some other items besides the holiday ones which looked very shabby chic and cottagy. Just beautiful. And lots of fun reds. Is that you in the photo with the Union Jack Pillow?

Shanee said...

I'm your newest follower from the Friday Blog Hops! Come check out my blog at: http://adventuresofathriftymommy.blogspot.com/

Have a great Day!

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

Oh how dreamy. London has a special place in my heart. Great fun finds!

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~*~*Hi Sarah~*~* LOVE your new treasures!! looks like it was an amazing time!!Wish I could have gone with you~**~ Hugs,Rachel~*~

Alison said...

You lucky lucky girl! Country Living Expo plus a day in London equals happiness. And that sewing box is adorable. I have a little girl who would love it.

Blessings,

Alison

Miss Sew & So said...

oh my gosh sarah...you are soo LUCKY...

you are my second gorgeous bloggy friend to have been there today...i can hardly stand it!!

love what you bought...& totally love the *hold all* for school clothes...that is just brilliant!

we have birds on our christmas tree and your little red robin is beautiful....just beautiful....

& can i just say how lovely & calm you look sitting amongst it all....

so glad i can live through you on this one....aaagghhhh!!!

melissa xxx

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

Oh my gosh Sarah! The word amazing doesn't even describe how wonderful everything looks there. I so wish that I could have went. I can imagine spending hours, or days, there. I love all your little treasures. Your daughter will love that adorable sewing box and that plump robin is so cute!

Luciane From HomeBunch.com said...

Sarah... wow! Ok.. now I am jealous! geeee... lol I am kidding, but I would love to go there too! What a fantastic and fun opportunity to see so many beautiful things under one roof. That doesn't happen everyday. I am talking about the people, not the stuff, of course...lol

Kidding... wonderful things. I love this post.

By the way, I want to thank you so much for your comment on my blog! That's really sweet of you!

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

LindyLouMac said...

What a fantastic day you had, I would have had to leave my cheque book and cards at home and have a very limited amount of cash. I love the sewing box, I remember having to buy our youngest daughter one for school but it was not as beautiful as this one. I hope your girls are too young to read your blog.

KATHY said...

Hi Sarah,I'm so happy you had a lovely day with your mom. The sewing box is gorgeous!!My email address is on the top right corner of my blog. Was that the email that wouldn't go through??kate482010@yahoo.com

Thanks
Kathy

Mindy said...

The little boxes are so perfect! How pretty.

http://im-in-the-loop.blogspot.com/

Jenny said...

Gorgeous sewing box! Love the pictures you have shared with us. thanks. ;-)

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Hi Sarah! Just got home and couldn't wait to see your post. What a fabulous day! I'm so happy that you had fun with your mum and got some great gifts for your daughter. The sewing basket is so sweet!

I'm wiping the drool of the computer screen! Everything looks so yummy!

Well, better get productive. Had to work @ the store, today. Thanks for sharing your day... so jealous but in a good way :D xo

~Michelle

KATHY said...

Hi again sarah, thank you so much for helping me out with the email issue.I think it's up and running now. Thanks again!

Kathy

Amanda-The Nutritionist Reviews said...

I love that little bird!

I just found your blog on the Boost my Blog Friday blog hop. Have a wonderful weekend!

Amanda @ www.nutritionistreviews.com

Samantha said...

That sewing box is the sweetest thing!

CraftyHelen said...

Hi there. I was at the CL fair too - loved it but was amazed by all of the pushing & shoving that went on! Glad to have found you.xx

jennoreilly said...

that looks like an amazing craft fair! I'd totally keep the sewing box for myself...

Here from boost my blog, happy weekend!

Luciane From HomeBunch.com said...

Sarah,
It's me again! :-) Are you getting tired, yet? LOL

I am really happy that you're my new subscriber! This needs a toast! :-)

I will looking for your comments/opinions.

Have a wonderful day!


Luciane at HomeBunch.com

Danielle said...

I am your newest follower from the blog hop The Mommy Chronicles

Please Come Check Us out and Follow Back

Mindy said...

Thanks for following! I'm following you, too. =)

I can't wait to see if you start some crocheting again!

House Revivals said...

I adore it all! So many beautiful things, so much inspiration. Thanks for coming by to read the woven star tutorial -- I had debated which method of weaving them to share, and finally decided this method of working on the two sides separately, then putting them together is easiest for people who only have two hands....

Little Leslie said...

Sarah, you live in heaven! That must have been a glorious day. I love the sewing box "for" your daughter. What a nice thing to do Monday nights. You're a good mommy! My best friend and I go to Beverly Hills every year for window shopping and a glass of Champagne at the Beverly Wilshire( it has a new name but can't remember it) hotel. 2 years ago, we saw Steve Martin having lunch with a bunch of people. We've been friends for 32 years. Oy!
P.S. thanks for commenting on my picture.

Pink Satin Sashes said...

Wow. How could you stand it? My stomach would have been turning with excitement! All those beautiful things...I tried really hard to peek really close and the most favorite of mine was the pink sweater hanging on the manequin...(do you call it a jumper?) anyhow it is WAAAAAAAAAY a million times better than the one I went to the other day..So glad you could have fun.

Brandi said...

Aww Sarah that is so thoughtful of you to purchase the sewing box for your daughter. I bet she loves it. I love that you and your mom get to spend the day together. I lost my mom in 1997. what I wouldn't give to have just one more day... Now don't go crying on me, this was supposed to be a cheery post!!!! : )

Heaven's Walk - said...

Scrumptious goodies, Sarah! What a fun time you had! Good thing you didn't wear heels with all of those vendors! Incredible!!! I just adore that little robin! So cute! Thanks so much for sharing your trip with us, girlie!

xoxo laurie

Jill said...

Hi
I have just come across your lovely blog and will be an avid follower. Oh you have captured the Country Living Fair so well - this year was one of the first I have missed so it was lovely to see your posting. Love the basket what store did you get it from? My favourite stall is always Caroline Zoob and Dee Puddy. So glad you had a lovely day with your Mum.
have a lovely Sunday
Jillx

Jenny said...

This looks like such fun!

C'est Magnifique said...

WOW! I would LOVE to go to that show, it looks great! I love all your little goodies you got, your daughter will love that sewing box, it's so cute!

Tania

Little Leslie said...

Yes, I think we'd be great friends!

All things.. said...

Hey Sarah! Thank you for stopping by my blog, its really great to meet a fellow UK interiors blogger!
I am really looking forward to following your posts.

Kate x

vosges paris said...

haha no lurking allowed ;) Great to see that you have found your way in blogland and ofcourse I was happy to introduce you and hlp you to get around ;)

Happy for you that you still like your blogging adventure and thank you for your kind words. Many people think things but don't take the time to say them , you did Thank you for that ;)
Desiree

Chatelaine said...

I think your daughters will enjoy their gifts. How nice for you to spend time with your daughter every week. I used to spend every Saturday afternoon with my mom, going shopping and having lunch. I miss those times.

The fair looks fabulous! How fun.

Deb said...

The fair looks amazing Sarah and you found some great stuff! I love your Christmas tree decorations...can't wait to see your beautiful tree! I've been playing Christmas music all week and I am now ready to start decorating! ~Deb~

Lizzie said...

Ooh this looks like so much fun, I'm definitely going to try and go next year! Glad you had good time! x

Scaffolding London said...

this look so good! i like it , so interesting...Thank you for sharing it.

water softeners said...

very nice ! i like it , Thx you for sharing it.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

What fun!! I love all the touches of red!

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

You must have been in heaven! What a fabulous show. I LOVE the sewing box. It's amazing. And the robin is adorable. I don't know how you made it out of there without going for broke:) By the way, love the new header!

Leigha said...

Looks like fun!

Love the new look of the blog. So chic.

Leigha

Modern Country Lady said...

What a gorgeous post- that would be my favourite way to spend a day too!!
I se we almost share the same name for our blog and you are also based in the UK!
Come and visit my blog sometimes!!

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