Thursday 31 May 2018

A catch up and Grace Decorative opening!

Rare and beautiful vintage items
A gorgeous town in Wiltshire
and a wonderful shop opening! 

Hoping that you all had a wonderful Bank Holiday I know we did with our wonderful friend from Devon, it was gorgeous weather here and a care free few days.

I am sorry that I was not back here on Tuesday but my Mum unfortunately is not well and we have had all sorts of trouble with her now past tense doctors!!! ..  My sister and I insisted on her moving practises and this time she is getting proper treatment.  It has been a nightmare! Sleepless nights and worry but we are now on the road to Mum being sorted.  Her lovely care home has helped every step of the way and they agreed that we needed for mum to be changed over and to the tests that we asked for are being sorted.  My worry this week is how she will react to a blood test.  ... So do forgive my tardiness this week.  More about this tomorrow ...

Anyway today I would like to introduce you to a lovely couple who are opening their vintage shop this Saturday in Warminster.

Grace Decorative

The address is 9 Chinns Court, Market Place, Warminster BA12 9AN

Teresa and David Wilkinson (the partners of Grace Decorative) have been buying and selling antiques for over 30 years ... This is what Teresa has told me:

Their new venture is a lifestyle antiques shop, with items
for the home and the individual.

Stocking a range of predominantly French and Italian antiques (19th Century) you will
find glamorous (think Versailles) high quality and some quirky pieces.
There are also some English pieces including an up cycled Pharmacy cabinet and an
Edwardian lady's writing desk.

In addition to furniture there are decorative items for the home, including mirrors,
paintings, sconces and garden objects.

For those who love Brocante, antique mannequins wearing antique lace look down on you. Vintage clothing for ladies ( including some wedding dresses) is also available.

The store will offer Nancy Meiland Parfums. Nancy is an English parfumier and trained nose who shaped her career designing signature scents for those coveting something highly individual and special, sourcing and blending exceptional raw materials from around the world. The collection comprises four exquisitely contemporary and unique scents, each as wearable by men and by women.

There is also a selection of carefully chosen greetings cards and gifts hand crafted from antique and vintage fabrics.

Opening on the 2nd June, this is a store to visit.  Opening hours are 10am-5pm Wednesday,Thursday, Friday and Saturdays, and on other days by appointment.

So the opening is this Saturday on the 2nd of June at 10am and there will be lots to see and do.  Warminster is a beautiful town and there is plenty of great little cafes and restaurants as well.  There is also other vintage shops as well so it will be a great day out for any of you that can make this very special event.  Teresa and David are wonderful people and I wish them every success in this very exciting venture.  Teresa has an eye for outstanding, rare and beautiful items and as you can see she has sent me a few photos from her shop for you all to have a preview.  All of the images on this blog post are from Teresa and Davids shop and we are lucky enough to be the first to see some of the gorgeous things on offer there.

I often see Teresa and David at most of the vintage fairs that I attend, either as visitors or indeed with a a beautifully set out stall.  As you may recall from the photos last week they were at The Decorative
Living Fair with some incredible jewellery on offer.  Teresa has an eye for delicate and beautiful pieces.

I am hoping to be there myself on Saturday and so if you see me then please say hello.

The weather has turned a little strange here on the South Coast of England, it is still high temperatures with some rain and mist and very humid.  We here keep being told we will have thunder but as yet it has not made its self present.  The thing is we need it to break this not too pleasant humidity.  Hot weather yes please with sunny days and sea breeze but this at the moment is breathless weather and no sun to be seen.

The birds in our garden are loving the bathing in the the two bird baths we have and even a seagull was in there this morning and was so funny as it was so large I am still not sure how the poor thing managed it.  It also had a big drink of the fresh water that I put out there.  I am putting out less food right now as they are getting a little picky it seems and so I am letting them get their natural food as the babies are growing and flying about and there fore the mumma and papa's have more time to dig about.  Miss Muddy Beak had a muddy beak again yesterday and it was lovely to see.  It is, after all, how she got her name.

Well that is is for today and I will be back here tomorrow with a catch up again and hoping to get
some stitching done today as well. 

I hope you have a wonderful day and I will leave you with some more photos from Grace Decorative that Teresa kindly sent to me for you all to look at.

Have a wonderful day and as always Happy Stitching! XX

handbags ...

Friday 25 May 2018

The Treasure of Eridge

Eridge in the most gorgeous of settings
Little lambs frolicking about and 
TREASURE.. everywhere you looked!!
it was a dangerous ...

It was such a gorgeous day as you all know if you read yesterday's rather long blog, sorry about that but can you imagine if I did all the 80 stalls ... 

The treasure was unbelievable and so without further a do what did we purchase.  Well then in no particular order I will show you, I hope you have your warm drink and are snuggled up 
comfortably because we went slightly mad ...

The Old Haberdashery had so much to choose from and Sonia had told me she had made a trip to France as well so you can imagine can you not the choices that lay there before me.  With Threads and lace and buttons.  I decided I have a button mountain and not to look to deeply because if I never bought another mother of pearl button again my stash would out live me and my sewing days... So I concentrated on some other bits and bobs instead.

Now then my absolute pride and joy and it was from Carla Wall .. This is a 1895 ish Wedding Box.  It is caved wood and it has hearts and all sorts carved into it.  It is like a sampler on a wood box.  Carla bought it in Norway but she said it looked very Amish and I agree.  It has a definite Pennsylvanian feel about it and we discussed it.  As she bought it in Norway she can not absolutely be sure.  Personally I really do not mind where in the world at that point in history, where is came from.  It is absolutely stunning and I can not thank Carla enough for finding it and selling it to me.  I am totally in love and will cherish this beauty forever.

From the lovely Holly of The Painted Anthology I purchased this gorgeous bucket and the seed packets. I have not planted it out yet but it sits on my outside table right now aka my summer stitchery office and I stare at its beauty and the words that I know and love so much.

We also bought four Victorian tiles that are a hexagon shape and that she has had painted words on for our garden to be incorporated somehow.  It will have to be something that we can undo to take with us but we chose the tiles
and the words that meant something to us.  My husband is very handy with anything DIY and so we have been sitting talking on what we can do.  I promise a photo will follow when we have fully decided where to pop them.

Yes there are flowers in a jug on my work table in the garden but really they are there for when I pack up for they day and we sit and eat our supper outside.  They are white and lilac tulips and they have the lace edge to them.  The bees come along and collect pollen and a butterfly perched on them yesterday so it brings the wildlife to me and of course Miss Mud's ....

Then from  Archemilias Nest   my husband bought two of these galvanised large buckets to put flowers in around our table and chairs outside, first one has a gorgeous foxglove in residence and the other has to be decided on at the weekend.  I love them and they were a surprise for me.  I popped and got the foxglove and it almost came with a honey bee... we had to rescue out of our car before we actually drove off.  He was a little cross but he needed to stay in that county not ours and go back to his hive...

Su Mason had some gorgeous linens but I was interested in some rather fine antique French
papers and these are fabulous for mixed media pieces with the old writing and rather old dates on them.  I love to water colour softly over them or add fabrics and embroidery.  Three more pieces for my little stash and I will design something lovely for these very soon.

From Emma of Little Wren Vintage well the list kind of goes on.  I bought some pieces of absolutely stunning antique quilt pieces.  I am not sure the camera has done full justice to these because actually too much sun does not give a great photo but I tried my best.  I will be using them very soon and have lots of ideas for them already.

Then we bought this most lovely old mirror.  It is in mint condition and has the carving of flowers around it.  We have put it in our guest room on the wall right now and it is so beautiful I keep going in and looking at it.  Of course when our lovely friend is here I will not be creeping around in there ... Although he totally gets me and I guess that is why we are best friends for life.  He would be laughing if he were reading this but I am typing whilst the house still slumbers... soon to be coffee and breakfast time and the laughter begins then!

Then this was the large item, a chair.  It is Edwardian and a small chair, probably for a boudoir originally but Emma has had it re sprung and it is covered in antique cream linen .. that is except for the back which is in a antique red and white check fabric and I am in love.  It fits in so well and we both are really pleased with it Emma.  You are a star!

Now do you like the chair.  The reason I have the blanket over the top right now and a cushion on the seat is because Emma is making me a cushion out of the same fabric as the backing for the chair and I am going to make a little something for the top save any soiling from hair rub etc.  It is not a removable cover and so I want to protect it when sat on it but for now this is how it is to protect it from any dirt.  It is so very comfortable and because I am short my feet actually touch the ground and that makes it a great chair in the winter or colder days to stitch in.  Next to it on the pictures left is a little table with a lamp on it and some family photos.  Then the other side of the table is a red and white check chair which is a little large .. they look perfect together and both my husband and I are over the moon with it.

Lastly we bought home with us a light blue and cream quilt.  We have not actually paid for it yet.  Emma had hung it on the marquee wall as a backdrop and there appeared to be water marks on each edge.  We looked at it, discussed it, bantered about what else it could be as they were not there when she hung it up.  So I have taken it on to wash it this weekend and see if they come out.  Depending on the out come as to whether its a keeper as a quilt or it goes to cut up for cushions by Emma or some such.  It would be a crying shame if that is the case but we will get together and see.  If all is well then I will photograph it for you to see another day.

But wait whilst helping Emma pack up ( a dangerous occupation as you can now tell) we saw a beautiful French blue and white butter churn dish ... and so this little beauty came home with us as well and sits happily in our kitchen.  We have the outside bit and Emma when we meet to discuss the quilt will have found the inner bit... it was already packed up you see...

The bluebird of Happiness was the stall with all the gorgeous epherma and book plates and as I said to you yesterday it was a mixed media or journaling paradise indeed.  I was there around 40 minutes and I am not kidding.  I was leafing through and wondering at the antique papers there for purchase.  I was restrained but will go and see this lady again for sure.

At Will and Bea I bought a good sized piece of French Linen and it is the slubby kind so it is
more rustic in texture and that is wonderful to cut up and embroider on.  Happy was I when I found it for my ever growing linen stash in my armoire.. It will be used as I have a project waiting for some linen like this.  Then I spotted some very old French maps in a fold out book form and again mixed media work and will be fun and great to work with... They are dear little things and I love them.

Then of course as I told you yesterday Kate was there of Oyster Bridge and her ribbon words were there.  I picked up some great ones and of course I still have to make my order with her.  These however will do nicely in the meantime and you will see the words in due course over the next few weeks I should suspect..

 Rebecca's I bought that piece of linen that I told you about yesterday, the one I could not
believe anyone had not walked away with.  It is red and white and it has strawberries around the edge and a monogram in the middle with embroidered little strawberries as well.  It will not be cut up but will be a much loved cloth in our home on one of the tables this summer and I love it.  I am always drawn to red and white so it will come as no surprise to some of you .. well Dawn at least! lol.

The Cranbrook Iron stall  had all the outside rusty metal work magpies and hares and chickens and we stood and we pondered and we discussed.  I love Hares as you all know by now the boxing hares were outstanding.  Then of course their was the magpie with shiny keys in its mouth and you know my fondness for the Chuckle Brothers that come visit us most days and hang around the pear and elderflower tree.  Throw peanuts at each other then finally eat something and lastly they have a bath and a drink ... so what to choose.  Then we saw the chickens and well Mo you know how I love those as you do ... So yes you guessed it we had some of each.

A pair of boxing hares that look like they belong under our huge holly bush and behind our parsley growing there .....

Then well the Magpie we fell in love with and my husband was insistent one came home with us along with two chickens and a cockerel as well.  All are happily in situ and it was all that we could do not to go out in the garden when we got home that night with a flash light and put them in their place.  We had discussed it over dinner so we knew where but hey it was 1.20 am in the morning and I am sure if one of the neighbours had seen lights would have called the police and we
would have had some explaining to do ... So it was not until the Sunday that we popped them where they are.  I thought the birds would be a little unhappy and that Miss muddy would have had a melt down but no it was all accepted the same day to our happiness and joy.

The chickens under the pear tree on the lawn and in front of a shepherd hook that has glass jar full of twinkling fairy lights on at night when we are sat out there look amazing, well everything does.  The boxing hares we can see from out table  and chairs as we can Magpie with the poppy seeds that we bought last year.  There are twelve jars with fairy lights around the garden on the shepherd hooks and it looks so very pretty.

Now lastly but not least at all I told you that my husband found the mantique stall .. the vintage tool people called Rustic Garden Things  and he bought an arm full of some great tools which are lovingly being stored in his garage.  He also saw this Victorian Boot Scraper and he found me and asked if I minded if it went outside the door.... No I said it was beautiful and if he loved it then so did I ... so my last photo you will be pleased to know is the said Boot Scraper ... it sits happily and is again something we can take with us when we make our big move ...

Well that really is it and I hope you have enjoyed our very expensive treasure hunt ... We had lots of the things like the chair and mirror on our list for a very long time and finally we found them.  It was such a wonderful day and we enjoyed it thoroughly.  I hope you did bring your warm drink along to this one as you will have needed it ...

It is now Bank Holiday and so there will be no blog next Monday I am afraid.  I am having a long weekend with my husband and our great friend.  It is our friends Birthday too so we are out to dinner on Saturday night and have lots of things planned.

I hope the sun shines for us all and that you have a great Bank Holiday weekend if you are in England and a fabulous weekend even if you are not.

Leaving you with one last photo and that is the gift given to us by the lovely Emma of Little Wren Vintage as a gift for us for helping her pack up.  A stunning hydrangea bush that is is a pot now and with gorgeous pink, huge flowers.

See you all back here next Tuesday and as always Happy Stitching! XX

Thursday 24 May 2018

The Decorative Living Fair .. Eridge Park.

Happiness is found in the simplest of things.

The Decorative Living Fair is organised by two people, there is Caroline Zoob and Hetty Purbrick  and the thing is they are so talented at it. Firstly the drive up to Eridge Hall is exceptional with green fields and large beautiful trees, there were Sheep wandering around with their gorgeous little lambs and everyone was driving very carefully because the lambs were skipping and jumping in the sun.   There were sheep laying under trees with a careful eye on their own babies and it was such a heart warming sight to see.

Everything has been thought about for the visitors to this amazing fair that it is easy to believe it just happens that way but believe me it does not.  The setting up and taking down of it all for a start but it is the setting that gets me every time as well.  As you walk in there is  flowers being sold and not just any flowers there are things like white peonies .. yes I bought some and they are on our dinning room table just about to open ..  Where the restaurant marquee is the view is just breath taking and the bottom of the marquee was open for you too look at it all, plus tables and chairs outside in the sun as well.  Each table had jars of flowers on and there were white pressed linen table cloths as well.

Every thing has been set up and set out for the pleasure of the public that poured through the marquee entrance and it flows seamlessly.  There our outside stalls under open fronted marquess and also some in the house at Eridge... really really beautiful.  We had left fairly early on our journey but really there was no need to... the roads were so quiet and it was a pleasant and happy way to start what was an exceptional day.

Well I got my camera out and started snapping away and also remembering to look to purchase as well.  There were lots of my friends there both buying and stalling and it was such a lovely day for catching up with them all. The sun shone and it was a beautiful day both weather wise and to be able to be at this great event...

We had arranged to have a coffee and cake with some friends and one of them was Nicki of Quilterdown fame and this was her Birthday treat, being there on the hunt.  We had coffee/Prosecco and cake together mid morning and it was wonderful in the sun.  Who knew that Prosecco went so well with lemon and lime drizzle cake but believe me it does ...

But I hear you cry who was there and lets get on and see some treasure... well in no particular order
here we go.........

Cherub Designs was there with lots of gorgeous pieces of vintage jewellery and it was such a gorgeous display and any magpies out there who love their jewels would have been spoilt for choice.  Teresa who owns this with her husband are opening a shop in Warminster and I will be giving you all the details of the shop opening on here soon.  Lots of things to look forward to there plus there will be other vintage goods apart from bling as well.....

Next on my tour of this amazing fair was Hellish Designs and this lady covers lampshade frames with antique fabrics, always so beautifully thought out.  There are other vintage goodies there and this time there was a little pair of red vintage children's shoes, they were so lovely and so dinky.  There was some china and some wonderful linens... It all looked fabulous.

Poachers Pocket was there and this was a eclectic stall of goodies with not only clothes but stitchery items, beautiful hanging hearts made from gorgeous vintage fabrics, books, china, pretty vintage mother of pearl buttons in little jars and reels of thread to name just a few bits on offer.  The day was getting busier and the sun was out and shinning.... We had a little catch up and we were talking about Tisbury street fair.

Then I spied Emma and Little Wren Vintage, oh did this stall have some goodies .. We bought quiet a few items here and you will have to wait until tomorrow on the show and tell to see what we loaded up into our car.  We had a wonderful catch up.  In fact my husband and I stayed until the end of the show at 5pm and helped Emma take down her stall and pack her van.  It took two and half hours.  I tell you all this because we do not fully understand the work that goes into to these amazing shows.  They set up the day before the show in this case on the Thursday and then Friday was the first day and so it is left up and they get some well earned rest and then the Saturday is the last day and its take down time.  Its hard work and I can not tell you that from experience.  The organisers have the rest to get ready and then return on the Sunday to take down.... I appreciate what goes on far more now.

Oyster Bridge was there and this lady Kate does my ribbon words for me.  I was able to buy 4
whilst there although I usually make a big order with her outside of shows.  We were able to catch up and talk about her work and how life in general was going and of course about my next bigger order.  Kate is very talented and although I do calligraphy myself it is always the time.  Plus the ribbon words with strands of fabrics is her idea and I do not copy people.... I feel it is not right at all.

Wandering outside for a little sunshine and air and doing the rounds a different way for a change I found The Painted Anthology and oh my ... the old terracotta pots and galvanised buckets with hand painted sayings and quotes on were all about me... You know I am a total wordsmith so I am drawn to things like this.  Holly and I had a lovely chat and some of the quotes are my favourites and I have actually embroidered on things myself.  I keep a word or quote journal and its my go to thing when I want to embroider something.  Anyway we bought a few bits here as well....
Holy is the first to have started this and its her own made up alphabet... It is original and done with so much care ... Fabulous!

Hetty Purbrick was there and she is, as you know, one of the organisers of this magnificent
fair.  So much beauty displayed so perfectly.  Again an eclectic array of such gorgeous treasures.  I had a wonderful little truffle about whilst clicking with the camera.

Alexandra Cunha was there with her beautifully set out and dressed stall, I had personally never come across this lovely lady before but it was truffle heaven and so much to look at and see.  Lots of flowers dressing her stall as well and it was a pleasure to meet her.

Lois Kirsten was in the corner of the first marquee and always I can tell it is her, not only does
this lady smile at everyone but its her beautiful style and the way she dresses her space so very artistically and it is a total eye catcher!  The last time I saw this lovely lady was at the Fair in the Square and so it was so lovely to catch up with each other.

It had been a long time now since our catch up with a piece of cake and fizz so it was time for my husband and I to go get some of the beautiful salads that were on offer in the restaurant marquee with its most stunning of views.  Also I was thirsty and ready for some water as well.  We sat and chatted and ate our salads ... We were talking about the fact that we had been back to the car once with some bits ...My husband goes about and looks and lets me do my thing.  We keep meeting up every few hours.
It was a fair quick pit stop and we said we would meet for coffee later so I went off to see Hens Teeth and her beautiful work.  It is a name that many of you reading this will know and Viv Sliwka is the talented stitcher and owner.  She does lots of courses  and does sell pre printed stitchery art for you to buy and stitch yourself.

Now I found The Bluebird of Happiness there.  Oh a journal lovers delight.  Old papers,
book plates and Victorian epherma can you imagine my delight and not too silent squeal of delight!!  Well for those of us who journal and who do mixed media it was a great and very long truffle indeed.
If you are reading this any of my pen pal buddies .. if we had all been there together can you imagine us all and the noise and excitement.?

Now wanting to be in the air again I went out to stare at the view but look at the picture of the very very very old tree.  The cones stood up and did not dangle and it just looked so beautiful and I had to take photos for you to see.  I can not describe how stunning and regal this huge tree is and gives some welcome shade on a hot  day and the view is like that of the first picture on here..

The photo does not do it Justice at all.  This tree must be 60ft tall and the branches flow out in drape. Truly a beauty.

So whilst outside I decided to go to some of the other stalls outside dotted about in little open marquees and I saw
Rustic Garden Things and who should I bump into but my husband.  Well it is mantiques and he can sniff those out from miles away.  He bought a few garden tools and he was clutching on to and it made me smile to see him that happy.. Its like me and paisley!!  Anyway he saw something for our house and I will pop that in the show and tell tomorrow.

Next door was Archemilias Nest with the most beautiful things on offer.  The display and the set up was just like walking into home in some ways with a large dresser with china on there and flowers in vases and lots of decorative and beautiful things for your home.  Just stunning!

The sun was warm and the sky was blue and I decided to stay outside for a while and get a few more
photos in before my coffee date with my husband who had just walked past me carrying all sorts of vintage tools for his collection and was quiet determined in his face to try and not hit people with them and going around people to go load his booty up in our car.
Little White Cat was there and some beautiful bits in there.  I fell in love with the day bed but just have no where to put one.  When I move people I will be on the hunt I can tell you.!  There were quilts and china and all sorts of wonderful pieces on this stall.

Now then I had been outside and walking along to go back into the second part of a marquee and I was joined by my husband and we were looking at this stall.  Cranbrook Iron.  It is a man and lady team and the lady is the one that does the cutting out.  There was so much to look at but oh the hares!  and Magpies! and Chickens!  and things.  So very clever and you know we have the rusty iron poppy seeds and shepherds crooks with lanterns on in our little almost cottage garden.  Birds love to perch on it all as well and Mr Robin is the one who flies from shepherd crook to shepherd crook.  Well we may have bought some things ... tomorrow dear reader tomorrow!

Also Wendy is the plasma-cutter in this business and she cuts out the hares and magpies etc.  In addition though she cuts out oil drums with patterns. they have a WOW factor and in the sunshine they stood out ... imagine if you will some flowers growing through them like daises or some such.  I think sweet peas would take up too much of the design but they are a work of art.

So anyway my husband went back off to the car, no we did not buy the drum... and I went back inside the marquees to continue on my walk about. Who should I come across on the other side but Will and Bea and the beautifully set out and dressed stall, always is!  We were able to have a five minute catch up.  People were outside in the sun and so I got a five minute quiet period to have a chat and some laughing that always goes on.  I think you will agree such a heavenly stall.

Right next door was the wonderful Lisa of Antiques and Interiors by Lisa Giles
So lovely to see her as always and we had a lovely chat and talked about the Royal Wedding ( yes people had live coverage on their tablets and phones and the oooh and ahhhhh's were resonating about the marquees ... how Megan looked and how so happy Prince Harry looked.  So many ladies saying 'it should have been me'!! The atmosphere here at Eridge Park was wonderful and so many people who came and taped the wedding to have the best of both worlds and they were still celebrating with happy couple in spirit....  Anyway Lisa had sold lots but I still managed to get some great photos as well.

Now then as I walked on The Old Haberdashery was there and again a little squeal of excitement was uttered by myself as I walked ( who am I kidding! - ran!) over to say hello to Sonia and then go truffling in buttons, laces, threads, reels of sewing cottons, old seed packets, china, cloth and linens.. yes it was a very excited and happy me and if I had a tail it would have been wagging and making things fly around the space .... Oh happy me and Oh happy day!!

It was time to find Hubby and get a coffee all the excitement had given me a thirst and I was excited to show him what I had found.  We met up and had a well earned gorgeous coffee and my husband had a piece of chocolate flap jack I think it was, me I was chatting away at him and telling him all about what I had purchased... We had decided as I said to help Emma pack up so I still had time to carry on for a little while so coffee drank I went back to that marquee and continued on.  Su Mason was there with some beautiful fabrics for upholstery and some thick linens as well.  Such a lovely display and also I found some old French papers as well ...

Carla Wall was there and always this stall is magnificent and I really am not sure I have ever truffled here and not come away with something unique and beautiful.  I have had in the past a beautiful sampler and a red,white and blue lap sampler quilt and the colours are beautifully faded and timeworn.  Today was not exception and I bought the most beautiful ..... ( wait and see!) LOL
Anyway in the meantime have a look at the gorgeous things on here.

Belle Epoque was my next port of call and really being at a fair like this is like being in the best shopping mall ever in the world.  All under one roof shop after shop of treasure.  Here was no exception I mean take a little look at this.  Treasure abound and a great truffling spot.

Rebeccas was the last stall before pack up time and this is later in the day by now, so when I made my purchase here I was so surprised this piece had not flown out the door in someones basket truly! Anyway lucky me indeed.  Some lovely French and European linens on offer here and it was a pleasure to truffle around I can tell you.

Well it was time to help pack up by now and that is what we did although whilst packing up and seeing bits go outside to the van we may have bought something else as well....

We said our goodbyes at 7.30pm and that was a full twelve and a half hours since we left home in the morning.  We drove home, and on the way stopped at a fabulous pub around 8.45 pm and had a meal.  We talked about the day and how we had both had such a wonderful time.  Then it was off home and finally after unpacking the car we fell in to bed around 1.30 am in the morning.... yes I know but it was a great day.

We would both like to thank Caroline and Hetty and their team for all their hard work put into bringing us such a wonderful vintage fair and also all of the stall holders that were there ( so many and I am unable to bring you all of them I am afraid) that made it just the best day out.

I hope you all have had a lovely time looking at The Decorative Living Fair and by now you will need another warm drink, I know I do. See you back here for the show and tell before a wonderful long Bank Holiday Weekend....

Have a wonderful day and as always Happy Stitching! XX