Monday, November 16, 2009

Let the Shopping Commence!

On Thursday my friend Sarah and I met up in London for a pilgrimmage to the Country Living Fair. Due to the trains we arrived about midday, so were determined to get started as soon as possible!

I know that lots of other bloggers went too, and not having been before myself I couldn't believe how crowded it was. But there were soooo many pretty things!! I had taken a trolley on wheels to put things in, and was soon causing traffic jams in the aisles.
We looked and shopped and shopped and looked...... Look at these fab decorations!
Wonderful aromas everywhere of oranges and cinnamon... (I think I might have a go at making something like this myself)
We had our serious shopping heads on, we didn't even stop for anything (including food or drink!).

We had a back up plan though....
the end of they day my lovely friend Sarah treated me to afternoon tea at the Waldorf hotel. Orange blossom tea, mmmm, dainty finger sandwiches and the most gorgeous lemon tart. A perfect end to the day.

I would love to show you all of my purchases, but I am going to have to wait until tomorrow.. my husband has taken my camera to work..

But I would love to show you some wreaths I made on Friday for our WI Craft fair this weekend.

Chillies and limes. (The chillies are ones I grew myself - Joe's Long Cayenne, well worth growing for eating and this sort of thing. I did a trial of 10 different varieties of chillies this year and this was definitely my favourite). If you would like to have a go at making your own wreath for Christmas have a look at my step by step instructions.

This other one has apples and verbena bonariensis.

Come back tomorrow if you'd like to see what I picked up at the CL Fair!


  1. The wreaths are awesome, really really gorgeous. And as to those chilies......... wow, I need to grow some of those next year.

  2. Hi Sally! Love your wreaths! I bet they smell divinely! I have to show them to my mum, I want oneeeeeee!!!!

  3. The fair is WONDERFUL isn't it? I haven't been for a few years, but I'm going to promise myself a visit next year for sure.
    Your wreaths are beautiful, I bet they sold quickly.
    Lisa x

  4. What a lovely end to a fantastic day!

    Can’t wait to see your purchases

    Victoria xxx

  5. Sounds like you had a wonderful day!
    The wreaths look stunning, I like to use fruit and chillies for decorating wreaths and the Christmas tree too.


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