Country Living Spring Fair 2014

Country-Living-Spring-Fair-2014

Last weekend G and I headed to the Country Living Spring Fair held at BDC in London.

The fair offered a good variety of stalls including homes and interiors, gardens, crafts, cooking and fashion. We found it to be a good size (not too big and overwhelming) and got round in an afternoon.

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There were lots of real and artifical spring flowers all around the fair which really made for  a Spring feel.

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The fashion stalls were not really my style, but we were both drawn to the kitchen and home wares as well as the beautiful quilts on offer throughout the fair.

Country-Living-Kitchen

Lots of trade prices on offer too, so well worth going if you are looking for unique gifts. We liked this hand stamped vintage cutlery by La De La Living.

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There were a handful of cycling themed stalls.

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One that stood out was Hill and Ellis who make stylish bike bags. I’ve been considering a pannier for my bike and these gorgeous leather bags have striped cotton linings.

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The best stall by far was Lesser Spotted. Dominic Greyer tours the country finding snigger worthy road signs to take photographs of. He then turns them into postcards, mugs, prints and lots more. I laughed so hard whilst browsing the stall. The sign for Six Mile Bottom in Cambridgeshire had been changed to “Sexy Bottom” teehee! Genius business idea.

Lesser-Spotted

Oh and lambs! Actual cute little lambs being fed and wagging their tales. You could totally have a cuddle with them too. This is Samantha.

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Green and Blacks were there offering chocolate tasting with a tipple of red wine or port. They have just released an Orange chocolate too.

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I’d say the fair was definitely worth a visit and G said he was impressed at the talent of the handmade sellers. There were quilters, print makers, embroiderers, jewellers and weavers.

After the fair we took a wander around Islington in the Spring sunshine.

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And stopped at Drink Shop Do for tea and cake on the way back to the train station.

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It’s definitely my favourite place for tea in London.

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Lots of vintage goodies on offer on the shelves and handmade products in the shop front.

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G opted for a yummy hot chocolate and we shared some Victoria Sponge cake which was filled with fresh raspberries. I can highly recommend the afternoon tea there too after spending my 30th there with friends.

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I’ll be off to the Ideal Home Show next week with my friend Jess, after we won the Bathstore design challenge for our Bathroom Cabinet project!

Toodles!

Claire

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6 thoughts on “Country Living Spring Fair 2014

  1. Tracey says:

    What a lovely afternoon out, sounds like you both really enjoyed yourselves 🙂
    I cannot go so it’s lovely for me to read your post and see your photos. Thank you for sharing.
    Tracey xx

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