Sunday, 15 November 2009


Well, what a day! The Vintage and Handmade Fair Christmas 2009 was fantastic and I did not come back empty handed. As well as doing some shopping, it was a great opportunity to say hello to fellow bloggers. The selection of items for sale was plentiful and the standard very high!

Miss P came along too and had a fantastic time. She enjoyed chatting away and walking around the stalls with the very sweet Munchkin (Hen), looking at the vintage Christmas baubles & comparing favourite colours.

I had half expected this to be said within 30 minutes of being at the fair: " When are we going?" Instead, after having had lunch at a nearby cafe called the Pink Panther (One of Miss P's favourite cartoons) she asked to go back to the fair again. Music to my ears!

I'd like to thank my lovely husband Alan who took a lot of photos of the fair first thing (3d photos to follow shortly, he is working on them as we speak) and then patiently waited for the rest of the day whilst I had a very good look around! Not a single moan..

Here are some of my purchases...

Two cute owls from Hen - HenHouse, Red boot decoration from Liz - Pretty Practicals
Fabrics from Donna - Donna Flower, Viv- Hen's Teeth , Amanda -Shabby Chick & Lizzie - The Washerwoman

Soaps from Jayne - Slimbridge Soaps

Decorated Crystals, pink, purple & blue beautiful corsage flowers and postcards from Niki - Nostalgia at the Stone House

Grey & White vintage sheet & Purple flowers peg bag from Amanda (Shabby Chick - Totnes Friday Market)
Strawberry brooch from Jayne- Country Cottage Chic

Buttons from Leonore - International Quality Kitsch

Heart from Sal - Sal's Snippets, buttons from Leonore- International Quality Kitsch

Pillow cases from Lucy - Lucy Bloom & very pretty brooch from Viv- Hen's Teeth




A bientôt!

Isabelle X


Marigold Jam said...

Gosh it looks like you had a fab time and got some serious shopping done! Wish I could have come too.


Michela said...

Well done Isabelle! Not one but two gorgeous Hen's owls!

Sal said...

Isabelle...I think you should have an award for being the shopper who stayed the longest!
Glad you enjoyed the day . It was so lovely to see you again!

The fabric of my life said...

I'm glad you had a lovely time, you sure got some wonderful goodies! I am looking forward to seeing Alan's photos and have my glasses at the ready ;-)

I can see you and Miss P in the photos I took of the crowds coming in through the door, you looked so lovely both of you x

Pomona said...

I wish I had known you were there - I was there, too, with Princess B and the Head Chef! It was good fun, though, and I bought some of those lovely vintage button cards as well!

Pomona x

salty pebble said...

lots of wonderful treasures! looks like a fun day was had ;0)xx

Country Cottage Chic said...

So glad you enjoyed it - looking forward to seeing the 3D photos with my snazzy glasses!


Cowboys and Custard Mercantile said...

Lovely to see you again Isabelle and so grateful to your husband for taking some interesting shots of the fair.. can't wait to see them!

Michele x

Clare said...

Lovely to see you there Isabelle (and to meet your super little girl!). Sounds like you had a fab time and found some great purchases...needless to say I didn't/couldn't come away empty handed either! please thank your husband I can't wait to see the 3D images.

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Looks like a great day at the fair and that you came home with some wonderful things! I especially love all those vintage buttons! Hope your Sunday has been restful!
Take care, Laura

maría cecilia said...

Hi Isabelle, lovely and beautiful purchases!! What a great day you had... I love fairs...
Muchos cariños
María Cecilia

A time to dance said...

I have just said to Sal that I feel like a little girl with her nose pressed against the glass of a window to a toy I would love to have been there....

Niki Fretwell said...

Hi Isabelle,
Lovely to see you as always, and your family too, all enjoying the day. I actually wish I could have come shopping with you during the day, but that wasn't really what I was there for(!) - I thank you most kindly for your purchases.
The 3D experience is such a good idea and I'm looking forward (through those groovy specs!) very much to seeing the event again!

Have a great week,
Niki x

heidi said...

I was there too,we had a fab day we came away with some lovely treasures & happy memories too!
Looks like you came home with lots of goodie bags too!! x

Sylvia said...

I can imagine you had a wonderful time at that Christmas Fair.
Looks beautiful !

Have a nice week,

Simone said...

Hello Isabelle! Thank you for commenting on my blog regarding Country Living. Well, it looks like you bought up most of the stalls at the fair!!! You have made some lovely purchases. I would have loved to have gone and met fellow bloggers too! x

Lori said...

Isabelle, you came home from the fair with some lovely treasures...i love it all!!!

Blondie's Journal said...

I love all of your treasures, Isabelle, especially the fabric and pretty buttons. How I wish I had been there!


Josephine Tale Peddler said...

Dear Isabelle,
So many lovely things and how terrific that Miss P also loved the fair. I think it's lovely how so many of the UK ladies get to meet each other through their Blogs. Thank you as always for your lovely comment on my Blog! It has been a quite taxing time with the move. For example, all our bookcases are stacked in our tiny kitchen and Daisy eats her meals at a tiny table whilst we are standing up! Our kitchen table and chairs are in the bathroom. Not very relaxing! Add a very active four year old and a geriatric dog and it's quite a challenge! I think I can say we have decided on the little parish school which is nearby. Very hard decision as I have friends who teach at the other and they are both so good. I felt the Parish school would be more nurturing for Daisy long term however. Gosh, sorry to ramble on. Must go and get Daisy in the bath!
Take Care lovely and enjoy your week. xx

Joshy and belle said...

you've got some lovely things, last week my husband came home with some 3d glasses from sainburys, he said he was given them but not sure what we'll use them for and was just about to throw them away, nooooooooo i need them I yelled, as i was just reading about your husband!! cant wait to see the 3d photos! fliss xx

Victoria - Florence and Mary said...


It was great to meet you Saturday if only briefly (we'd actually just come from the Pink Panther where we'd stock up on sandwiches for our journey home!).

I loved every minute of the fair and look forward to visiting again next May!

Your brought some lovely things, I see you couldn't resist Hen's owls either

Victoria xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely to see you again Isabelle and thank you very much for your purchases!
What a lovely event it has much gorgeousness all under one roof! I think that Michele and Jayne were truely inspired in getting it off the ground...totally unique and I feel honoured to be a part of it!
Glad you clearly had a great day and thanks to your husband for the photography and funky specs!
With love and thanks...
Amanda (Shabby Chick) xxx

Lisa said...

Oh I like everything!
I've been reading so many great things about the fair today. I need one to be set up closer to where I live!
How lovely that your daughter and Hen's little boy had such great fun together too!
Lisa x

Lisa said...

Oh I like everything!
I've been reading so many great things about the fair today. I need one to be set up closer to where I live!
How lovely that your daughter and Hen's little boy had such great fun together too!
Lisa x

Les Cotrions said...

Waw Isabelle! You found wonderful treasures!!! Lucky you! I can't wait to see the photos of the fair!
Hugs and take care!

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Ooh so scrummy! lovely things you bought Isabelle,I REALLY WANTED TO GO! so I'm super grateful to see it through your eyes, looking forward to seeing it in 3D too,

Sarah x

Shabby Chick said...

Yummy things there! I especially love the buttons :)

Mel xxx

...Nina Nixon... said...

Beautiful, beautiful buys and I love, love, love the buttons!

Nina x

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