Country Living Christmas Fair

Country Living LogoLittle Owl and I have been off on our travels this week. We are heading down to London to visit friends but on our way we stopped off in Harrogate for the Country Living Christmas Fair yesterday. It was wonderful and really got me into the festive spirit. There were some lovely lovely things there so I thought I’d do a little round up of some of my favourites.

daisy leggings by Harry and MollyFirst up is Harry and Molly, a stall full to the brim of beautiful and really different clothes and toys for babies and young children. I especially loved the brightly coloured children’s cut-off tights with fun motifs on the bottom.

Next was the Wild Olive Soap stall. They hand make a wide range of soaps and other toiletries. I quite often find handmade soaps a bit over-powering but these are perfectly scented. My favourite was the Patchouli Rose version. I also bought a lovely old fashioned child’s suitcase from them for Little Owl’s stocking – shhh, don’t tell her!

Cloth hobby horse by Ellen Clarke EnterprisesI loved these fun versions of the old-fashioned hobby horse by Ellen Clarke Enterprises. I think they’re a fun idea and you can get all sorts of fun accessories to go with them, such as jockey outfits, rosettes, and knight costumes.

Now, out of all the people in the UK who might exhibit at the Country Living Fair who should I find as I rounded one corner but one of my neighbours from the valley? It really is a small world. Anyway, check out Jackie’s website here. She sells beautiful jewellery inspired by where we live. I think her magnetic rings are particularly brilliant.

Finally I have to give a shout out for Helen from Rosie’s Armoire. She’s distantly related to me on Big Dreamer’s side…some sort of cousin probably once or twice removed. Anyway, she’s super lovely and she sells all sorts of vintage homeware either carefully gleaned from French Brocantes or handmade from her rural base in Lancashire. Her stall was a feast of glinting glassware and sumptious textiles – gorgeous!

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