The Washerwoman

The Washerwoman

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

The Decorative Living Fair.. France and beyond...


 Having just arrived home from France, I wanted to share my "adventures" from the past 10 days.


First.. a long wet drive to Kent for the Fabulous Decorative Living Fair at Eridge Park Needless to say we were a little apprehensive about the weather. Setting up was a struggle in the wind and the rain.......


However these stall holders were not to be put off by such minor details, and soon the stands were stocked and looking fantastic.


Theo & Bernice were opposite with their superb selection of Home & Garden goodies.



Apologies for not putting links or names to these photos, it was tricky taking any photos between the heavy rain showers.



Everywhere you looked, there were tempting treasures.






My stand (above) looking slightly less "colour-coordinated" than I had planned! As always I had far too much stock for the space.



Once the fair opened it was busy, busy, busy! Friendly wellie-booted customers were not put off by the weather and the atmosphere was great and continued to be like that right up until the end of the day...despite the fact that it was beginning to look a little like Glastonbury Festival by 4 o clock in the afternoon......


I will continue with my adventures tomorrow, in the meantime do put Thursday 24th May in your Vintage Diary as it is The Avington Brocante in Hampshire, and I will be there with my French finds next week.

10 comments:

Liz said...

Looks like it was a great day, despite the rain!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Streetcomber said...

Tracey at Foxtail Lilly alerted me to your blog and I am very glad I've discovered it. Can't wait to read more about your French adventure.

Hesta Nesta said...

Hi Liz
The Decorative fair looks gorgeous with lots of temptation. Looking forward to seeing you next week at Avington, let's hope for good weather.
Jo xx

BusyLizzie said...

Thank you for your comments.. will carry on with the adventures either today or tomorrow! Lizzie

gillyflower said...

I was there! Didnt realise you were there although I recognise your lovely stall, had a good look around, so many tempting goodies!
Next year will come and seek you out!

Gill xx

Debbie said...

Hi Liz - lovely to meet you properly at the Fair, and thank you for posting your pics of our stand. I'm hoping to get to Avington next week so will come and say hello! Debbie x p.s. you obviously managed to catch the ferry...!

BusyLizzie said...

Good to see you too Debbie.. yes, we got the ferry with time to spare! amazing. x

Delightfully Vintage said...

Looked great despite the weather, well done. Which is the best french flea to go to? I really want to go but have no clue where to start! x

Cowboys and Custard said...

Eyes on stalks again looking at all of your new finery and oh .. that little blue bunny has stolen my heart.
See you at the V & H next weekend.. Have booked fine weather for the day.

Michele x

Purrfect Haven said...

I love all your showcased items and especially.. those beautiful glasses and jug. I WANT! how lovely your posts are and I adore the trips I experience each time I visit... we are so happy visiting your blog.. Love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxx