The first few days of this week had dragged by, the hours themselves seemed to drag their feet and the minute hand grudgingly ticked off the time. But finally Thursday arrived! It was the day of the Decorative Living fair and I was convinced that although the day was decidedly mizzlish it would hopefully clear and become a glorious May day. And indeed the weather did change later on in the day from mizzle to... heavier rain! But it was a lovely day anyway and a great fair with a nice range of stalls. I found an amazing stall that did vintage gardening tools - they were beautiful and I could not resist picking up some of the wonderfully aged essentials for my potting shed.
There was also a great little display of succulents all potted up in Victorian pots and topped off with chipped slate. I'm not usually a fan of succulents but although some varieties were a bit too "Day of the Triffids" for my liking I could not resist one of the little rosette shaped plants nestled in a tiny Victorian pot (I think it is an Echeveria). It sits happily on our sitting room window sill and I am wishing I had bought a few more now!
I also bought some of these ceramic platters/chopping boards from Caroline Zoob, perfect for serving quiches, tarts and flapjacks! Her stall displayed a tempting array of wares and it was very difficult to resist spending more!
The rest of the day was spent having tea in Tunbridge Wells, and as the rain really started coming down we took refuge in a teashop in the Pantiles and succeeded in having a very nice time despite the British weather!